gamers (85%) found this review helpful
Let me say this right now: I am not an avid fighting game player. Every time I try, I end up with my figurative knickers in a twist as I, to put it lightly, suck at them. But Marvel vs Capcom has always held a special place in my heart since I owned it for the PS1. So this is a review by somebody who is not by all means a fighting game expert.
The Good: - It's Marvel vs Capcom. I realize the series is held in a special place inside the heart of gamers.
- The graphics: Even though we're in the 3d era, it was nice to see that MvC3 tried to stay as close as possible to its sprite roots. What we have is a beautiful cell-shaded game that definitely stands out among the other fighters [except for the recent street fighter and tatsunoko vs capcom].
-The fast paced action: MvC has always been known for the fast paced action. Usually I get too bored of fighters as they are all about the timing of combos and blocking. For somebody who likes action, this is no good for me [which goes to next point]
-The Simple Mode: I think this right here is the definitive reason why people like me should pick this up. I am not about to memorize a list of combos for a bunch of characters to stand a chance. Simple mode gives you basic fancy moves to the face buttons with the ability to do special combos by the press/pull of a button/trigger.
-I'm gonna take you for a ride: 'nuff said.
-Short/crouching characters: I'm sure this is a problem for other fighters. Many fighters here have tall attacks and when you fight said short characters they have a TOTAL advantage.
- The game types: not very many. Only the basics truly. Arcade mode seems not as fun as the first or second one [nostalgia though].
The Ugly: -Character selection: Some characters were omitted in favor of newer Capcom/Marvel ones. I miss Captain Commando and Megaman. And Tron Bonne? Seriously? You kept her? Over Venom?!
Final score: 8/10. Definitely a great game.
Buy/Rent: Buy if you want a nostalgic multiplayer.
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
Marvel vs Capcom 3 brought me back to the days of pumping quarters into the original MvC in the arcade at Enchanted Castle. Not since Killer Instinct have I seen such ludicrous combos. Capcom did a great job in designing the game to allow for a ridiculous amount of unlockables, art work, characters, titles, and gamer icons. So there's plenty of depth both offline and online to keep you coming around for 2nds and 3rds.
I gotta say I was most excited about the hype over the online multiplayer. It's set up so beautifully, yet I always had a hard time finding people to play with. I don't get it, because I know there are tons of people playing online. I'm not sure if it's a server issue or I had consistently bad timing.
Obviously this game is all about picking an awesome 3-person team to simply destroy your opponent with brutal combos and smart teamwork. There's close to 50 different characters to choose from, so the possibilities are vast in terms of how creative you can be with your 3some. Haven't you always wanted a really good 3some? Now you can have hundreds.
You'll see new Marvel and Capcom characters you'll recognize instantly. With offline modes such as arcade, versus, and mission mode, you can play for 50+ hours Han-solo. They are incredibly difficult though, and require the most precise finger manipulations. You must be crazy good at fighting games to beat some of the missions. There are over 300 mini missions, which involve completing wicked combinations on the dummy player with each character. Arcade mode is short and sweet. Every character has a short unique ending.
I think they delivered except for the sketchy online play I experienced. Other than that, if you love this fighting genre, you won't be disappointed. Send me an invite if you want to play to get achievements online.
gamers (61%) found this review helpful
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the first MvC game I have ever played, and I have to say I enjoy playing it! The controls are easy, the characters are nice, and the stages are incredible! But with good there is bad...
First of all there are too many exploits that characters have that will leave you running from people that use them because you will be too afraid of have a missile shot at you in a corner and not being able to move the whole match. Thats my least favorite thing. The second thing is the online really needs to be patched up. Matches are terribly hard to find and if you don't find a match you are kicked back to the title screen. :(
I would really like to give this a higher rating but I will have to give it a 6. With exploits like the one I mentioned I wouldn't give this a buy. Rent it and if you like it buy it.