MultiVersus review | gaming pc

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What is it? A platform fighter with an eclectic, iconic cast of characters.
Expect to pay Free-to-play
Release date August 16, 2022
Developer Player First Games
Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Reviewed on Nvidia GeForce RTX3070, AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, 16GB RAM
Multiplayer? Yes
Link Official website (opens in new tab)

I’m Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog, standing on the edge of a Ricky and Morty-themed arena. I’m about to beat Shaggy from Scooby-Doo into a bloody pulp while my teammate Arya Stark is casually stealing Batman’s face. A few years ago this would have given me severe whiplash, but in a world where tennis star Naomi Osaka is throwing hands at Naruto in Fortnite, nothing surprises me anymore. Well, except for one thing: MultiVersus is actually pretty damn good.

Believe me, I never expected it either. The initial reveal left me disinterested—it looked like another weaksauce attempt to be Smash Bros., and I’m not much of a platform fighter gal anyway. I much prefer my fighting games in a tight, enclosed 3D arena a la Tekken and Soulcalibur. I came into MultiVersus not expecting much, yet found that Player First Games have begun to lay the groundwork for something remarkable.

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