| Suggestive Themes, Violence, Blood
| The Good
Lots of replay value
Huge character roster
Dual Shock controller works great with this game
| The Bad
Sound effects sometimes are iffy
Originally released for the DreamCast and arcades, Marvel
VS Capcom 2 finally made its way to Sony's newest machine.
It offers the same type of lightning-fast gameplay, the same
characters found in the other versions, and the rich 3D backgrounds.
Gameplay: If you're a big fan of the first game, this
will offer no surprises. If you're a fan of fighting or 2D
games, you will be simply amazed by the level of work put
into this game. This game is unlike any Street Fighter games.
It is a super fast and button smashing melee game with strategy.
Basically there are a lot in this game to keep you occupied
for a long time. You have so many characters to unlock. The
only way you can unlock them is by gaining points in the types
of game modes in the menu screen. You can even gain them while
in Training Mode and VS Mode. You can even unlock new costumes,
character art, and new levels.
Visuals: The animation and fighting techniques are
very smooth and looks like a cartoon (a very good cartoon).
The "Supers" in this game look great, very artistic, and colorful.
The backgrounds are in full 3-D and simply look beautiful
for a 2D fighting game. Let's face it, the game is almost
perfect in this department
Sound: The music fits very well with the game. It
makes you feel like you're in a fighting movie. The sound
effects are great but that is my main problem with this game.
At some parts of the game, you have great sound effects blasting
through your speakers but at other parts, you have very sloppy
sound effects. What I mean by this having sloppy sound effects
is that you sometimes can't hear what your character is saying.
You sometimes can't even hear anything other than the music.
But this shouldn't stop you from enjoying this lovely port.
Replay: When I mention you unlocking characters, I
forgot to mention you have a good work ahead of you. You get
a total of 56 characters all in all. Let's not forget unlocking
costumes and gallery art for all 56 of them and new levels
to fight in. Not to mention the VS Mode is a blast and feels
like you're in an arcade kicking the crap out of your friend
in a coin-op game. This 2 player mode is enough to keep me
playing for a long time (heck, when this game wasn't out for
PS2 yet, I was still playing my DreamCast version with my
Final word: I really don't have any gripes with this
game other than the sound effects. You simply can't go wrong
when it comes to this game. It makes me want to cry and wet
my pants because I couldn't ask for a better 2D fighter. I
was so surprised that, after all these years, I still find
this game very satisfying to play. Basically, I haven't had
this much fun from a fighting game since Street Fighter
Editor's Note: Aside from the sound effects issue, the
reason this game only got a B was due to the fact that
it is a straight port of an older game with basically nothing
new added. If Capcom had added some improvements of any kind,
the game would have gotten a higher grade.
- Earl Ferrer