When all is said and done, if you're a fighting game fan MvC2 is an essential purchase. It won't be for everybody – it's at times bewildering, even though button mashing and repeated quarter circle forward motions often result in spectacular combos. Underneath, one hell of a fighting game system is there for those of you who wish to unravel it – the game wouldn't still be played by the pros on the tournament circuit if it didn't require genuine skill to master. But really, the big draw is online play. That and the prospect of a trip down a Dreamcast-coloured memory lane.