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Video Game Review: Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Nintendo 3DS Info

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I'm still playing Dragon Age II, devoting most of my time to going through pretty much every single mission out there and enjoying every minute of it, but I did still have time to check out another game this week. I didn't devote a lot of time to it, because quite frankly I'm developing a mad love for DA II and can't stop playing it. I'm beginning to wonder if the first one was just as good and I missed out by picking an idiotic mage...

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

7.5 out of 10

I absolutely refuse to give a 2D fighting game a better score until someone takes the time to really put together some fantastic character animations. That said, this game is still a lot of fun. Sure, the characters aren't nearly as detailed as the backgrounds (or even their super powered moves at times), but that hardly detracts from the fun.

Basically, you get to choose either three characters from the Marvel universe and/or the Capcom universe, and then you duke it out. The characters are great. They include staples like Dr. Doom, Wolverine, Ryu and Dante. Some you'll recognize (and still enjoy), some you won't (and still enjoy). The combat's good, balanced, and you can tag in your partners whenever you're ready to try and unload some sort of super-fantastic-amazing-holy-crap combo.

On top of all that coolness, you can always get help with the control system, which simplifies all of the buttons on your controller and eliminates all of the confusing, difficult aspects of special moves and just assigns them to a button. This can be incredibly enjoyable. I want Dr. Doom to shoot an energy beam, and I want it done right ... now! All I had to do was push the A button. Love it. This made playing through the game, in my opinion, so much more fun.

Since this is a Japanese game, you can expect plenty of cheesy dialogue. I don't know if it's some rule Japanese game companies need to follow or something, or if it's just the translations, but you can expect most of the usual "The sun's tears will rain upon you!" dialogue. Sometimes, it's annoying, sometimes it's hilarious. And yes, every battle will be "The battle to end all battles," or something to that extent.

The Nintendo 3DS

2011-04-01


Thirsting for some knowledge on Nintendo's new 3d handheld? Well, I'm out of luck. I can't afford a new gaming system. But here. Here are some links to help you out.

IGN's launch center
– It's complete, that's for sure. They're going through the hardware and really exploring the thing, so you might want to check this out if you're interested in using your 3DS to its full abilities.

1up Reviews
– I personally like the IGN reviewers better, but this page has a list of all the games reviewed so far.