Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Thoroughly enjoyed but wanted more
Being a proud owner of MvC 2 on both PS2 and Xbox this was a no brainer to get. Of course I fell for it and my gf got me the original Mv3 instead of being somewhat patient for what was going to happen... an Ultimate version. Grr.
The gameplay was slightly changed and attacks were more fluid then the choppy quick motions of games past. The combos were fun and the aerial combos linking all three characters are very pleasing. The special attacks are very flashy in true MvC form and some fun ways to finish off the last of your three opponents.
The soundtrack, which I never really cry or go crazy for, was familiar to the MvC2 and new. Also the added muic when your last character is low on health, related to their theme adds to the drama.
The stages bring back the good memories of games we all grew up with, and made it ok to stay with the classic 2D. Would have like to have some more interaction with them such as walls or different floors.
The roster leaves the hxc fans whining But.. But.. But...! The burning question repeated by all, how do you go from the 50s to skimming the 30s. The new characters for Marvel, Hawkeye, Ghost Rider, and others were very fun. I enjoyed the Capcom new comers Viper, Arthur, and even the Final Fight Mayor with the stash made the Capcom guys fun to mix and match.
I also wanted more modes. Its very bare bones with arcade, time attack, and Heros and Heralds mode. The newly added H&H mode was fun using cards to power up your characters. The cards were very addicting to achieve for the sheer fact of seeing who was on the cards next with the massive amout of characters from both sides, let alone their powers.
The online play was fun, and ranking system was very effective. The lag wasn't that bad at times, but there was still the classic difference in speeds resulting in OH COME ON moments, blemishing your awesome record.
Still a good buy, and never to late to get, even though there won't be a new Marvel Movie for a few months to make you want to pick it up and be a hero again.
DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is just one of CAPCOMS DLC scams made only to suck more of this $$$$ out of u ,and slap you in the face again. FIND SOMETHING ELSE anything but this trash.
An amazing fighter
This games is simply masterful in very was except the content department. Yes is did get the heroes and heralds mode but even then it still does have as much as other fighters. I also was surprised that the characters weren't released as dlc, but whatever I love this game so i was willing to cough up 40 bucks. I highly suggest everyone to at least try this game out.
An Average Game That Needs Desperate Improvment
I like to break my reviews down into four categories, Gameplay, Sound, Graphics and Multiplayer (when applicable), so that's what I shall do here.
Gameplay: Now, I fully admit I am not an expert at fighting games because, to me, most of them is who can button mash the fastest. Now I know, there are plenty of characters in this game, but that is one of the biggest problems; with such a big roster, almost all of the combo inputs end up being the same. Now for a beginner, that is actually helpful, to get into the learning curve, but for a more intermediate fighter as this game claims to be, I find the lack of tactics in the game to be frustrating at times. Also, as per old fighters, there is no block button. Yes I know you hold back, and it's supposed to activate a block, but for me it simply never worked. Even when I crouch blocked, any an all attacks would continue to hit me, thus leading into another game-play flaw; being unable to counter attacks. Now, when I say that, I don't mean you can't counter an attack by attacking faster, because you can. But unlike games with guard buttons, such as Soul Caliber, if you get hit in this game, there is practically a zero percent chance of you being able to guard or recover, with parrying and reflecting attacks being non-exsistant in this game. And that, for me, was the nail on the coffin, which sunk the entire gameplay experience for me.
Sound: Now THIS, is where the game truly shines. For the most part, I enjoyed the soundtrack to this game. There were some hit and misses, but most of the stages and characters music, fit perfectly.
Graphics: Now, after reading a lot of other reviewers, I have to disagree with many high grades in this category. For me, cell shading is ugly, especially when moving at a fast pace, which this game is. From what I could see, many of the capcom characters that I grew up with, simply do not have justice done to them. Truly, I miss the cartoonish graphics from MVC:2 in the Arcades.
Multiplayer: Well....nothing I say can be good in this category. For the most part, I seemed to be stuck with laggey opponents, who spam cheap combo's. But lately, I have been having lots of trouble online with other people lagging, (it's not me, I range from anywhere from 7.45MB DLS, to 12.34DLS) so I will not penalize the multi-player aspect. Simply put, every problem I have in single-player, is carried over in folds to multiplayer.
Overall: I can see why this gamers could enjoy this game, but it was just not for me. I like my fighters to be more on the tactical side, where button mashing will get your butt handed to you, and combo's aren't a death sentence. To improve upon this game would take a lot of work, something that clearly was NOT done from the other installment. For now, I shall leave my "fast-paced action" for my FPS'.
