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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 [X360]





Save your money on this over priced dlc.

1.5

Abysmal
Difficulty:
Very Easy
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"Rip-off"

Summary

If your like me and bought the first Marvel vs Capcom 3 back early this year you must be pretty mad that Capcom has re released the same game not even a year old. I guess Capcom cares a lot about its fans by at least offering a dlc opinion for the original buyers, oh wait no they cant not even do that.

But on to the review I got to play this so called new Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 at a friends house and it pretty much the same thing as the first MvsC3 but with 12 new characters nobody really heard of or wanted, added spectator mode which should have been in the game the first time around, and extra stages, but in my opinion nothing justifying a 40 dollar price tag.

Is it worth picking up? In my opinion no why? The fighting might still be fun but the game still offers nothing new, it feels unfinished, and you know Capcom will re release it again in about 6 months just like Street Fighter.

In my opinion I find it hard to support Capcom after all the bad moves they are making lately, They are becoming as bad or even worse then EA and Activision. So please avoid game and buy something better with your money.




Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the same as you remember, for better or for worse.

8.0

Superb
Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Old-school"

Summary

This game brings back everything you remember but does nothing new to keep your attention for long. The graphics are great and the battle system is just like the old games but the roster is even better! Sadly, there are more interesting characters on the Capcom side than Marvel. :( They have a friggin' talking FOX for Marvel while they could've had someone better like.....I dunno.....Blackheart?! Or Omega Red?!! Seriously, if you see the thing-it looks like a total joke! Another complaint is also the story mode. Capcom replaces the old cut-out cinemas with American-drawn, uninteresting comic strips. These are the character endings and they're all 15 seconds long.

Then there's a Marvel-ish comic book in the game that reminds you how terrible the storyline is, I'd rather see 3D cinemas than that. Capcom, we're NOT in the stone age anymore! Stop being lazy! The music is fun but it has only made up jingles for the heroes and those jingles just sound like something out of Mega Man X. The music on Capcom don't get much better either...REMIXES. But outside of that we get to the fighting, there's ARCADE , VS, Online,(never tried it.), MISSION(alot worse than MK's Challenge Tower by the way.) and TRAINING, that's it. The special moves are easy to do though, that's a good start and it's alot easy to pull off combos and all that noise. That's actually funny because I saw some kid on a Game megazine winning 2d place on some competition for MvC3. They called him a guru, at first I thought; he must be good but when I played the game-I realize how easy it is and suddenly his achievement is the least bit impressing.

You also start off with everything unlocked in UMvC3 which is cool at first but that makes story mode useless and just knowing that doesn't give the game much replay value. I still play it but it's really not much to go gaga over. It feels more like a prototype and for those who buy the 1st version of these Capcom titles are fools because everyone knows that Capcom ALWAYS makes a super version of everything that's why I decided to wait.




Excellent game, but needed more features

7.5

Great
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Almost, but not quite"

Summary

Just got this game yesterday and it is awesome! The fighting and graphics are awesome with smooth, crisp animation, flashy combos and epic hyper moves.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is an expansion on last summer's Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. It is the same game, but with 12 new characters like Frank West, Ghost Rider, and Strider Hiryu to name a few, bringing the total to 48, 8 new re-imagined stages, and rebalanced gameplay, as well as spectator mode.

Some letdowns were the questionable character roster and lack of game modes. Some questionable characters were She-Hulk, Taskmaster, and Arthur. Were those characters really that much in demand? Characters that would've applealed to a wider audience would be Venom, Megaman, Guile, and Cyclops. Also, the lack of game modes is dissapointing, All you get is Arcade Mode, Verses Mode, Training, and Spectator Mode. You don't get Story Mode! Tournament and Story Mode would have given this game far more variety.

Pros- Great Animation
- Big number of characters to choose from
- Attractive art design
- Excellent fighting

Cons- Lacked game modes
- Questionable Character Roster

Overall, UMvC3 is a great fighting game with some nice enhancements at a steal for just 40 bucks, but with the lack of modes, this game doesn't offer much replay value. I recommend buying it only if you missed out on the first one.




UMVC3 looks pretty good and not much more.

5.5

Mediocre
Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"All flash, no substance"

Summary

Well,I'll be frank.I feel like this game is broken sometimes.They say it was balanced,but I beg to differ:The game is way too rewarding towards projectile spamming and the likes,to the point comboing look obsolete …Also,the game is all about offense;there's about no defensive maneuvers.Any decent players will catch you in a combo,and there'll practically be nothing you'll be able to do about it…

Outside of balancing issues,the opponent finder isn't very good (for example "same rank" just doesn't seem to work),outside online mode,the game is incredibly barren and empty,with a very weak story mode (even by fighting game standards),lack of tutorial (because I don't consider the Mission mode to be one),and the inability to even play VS.mode alone!Madness!

(This is personal but,the new main menu/victory song also bugs me negatively..)

To it's credit,though,the game looks gorgeous as far as graphics are concerned,the new characters were (mostly) interesting choices (though some key characters,like any Megaman and Venom are still missing…) and the songs are mostly catchy.But the fundamental lacks of this game really dwarfs the good points.


Hopefully,they'd release a patch to at least balance the game a bit more..I'd really want to enjoy this game…

(Oh the new OP is nowhere as badass as the old one)




Fun offline, collecting titles is addicting, and online mode can be punishing.

7.5

Great
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"Solid"

Summary

The game is fun and addictive, as you try to collect titles, character endings and artwork. For offline mode, you can play Arcade, Mission, Training, or Versus modes. Galactus is a very brutal boss, and if you don't block, YOU WILL DIE.Mission mode is fun when you're bored and you earn titles for every five you complete (there's 10 total for each character) and there are achievements for completing 120,240, and 480 missions.Versus mode is simply offline versus a friend. Training mode...the title is pretty self-explanatory.Online is even more brutal than Galactus at times.When i would play a Ranked Match, as a Rookie or Amateur ranked fighter, I would be matched up with people that were 9th Judges and 9th Rangers and such. It was infuriating, i don't completely suck and im not trying to complain, but shouldn't you be fighting people your rank? That's pretty much my only complain about this game though, other than that its a pretty solid fighter.
8.0

Superb
7.9
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