gamers (92%) found this review helpful
Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is a completely worthy installment in the Capcom Vs. franchise. It has a very worthy roster, though it is missing some of the big names like Gambit and Mega Man, and has character I personally feel were not as worthy of being there, but the choices were respectable none-the-less. The characters have a lot of variety, something for every player, and every one is flashy and fairly powerful, and I'm sure every character will have someone that loves to play as them.
The controls are also solid and wonderful. Incorporating fewer buttons for ease of combat and less useless normal attacks was a very welcome addition, and on top of that the 'simple mode' can really help newer players get into the game, learn how to chain together combos, and ready themselves for the full control scheme.
As a competitive fighting game, the big strength of this game for me is the Vs online play. It had very little lag on my connection, and was fun, though sadly a bit lacking. If there was an option to customize your lobby or games to any real extent, then I missed it. I didn't even see a way to turn off the timer, which I usually do for online fighting games.
Speaking of a lack of content, offline this game offers very little incentive to play, beyond the rather fun game play, which will certainly get boring after rounds and rounds of facing AI. There are rewards to unlock, but they are fairly bland. My favorite unlock-able was the character bio's, but it really wasn't worth going through the game nearly 40 times to unlock them all. I only did it for the characters I loved to play as, including Okami's Amaterasu and Street Fighter's Chun-li. Online profile unlock-ables are a bit better, titles and icons, but still turned out bland.
My biggest issue, like many competitive games, some people are perfectly content to not really even play the game, but rather sit in the corner spamming projectiles, just for the win. It's cheap, boring, cowardly, and no fun at all.
posted by Jburnualive (POUGHKEEPSIE, NY) Feb 29, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
beat the game pretty fast, great simple gameplay, usually vs. games like this and mortal kombat need extensive combos for big moves which to me is annoying I want instant action in a vs. fighter and this delivered.
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is one of my all time favorite fighting games. I loved the diversity in the roster, all the special moves, and crazy combos you can pull off. Naturally, when they announced MVC 3, I did my best Homer Simpson impersonation. Of course, I followed all the latest developments on the game, watched all the trailers, and have to say that I went in to playing this with low expectations. Only because half of the roster are characters I can care less about. But I knew that there will be enough diversity in the roster to make the game as epic as part 2 was. So after spending countless hours with the game, I have to say that I am a little disappointed in the final outcome. The game is great looking, very flashy, and all the characters signature moves just pop on screen. But in playing the game I didn't really feel challenged, since I pretty much mastered part 2, I was already kicking butt in part 3 and felt that there is no real room to grow. Plus the simple array of modes didn't make me feel confident enough to go out and purchase the game. Although downloadable content in the future will help, the initial offering is a lackluster at best. The great thing about this game is it is tons of fun, even if you never played the series before. The graphics look great, I love the cell shaded look. The moves are easy to execute, and the addition of a 3rd attack button adds a bit of flair to the combos. Online mode is fun, works well, and gives the game enough ooomf to stay fresh. The music is fast, fun, and the environments look awesome. I would wait to see whats on the horizon in terms of downloadable content before I commit to buying this game.