Saturday, July 21, 2012

Avengers Black Widow


Yesterday came a new update, and with it a new loading screen, Black Widow and a new version of Spiderman's clone Ben Reilly. While it is refreshing to have a new loading screen on the other hand it looks rather unorganized with all the faceless Dormammu drones and Moloids, (neither of which are from Spiderman), plus a bunch of old images of characters that were already released. Nonetheless, I take it that these characters will be on sale at some time this month, as well as the Lizard's long awaited mission release.

What I don't understand is why they won't release Iron Spider or Mysterio. We already know they're more or less ready. I am also disappointed that there isn't an Amazing Spiderman costume variant. On the other hand, they may release another Spiderman month after this, so here's hoping.
I suspect that the reason this came so late is because the guys at Gazillion are also working on the newer game, Marvel Heroes, and I suspect that the SHSO team has experienced a drop in members as priorities shift to getting the new game out the door.

And now for Black Widow's review!

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EXPLORATION


Black Widow is pretty fun to jump around the environments in, (she has a double jump, just like her non-movie version!). However, one issue I have with her is that her first emote not only doesn't include the Avengers logo, but it renders her invisible, which is not movie accurate.

I give her EXPLORATION a 3.9/5!


FIGHTING


Black Widow's first emote is low damage, but thankfully short.


Black Widow's Hero Up works better with a damage boost, but it's still pretty cool and is useful for large groups of enemies.


Black Widow's main attack combo features a midair guns-a-blazin' leap, and...


an awesome bomb toss, which, despite glitches, is still pretty cool.

I give her FIGHTING a 4.1/5!

COOL FACTOR


Black Widow's awesome costume and fingerless gloves scream cool. 

I give her COOL FACTOR a 4.8/5!

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In other news, I have decided on what the next What-If will consist of!
Prepare yourself for SHSO What-If: Playable Villains!

-- SHSOFan.