Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds – Reviewed (360, PS3)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: Eleven years after its predecessor a lot of hype and demand has been building for the release of MVC3. Having finally arrived in store shelves, does Capcom fulfil these expectations? And can it match or even surpass its cousin in Super Street Fighter 4? Meeting expectation is a difficult and challenging task however Capcom does find common ground between the hardcore and casual gamer.
Summary: Those disappointed with
Marvel vs. Capcom 3
will be happy to hear that
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
fixes most of the issues gamers were complaining about. The game is more balanced and the new playable characters are a nice addition to the game. All the additions make the game feel more complete, which begs the question: why the hell didn’t Capcom wait a little longer and release
version in the first place?
Pros: 12 new characters, Spectator Mode, Colorful and fun game design
Cons: No way to upgrade your old copy of, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, - you’re paying for it all over again, suckers.
Summary: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a great fighter that was released at an awkward time. With the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3 less than a year old, many players are either still coming to grips with just how to perfect their game or are burned out on the hyperkinetic combat. For those who have yet to jump on board, however, this serves as a great entry point and will offer up hours of pugilistic enjoyment.
Excerpt: You knew it was going to happen. As with every other Capcom fighter, the base model, in this case Marvel vs. Capcom 3, is eventually superseded by the inevitable Super or Ultimate version. On one hand, you want to play the original game when it comes out, but you know it's better to wait till the new version comes out to reap all the additional rewards at a reduced price. Super Street Fighter IV was worth every cent of its $40 price tag, even if you owned the original.
Conclusion: The game does what it set out to do. It looks, and represents it’s companies greatly. The tweaks to the gameplay make this game look and feel much like its very popular prequel, Marvel vs Capcom 2, did, while not completely playing like that game.
Excerpt: It’s almost cruel that Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is coming out so soon. Fans waited for Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds for close to a decade, only to have the proverbial rug pulled out from under them with the announcement of a retail update coming within the same year. Was Fate of Two Worlds really that busted? Some felt that X-factor, the game’s hook, was broken. The cast was much smaller than Marvel vs Capcom 2 ‘s, bypassing several fan favorites.
Conclusion: An excellent game for $40, but in the back of your mind you can't help but wonder if we'll hear about a third MvC3 in a few months... that said, for the money, you'd be hard pressed to find a more complete and thrilling fighting game.
Excerpt: brought on a new era in the fighting game community, and all of a sudden local tournaments and online lobbies were filling up with players that covered everything from green rookies to the grizzled veterans.
Excerpt: More than a few things about Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 drive us crazier than a cab ride in hell. Paying $40 for a disc full of what could effectively be two downloadable-content packs will leave many loyal fans feeling burned. Several additions, like spectator mode for online battles, should’ve been included from the beginning. A few of the balance tweaks, like Ryu’s across-the-board buffs, have us scratching our heads.
Pros: + Twelve new fighters offer plenty of fun., + Spectator mode is finally here; additional Heroes & Heralds mode will be available soon via free DLC.
Cons: - It’s disc-only and costs $40., ? Still no Mega Man? Why?