He was once considered a long shot who could never be in a fighting game because he's just a "stupid toony lawyer". But the Phoenix Wright fans organized and made their voices heard.
With the help of guys like the fine gentlemen at Phoenix Wright for MVC3! (Also at Hold it! Hear it!) Capcom heard the pleas of their fans and made wild dreams come true!
Now, if you're not already screaming "TAKE MY MONEY CAPCOM!" (Seriously? That's not enough?) perhaps you need a dose of the critical thinking we love to encourage on this blog.
Many criticize Ultimate MVC3 for being so closely released behind the Vanilla version of MVC3. Some feel that it's just a simple add-on that doesn't warrant a whole new disc and that it would have been better implemented as a downloadable update.
As far as timing goes, I'm upset it's not releasing sooner! Maximillian, the creator of the the "Assist Me" series and a Nicholas Cage clone has gotten an early copy, and I couldn't be more jealous.
The downloadable content argument is sensible. Maybe Phoenix Wright is the only character you want, and it benefits you to only pay $5 instead of $40.
But have you not seen the 12 new characters? I mean, sure, there's some Marvel faces that nobody was really requesting, but Capcom's side alone has hit it out of the park! Phoenix Wright? Strider Hiryu? Frank West? Vergil? NEMESIS?
Now sure, it might benefit those who want to pick and choose, but what about those who want to soak up all this delicious content? Jill and Shuma Gorath came at 5 bucks a pop, and doing that for all 12 characters, is a full $60 price tag.
Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 is only $40, and not only do you get more characters at that price, you get
- More moves and balancing for the entire cast
- More stages
- Spectator Mode and better online functionality
- A sexy Character Select Screen
- And some very intriguing new modes.
Not only do we get a mode where we can play as freaking Galactus (Seriously? what?!) but the Heroes and Heralds mode alone is a new mode that offers a ton of new ways to play and endless replayability for fans of Marvel. Cards offering abilities ranging from invisibility, invincibility, the ability to parry, and many more completely change the way you play.
The other argument against separate DLC is that having everything conglomerated into one package makes things easier for the competitive community. No worrying if every console at every tournament has every individual character downloaded.
This is where some would say a DLC package would have worked. I contend that, a DLC package wouldn't necessarily be cheaper, and not only that, it doesn't give you the option to sell your original MvC3 disk. (Plus, wouldn't you prefer to pay $40 for something tangible than to worry about your content riding the waves of the future?)
With Ultimate being released as a completely new game, we can sell Vanilla MvC3, which chops off roughly half the price of Ultimate as it is. I got about $20, making my purchase of all this new content the equivalent of 4 individual DLC characters. Starting to see the deal we got cut?
If you weren't going to buy new content, you weren't going to buy it anyways, and if you hate MvC3, you probably will still hate Ultimate.
If you didn't buy MvC3 and want it, this is a must buy no questions asked, and if you are a Vanilla owner, you can sell the game and embrace this glorious upgrade for a reduced price.
Or just buy it and don't care. Honestly, Phoenix Wright is enough to warrant this: