Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
AM I SALTY? YES! AM I GOING TO BUY? YES!
So after looking at OfficialMvC3 Channel on youtube I'm quit surprised to see that that they really are making a ULTIMATE Marvel vs Capcom 3 and that they are making this game even more "broken". Arial X-factor made this game an up and a down being able to get away from chip damage while blocking in the air (i assume). Even more characters such as Hawkeye, Firebrad, Ghostrider even Strider (yessss) made my day and they even added more moves to the current case move list. This opens up more options and MAYBE balances the game a bit.
Not the best idea in the world
Regardless of the fact that the game is 20 dollars cheaper than the original game, its not necessarily practical to assume that so soon after the first game to release a disc-based update because its too expensive on consumer and producer. They would have been wiser to not make this disc based content because it would be cheaper and it would be alot more accessible than, say another friggin disc. They could probably take the idea from Street Fighter and do both like Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade edition being 15 bucks DLC. That made it easier for players who already own the game. All in all i'm not looking forward to this because i am under the impression that insted of releasing characters their fans want to see they're gonna give us 3-4 characters fans are excited about and a few more that fans dont care for. Prime example: MODOK. "'nuff said"
Not quite ultimate, but a respectable update
It may be a shameless cash-in on it's predecessor, but Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 packs just enough new features to be substantial. Most importantly, there's 12 new fighters: Strider, Firebrand, Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Vergil, Phoenix Wright, Nemesis, Frank West, Doctor Strange, Rocket Raccoon, Nova, and Iron Fist. The entire interface has been redone, character endings are different (or at least modified), the original stages have alternate versions, X-factor can now be performed mid-air, and many of the returning characters have been overhauled in the form of tweaks and new special moves. Even so, some aspects about this release still feel lazy. The opening cinematic is stylish, but it's really just 5 minutes of freeze-frame 3D models. Also, several beloved characters on both the Capcom and Marvel side are inexplicably absent in favor of lesser-knowns (How could they leave out Mega Man, Captain Commando, Cyclops, Venom, Blade, ect?). Looking past these things, UMVC3 is a superb 2 fighter--I dare say the best there is right now. If you liked the first edition, you'll love this one.
I don't want it
I was excited to see that they were releasing this game because I thought it would just be some DLC of the 12 characters I heard about then realized it was a completely new CD. I was upset because I bought a game, that is basically now useless, for $20 dollars more. I am not going to get it because 12 characters aren't even all that. I would be willing to trade in MvC3 to lighten the blow a liiiittle bit but that was if it was bringing back characters that I missed like Cyclops or Venom but the only truly interesting ones to me are Nemesis and maybe Nova and Ghost Rider. The rest are pretty bleh and the other updates aren't worth the $40 dollars. Now if you don't have the original MvC3 there should be no doubt in your mind that you should get it! By the way, here are the 12 characters: (Marvel) Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Iron Fist, Nova, Rocket Raccoon (Capcom) Firebrand, Frank West, Nemesis T-Type,Phoenix Wright, Strider Hiryu, Vergil
idk what to think...
i'm not going to lie, i'm outraged that Capcom would just bring this out. Make people who probably have already bought Marvel vs Capcom 3 (original) buy this one! it's like they want the players to get angry! only 12 more characters (based of the original MvC3) and 8 more stages (based of the original MvC3). why not just make them DLC for the already existing Marvel vs Capcom 3.
Should be DLC
This is a decent expansion, but is it worth the $40 price. Well this game includes 12 characters, 8 stages, and a all new spectator mode. MvC3 still doesnt include any new offline modes, so yet again you are gonna be stuck with; Arcade, Mission, and Training modes. The online is decent, but unless you are the competitive type you are gonna lose alot of matches. This is a decent update, but Capcom should did like they did to Super Street Fighter 4 AE, and made it $15 dollar DLC.
Great Battle Game !!!!
This game is very enjoyable, my wife and i play it and battle each other, also we challenge those online. Best battle game I've received, graphics are clear and the moves of each player are tremendous, Dead pool and wolverine are my two main guy's followed by Donte an awesome shooter with viscous karate chop moves. I believe The whole family will enjoy this game, many characters and battle grounds to choice from. I will recommend you to buy this game and you'll be excited like me and have a great time playing.
Overpriced, But Still Great
+ six new characters on each side--Dr. Strange, Iron Fist, Strider Hiryu, Phoenix Wright, and more.
+ completely redone menus and HUD
+ VASTLY superior netcode--lag is close to non-existent, and you don't get booted to the main menu anymore!
+ several gameplay changes and various balancing tweaks to the original cast, making the game WAY fairer overall. This was my main problem with Vanilla, and I'm so glad they addressed it
- the changes should've been patched into Vanilla MVC3, and the characters should've been DLC.
- certain characters are still overpowered *coughWeskercough*
- lack of an in depth tutorial mode--mission mode doesn't come close
- Zero improvements to the single player experience. You only get arcade and mission, and the endings are still slideshows
I fully agree that Vanilla MVC3 was just a beta test for this game. It's a raw deal asking for another $40, as this is just what the original should've been--and there's STILL more they could've added. But the gameplay is much better, online play is a huge improvement, and I absolutely love the new characters.
So as a huge fight fan, this was a must buy. It's hard to justify another $40 for this if you're on the fence, though.
I would like to inform everyone on these boards/preview buzz posts that this 'new' game is the result of the earthquake/tsunami that hit Japan at the beginning of the year. ALL of the 'new' stuff that is on this new disc (upgrades, patches, characters, modes, etc.) was intended to be DLC before the tsunami/earthquake. That is why it is at a discounted price of $39.99, which is WAY cheaper than buying all the DLC it was originally supposed to be. With that being said....this franchise is just awesome!!! I cannot wait to pick up this game!!! I have played the other incarnations when they came out, years past, and I could never get too much into them. When I picked up the original MvC3, I was blown away! Yes, the gameplay is 'simplistic' compared to most, but it is NOT broken or 'cheap'. It's simply more accessable to ALL players and casual gamers alike! Yes, it could get boring after a while, but it just sooo fun to play with the whole family! The characters are amazing!! My wife and kids and I all have a weekly tournament! Getting UMvC3 is just gonna be awesome for all the new characters and play modes!! Cannot wait!!!!
A disc-only update...already?
As someone who paid full price for the first MVC3 and it's strategy guide, I admit I'm a bit peeved that we're already seeing an update in disc-only form. The good news is that "Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3" will have 12 new characters, 8 more stages, a spectator mode for online matches, re-balanced gameplay, and new moves / alterations for many of the returning fighters. That's a signifcant update...and more than you would have received with one of Capcom's many Street Fighter revisions during the '90s. My only question is, because Jill and Shuma Gorath are still DLC here, will those who purchased them for the original MVC3 have to buy them again? I certainly hope not. Nevertheless, Capcom fans (including me) will eat this up...even if it is a little too soon.