I've played on both simple and normal. Simple, way too easy, yet not enough controls. In simple mode, circle would be the special, square, triangle, and x were attacks. Triangle was the combo button. X led to 2 hit air combos. Square was... Square. Half the move set for characters is not able to be used in this beginner's mode. To me, it's hardest with Phoenix Write. HOW THE FUDGE DO I COLLECT EVIDENCE??? Anyways, Normal is harder, yet easier. Contradiction, i know. But, all moves are available, yet combos are harder to perform. Yet more damage is done! yay!
Okay, other than combat modes. Story mode is great! I love the comic - like transition between battles and win quotes. and (spoiler alert) if you press L1, Select, and X when you start story mode, your team is just one person.. GALACTUS!!!!! It gets more intense as you advance though, so don't spam that one hit KO move or you will lose! Trust me, i've tried. :3
Okay, so Galactus is eating the Earth, but nobody notices because they're all fighting.... ehhh... If the story mode had a , i dunno, story? Like Ken was kidnapped so he disappeared so Ryu went to save him or something?
Everything a comic fan wants. Donkey Kong Country - like art style. 3D characters that move around in a 2D plane.
Okay, when I played MvC 3, I was thinking the game makers said "Hey! Let's remake the same game buuuuuuuuuuuut, with less characters!". They add 12 new characters and i poop my pantalones. Ultimate Marvel may have taken away some characters from MvC 2 like Ice Man and Servebot, but i think it was tottaly worth it if this is what they were going for. New characters: Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Iron Fist, Nova, Rocket Racoon, Firebrand, Frank West, Nemesis T Type, Pheonix Wright (eek!), Strider Hiryu (comeback), and Vergil.
Rewatching ending comic strips, Character voice overs, character artwork. AMAZING. In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, the stories are hilarious, but the fact you can't rewatch them makes me upset with them. Ultimate Marvel may not be animated, but you can at least rewatch 'em.
DRUM ROLL PLZ!
Okay, stop drumming. >:(
Final Word: Ultimate Combo Finish! This game is amazing! Go! Buy it now!