This, fighting lovers, the fourth and final review of the MvC 3 game. Whereas the past ones were gameplay and characters this one focuses on the most underestimated of all the parts of the game: the sound. Sure this isn’t as important as the other features but it still has a large amount of hold. Once more it can be broken into pros and cons:
1. Characters actually talk: This isn’t important but it was really annoying in the previous game. The characters basically did nothing but speak an opening catchphrase, grunt, and scream as they attacked. This time they actually talk. They speak to each other, the enemy, and in some cases even talk to you. This alone makes the game infinitely more interesting especially if you’re one of those people who enjoy seeing every little cutscene there is to be found.
2. Better Sound Effects: This was just a pet peeve in the previous game. The sounds were basically stuck at ‘pow’ for punches and ‘pew-pew-bam-bam’ for special attacks. In this game there are sounds ranging from the sound of car horns to growling as your character destroys the competition. Is there anything better?
1. Same Song: This is the saddest part about it all. The previous game was given a large amount of different songs (that were downloadable at least) while this one merely keeps the same old tune. Anyone who watched the trailer was enamored with the song in the background as Wolverine tried to stab the great fighter Ryu, so why not make that the main theme? It was almost depressing to hear the same song again but who knows? Maybe some new ones will be downloadable along with Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath in March.