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Story of the Day 1/31/14 - Nightcrawler in Marvel Heroes

Posted by MikeB Friday January 31 2014 at 7:08PM
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If you've followed any of my writing here at, you'll probably know that I'm a bit of a Marvel Heroes fan. I've made the case a couple of times that anyone interested in Marvel and ARPGs should really give Marvel Heroes another look and I feel the recent release of Nightcrawler makes the most convincing case on his own.

I played Nightcrawler at level 60 (level cap) on the test server about a week or two ago and he easily feels like the culmination of all the things Gazillion has learned about hero design over the last year. I can't speak for his viability as a hero in MH's endgame PvE, but his fun factor is simply through the roof.

NC's abilities are just awesome. One ability allows him to teleport into a location and snatch multiple enemies in an AOE before bringing them back to your original point,  he's also got an entire line of abilities revolving around stealth, which is pretty novel for the game, and then there are my two favorites: Blink Strike and Brimstone Blitz. Both abilities do an awesome job at showing off the amazing work that Gazillion has put into making NC's iconic rapid teleportation look great. Blitz, in particular, is inspired by Nightcrawler's awesome opening scene in the X-Men 2 film.

Don't take my word for it though, check out this video to see for yourself.

Dreamo84 writes:

Might have to check it out! Nightcrawler was always tied with Beast for my favorite Marvel hero.

Anyone else wish they had came up with some story about timelines and universes colliding to explain all the multiple copies of the same heroes everywhere? That would have been enough to make me feel better about

Sat Feb 01 2014 5:19PM Report
causs writes: @ Feldel84M: Honestly, it doens't matter. Because really, in other games you are just warrior/rogue/priest nr. over 9000. Here you can actually be the hero for a change. Sure, at times you will see 3 or 4 Iron Man in one spot, but in the end gaming (imo) is for fun, and this game is a lot of fun! At least that's how I feel about it. Sat Feb 01 2014 7:26PM Report
roger82 writes:

I played at release and it was pretty bad, you would run into an area and see 6 copies of *insert free hero here* fighting.

Most of the time now, the only time you see groups of heroes is in the madness area (the place downstairs from the tower) and the fighting is too hectic to take notice, lol.

Sun Feb 02 2014 11:51PM Report writes:
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