Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (PS4) Review

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Good: Wide array of characters, DLC included, fun art style, Multiple modes to play
Bad: Missing iconic characters, No alternate costume for Magneto, Could be more balanced
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When Marvel vs Capcom 3 was originally announced, there was a lot of excitement and wonder at what it would have to offer. Even though some people were underwhelmed by the original, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 added a lot of exciting changes. These range from Phoenix Wright, to exciting heroes like Rocket Raccoon. The title was a hit and its eventual departure filled many with sadness. Now that Marvel vs Capcom is coming back, Capcom has revamped the popular fighter for a new generation. With a diverse cast, wide array of stages, all the DLC included and more, is Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 a must or is it a lazy port we should all forget about?

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 starts by having a diverse cast, filled with popular and forgotten characters. With characters like Frank West, Doctor Strange, Shuma-Gorath and Nathan Spencer, there is quite a bit of diversity, but the real highlight is how the characters’ play.


Instead of turning untraditional and non-fighters into generic fighters, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 does a good job of creating a move set based off their individual personality. For instance, Phoenix Wright has a bunch of awkward moves and comical expressions that suit the character, while also holding true to his source material. One of his supers also plays out like his game, making for an amusing way to defeat or at least damage your foe. From there, Capcom went the extra mile by adding subtle touches, such as Phoenix Wright having different word bubbles based on the language you set for him. So Japanese will make his bubbles appear in Japanese and vice versa. It’s a small, but welcome addition that shows the amount of thought and care that went into these fighters.

The same goes for the overall appearance of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Keeping true to Marvel’s roots, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 has a comic book like appearance. Everything, be it the character select screen or combos, have this design in mind. Sure a realistic style is nice and so is a heavily stylized one, but the one they used for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 does both Capcom and Marvel characters’ justice.

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Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (PS4) Review, 5.5 out of 10 based on 4 ratings
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