Is anyone else getting really fed up with this phrase coming out every single time someone starts landing a combo in Marvel?
>start an arbitrary combo
"And that should be it"
>dropped combo anywhere from immediately after to ~10%
We get it, there are kill combos in this game. Those combos don’t get thrown out with anywhere near 100% efficiency, so why are the commentators acting like they usually are?
Seems kinda counter-productive to building the whole “it ain’t over 'til it’s over” hype mentality behind Marvel. Why commentators and guests on streams would continually express to the viewer that there should be no interest given to the match for the next 10-30secs because the character currently being shit on will die without a chance to play is beyond me.
Where is the hype behind “its probably over”? There isn’t any. The commentators are supposed to be the experts, the ones informing, the ones showing why the game being streamed is a game that should be watched, the ones building the drama. Not people who kill the spirit of competition by constantly telling everyone it’s over before it even starts. The commentators just end up looking like they know absolutely nothing, which in most cases they don’t anyway…which I guess is why they use this lazy all-encompassing term instead of actually talking about the play that’s going on with any kind of meaningful insight.
Think if every sports commentator said “and that should be it” when any kind of lead on their opponent is made. How ridiculous would it be to hear “and that should be it” with every 4th-5th consecutive basket in the NBA, or right after a 1-0 lead in Hockey/Baseball/Soccer/anything else. Where is my incentive to watch if the experts designated to lead me, the viewer, through the nuances of what’s going on, tell me that there’s nothing more to see here?
Is it not over until it’s over? Or is it over before it even starts? Pick a side. The latter doesn’t sound entertaining at all, so I think it’d be wise for the FGC to be mindful of this stuff and to start encouraging mentalities that, unless you see “Down” or “KO” on the screen, nothing “is it”.