I first played this game as a demo at a videogame store.Graphics are awesome, gameplay is as good as street fighter. Im trying to get this for a 11 year old cousin but, I think Morrigan and Felicia are gonna disturb his parents. :p
A must have for the ones who waited
This is my second Marvel vs Capcom game and they have done a great job towards adding a large variety of characters. Although that may be true, they are missing the one character that represents CAPCOM, and that is Megaman. I was wondering why they decided to take him out and add in Zero instead. Otherwise gameplay feels great and a solid addition to their assortment of MVC games. I heard that this game was largely similar to MVC3 and if you are the ones who have purchased this a few months back, then this game is definitely not for you.
not a game for people who like to cry alot
this is a really good game for people who know how to play. Everyone who has given this game a bad rating jest dont know how to play i dont care how long they have been playing fighting games this is a easy game to pick up and if really wont to know how to play the game jest watch Miles923 on youtube this game is alot better then people who cant play make it out to be
Hardcore fighting, but still somewhat lacking
This game is definitely a fun fighter that will keep you occupied for a while, and the bright, colorful graphics and screen-filling hyper combos are a visual treat. The sound effects are wonderful as well, though the announcer's voice is kind of annoying and the characters' themes tend to blend together. The option to change the Capcom characters' voice work to Japanese is welcome(especially for Ryu). However, the game can be difficult to pick up, even with the mission mode and training, and the modes are relatively lacking. Arcade is fine(except for Galactus), and Heroes and Heralds will give you something to do as well, but there's truthfully nothing outside of that. You can't even fight computers in versus mode- you have to have a second player. When that second player jumps in, though, this game can be a blast. No matter your skill level, this game is a total blast to play with a friend because of the massive variety of characters. You can finally settle the argument of who's better than whom amongst the array of heroes, anti-heroes, villains, and obscure weirdoes from the comic/video game heydays and have a laugh while doing so. Simple mode also allows newer players to jump in and stand a relative chance. If you have a good group of friends to play this with and some patience, this is a great game to pick up.
Everyone is overpowered
This game is a ton of fun. I can't get enough of it. Fighting the CPU's and learning new combos and such is a lot of fun to do. I usually play it casually. All the characters in this game are overpowered. I'm new to these types of games but it's sheer madness how overpowered the characters can be. Do not play online if you're new. I get frustrated and throw stuff because I always get myself stuck in combos that always killing my character. My new character will show up and BAM you get sent right into another character killing combo. And if that doesn't happen then someone gets you into decent combos and when they begin to lose or know you can beat them with one of your characters... They will always shoot as much stuff at you as possible. I can't play at all and have a good time with the Xbox live community because everyone is usually a lot better than me or has to use cheap combos, projectiles, and everything under the sun. This game is fun offline... Online this game sucks... I feel like I'm playing with a 12 year old when someone shoots as much stuff as possible.
Better than the original with some improvements
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 plays a bit better this time around that the character roster is almost close to MvC2 but the fighters fight better and faster and the roster is more equal than the original. the stages are even better. I always like using Spider-Man, Wolverine, and hulk on a marvel team and Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. Now for Capcom i like using Ryu, and Chun-li but i use C. Viper instead of Ken because he is absent and i always use him on Mvc2 with Ryu and Chun-li. The GAMEPLAY plays largely the same but it plays more faster and feels more accessible.The fighting system feels a bit different but i changed the fighing options a little bit to play the game better. I like the costumes in the game it has the black suit spider-man and hulk has the pink pants and light green skin and iron man has a gold outfit and blue suit and ryu weaeing red and hair blonde similar to ken. There are 6 costumes in this game. There is a mode called Heroes and Heralds which is a card game like yu-gi-oh and pokemon card games. The GRAPHICS look more detailed than Street fighter 4 and when i go to the character bios i see them rendered in 3D and it looks a lot detailed compared to the first wo in 2D.The SOUND is still great and i still sounds like a fighting game music. The LASTING APPEAL is more valued than the original to me because i like the new characters that were added like Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Nemesis, Nova, Iron Fist and Frank West. The endings are basically the same as the orignal but shorter but some were different. I hope they add more DLC characters for this game soon. I enjoy this game so much that i can play this game all day and its one of my favorite fighting series especially the 2nd one. If you've never played the original than you are going to love this one for sure. Sure, the roster is not as big as the seconf one but its almost close to it and the fighting mechanics feel right for each character and is a great button masher and i woulndt mind making another version for more extar characters and a story mode similar to mortal kombat which would be nice but other than that, its not that bad its the best fighting game i've evr played