We all love a good fight between some of the most iconic superheroes, now you can! Capcom bring us Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 which is based more around the comics rather than the big movie screen counterparts. Marvel vs Capcom 3 provides some fast paced action with a three on three battle royale which combines all the characters from the Marvel universe with Characters from the vast collection of Capcom games such as Resident Evil all bundled into this lovely presented fighting game with heroes such as Chris Renfield, Ironman, Hawkeye, Storm & Deadpool to name but just a few..
From the title this is an Ultimate edition which includes all previous DLC that has been released beforehand, and as with any fighting game you get a great choice of fighters with 50 Playable Characters to choose from and 18 stages to fight on which location from Asgard to Shield’s Helicarrier.
Graphacily your fighters and background are nicely rendered even though the game might feel a bit dated to more modern day 3D fighting games, but considering the game is based on the comic books your characters look as they do in those comics with outstanding authentic detail. The style is vibrant with flashy overpowered moves, also if your special combo attack bar reaches a certain level you can pull of some spectacular combo attacks in a nicely presented cutscene.
Each Character has their own unique taunts and speech which works well for each character with the witty phrases from characters like Deadpool and the tough guy speech from Wolverine adds to the game’s overall authenticity, however it does get a bit repetitive after a while. Marvel Vs Capcom in game sound blends the classic beat em up grunts and hits as you expect with this style of fighting game.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom provides a great choice of modes to play through via Online play and offline play providing a mix of ranked play and custom made lobbies, you can create a lobby with up to 8 players online, should provide some great battles between friends, the only downside is trying to actually find a lobby to join.
Offline provides more variation in modes with training to help you chain some powerful attacks to your opponents, you also get a Mission mode for each playable character, this is a more modified version of training where you have to pull of a specific move to satisfy the conditions of the mission. There is about 10 missions per character and considering how many characters are playable it may keep the core fan base occupied for a while even though some moves provide some frustration to pull off.
For me the most enjoyable mode is the Heroes and Heralds, this is a mode split into various sectors which you must control while playing as the Heroes you must defeat the minions of Galactus to save the earth. Each sector has its own Hit list of opponents which must be defeated to get a 100% completion rate, from this you can still defend the sector as your opponents become more challenging to defeat. In this mode bonus stages become available which match you up against harder opponents but if you win you get a rare card. If you play as the Heralds it is the same objectives but in reverse where you must crush all the Heroes to conquer the world for Galactus.
Marvel Vs Capcom 3 provides customisation options ranging from your character’s costume design to card decks which you can create up to 3 sets with various abilities as mentioned before such as granting the player abilities more powerful attacks to more defensive abilities to absorb damage. With these cards you can customise up to 3 sets to use with your selected characters this helps to improve your style of fighting to dominate your opponents.
For me I grew up with games like Tekken and Dead or Alive and never really got into games like Street Fighter, but after playing Marvel Vs Capcom 3 I can see the appeal of the more traditional side scrolling beat em up games.
For the price of what you are paying you get a lot for your money with plenty of modes with some nice visuals to boot and plenty of customisation for your characters this is worth a pick up and play with a few friends to see who is the ultimate Fighter.