Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (PS3) - Review
21 February 2011
Excerpt: 2011 seems to be the year for ending the long hiatus. Duke Nukem Forever is finally dropping in May, Kid Icarus is seeing its first Western release in a decade, and Marvel vs. Capcom returns after eleven years without a new game. It seems that after such a long time, the Marvel vs. Capcom team has learned a few things about making a balanced fighting game while still keeping the chaos and fun at unrivaled highs.
Excerpt: After a decade of waiting, iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from both the Marvel and Capcom Universes as you battle in a living comic book art style powered by Capcom’s MT Framework, an advanced version of the graphics engine used for Resident Evil 5. Get set for the ultimate faceoff when Marvel vs.
Summary: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 answers the prayers of many 2D fighter fans everywhere with the addition of an online mode, but that is pretty much it for this bargain priced (1200 MS Points) fighter. The online mode itself is lackluster, and the lack of any truly good visual updates such as boosting the visuals to HD is a little disappointing. Still for the summer drought, and for those that have played Street Fighter IV from top to bottom should have a great time.
Pros: Good selection of characters, online mode, super flashy
Cons: Unsavory for newcomers, online mode, showing a bit of it's age.
Conclusion: Ignore what it doesn't have and embrace what it does: excellent gameplay that anyone can enjoy, but a very deep game that can frustrate many. A fighting classic that is truly worthy of your hard-earned cash!
Excerpt: After playing Marvel vs. Capcom 2 again, it's easy to see why there hasn't been a sequel for almost ten years -- it's almost impossible to improve upon perfection. This cult-hit title has an insane roster made up of characters from Capcom's stable -- Mega Man, Ryu, Jill Valentine -- as well as favorites from Marvel like Iron Man, Spider-Man and Wolverine.