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  • Summary: After a decade of waiting, iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from the most beloved franchises in entertainment as you battle in a living comic book brought to life in a VS.After a decade of waiting, iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from the most beloved franchises in entertainment as you battle in a living comic book brought to life in a VS. fighting game for the first time by Capcom’s MT Framework. Expand
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  1. Positive: 75 out of 77
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  1. Feb 19, 2011
    100
    MvC3 is the same crazy, over-the-top fighting game that fans loved back in 2000, just with a fresh control scheme and a new coat of 3D, hi-res paint. Fighting game fans will fall in love with the "easy to play, hard to master" format.
  2. Feb 14, 2011
    91
    The possibilities are endless, and you'll experience something new in every match you play. Try to leave your preconceived notions about what this game should be at the door, pick it up, and just have fun because that's what this game is all about.
  3. Feb 15, 2011
    90
    So, if you like fighting games and are looking for something new then by all means get this. If not, then rent it first and see if the lure of Ryu versus Spider-Man in glorious 3D for ever more is enough to suck you right in for the purchase when it's time to give it back to the store.
  4. Feb 15, 2011
    85
    There's a lot to love for longtime franchise fans and new challengers alike with fighting that's excitingly frantic.
  5. Feb 16, 2011
    84
    The arcade mode is very short, and the lack of substantial unlockables makes this one a bit of a bummer in terms of play value. Still, you'll at least have fun both online and offline with the new battle system.
  6. Feb 23, 2011
    80
    It's a gorgeous fighter with vast depth, but it slightly lacks the tightness and coherence that made Street Fighter 4 such an instant classic.
  7. Feb 16, 2011
    70
    MvC3 tends to emphasize flash over substance... and that's totally cool, for some folks, as MvC3 is going to divide the fighting game audience, including series faithful. Some will like that it's more accessible (if a bit stripped down), while others will decry the dumbing-down of their favorite series and its lack of arcade sauce.

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  1. Positive: 27 out of 61
  2. Negative: 10 out of 61
  1. Feb 15, 2011
    10
    this game is good it might not be what people wanted from MvC3 but it is still good most of the characters in MvC3 are usable unlike MvC2this game is good it might not be what people wanted from MvC3 but it is still good most of the characters in MvC3 are usable unlike MvC2 where out of the 56 playable characters that they had only about 10 were good for use in hardcore play. Better graphics more streamline gameplay great characters this game is global EVO worthy Expand
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    10
    Truth be said,I love playing video games and been playing 30+ years.Fighting games aren't much of my thing except for the old mortal KombatTruth be said,I love playing video games and been playing 30+ years.Fighting games aren't much of my thing except for the old mortal Kombat games and the new one on the 360,I'll tell you what,that has all changed after playing this game.To me it is by far better then any street fighter game which i have never liked any of them.This game is just bursting with style,creativity,depth,replay value,graphics oh graphics.This is a true gem to play and a title that will be popped into my system 5 years from now. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2011
    9
    The majority of comments sounds as if the people have only played the game for a few hours, there is tons of complexity and combinationsThe majority of comments sounds as if the people have only played the game for a few hours, there is tons of complexity and combinations through the basic controls of L/M/H/A just do a basic youtube search and see the combos are as advanced as any other game.

    This is a great game and I find myself enjoying it a lot more then other fighters, some of the characters probably need a bit of tweaking but that's what you'd expect from a vanilla game.
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  4. Mar 9, 2011
    7
    A sequel to the critically-acclaimed Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been endlessly hyped and anticipated for months on end. AtA sequel to the critically-acclaimed Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been endlessly hyped and anticipated for months on end. At the end of the day, however, the game disappoints. The gameplay itself is tight and flashy as all hell. Players control any of the three dozen or so characters, and battle one another in a three-on-three battle royale. Combos are flashy as characters are blasted left and right, up and down. One feels excitement when laying the smack-down on opponents with a gigantic multiple-dozen hit combo, ending it with a satisfyingly explosive Hyper combo.

    It is incredibly disappointing, then, that Capcom saw fit to include a gameplay innovation known as X-Factor. As battles continue on, characters become damaged and eventually fall. Players falling behind are granted the ability to activate X-Factor, increasing their characters' power, speed, and defense. The catch is the fewer heroes the player has left to them, the stronger their X-Factor makes their character/s. An individual left with a single character has a super-powered behemoth if they have any skill whatsoever, and massacring an opponent's team becomes fairly trivial at that point. Casual battles become incredibly frustrating then, as enemies that would have otherwise simply lost will return and end the victor, aggravating any player.

    Aside from the incredibly disappointing gameplay experience granted by X-Factor, the rest of the game is fairly barebones. It is a given that games in the fighting genre are lacking when it comes to the realm of plot, however it is worth mentioning that the game is more or less devoid of any storyline or narrative to captivate the player. In addition, the online play of the game is relatively broken. Achieving an actual match against an opponent can take a ridiculously long period of time, easily longer than the matches themselves often take. This means that players will often stay in given lobbies and continue matching against an opponent, regardless of whether they are clearly better or worse, for several matches. This is in itself trivial compared to joining a lobby for player matches between multiple individuals. For some inexplicable reason, Capcom decided that spectating of matches was a bad idea. So, when other players are battling one another, one is left watching their cards bashing against one another continuously. This is enough of a disappointment that it almost renders online play worthless.

    The game itself is fairly captivating and interesting, so long as the player does not attempt to view it as a fighting title with any deep metagame. It's less disappointing that way.
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  5. Feb 26, 2012
    7
    MvC3 brings the fast, fun action of its predecessor along with cartoonish visuals that really enhance the onscreen combat. Unfortunately,MvC3 brings the fast, fun action of its predecessor along with cartoonish visuals that really enhance the onscreen combat. Unfortunately, opportunities to evolve the series are lost. The variety of game modes is pitifully small when compared to its competition and the roster is significantly smaller than MvC2. I know that it isn't fair to judge a game based on another but when it feels like a backwards step, it is a serious concern. Expand
  6. Apr 29, 2013
    6
    I really enjoyed Marvel vs Capcom 2,so I thought I would enjoy this game.Arcade mode is fun and the graphics are good but after a while,itI really enjoyed Marvel vs Capcom 2,so I thought I would enjoy this game.Arcade mode is fun and the graphics are good but after a while,it gets boring. Expand
  7. Dec 27, 2011
    0
    This game blows, i haven't seen a more unbalanced game in my life. this game has such a small roster of characters, and half the charactersThis game blows, i haven't seen a more unbalanced game in my life. this game has such a small roster of characters, and half the characters nobody cares about. Combos are unbreakable. Half the capcom characters can kill any character in the game with one combo. Campers (zoners) just chip all your life away with x-factor. characters have abilities that make no sence. people online only pplay with 5 of the characters because they are the 5 most powerful characters. teleport change-ups run rampant and are impossible to block. wesker, akuma, sentinel over-powered. just trash and UMVC3 is too Expand

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