The lights are on
One is a former S.T.A.R.S. member. The other is a tentacled,
inter-dimensional cyclops. Together they make up the new DLC characters
for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. I recently downloaded said
add-on and went a few rounds with the intriguing new
Being the Resident Evil fan I am, I
immediately checked out Jill Valentine. She’s sporting her latex
jumpsuit from Resident Evil 5, and the all the feline-like abilities
Wesker bestowed upon her. Jill specializes in a series of
lightning-quick kick attacks along with several advanced throws, making
her an up-close-and-personal pugilist. Her most unique power allows her
to crouch like a feral cat and teleport around the screen, which is
perfect for slipping under jumping enemies and retaliating from behind.
Her hyper-combos include spinning machine gun jump and a flurry of
devastating kicks. Overall, Jill is a great addition to the MvC 3
roster, but I would have preferred moves with more personality like her
old zombie summoning and rocket launcher.
Shuma Gorath is the
other new DLC newbie begging to be downloaded. His fluid animations and
spiky attacks hark back to his Marvel vs. Capcom 2 days, giving longtime
fans a nostalgic treat. I love that he can shoot sticky eyeballs onto
foes, which then detonate to lengthen combos. His lack of speed is
compensated for by a lengthy eye laser beam and the ability to transform
into a spike ball and sail through the air. His extended eyebeam
hyper-combo delivers a double dose of pain, and the other turns him into
a venus flytrap-like creature which sends the victim through a damaging
dimensional vortex. Shuma Gorath is a wacky fighting game character,
and I’m glad Capcom chose to bring him back.
If I had to choose
only one of these characters to download, I’d have to go with Shuma
Gorath, despite my love for Resident Evil. He has crazy animations, a
more varied move set, and a MODOK-like WTF factor. These two fighters
are good additions to any seasoned MvC player, but the existing roster
is so diverse that you wouldn’t miss out on much by passing on this DLC.
Each character is $4.99 (400 MS points), and available on PlayStation
Network and Xbox Live.
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