Okay, I will admit that I love fighting games ever since my first one, which was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters. I got the taste of beating down my father first, then went on to try other fighting games…and found out that despite how good I was in the TMNT fighting game, I wasn’t great at fighting games at all. Pity, I fricken love most fighting games, the more interesting the character the more I am enticed.
Street Fighter was one of the first mainstream fighting games, and its crossovers are simply amazing, especially Capcom vs. Marvel…mostly because hey, I may have lost but it was fun enough when I could at least play Wolverine to go against Ryu. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was the one for me, mostly due to the fact that I got a rather good group to fight with, (A combo of Rogue, Venom and Spiral, and yeah, they’re all Marvel), and did rather well until I got cheaply owned by a trio of Dan, Ken and Ryu…though that wasn’t too big of a surprise, really.
Seeing that Capcom was making a third installment, I was thrilled, hoping to at least get two of at least three of my great trio, since two of them were widely popular…only to be disappointed when I found that the new list of fighters lacked all three of my warriors…you could have heard me cry a mile away…
Still, the list in itself is rather versatile, and the gameplay is what we were expecting from the previous Videogame. Instead of it’s original 2d models that you all got to know and love and are replaced by 3d models that rival Street Fighter IV. Much like the first two (or four if you know of the previous two before ‘Marvel vs. Capcom), you get to choose three characters, and can tag your characters in until the opponents guys all lost all their health bars, or you do. You can also have assists, which are pretty much calling the command and bring in one of your other teammates to do a strong power move. This in itself is interesting to watch as you see Iron Man with his large death ray blast with the Hulks powerfull smash and Wolverine being Wolverine and just kicking butt, OR watch Dante, Chris Redfield and Deadpool all firing towards the opponent’s character like a firing squad (with a comical ‘bang-bang-bang’ from Deadpool to boot).
There is also the new “Exchange” button (1:00 on the file) which launches the opponent into the air, and you can switch between members of your team and strike at the opponent a few more times and slam them down into the dirt for the last part of the attack. However, much to my own amusement, you can block it by beating the your opponent if they set you up for the Exchange attack, and then they can finish the attack with their own guys.
The truth is, it’s interesting to see how well this game will turn out. Cyclops powerhouse blast that fills the screen with eye lazer is replaced by Doom’s shock cannon, which in my mind makes a whole lot more sense, as the villain can broaden his attack the way he see fits. Plus he’s far more creative in attacks than Cyclops would be. The introduction of X-23 and Deadpool leaves me amused, as the duo seem to be popping up everywhere these days. No surprise on seeing Ryu, Dante and Chris Redfield, mostly due to the fact that they’re the most known male characters of Capcom…and I swear that if I managed to finally play a round online, even if I get my butt handed to me a lot, I’ll keep playing until I see that exact trio. I’ll jump ship, I know I’ll lose points, but hey, every video that had the trio of Ryu, Dante, and Chris made me sort of afraid of said trio.
Really, the game in itself is a huge array of action, enough to where if you slow down even at a moment’s notice, you’ll probably get snapped right out of the ring. Oh, so my problem might be because I’m just slow in fighting games, noted…