Summary: No matter how popular the Soul Caliburs, Tekkens, and Dead or Alives get, 2D fighters still hold a place in the hearts of hardcore fighting fans. When it debuted on the Dreamcast in 2000, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was the king of the hill when it came to 2D fighters.
Pros: 56 characters, Fast paced, frantic fighting, Great graphics and animation
Cons: Same as Dreamcast original, Music is strange and doesn't really fit the action
Summary: The easiest way to tell the truly great games apart from the rest of the crowded games market is longevity. Good games find a niche ten years down the road. Great games become a phenomenon all their own. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is one of those mythical great games.
Pros: 56 Characters, Easy to learn, tough to master, Online play, Crazy great gameplay
Cons: Bumped up difficulty in XBLA release, Everything is unlocked from the start, Huge difference between casual and hardcore play
Conclusion: Top-to-bottom, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 ’s Achievements are a true challenge. This isn’t surprising, considering that the game is designed to constantly push a fighter’s fast-twitch skills to the limit.
Conclusion: CONTROLS (10/10) - This being a capcom fighter, the motions for moves are very responsive and they even took it a step further by taking out all the double moves (for instance ryu's super fireball is no longer D,DF,F*2 + PP) that are usually included in their other fighters (street fighter) and...
Excerpt: I've been watching the scores for Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes on GameRankings (which I prefer to the competition). One thing that might strike you is that the downloadable game is getting far better review scores than it did when released on the PlayStation and Dreamcast.
Summary: Believe it or not, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is different enough from all of the other fighting games on the Xbox Live Arcade to warrant a purchase. With 56 characters and a fun online component, it's going to take a long time before you get sick of this must-own game!