Of all the discussions and arguments about X-Men, something about me just feels that maybe I’m and we’re just getting a bit too old. I’m 35 now, I used to read Marvel comics and watched 90’s X-Men on Fox Kids, and when 1996 hit and XMvSF came about it was a dream come true to see these characters animated in the game, unfortunately I wouldn’t play it till years later. But to finally have Rogue, Gambit, Cyclops on CPS2, you know the feeling.
But thinking about it, that was 20 years ago, a child could have been born in 1996, could be 21 years old now in the FGC and might look back on the 90’s X-Men in the same way I look back on 60’s Batman. We don’t see people demanding that NRS put KAPOW, BANG, SPLASH, KAPLAT and all sorts of slapstick effects in Injustice, the game is up to date, even to the point of Harley Quin being her Suicide Squad incarnation, and some Infinite haters actually praise NRS on what a good job they’ve done.
I find that a bit odd. Are we not just becoming really grumpy old autistic men being too set in our ways and totally afraid of change? I kind of feel like I am. I have to admit, I love GotG, so if Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Star Lord are in the game I’ll be absolutely buzzing. I was watching Flash and Arrow TV series and thought to my self, “this is some Tokusatsu shit”, but some of the new Marvel movies are actually really good.
Don’t get me wrong I want X-Men in this game more than any other, but I kind of feel passionate in the same way someone in their 60’s feels about Batman, I honestly haven’t watched any of the new X-Men movies.
At some point you have to let go, I think Marvel have a good point that a lot of young people won’t even recognise X-Men in the same way we do, and for the base roster to be MCU based is probably the best stategical move. I hate to admit it but it’s true, Fox have their own canon now, it doesn’t really mix with what else is going on in the MCU and the Infinite storyline, it’s kind of understandable. It’s a cunts trick, but understandable.
And here’s hoping we’ll get an X-Men DLC pack, they might not be in the base roster but it gives Marvel and Fox some time to properly represent Fox’s characters and implement them into the game in a way that keeps both parties happy. Quite frankly I think in MvC3 we were spoiled.