Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been the source of great controversy for releasing so soon after the initial release of Fate of Two Worlds. But let’s take a closer look to see if the upgrade is worth paying for.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 stirs up a lot of conflicting emotions inside my gamer geek heart. I don’t fault Capcom for releasing yearly updates to its fighting game franchises. After all, fighting games are basically in the same boat as sports games, in that the only real room for evolution is through roster updates and balancing adjustments to the familiar formula of one-on-one fisticuffs. However, putting out a modified version of a game within a span of nine months and not even giving existing players the option to update through patches and paid DLC? That’s pushing it.
Unseemly as the process may be, it’s hard to argue with the results. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 takes everything that was so awesome about the initial version and ups the ante tenfold. This is a triumph of a fighting game, folks.