Marvel Vs Capcom 2 (capcom) A+
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is probably the pinnacle of the Capcom Vs. Series of games. And could very well be my favorite fighting game out there. Busting at the seems with a 56 character roster from all corners of marvel and capcom respective universes it’s a big brawl to say the least, marvel civil war big. Simply put unlocking everything this game has to offer will take dozens of hours. And it will be well worth it, if only to see Felicia from dark stalkers thrash the Hulk.
The combat as balls to the wall frenzied as you’re likely to find in a fighter. It’s all chaos all the time, and that’s how a super hero fighting game should be. Like myself you will probably laugh out loud at some fo the match ups. There is just something special about Omega red going to town on Ryu. Although all the characters are fairly well matched pitting Sakura from street fighter against War Machine is just plain mean.
Still despite how chaotic the fights are there is definitely a fair amount of strategy to them. You pick a three man squad of fighters, and you can swap them out on the fly during a fight. This is key because characters not engaged in combat can be used as strikers from the side lines and they can also heal themselves. But when you command them to strike they can be hit. A well placed optic blast could take down one of your weakened strikers so you have to think on the fly who is best for what. It’s a fairly intuitive system once you get the hang of it and adds a lot of depth.
I admit to being a long time Marvel fan, and this is pretty much the ultimate in "what if". What if the Avengers took on the X-men etc. Sure you could read the actual comics to see how the match up would go but here you get to decide who wins. You can even form the team of some times evil villains, which of course would comprise of Magneto, Venom, and Juggernaut.
The graphics are of course bright and vibrant like you would expect from a capcom fighter. The controls have been streamlined to make fighting more user friendly. And pulling of your special is as easy as pulling both triggers at the same time. And while that may sound like it would make ti to easy, trust me there are plenty of difficulty levels here to please even the most masochistic of fighter fans.
Marvel or really any fighter fan should enjoy this title. But this comes even more highly recommended to marvel fans since it’s not very likely we will see another marvel fighter of this caliber soon if ever again. Now that EA now holds the rights to make all marvel fighting games, which means all 3-d all the time. Oh well, at least it had a fantastic last outing.