Thanks to a really good friend I got my hands on Capcom‘s Marvel vs Capcom 3 early and I’ve got to say i am impressed. This game lives up to the hype. After playing for three hours I am craving more. The game is easy to pick up, the controls are fluid and fast and the graphics are amazing in action.
I’m a huge fan of Street Fighter 4 but always complain that the game is too unbalanced between fighters. Marvel vs Capcom 3 is way more balanced, it felt like everyone (with a few exceptions) stood a fair chance to win. I actually got more wins than my friend and he kicks my ass at every fighting game.
The character roster is a little to small for my taste but what’s there is pretty fun to play with. Arthur from Ghost and Goblins was a beast. Seeing him in videos I was unsure of him but after playing with him he is one of my favorites. His projectile attacks are fast and can keep your oppent pinned down. Modok was another surprise, playing against him is a true test of skill. Between his force field and Psionic Blast it was an uphill battle for me to get close. My only disappointment were Haggar, Amaterasu and Viewtiful Joe. Haggar was just too slow for me and I couldn’t land any of his moves. Amaterasu was hard too, she is definitely a more technical character and (at least for me) will require some training to master her and there’s nothing really wrong with Viewtiful Joe, I just personally hate him.
Will this game replace Street Fighter 4? I don’t think so, they both have two entirely different game play styles.This game is more like the peanut butter to SF4’s jelly, they taste great together.
Overall I had a blast and highly recommend this game. This game is available Tuesday February 15 for $59.99 and a special edition for $69.99.
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: MODOK gets some face time (herocomplex.latimes.com)
- 1UP’s Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Special Edition Giveaway (1up.com)
- ‘Marvel Vs Capcom 3’ Moves List (multiplayerblog.mtv.com)