Crossover franchises can be tricky to visually articulate; both worlds usually have to meet each other halfway to produce a style that distinguishes itself while including some of the more exclusive elements. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 teeters on the Marvel side of things when it comes to visuals, but it manages to tether the two universes in a way that suggests that these two worlds could plausibly co-exist. The game has a slightly cel-shaded look to it that fits comfortably within the Marvel universe without betraying the Capcom side. Each character brings his or her own idiosyncrasies to every fight, and the animations are key in driving that home. Morrigan Aensland does her damnedest to come across as the sexiest thing alive, and Deadpool struts around like a complete douche. To say that the combat is flashy would be the understatement of the year. Combos play out like they would in a comic book: bursting with color and assorted special effects. Outside the fighting, the presentation isn't particularly impressive, but who's going to spend any more than two minutes in the menus?
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 features a soundtrack that is faithful to the multitude of franchises it represents. If it's been a while since you've played some of these games, the snippets of music that identify with each character are sure to put a smile on your face. The original music isn't really all that great, and it won't take long before it starts to annoy you. The voice acting is quite good for the most part. Some of it is annoying, but when it is, it's usually because the characters themselves are simply written that way.