I've never really been a big fighting game fan. Sure I've played some of the bigger titles like Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat. Even some niche titles like Nitroplus Blasterz or Blazblue. This game was one of the first games that kind of got me interested in the genre as a whole. For some reason, it really clicked with me.
This is a game starring characters from the Marvel universe pitted against characters from popular series made by Capcom. I had never played the first two games because frankly, I never knew they existed. I never really followed fighting games after I got hooked on RPGs in my teen years. When I found the genre again in college, this was refreshing.
The game is very complicated in terms of coming up with combos and learning match-ups. See, each character is unique. They all have strengths and weaknesses. Sure some are obviously higher tier characters but when you aren't playing in tournaments or in ranked matches, it is fun to experiment with different setups.
There are lots of other modes in this game than just the typical VS and online matches. The arcade/story mode is actually well done, with each character having a unique ending. I enjoyed working my way through the roster and learning about characters from both sides of the house that I had never heard of before.
Fighting games are an interesting genre to me. They are fun to pop in for a short while, get some stress out, and move on. This game lends itself to this type of gameplay. Although, if you want to be any good at the game, you have to practice, learn moves, memorize frames, etc. There is a huge amount of depth to this game and anybody who learns the ins and outs of this will be rewarded. For me, the reward was seeing some of my favorite characters and some new faces battle it out in combat. I mean fans of both Capcom and Marvel have always wondered who would win in various battles and now they can. Definitely worth picking up if you like Marvel, Capcom, or fighting games in general.