Marvel vs Capcom 2
The penultimate CPS3 sprite orgy fighter is about to get a true sequel. Capcom will release MvC 2 this spring for arcade fighting enthusiasts everywhere. On top the new fighters, they've also created exclusive characters Ruby Heart and Cable (not seen in any game before this) for the rumble. Oh, and have we mentioned the three-man tag-team gameplay? Expect the DC version to hit a couple months later in japan.
You would not believe how many hours I have spent with Marvel vs Capcom 2 over the years. No matter if it is the Dreamcast, Xbox 360 or even right here. This is a game that I always have had a great time with and it is one of the most popular fighting games of its generation or a very good reason.
How Many Characters?
One of the things that the last two Marvel vs Capcom games have struggled with is the roster. Not that they were bad, they were just never able to live up to the 56 characters that Marvel vs Capcom 2 boasted. This roster is stacked to the max. Both the Marvel and Capcom side is awesome.
You have various Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man characters as well as people from franchises such as Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Mega Man, Resident Evil and more. Each character has various colors as well so the roster is the most diverse the series has ever seen.
3 vs 3 Combat
What really makes Marvel vs Capcom 2 so fondly remembered is the combat. This is a fighting game where you pick any three characters you want to form a super team. Each battle requires that you defeat all three characters from the opposing team. You can call in other characters to help you during a battle, tag in and tag out and you can produce these epic super combos that are just spectacular to look at as well as do. What I really like about this game is that it is the kind of game anyone can play. The controls are actually quite simple so that makes it a game that anyone can pick up and have fun with. On the flip side of this, you can also get very, very in-depth with the combat. This is a game that has some serious depth to it if you want to learn it properly. No matter how serious you get about the game one thing that is for sure is that you will be having a great time.
Flashy And Awesome!
I still think that Marvel vs Capcom 2 is a fantastic looking game. The characters all look great and some of them (Venom always springs to mind) have phenomenal animation that will really knock your socks off. The stages as well are great. Each stage has some awesome effects to it. My only gripe is that there are not enough of them. There are not a ton of stages so you do cycle through them pretty quickly, thankfully the stages that are here are very well done.
While the presentation is great and full of flash and special effects. One area that is a bit of a let down is the endings. There are no character-specific endings in this game which is rather disappointing if I am being honest.
As you have probably guessed, I love Marvel vs Capcom 2. It is a fighting game that is just so much fun to play. No matter if you are just messing around with friends on a game night or if you are wanting to get serious and go pro! This is a game that it is impossible not to have a wonderful time with.
- Over 50 characters to choose from
- Fun and exciting gameplay
- Playing against friends is a lot of fun
- While easy to play, it does have a lot of depth
- The presentation is incredible
- I do wish there were a few more stages
- No character-specific endings
Processor: PC compatible, P-200
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode Multiplayer (Hotseat)
Marvel vs Capcom 2 Screenshots
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