Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Marvel Vs Capcom 3
So not too long ago I subscribed to Marvel Digital Comis Unlimited (But that's for another post). Not long after finishing my reading of Ultimatum and finishing the part of the ultimate saga I had access too Marvel Vs Capcom was released for the Xbox 360 and PS3, I ofcourse grabbed it for my trusted Xbox, mostly because my friends list is empty on Playstation Network.
I came into this game with little knowledge of the previous installments, I had played Marvel Vs Capcom 2 in the Arcade at the local movie theater a few times over the years, but I had never done much with it. Most my knowledge came from the memes attached to it.
What sold me on this game before buying it wasn't it's name, nor my past experience, but the videos on youtube I had seen. Especially one that showed a certain character from Marvel I had fallen in love with over the years.
As I continued to play I created a second Marvel team, this one headed by another character that drove me to purchase the game: Magneto. His team was set up with Pheonix and Hulk on support, Pheonix usually being unseen until I had my bar full so she could suicide for her hyper combo, or 2x X-factor.
As I continued to play I fell more and more in love with the game, it's simplicity and speed enchanted me. I had never been one for 2D fighters, considering they were before my time. I grew up, instead, on 3D fighters, specifically Tekken and the Soul Calibur series.
Even though this game was 2D I adapted to it quickly, learning the controlls and ins and outs of fighting. Learning when to block and when to air combo, when to special attack, and when to use this games new feature: X-factor.
I can't really tell you how MVC3 has improved on it's predecessors, because I didn't play them. What I can tell you is that it is a solid game, with a solid roster, and plenty of variety. This game is full of humor and pure entertainment, and there's enough here to keep you playing for weeks online.
If you haven't checked this game out yet, I suggest you do. It's well worth the rental, and even more the purchase.