Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Re-release Review

It’s back!

The classic 2D fighter has come back into the mainstream via Xbox 360 (and PS3 on August 13) download.

If you want some background on the game, you can checkout my initial post:

Marvel vs. Capcom 2!!! (What can I say? I was excited).

Review

The Good

It’s Marvel vs. Capcom 2. The game is basically a direct port of the classic Dreamcast version, with slicker graphics. If you liked the original version, you will like this one.

The Meh

While online play works well, actually getting into a match is kind of difficult. Most of my attempts to join a game result in a failure to join message… But once your in it’s great.

The Not-So Good

The Xbox version of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 allowed you to assign dedicated “high/low punch” and “high/low kick” buttons. While some purists probably frown upon this button configuration, I was quite fond of it. I can’t remember if this was an option on Dreamcast (I don’t think it was), but I miss being able to create those buttons. They were especially good for chaining into hypercombos.

The final boss, Abyss. He still sucks.

The Bottom-line

If you are a fan of Marvel vs. Capcom 2, buy it. If you aren’t a fan, and are looking for the slickness of modern fighters, this one isn’t for you.

All-in-all, it’s a good game with the potential for endless variation.

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