Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction: DS Game Review
Ben Tennyson and the gang are a bit older and a bit more powerful now! But will trading the Omnitrix for an Ultimatrix be enough to save Earth from a destructive cosmic storm?
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is the sequel to the Alien Force series that started in April this year. Ben, Gwen, and Kevin are all 16 years old and are cooler and stronger than ever.
Ben himself has an upgraded version of the Omnitrix, called the Ultimatrix, which looks like a gauntlet instead of a watch. Ben can use this like usual to access his alien forms, but he also use it to evolve his aliens and unleash the awesome ultimate forms.
There are ten normal aliens and five ultimate forms that you can use in the game. Afterall, not all the ultimate forms have been revealed on the show yet! Unfortunately, using the ultimate forms in the game is a bit disappointing. It is more of a super power to be charged up and used once to defeat all the enemies on screen at once instead of an actual form that you can use to romp around and fight with.
A cosmic storm created by To'kuster threatens to destroy the Earth and it is up to Ben and the rest of the Plumbers to save the world. The game is a basic action platformer in 3D. Aside from travelling in space, Ben will also travel to famous locales like Tokyo, Paris, Rome, the Amazon, and the Great Wall of China.
The game itself is a bit hard, some bosses have a lot of health and can dish out some really mean attacks. There are a bunch of unlockables in the game as well, but they are also a pain to get. The graphics for the game is really great, better than any previous Ben 10 game. Also, there is more voice acting this time around, especially for the alien forms. Unfortunately, you might get sick of this game before you finish it due to its unfair bosses.
ESRB Rating: E 10+