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  • Summary: MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS offers both the one-on-one gameplay of Marvel Super Heroes with its unique Infinity Gem system and the two-on-two carnage of the original Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, featuring a tag system, assists, and the wild Duo Team Attack. Bringing forth a host of features never before seen in these games, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS features GGPO-enhanced online play with 8-player lobbies and spectator mode, HD graphical upgrades, dynamic challenges and replay saving. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 82
    It's just a shame that all of these awesome options are lumped onto games that, as I have said time and time again, are completely and utterly broken. However, if you can take a step back and not take your losses too seriously, MvCO is an amazingly fun time with smooth netcode and awesome extras.
  2. Sep 26, 2012
    82
    As a history lesson, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is a great experience. Both Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and Marvel Super Heroes hold up surprisingly well.
  3. Oct 29, 2012
    80
    Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is the definition of what every HD fighting game re-release should be and as long as Capcom continues down this path, high anticipation for Darkstalkers Resurrection is foreseeable.
  4. Oct 2, 2012
    75
    Unless you've been practicing your finger exercises and reviewing your combos, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins may wind up with somewhat limited lasting power. Sure, unlocking the various extras in the Vault will take a long while, but in the end, fighting games are simply meant for fighting others.
  5. Oct 2, 2012
    72
    Origins is a fun excursion into the not-so distant past.
  6. Still, this minimal-frills two-pack is definitely entertaining while it lasts. [Holiday 2012, p.76]
  7. Marvel vs Capcom: Origins is a bland and unexciting update of a couple of classics that have long been superseded. [December 2012, p82]

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  1. Apr 18, 2013
    8
    Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes hold up surprisingly well nowadays in comparison to the many dated fighters of its time, and despite its uneven price, it should offer some nostalgic candy to former players and maybe even some retro delight to new players. Expand
  2. Apr 19, 2014
    8
    Let's commend Iron Galaxy for selecting two dusty Capcom fighters -- Marvel vs. Capcom and Marvel Super Heroes -- and remodeling them in HD and online play in spite of not being in any form of high demand, but we're not complaining either. It's an excellent port that reintroduces to an era before the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Marvel and Capcom were constant collaborators in the arcades.

    Pros? Excellent HD remodeling of the character sprites and stages, however, the additional arcade skin helps retain the retro aspect of the games; excellent online experience; nostalgic.

    Cons: Dated appeal to anyone outside Capcom and Marvel's most devoted gamers; an underwhelming experience in comparison to more successful Capcom ports such as Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Street Fighter III: Third Strike; for $15 (USD), there's not enough to justify the price tag.
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