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MVC3 Shadow Pack 02 Impressions

Marvel Vs Capcom 3 has been steadily updating and getting new additions since its release back in February. New characters, costumes, and modes of play have been keeping things fresh and exciting for those who really want to invest in the game. Recently, however, there's been some rather unpopular decisions made by Capcom regarding their newest fighting sensation.

"Shadow Mode" is a gametype where you select your team of heroes and battle against AI opponents programmed with the playstyles and patterns of developers and producers. The first pack had you fighting producer Ryota Niitsuma and associate producer Akihito Kadowaki, as well as an unnamed QA Tester. The second pack has you fighting...the computer again. This is where the problem begins.

The teams you get in Shadow Pack 2 are just themed teams set to the AI already in the game, not patterns associated with any one person. Essentially, you're getting 1/6th of Arcade Mode with 3 "themed" Capcom teams:

Street Fighters: Ryu, Chun-Li, Akuma

Darkstalkers: Morrigan, Felicia, Hsein-Ko

S.T.A.R.S.: Chris, Wesker, Jill

The first time you beat a team, you get a "Title" that you can put on your in-game liscence to pretty it up. Every other time you beat them, you get bugger-all. And remember, these titles are the only new content you get for the money you just spent. Granted, it's only a dollar, but if this practice continues in the future, that's gonna add up quick.  

If you really want the titles, or you'd like to collect every little bit of this game, then pick up Shadow Pack 02 for 80 MSP or 1 dollar on the Playstation Store. Otherwise, I'd recommend giving this lackluster add-on a pass.


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