Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite
Gamesmaster|June 2017

Worlds collide. And then keep colliding. With lots and lots of explosions

David Houghton

Not so much a reboot, more a refocusing, Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite looks – and plays – every bit like the streamlined, more immediate, and entirely more comprehensible tune-up the anarchic, 19-year-old fighter has long needed. With a potentially huge new, MCU-loving fanbase waiting in the wings, the timing (and approach) could not be better.

That’s not to say that this new iteration has lost the series’ trademark high-flying lunacy. This remains a gleefully giddy fighting experience, packing explosive colour, aerial spectacle, and glorious, gratuitous juggles. It’s just that for all the super-powered beatdowns on offer (or, rather, piped into your eyes at a rate capable of stunning a horse), all superfluous complications, rules, and stipulations have been stripped away to make play now feel as immediate as it always looked.

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