Review - Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 18:40
Marvel used to be a name recognized only by cartoon fanatic, but with the release of movies and games it has become a well-known name throughout the world, Capcom however is more the gamers only name, meaning you somehow have to be a gamer to know what Capcom is known for but as of now it is still one of the most powerful names within the fighting game series. Many have wondered who would win in a showdown since they both represent different fighting heroes, Marvel vs. Capcom took off. It is with mixed emotions I booted up Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, not really sure what I was in store for, more of the same or a complete makeover.
The first thing you probably check out if you are into fighting games such as these is the line-up of characters available for you, and in UMvsC you get an additional 12 fighters to play with. Also a lot of the characters have been balanced a lot and also gotten some new tactics, moves and overall leveling.
It’s all incredible fast paced yet looks beautiful while you soar through the air, throwing and dishing out combo after combo to you opponent. And some of the combos, linked correctly is absolutely a joy to dish out and watch as the hit meter fills up until it’s about to burst. But you will sooner or later find out that the single player mode isn’t where it’s at. There are different stories with every character as always but it’s the multiplayer that pulls these games off the shelves nowadays I would imagine. Because the feeling of throwing down online with either a friend or complete strangers still feels damn good. With a spectator mode to ease the pain of waiting in line always a good choice for a fighting game to have.
However, if you played Marvel vs. Capcom 3 you know what this is, there isn’t really anything revolutionary new in here and it’s basically all about the same game with new characters to play. It feels like an inflated DLC to me, but for an MvsC fan this is probably heaven. Understand me correctly, I’m not saying it is just the new characters that’s renewed with this game, there is a lot of fun to be had the only problem is that I feel like I’m playing MvsC3 with new characters, but its ultimate.
It’s a hard game to pass judgment on because it’s the sort of game only fans of the genre would get, and its clearly not a game that’s going to attract new fans to the genre, MvsC3 might have done that but I don’t see enough new material here for it to be a stand-alone title.
Again, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is for the fans of the series, they are going to love it; question is however it is enough? It’s up to each and every gamer to decide but I found it to be more of the same basically.
Review copy provided by publisher