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Never got this after trading in Marvel VS Capcom 3 over a year ago, convince me.

#1Austin_4ePosted 10/2/2012 1:38:50 PM
So to sum up my experience, I basically rarely played fighting games before Marvel vs. Capcom 3. I mean I loved series like Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Mortal Kombat, and I usually bought all the games in these series, but I was so bad I usually bought them used, play them to unlock the characters or whatever, but I'd always get decimated online and would eventually trade the game in again.

Then along comes the hype train that was Marvel vs. Capcom 3. I looked up everything I could about this game, really dug into the fighting community, learned the terms, I had pre-ordered the Collector's Edition. I was beyond hyped. I remember the day Hsien-Ko was confirmed, my hype was unmatched, downright my favorite Darkstalkers character (even if I was a terribad player).

When it released I played the game religiously for awhile and found a few good tactics. I still was getting my ass handed to me online, but I was holding my own for a good while, it wasn't the absolute devastation I suffered in most fighting games before. It was an awesome experience and I really felt like I was finally actually learning a fighting game, slowly, but learning.

Then Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 was announced. Now think about that in my perspective, I'm finally getting into fighting games for the first time, I feel like I'm getting somewhere and I had hyped this game to death. Then Capcom was going to come out and announce a far superior version in less than a year from the original release? I was beyond angry, buying the Collector's Edition was a waste of money and getting as hyped as I did for a far inferior product was infuriating. So I traded in MvC3 and didn't even bother getting UMvC3 when it did eventually come out. Well that and the Megaman Legends 3 fiasco didn't improve my opinion of Capcom either, but that's unrelated.

So now basically a year later I saw Okami HD was coming out on PSN, which reminded me of MvC3 and then I started remembering how much fun I had with it before the UMvC3 announcement angered me beyond belief. Then I sort of wanted to buy UMvC3, but I don't want to disappoint myself...

TOO LONG; DID NOT READ VERSION

I loved Marvel VS Capcom 3 and it was my first experience trying to actually learn a fighting game inside and out. However the announcement of the Ultimate version spoiled my mood and I got rid of it.

What did I miss in this version? How screwed over on DLC am I going to be? Should I try building my experience up again with this? Or is the community so vastly more skilled at this point that I might as well give up on trying to improve myself online?
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#2NoizyChildPosted 10/2/2012 1:43:07 PM
From: Austin_4e | Posted: 10/2/2012 3:38:50 PM | #001
What did I miss in this version?

Improved netcode from Vanilla, 12 new characters, balance changes, DLC costumes (except for Magneto - legal issues) all sorts of hijinks and tomfoolery in the competitive sense.

In short, a damn fun game.

How screwed over on DLC am I going to be?

Not at all, if A) you don't care about the costumes, and B) You realize that you can't have everything in the world for free.

Should I try building my experience up again with this? Or is the community so vastly more skilled at this point that I might as well give up on trying to improve myself online?

Feel free to join us. Just be advised that you WILL lose a lot at first. Luckily, you have venues for help, such as:

- The UMVC3 Strategy Guide. Buy this when you pick up the game. Do not ask questions, just do it. You'll thank yourself.

- Shoryuken (somewhat)

- The good folks here at GameFAQs.

Get up, go out, get the game and guide, get online, and have some damn fun.
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#3SaggyMaggiePosted 10/2/2012 1:43:57 PM
Buy ultimate.

Plenty of crappy players still.

Its fun!
#4_SavagePosted 10/2/2012 1:44:18 PM
Austin Era topic.
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#5Austin_4e(Topic Creator)Posted 10/2/2012 1:50:23 PM
From: NoizyChild | #002
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I know you said no questions, but do I REALLY need to buy the strategy guide? Is there anything in it I really wouldn't be able to find online? I mean I know a lot of fighters strategy guides have like frame data, but I feel like unless I plan on getting THAT hardcore into it I wouldn't find it that helpful. What all does the guide offer?

From: _Savage | #004
Austin Era topic.


Not sure what you're saying, but this is my main, I'm not Austin Era.
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#6NoizyChildPosted 10/2/2012 1:51:52 PM(edited)
From: _Savage | Posted: 10/2/2012 3:44:18 PM | #004
Austin Era topic.

Someone we should know about?

From: Austin_4e | Posted: 10/2/2012 3:50:23 PM | #005
I know you said no questions, but do I REALLY need to buy the strategy guide? Is there anything in it I really wouldn't be able to find online? I mean I know a lot of fighters strategy guides have like frame data, but I feel like unless I plan on getting THAT hardcore into it I wouldn't find it that helpful. What all does the guide offer?


Frame data, beginner to intermediate combos, character strategies, etc.
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#7Austin_4e(Topic Creator)Posted 10/2/2012 1:55:16 PM
From: NoizyChild | #006

From: Austin_4e | Posted: 10/2/2012 3:50:23 PM | #005
I know you said no questions, but do I REALLY need to buy the strategy guide? Is there anything in it I really wouldn't be able to find online? I mean I know a lot of fighters strategy guides have like frame data, but I feel like unless I plan on getting THAT hardcore into it I wouldn't find it that helpful. What all does the guide offer?


Frame data, beginner to intermediate combos, character strategies, etc.


Hmm well I just looked up some reviews quick and it does sound like it's very painstakingly detailed.

If I decide to pick up UMvC3 this week and I see it, I'll probably grab it (assuming it's not too much more money, I'm working with a college student budget here). If I don't find it though I probably won't go out of my way to get it.
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#8NoizyChildPosted 10/2/2012 1:58:23 PM
UMVC3 is about $25 on Amazon, maybe less at a brick and mortar store.

I've seen the strategy guides at Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, etc.

It should be about $15-$20, at the most.
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#9Austin_4e(Topic Creator)Posted 10/2/2012 2:00:59 PM
From: NoizyChild | #008
UMVC3 is about $25 on Amazon, maybe less at a brick and mortar store.

I've seen the strategy guides at Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, etc.

It should be about $15-$20, at the most.


Well if it's that cheap by now I might as well just pick it up, I mean for that cost even if I'm terrible I can still get my fun's worth out of arcade mode.

Man... I got like Borderlands 2 and Dead or Alive 5, and now I'm going to probably get this. And I already have a HUGE backlog of games preceding those.

I'm never going to finish my video game collection...
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#10DougFunnieePosted 10/2/2012 2:06:19 PM
The guide is very helpful, but you don't NEED it.
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