Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Marvel vs Capcom vs Mortal Kombat
So a while ago I was really excited about Marvel vs Capcom 3. After completing it a couple of times I grew tired of it, after pondering why, given that I love the characters and also Capcom games, I think it was just shallow. Short of a ladder to fight over and over and some unlocks, which are either crappy gallery things, or the hidden characters, which can be gotten in a couple of hours. In short, completed it once, unlocked the characters, and that was me done with it.
Then Mortal Kombat came along. I had been a fan of the original Mortal Kombat since disk swapping it on the Amiga. Though I ignored many of the 3D iterations, MK4, Armageddon and Deception. The latest Mortal Kombat is great! Primarily because they brought back all the retro fighters and moves, but also because it had more depth than MvC3! I'm going to say it, Marvel versus Capcom 3 is a shallow game! Mortal Kombat has over 300 challenges, story mode, and some worthy alternate costumes to unlock.
The online debate:
now what I mentioned previously, is all from an "offline" perspective. Both games have a massive following Online, and one could argue that the depth of MvC3 comes from playing online to create some kind of dick-move-lock-you-in a-corner combo. One person actually summed MvC3 up for me as an "eSports" game. but again MK is also guilty of this with a huge variety of online modes. Personally I couldn't care about online, the time involved in "Mastering" one character is not something I find appealing.
But in other news, cant wait for Soul Calibur V.
Love and Fatalities,