I live in the fabled lands of Canada, where something exciting is happening. Blockbuster, a chain of Video Rental stores, is going out of business. Victims of the digital movie revolution I suppose. This may be happening in the rest of the world, I don't know, I'm not a doctor.
The reason this is so exciting is that they have been reducing the prices on all of their items steadily in an attempt to clear house. I have taken full advantage of this situation, in the form of buying many video games that I had been passing up for a while. One of those games is Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
As with pretty much any game, I picked this one up for the XBox 360, but I have it on good authority that you can get the same game, or a reasonable facsimile on the PS3.
I wasn't expecting much to be honest. Aside from one time where I became a hero in the eyes of two random kids by beating the original Marvel Vs. Capcom on an arcade machine in a corner store using only one quarter, I have not been a fan of the series. For our younger readers (who probably don't exist), when I was your age we had to leave our house to play video games and they came in boxes the size of your bed that only played one game. These were called "Arcade Machines" and they are pretty much dying out outside of Japan, which is a country.
Where was I? Right. I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised by how fun MvC3:Fo2W's is. The combat is quick and exciting, the controls are a little on the simple side for my liking, but not so simple as to be annoying. They put almost no effort into the story, instead letting the fighting take center stage, as should be the case in a fighting game. Redd and I are having a lot of fun with this title, and I am regretting not picking it up at launch now.
That being said, I also have it on fairly good authority that ULTIMATE Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is coming out in November 2011, which will allow you to use something like 12 more characters, so it is probable worth waiting for that one if this is a title that interests you.
We're done here.