Overall rating: 1/5
Best points: lots of playable characters; controller configuration
Worst points: no 3D gameplay; can’t see opponent during special moves.
I hired Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Xbox 360) from Lovefilm rather than buy it outright. I was looking forward to this title coming out, but was really disappointed after having a few goes on it. I hoped it would’ve had the same type of stuff as Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (Xbox 360) had going for it, with 3D fighting and Freefall fighting. But Marvel vs Capcom 3 is all 2D gaming until you do your special moves…
Then it’s still just 2D gameplay, really, but with graphic effects that make it look more three dimensional. You can still only move in one straight line. The whole screen lights up around your avatar on a black background, and you can’t see the other player’s avatar because it gets hidden by flashy lighting. So you can’t tell if you’re hitting your opponent, and they can’t see their own avatar at all!
Me and a few of my friends got very bored very quickly, and this game reminds me of the 1990s Street Fighter days. I still think the original Street Fighter games are quality, but games nowadays need to be moving on – that was like over 10 years ago. Is it me, or are they going backwards not forwards with their thinking on some of these new games?
I know it’s easy for someone like me to comment on someone’s pride and joy of a game and slag it down, but it’s true: I think it’s crap. Gutted.