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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. fighting game for the first time by Capcom’s MT Framework. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 60
  2. Negative: 10 out of 60
  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 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 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 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 8, 2011
    7
    A solid game, but does not live up to its predecessor. Excellent game play, but you need to get over the new controls first. Returning characters preserve their timing and combos. Roster and unlockables are chronically lacking. Terrible character endings (but what do you expect, it's Capcom). Soundtrack is techno/pop and disturbingly catchy. The character roster is severely lacking in characters (let alone ICONIC characters) compared to MvC2, leaving much to be desired. The 3 button control scheme is much simpler, with one fatal drawback - all characters now have the same input for combos, varied only by timing and special moves. Chain attacks have been simplified too. It used to be that some characters could chain punches with kicks but with the merging of punch + kick into "attack", everyone's basic combo is nearly identical in input. Once you get over the simplified controls however, the game really shines. Combos are somehow easier, feels more natural with the fluid animations, canceling between moves, specials and hyper combos is instantaneous, and you look and feel like a pro ... until the real pros come and kick your butt. Expand
  5. Jul 11, 2011
    7
    There's not that much to say about this game, except that the only good part about this game is the gameplay and characters. However, even these two factors are somewhat compromised. The game gives too much of an advantage to newbies with the "simple" controls option provided, and there are some heavily-favored characters missing from the roster like Megaman. This game is no doubt fun, but very limited. It's like Super Smash brothers, except far more was expected. Expand
  6. rhe
    Mar 21, 2012
    6
    Even though this game has an extremely satisfying and frantic fighting system coupled with some fantastic graphics and an admittedly cool soundtrack (zero's theme rocks), this is all forgotten about when you consider what you're actually getting for your money. The fact that you can't watch any replays or actually watch the match when in a lobby, that there is a simple control scheme which makes online matches horribly unbalanced (i know you'll tell me that an expert can beat someone using simple but you also have to consider players using the normal control scheme who are new to the game), the completely useless tutorial which becomes more of a hassle than an actual help (you have to bring up the menu every time to see what the game is asking you to do) and a very small and bare amount of extra content or mini games that actually make the game more longer. What's even more worrying is that thing like a replay channel and even a tournament mode was included in SSF4 which came out ALMOST 1 YEAR AGO BY THE SAME DEVELOPER! It seems clear then that the main idea when creating MvC 3 was to add as little and then patch up these holes with DLC (which we will have to pay extra for, of course). It also doesn't help the games score that UMvC3 got released 8 months later meaning all the fans that brought the first game are pretty much burned because now their copy of MvC 3 has just become inferior (yeah yeah, I know I'm one of those people). 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 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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