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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Dreamcast)

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Written by  :  Robyrt (51)
Written on  :  Jun 16, 2001
Platform  :  Dreamcast
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Summary

Addictive yet repetitive

The Good

3-on-3 battles are great fun, and last a good few minutes. The controls are great: assists, character switches, even triple hyper combos are just two button presses away. Plenty of eye candy, especially now that hyper moves are a dime a dozen. This game is just addictive.

The Bad

There may be 56 characters, but only 10 are any good. Gameplay gets repetitive: since everything is so showy, it's more about filling the screen with your characters/projectiles than it's about choosing the right move. Balance is horrible (Cable and Magneto and particular are way too powerful); there's practically an infinite combo for every character. The boss is disappointingly easy.

The Bottom Line

It may not be as complex as Virtua Fighter 3 or as good-looking as Soul Calibur, but it certainly is a whole lot of fun.