History VideoGame / MarvelAvengersAlliance

9th Nov '16 4:11:55 PM BobRiddle
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* AllForNothing: Meta example. Spent years grinding to recruit all those heroes? Too bad, the game has shut down and all your hard work is gone forever!
24th Oct '16 9:43:36 AM FF32
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** Loki is arguably the master of this tactic. At one point in Spec Ops 5 he distracts SHIELD operatives by [[ShoutOut disguising himself as a troll]] and [[ATrollInCentralPark hanging out in Central Park for a while]]. And it ''works.''

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** Loki is arguably the master of this tactic. At one point in Spec Ops 5 he distracts SHIELD operatives by [[ShoutOut disguising himself as a troll]] and [[ATrollInCentralPark [[WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark hanging out in Central Park for a while]]. And it ''works.''
5th Oct '16 4:39:02 PM doomsday524
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** MakingASplash: Hydro Man.

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** MakingASplash: Hydro Man.Man and Nerkkod



** ShockAndAwe: Storm, Thor, Constrictor, the Wrecker, Electro, Shocker

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** ShockAndAwe: Storm, Thor, Constrictor, the Wrecker, Electro, ShockerShocker, Zzax
4th Oct '16 4:30:21 PM doomsday524
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** AnIcePerson: Iceman, Storm, the Ice Giants under the command of Loki (Loki quite honestly should technically count since he IS of Ice Giant descent).

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**CastingAShadow: Malekith
** AnIcePerson: Iceman, Storm, Blizzard, Ymir, the Ice Giants under the command of Loki (Loki quite honestly should technically count since he IS of Ice Giant descent).descent).
** LightEmUp: Karolina Dean and Moonstone



** PlayingWithFire: The Human Torch, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Dormammu, Magik, Daimon Hellstrom, and Sunfire.
** ShockAndAwe: Storm, Thor, Constrictor, the Wrecker.

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** PlayingWithFire: The Human Torch, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Dormammu, Magik, Daimon Hellstrom, Sunfire, Savin, Dragoness and Sunfire.
Surtur.
** ShockAndAwe: Storm, Thor, Constrictor, the Wrecker.Wrecker, Electro, Shocker



** Very late in the game, Faiza Hussain was added as a playable character.



** Marvel XP awards. Some people forget that MAA is a part of Marvel XP, and completing Marvel XP achievements can net you some in-game cash and even weapons.
** ''Avengers Initiative'' is also part of Marvel XP. Doing Marvel quests in Avengers Initiative can also net you some nifty awards.

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** Marvel XP awards. Some people forget forgot that MAA is was a part of Marvel XP, and completing Marvel XP achievements can could net you some in-game cash and even weapons.
** ''Avengers Initiative'' is was also part of Marvel XP. Doing Marvel quests in Avengers Initiative can also net you some nifty awards.



* KilledOffForReal: Probably so as not to give themselves a headache, the Circle of 8 starts killing off minor villains like wildfire. (the total will eventually equal 64, 8 for each hammer). Known victims so far include Sumo, Mandrill and a host of other z/d list villains.
* KudzuPlot: Let's just say that since this is the marvel universe, there's at least 3 if not 6 different plots going on on a chapter to chapter or episode to episode. And what with HYDRA, AIM, The Maggia, The Hand, RAID, The Kingpin, the Manderin, Ultron, The circle of 8, The Hood, Mephisto, Dormmaruu, The Worthy and tens of other villainous leaders all trying to rule the world and use the chaos to their advantage, it's no wonder the timeline page is such a mess.

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* KilledOffForReal: Probably so as not to give themselves a headache, the Circle of 8 starts killing off minor villains like wildfire. (the total will eventually equal 64, 8 for each hammer). Known victims so far include included Sumo, Mandrill Mandrill, Obnoxio the Clown, and a host of other z/d list villains.
* KudzuPlot: Let's just say that since this is the marvel universe, there's at least 3 if not 6 different plots going on on a chapter to chapter or episode to episode. And what with HYDRA, AIM, The Maggia, The Hand, RAID, The Kingpin, the Manderin, Mandarin, Ultron, The circle of 8, The Hood, Mephisto, Dormmaruu, Dormmamu, The Worthy and tens of other villainous leaders all trying to rule the world and use the chaos to their advantage, it's no wonder the timeline page is such a mess.



