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  • Summary: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 adds 12 new characters to the roster as well as adding a Spectator mode for fans to watch players fight.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    With 12 new fighters and tons of extras along with several tweaks to existing fighters Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 is quite a value for $40!
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    Capcom might be pushing their luck by releasing a Ultimate edition of a game that was already released early in the same year. However, it is this confidence that helps ease us into this timely update.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    If you skipped out on Marvel vs. Capcom 3 earlier this year or simply heard about the Ultimate version and opted to wait it out, you'll find a lot to love in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    That's the story of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: This is actually the game that the original should've been. If you've not played MVC3 or traded it in and want another fix, this is absolutely the best route to go. If you bought the original, how much do you love MVC? If you want more, go get it – the newcomers are great fun.
  5. Nov 17, 2011
    The visuals are great – as vibrant and colourful as you'd want from a game featuring comic characters – and overall it's tremendous fun to play. Perhaps not an essential upgrade if you already own Fate of Two Worlds, but nevertheless highly recommended.
  6. Nov 16, 2011
    Gloriously insane and surprisingly good value, it doesn't pretend to be the deepest fighter around but in the short term at least this is one of the most entertaining.
  7. Nov 21, 2011
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 7 out of 33
  1. Jun 27, 2014
    Another great example of a perfect fighter! Great online, good fighters, perfect combo system, better balancing than the 2nd one, and of course, 3 character to go on your tem for variety! Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2011
    MvC3 is a great game to play online alone or any time with friends. It's accessible enough to be able to be able to pull off easy combos after a few tries if it's your first time. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is even better. It is more balanced for more competitive play and the new characters are very fun to play with. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is a great game and is worth the cheap $40 price tag. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2011
    I bought MVC3 on opening day and was very disappointed with it, mainly because of the online compared to super street fighter4. Well Capcom has brought out UMVC3 and I must admit that this is a solid game all round. Online is allot funner to play because now you can actually spectate matches instead of just waiting around in the lobby for matches to be over. The 12 new characters that they added are extremely cool to play with especially Iron fist who plays like a super hero version of feilong. I have been waiting for a fighting game that could take me from SSF4 for a long time and it looks like Capcom has done that for me with UMVC3. The game controls are easy to learn but UMVC3 gets very difficult when you compete at a competitive level so just be aware of that, definitely a game that makes you spend alot of time in the lab but the results are worth it if you are into fighting games. Expand
  4. Jun 11, 2012
    ultimate marvel vs. capcom is a mixed bag. if you bought the first one. quit complaining. go trade it in and use the money towards this one. you will only be losing about 20 bucks and hey. you would have spent that to download these characters anyway. with the addition of the added features. i now feel like mvc is in fact the barebones of the two products. in every way ultimate mvc3 outshines mvc3, especially because of the new characters and costumes. its feel, and its approach. the seem to have redesigned or tweaked everything to give this ultimate mvc3 a new game feel. why such a moderate score. because whether capcom likes it or not. i just finished seeing the other version so the giddiness is gone. next time capcom, get it right the first time. Expand
  5. Apr 7, 2013
    I love MVC 1 and 2. I have had them the day they came out on the Dreamcast and played the crap out of them and over the years i ould break out my Dreamcast jst to play thoose games again. They both with out a doubt are my favorite fighting games to date. I never got MVC3 because with in months UMVC3 was announced I have to say Capcom kind of messed this game up. First off the controlls why the hell are we using the 4 button attack system? its suppose to be 6!!! It just feels so wrong The games controlls seem like the are catering to non fighting game fans its like here e made it super easy for any one wanting to play. as a old school fan i am let down by this. Then there is the lack of characters. MVC2 had a ton and now UMVC3 has cut out a good chunk of them and replaced them ith alot of junky ones. hy didn't they keep all the characters from MVC2 and just add more on to UMVC3??? I miss Venom Black Heart ,Cammy, and Juggernaut. Graphically the game looks great and the game moves super smooth The online works well. They have a decent amount of game modes Also the game endings just suck so hard This is the best Capcom could come up with? Its still not a bad fighting game in the end but hardcore MVC 1 and 2 fans will be let down i think by alot of this. Expand
  6. Nov 23, 2011
    Not too much content unfortunately: balance changes, new characters and some new stages and few modes, absurd mechanics like x-factor ("normalized" in theory) and TAC's are still in the game, some glitches were removed but execution in this game is so easy that every player can make insane damage with no effort no matter how experienced he is, defense is the real deal here if you make a single mistake say goodbye to 70% of your life bar or even an entire character. This game is full of fan service and provides nice times of fun for fans, but keep in mind that this is a casual fighting game, if you don't like unbalanced comeback mechanics like x-factor or the accessible combo system maybe this is not the game for you these mechanics were introduced for casual players, not a bad at all thing but brings a lot of problems to the core gameplay that not everybody will like, unfortunately a lot of people thinks that FG should be dictated by capcom and they will buy it anyways (if you have fun great for you!!) but i would invite you to think before you purchase this. Expand
  7. Dec 7, 2011
    BlazBlue did something similar to this, if a few people remember its update, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, which also had a price tag of $40 to start. BB:CS came really close to passing as a whole new game. Mechanics were radically altered, a *massive* new story mode continued that from Calamity Trigger, some extra modes were added, online was vastly improved, and pretty much every single thing was changed somehow, and always for the better, because CT needed it. They added only three new characters and just a handful of stages, which wasn't a big change from the original 12 (I think), but at least they were worthwhile, and useful. They would later add three DLC characters that were horribly overpriced, and which I refused to purchase at $7.99 each, with no story or arcade modes of their own. Anyway, it was good enough to warrant a separate release due to the amount of content added, but not quite enough to warrant being a full-priced sequel. This, however, doesn't come anywhere near that. In fact, in some ways, it makes MvsC3 worse. This is less than a typical expansion pack. There is virtually nothing else besides a few added characters and stages, along with some bizarre new mechanics which make the game worse. Very little is actually improved and added. This is not how you treat your consumers, Capcom. *THREE* versions of Street Fighter IV with minimal additions in each case was bad enough, and it seems you've become accustomed to this style of release. Forget DLC or patches, just release a new version every few months for $40 more. MvsC3 Ultimate is one of the worst disappointments in fighting game history. The insane lack of new content and changing of mechanics that sometimes make the game worse, as well as failing to address the already-overpowered characters (somehow making them stronger, which boggles the mind), which BB:CS did take care of when ArkSys realized the same characters were winning every match for being overpowered as hell. Capcom hasn't done that. Don't support this nonsense; a $40 DLC pack is absurd. Oh, and there's already DLC out *for this version that just came out*. That should already tell you enough of how Capcom is stringing you along for as long as possible. Don't let them. This is disgraceful. Expand

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