Story - 55%
Graphics - 86%
Audio - 79%
Gameplay - 81%
Replayability - 77%
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite is finally out, it is the 6th game in the series and it has been 5 years since the last game. Finally, finally we have something new!
The reason it has been a while since we have had a game in the series is because Capcom lost the rights of Marvel in 2012 when Disney decided on self-publishing but after Disney dissolved their console gaming division Capcom got it back, hence Marvel vs Capcom: Infinity.
The game also sets up the story nicely for the infinity stones and will teach people some more about these stones heading up to the cinematic release of the next Avengers film. But also, the story falls a bit short, it doesn’t keep your attention and there is a lot of loading between scenes and fights. I do commend them for trying to do a full story mode and have it in a continues flow but it needs some work.
There are 30 characters to choose from but somehow it still feels like too little. With no doubt, there will be DLC characters and some has already been announced like Black Panther and Sigma. You also have the option to buy a Character Pass which will include 6 characters for R475, which is a little steep.
New in the gameplay is the Active Switch, which allows you to switch freely with your tag team partner. Infinity Stones not only plays a key role in the story line but you choose an infinity stone when selecting your two characters, in-game you then can activate the Infinity stone power for extra attacks and/or strategic benefits. The button layout is more like Marvel vs Capcom two where you get a light/heavy punch and a light/heavy kick with the two new buttons of active switch and infinity switch.
With me being such a big Marvel Fan, I still like the game and will spend hours playing the game even with the short comings. Hopefully with them having the license back it will mean that they can build on the success and add a lot more to the series.
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Age Rating: Teen
Estimated RRP: R879
Release Date: 19 September 2017
- Has a campaign
- Needs more characters