* OnlySixFaces: Playdom has a tendency to recycle bits and pieces of their sprites, with only minor modifications. For a few examples, Emma Frost and Valkyrie have similar facial features, and Quicksilver's face is also recycled from the Maggia infiltrators'.

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* OnlySixFaces: Playdom has had a tendency to recycle bits and pieces of their sprites, with only minor modifications. For a few examples, Emma Frost and Valkyrie have similar facial features, and Quicksilver's face is also recycled from the Maggia infiltrators'.
1st Oct '16 7:24:55 AM DocWildNole
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In the game, the player, or Agent, is a ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} recruit just finishing basic training when a mysterious Pulse comes out of space, wreaking havoc on electronic systems worldwide and showering New York with crystals of Isotope-8: an unknown but versatile substance capable of boosting human strength, speed, and endurance. S.H.I.E.L.D. soon learns that it also acts as a catalyst to focus all kinds of elemental and energy-based powers: heat, cold, electricity, magnetism, water, momentum...even magic.

Naturally, the criminal underworld is eager to capitalize on this new opportunity. The smaller minds merely want to take advantage of the global confusion, but the bigger players quickly grasp the possibilities of this new source of power. Some of the biggest names in villainy are now in the Iso-8 game -- HYDRA, A.I.M., the Hand, the Maggia criminal syndicate, the Wrecking Crew, the Brotherhood of Mutants, ComicBook/TheHood, each with their own agendas. And some of the Marvel Universe's greatest [[TheChessmaster Chess Masters]], like ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, [[ComicBook/IronMan the Mandarin]], Loki, [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Dormammu]], and even Doctor Doom, may be pulling strings behind the scene to form a villainous Syndicate of a scope never before considered. And what's all this talk about "The Circle of Eight"? It's clear S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers have their work cut out for them.

The game takes place in an alternate continuity that somewhat resembles the UltimateMarvel[=/=]Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, but is mostly based on the 616 comics. The storyline is split into seasons, which in turn are split into chapters comprising six missions apiece. Season 1 ran from March 2012 to April 2013, contained 12 Chapters, and took place almost entirely in [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. Season 2 (the current season) came out on August 1st, 2013, introduced a few new members of MissionControl (including fan-favorite Phil Coulson) and showed the SHIELD team branching out to deal with threats in the United Kingdom and Wakanda.

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In the game, the player, or Agent, is was a ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} recruit just finishing basic training when a mysterious Pulse comes out of space, wreaking havoc on electronic systems worldwide and showering New York with crystals of Isotope-8: an unknown but versatile substance capable of boosting human strength, speed, and endurance. S.H.I.E.L.D. soon learns that it also acts as a catalyst to focus all kinds of elemental and energy-based powers: heat, cold, electricity, magnetism, water, momentum...even magic.

Naturally, the criminal underworld is eager to capitalize on this new opportunity. The smaller minds merely want to take advantage of the global confusion, but the bigger players quickly grasp the possibilities of this new source of power. Some of the biggest names in villainy are now were in the Iso-8 game -- HYDRA, A.I.M., the Hand, the Maggia criminal syndicate, the Wrecking Crew, the Brotherhood of Mutants, ComicBook/TheHood, each with their own agendas. And some of the Marvel Universe's greatest [[TheChessmaster Chess Masters]], like ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, [[ComicBook/IronMan the Mandarin]], Loki, [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Dormammu]], and even Doctor Doom, may be pulling strings behind the scene to form a villainous Syndicate of a scope never before considered. And what's all this talk about "The Circle of Eight"? It's clear S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers have had their work cut out for them.

The game takes place in an alternate continuity that somewhat resembles the UltimateMarvel[=/=]Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, but is mostly based on the 616 comics. The storyline is split into seasons, which in turn are were split into chapters comprising six missions apiece. Season 1 ran from March 2012 to April 2013, contained 12 Chapters, and took place almost entirely in [[BigApplesauce New York City]]. Season 2 (the current season) came out on August 1st, 2013, introduced a few new members of MissionControl (including fan-favorite Phil Coulson) and showed the SHIELD team branching out to deal with threats in the United Kingdom and Wakanda.



There are 2 sister games for [=iOS=] and Android called ''Avengers Initiative'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelPuzzleQuest'', which are in the same Marvel XP continuity. Additionally, a {{Spinoff}} titled ''[[VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAllianceTactics Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics]]'' was available, featuring many concepts and assets from the main Avengers Alliance game as well as the basic turn-based format, but with some radically different mechanics. Avengers Alliance Tactics shut down in October 2014. ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance2'' has been announced and is now released on the Apple Store and Google Play.

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There are were 2 sister games for [=iOS=] and Android called ''Avengers Initiative'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelPuzzleQuest'', which are were in the same Marvel XP continuity. Additionally, a {{Spinoff}} titled ''[[VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAllianceTactics Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics]]'' was available, featuring many concepts and assets from the main Avengers Alliance game as well as the basic turn-based format, but with some radically different mechanics. Avengers Alliance Tactics shut down in October 2014. ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance2'' has been announced and is now released on the Apple Store and Google Play.
1st Oct '16 7:22:33 AM DocWildNole
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''Marvel: Avengers Alliance'' is a Website/{{Facebook}} game launched in March 2012 by Marvel and Playdom Online Games.

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''Marvel: Avengers Alliance'' is was a Website/{{Facebook}} game launched in March 2012 2012, and ending in September 2016, by Marvel and Playdom Playroom Online (later Disney Interactive) Games.



On 1st September 2016, it was announced that both Avengers Alliance and Avengers Alliance 2 would be shutting down at the end of the month.

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On 1st September 2016, it was announced that both Avengers Alliance and Avengers Alliance 2 would be shutting down at the end of the month.
month. Disney was as good as their word, ending the game on September 30.
1st Oct '16 12:59:26 AM EricW
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* SuddenDownerEnding: The last 2 released chapters of Avengers Alliance effectively functions as this. To wit, the Serpent is dead and defeated, and Thanos was driven away from Adam Warlock. However, [[spoiler: Thor and the Jane Foster Thor are in odinsleep from their wounds]] and when the avatar of oblivion combines her powers with Adam Warlock to try and fix the Incursions, [[spoiler: the last thing we hear is Phil Coulsen saying, "See you on the other side agent."]] A pretty downbeat ending to a game that was mostly trumpeting its own success from mission to mission.
10th Sep '16 8:29:29 AM DarkStorm
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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Ant Man, Black Cat, Black Panther, Black Widow, Falcon, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, Phoenix, Wolverine, Wasp and Tigra have distinct animal themes in their costumes and attacks. Mockingbird, Hawkeye, Iron Fist (dragons), and Psylocke (butterflies) are borderline cases.

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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Ant Man, Black Cat, Black Panther, Black Widow, Falcon, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, Phoenix, Wolverine, Wasp Wasp, White Tiger, Hellcat and Tigra have distinct animal themes in their costumes and attacks. Mockingbird, Hawkeye, Iron Fist (dragons), and Psylocke (butterflies) are borderline cases.



** Like character training, item research takes silver, S.H.I.E.L.D. points, and time ranging from a few minutes to a full two day.

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** Like character training, item research takes silver, S.H.I.E.L.D. points, and time ranging from a few minutes to a full two day.days. Unlike character training, there's no option to research two items at once.
2nd Sep '16 5:53:11 PM Digifiend
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** Nick Fury got stranded on the wrong side of an incursion portal that closed late in season 2. Is he dead? In an alternate universe? We'll never know, thanks to the game getting sunsetted so suddenly.



** Leveling-up a hero from Level 2 to (current) Level 15 moves up in huge increments, having a grand total of over 1 million silver. At this point, even the 100,000 silver reward from PVP seem paltry compared to being regularly active in Group Boss fights.

