I'm not looking to pile on any hate, as I don't have an axe to grind about anything from the past, but...
This game has 0.001 appeal to me (I like seeing well rendered characters, but I can just browse the images and be done with that, so...).
Honestly, this is just my personal preference and bias, I never seem to be able to enjoy the Diablo style of games. I can't think of a one that I have.
Even Baldurs Gate and Neverwinter Nights and such just never worked for me. I never felt connected to it or alive within it. Not sure if it is as simple as the camera angle or if it is the controls or a combination or what.
Hm, I'm not sure how much this fits, but I did enjoy playing Guantlet: Dark Legacy (with my wife and my brother, together in the same room, yapping, laughing and having fun). I played Marvel Ultimate Alliance a handful of times, but didn't really enjoy that one anywhere near as much.
I'm not sure that such a style of game works
for the super hero genre. I want to feel
that beat'em up action (plus use stranger powers to handle situations a bit differently) and I can't imagine getting that feeling through that style of game. I could certainly be wrong, so take all of that with a grain of salt (and some cherries and licorice and I think I have a few cashews here too)...
I also have to agree with the sentiment that a Marvel "mmo" just begs for that deeper level of immersion - that virtual reality of living within the world and all of the realities that go along with being a super hero (and/or a freak) there.
While I don't begrudge anyone for wanting to make a more simple game and provide a team-up game of this sort - I do see it as a cop-out compared to tackling a much more grand endeavor.Then again, in their defense, the perfect game for all of that was already in existence... and who thought that'd end any time soon?