Over the next couple of weeks I will be counting down my top 15 games from 2011 as well as some other categories. I'll be releasing a blog post each day with my choice for that day with a reason as to why it's on my list. There'll probably be a bunch of games missing from this list, that's simply because I've not played them and thus I can't put them on my own personal list, these include games such as MW3 and BF3 amongst many more.
As someone who never really got into fighting games, it’s always nice to find one that I can enjoy. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is one of those games. While there is no doubt a crazily high skill ceiling on such a game and I’ll never get anywhere near that it’s the sort of game you can enjoy without being skilled at the game.
It achieves this by just being crazy and making you feel like you’re doing awesome things all the time. My first hands-on experience with the game was when a colleague had brought it into work. I only played a couple of games however towards the end of the first game I was already starting to pick it up and doing things that made me feel like I was playing well and by my second game I was really getting into it and managed to pick up a win. It was at this point that the game had me hooked and I picked it up for myself later that week.
The selection of characters within the game is decent although there are a few notable exceptions, at least from the Capcom side. Being someone who has read exactly zero comics throughout my life there were very few Marvel characters I’d even heard of yet I managed to find myself getting attached to a few of them just based off the game. Capcom did a great job making all the characters have a unique personality and feel which certainly helped with that.
Unfortunately this is where my experience with Marvel Vs Capcom 3 will end. Ultimate looks like a good game with a lot more interesting characters but there’s absolutely no excuse for Capcom not to release all of that as DLC just like they did with Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition. I will support such behaviour from companies who in 2011 should know better yet they continue to stick to archaic models.
Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is a fantastic game and well worth picking up if you haven’t already. You’ll find a lot of fun in offline play with a couple of friends and can always hop online if needed as this game is at its best when played multiplayer.