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** Leveling-up a hero from Level 2 to (current) Level 15 moves up in huge increments, having a grand total of over 1 million silver. At this point, even the 100,000 silver reward from PVP seem paltry compared to being regularly active in Group Boss fights.



* DownerEnding: Spec Op 36, the final new content in the game, ends with Phyla-Vell and Adam Warlock attempting to stop the incursions, and failing. It's implied that the Avengers Alliance reality is about to be destroyed. If this was a comic book, it would almost certainly have had the "There is only [[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 SECRET WARS]]" logo on the last panel. And of course, no, the universe wasn't restored afterwards.



* EveryoneLovesBlondes: It's pretty much an established RunningGag that the limited-edition Spec Ops heroes available to be won are going to be blondes. Spec Ops 1-3 and 5 were all blonde women: Mockingbird, Emma Frost, Magik, and Valkyrie. For the men, we have the 6th & 7th, Havok and Hank Pym, and the 4th, Ghost Rider, is blonde when he's not [[IncendiaryExponent on fire]].

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** The game ends with a final Incursion imminent. Of course, in the comics, this was depicted as everything fading to white.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: It's It was pretty much an established RunningGag that the limited-edition Spec Ops heroes available to be won are going to be blondes. Spec Ops 1-3 and 5 were all blonde women: Mockingbird, Emma Frost, Magik, and Valkyrie. For the men, we have the 6th & 7th, Havok and Hank Pym, and the 4th, Ghost Rider, is blonde when he's not [[IncendiaryExponent on fire]].



** ''The game itself'' will be this after September 30th.

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** ''The game itself'' will be this after September 30th.30th 2016.



** The Psychic Forse set is a very effective set of weapons that applies some nasty mental debuffs, dealing about 80% damage within the first turn. it applies "Manipulated", "Weak Mind", "Deep Dissorientation", "Mental Anguish" and "Cerebral Agony". Cerebral agony is able to evolve to "Cerebral Agony stage II" and "Cerebral Agony stage III", that is, if the afflicted individual survives long enough.

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** The Psychic Forse set is a very effective set of weapons that applies some nasty mental debuffs, dealing about 80% damage within the first turn. it applies "Manipulated", "Weak Mind", "Deep Dissorientation", Disorientation", "Mental Anguish" and "Cerebral Agony". Cerebral agony Agony is able to evolve to "Cerebral Agony stage II" and "Cerebral Agony stage III", that is, if the afflicted individual survives long enough.



** MissingMissionControl: Two of the above are kidnapped at one point in the plot, and the third coordinates efforts to get them back.

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** MissingMissionControl: Two of the above are kidnapped at one point in the plot, and the third coordinates efforts to get them back. Nick disappears again later, this time forever.



* NotThatKindOfDoctor: The "Dr." team-up bonus is more or less a reference to this trope. The heroes who get such bonus is either those who have medical skills or not. Those who are actually have medical skills of sorts are: Doctor Voodoo and Moonstone (psychologists), Shanna (veterinarian), and Dr. Strange (surgeon). The rest of them are non-medical doctorates.

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* NotThatKindOfDoctor: The "Dr." team-up bonus is more or less a reference to this trope. The heroes who get such bonus is either those who have medical skills or not. Those who are actually have medical skills of sorts are: Doctor Voodoo and Moonstone (psychologists), Shanna (veterinarian), and Dr. Strange (surgeon).(surgeon), and Jane Foster (former nurse who became a doctor). The rest of them are non-medical doctorates.



*** The final Spec Op 36, Truth of Infinity, is another sequel, introducing Adam Warlock. Unfortunately, the same patch came with the news the game was closing.



** Future Coundown is a hidden passive that only activates when both characters in the party are FF members ''and'' wearing their Future Foundation alts ([[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and Human Torch's Annihilus alt.]]).

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** Future Coundown Countdown is a hidden passive that only activates when both characters in the party are FF members ''and'' wearing their Future Foundation alts ([[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers and Human Torch's Annihilus alt.]]).
1st Sep '16 11:47:41 PM BobRiddle
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** ''The game itself'' will be this after September 30th.
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