Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
|a game by||Capcom|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.5/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Marvel Games|
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is an epic fighting cross-over game that pits your favorite superhero characters against popular protagonists and villains from the realm of Capcom. With a longstanding history in the genre, this popular fighter sequel features stylish new graphics, a simplified combat system, and one of the best character rosters in all of gaming. With a slew of modes for both casual and competitive players, there are plenty of ways to face off with your ideal team of brawlers. Designed for both longtime fans and utter newbies, this third entry in the fantastic fighting series is tons of fun.
Main Game Features
- Over 35 unique fighters
- Offline and online game modes
- Unique tag-team fighting
In typical fighting game fashion, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has a limited story, with its main focus being the addictive combat mechanics. Unlike other fighting games that only feature one-on-one battles, each match in MvC 3 pits two teams of three heroes against each other. There are over 35 fighters to choose from, split between the Marvel superhero universe and popular Capcom game series. For each fight, you'll select three of your favorites, ranging from iconic heroes like Iron Man and Wolverine to classic characters like Chun-Li and Ryu. The roster is packed with familiar faces from great games, such as Jill Valentine from Resident Evil, Dante from Devil May Cry, and even Zero from Mega Man. Lesser-known superheroes and villains are also present, including MODOK, Task Master, and She-Hulk. Each character has a unique fighting style, so creating an effective team is key to victory.
While the tag-team format from previous Marvel vs. Capcom games is present, the combat system has been overhauled to be more accessible to newcomers. Instead of the traditional four-button attack system, this game only utilizes three buttons for offensive, one for light, medium, and heavy combos. Only one fighter from your team battles at a time, but you can swap them out or call for assist attacks whenever needed. Pulling off long and impressive combos is easier now, thanks to the addition of the exchange button, which pummels your enemy in ways to effortlessly extend your onslaught. If you find yourself losing the battle, you can also activate the new X-Factor ability, which buffs up your fighter for a brief window of time.
There are multiple modes to enjoy, letting you fight to your heart's content both offline and online. The main story can be found in Arcade Mode, where players must fight against Albert Wesker and Dr. Doom, who release villains from their respective worlds. Every character has a unique ending to unlock, encouraging you to replay Arcade mode dozens of times. If you want to test your skill and fighting proficiency, you can check out Mission Mode. In this difficult mode, you must complete 10 combo challenges for each character, helping you learn the nuances of each fighting style. The rest of the modes are mostly competitive, including both offline and online Versus modes. Here, you'll take your skills to the test against friends and foes from around the world, competing in fierce battles that will push you to the limit. If you need to brush up on your moves, there's an in-depth training mode, which lets you tweak the AI opponent, set up specific scenarios, and more. While most of the modes favor players who want to fight against others online, the Arcade mode is still enjoyable enough to warrant several playthroughs.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds succeeds in bringing the beloved franchise into the modern world of gaming, offering an explosive and addictive fighting experience. The long and varied roster of fighters ensures that everyone will have fun picking their teams, while the new controls make it easier for newcomers to come in swinging.
With only 10 stages to fight on and a limited story mode, there is definitely room for improvement, but overall this sequel is a winner. If you enjoy superheroes, fighting games, and flashy special moves, give Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds a try!
- Great selection of characters
- Combos are flashy and fun
- Simplified controls make it easy to learn
- The story is underwhelming
- Needs more unlockable content
- Too few stages