Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 318 - Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is by far the best Marvel Vs. Capcom game. It looks amazing, has a great roster, and has fantastic gameplay that is actually fairly well balanced instead of just being the same four characters doing infinite combos all day like in MVC2. For some reason, however, I haven't ever actually played very much of it. That's like, weird man. Read more and watch UMVC3 gameplay here.

We played hundreds of multiplayer matches of Marvel Vs. Capcom 2. Between the PS2 and Xbox versions of it (yeah, I had both) I played hundreds more solo matches of it. I even spent one whole Summer basically playing it every day. I once played an arcade version of MVC2 and - for some reason don't ask me how - was able to beat it twice on one credit (yeah, I actually beat an arcade game). 

You'd think we would have done the same with Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, but it just didn't happen even though I do think MVC3 is a much better game overall. Honestly, this is pretty much what has happened with every fighting game for the last ten years or so. I just don't have time to pour countless hours into one game anymore. I played games like MVC2, Tekken 3, Soul Calibur 2, and Killer Instinct SNES for hundreds of hours each. I don't think I've played any of the new fighting games released in the last ten years for 100 hours total even if you combined them all. I've still ended up buying a lot of them, though.

One thing I do want to add is that the PS4 / Xbox One version of Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is absolutely fantastic. They got a lot of pushback when it was released because it was just a pretty straightforward port with no new stuff, but it's absolutely the best version of the game. It looks freaking amazing and sharp and clean, loads super fast, and plays awesome. It was also appropriately priced at something like $25 when it launched, so I'm not really sure what everyone was so pissed about. People are dumb and just like to complain, I think.

One note: The physical version is OOP and rare and stupid expensive. Just download the digital version for $25.