Salutations. E3 just launched off and some MvC 3 gameplay has surfaced. With this came many things, most of all anxiety. This would either disprove or prove all of our fears and worries. And with this, hopes and dreams of people who have wished for a decade to have this made. Well, I like what I saw.
First off, with the TvC team working on this and me not really caring for TvC and it’s simplified controls, it worried me. Though, Seth said in a blog that it was closer to MvC 2 than TvC, and that eased my worries, but hearing about the buttons and the “exchange” button worried me even more. I didn’t know what to think but, let’s start off.
As far as graphics, I really had to get use to them. I wish they had darker “Black” shadows on them, kind of like the filter in SSFIV. As comics tend to have heavy black shading on things, my friend Lilli said they look like “Max Steele dolls” or something, but more dollish than comic, I do agree with this, but I do like the graphics nontheless.
They took a second to get use to, so many colors, epileptic seizure warning had BETTER be on this. But all in all, it’s not that bad and flows nicely.
Though, I will admit that I hate the whole number graphics they used to counter combos the whole “blah blah blah” damage that’s on it like on TvC, I don’t really care to see the damage unless I turn it on in training mode, it crowds up the joint and already too much going on as it is. As far as the “DUDE!” , “GREAT” and stuff, I wish they made that better than the TvC, but oh well, if they can disable them, that’d be fine. Also, I don’t really like the numbers for the Timer (Or the Timer itself) or the numbers for the super meter, and I don’t really like how they designed the energy bars.
The Backgrounds are really beautiful and well done. I particularly liked the Tron Bonne stage from what I seen. Though, with her in the background that almost guarantee’s we won’t see a return of the Treasure Pirate from Megaman Legends. But it’s really awesome, I love it and they did a good job on their promise of Phenomenal back drops. Pretty, and not too distracting. Though, at the same time, they might have over did it just a bit.
Something else, I do not mind the Freeze Frames as they don’t seem to take away from the game or prevent you from doing anything else.
** GAME PLAY **
Honestly, the gameplay was good, obviously they’re some new things. This isn’t MvC 2 (2.0), it’s MvC 3, you can’t have EVERYTHING you want, it is a new game. But I do like how the game play closely resembles MvC 3, good 3 on 3 action, air combos, assists, and a ton of new stuff. Though, I do want to address a lot of things that I seen.
#1 - DANTE. Devil May Cry is my favorite gaming series, Devil May Cry 3 being my fav of all of them and young Dante, so I loved when this design was chosen for his MvC 3 counter part. Awesome. Like most people who are too good, competitive people and wanna be competitive people tend to whore them out, so I was hoping he was good, but not really too good. But he looks BROKEN.
Dude has a relaunch inside of his combo, Devil Trigger is ridiculous ontop of whatever boost you have left when it’s only one character, a TELEPORT. And an awesome looking assist that has loads of possibility. I haven’t seen what else everyone else has, but he’s already looking like a over the top, top tier character. Though, I can’t say he’s really broken because it looks like they did him justice, but honestly, I just don’t want people to whore him out, he’s my favorite character of ALL time, from my favorite game of ALL time of my favorite series of ALL time. Damn.
#2 - Hulk**. Where’s his Super Armor? And he seems to do below regular damage, and his Supers doesn’t even seem to connect all the way, I really don’t know what’s going on with this.
Felicia, Morrigan?** - Where were they? Even in the extended trailer I seen they weren’t there at all. It would’ve been nice to see them in at least a match or two. I only seen
Iron Man/Wolverine/Hulk/Ryu/Chris/Dead Pool/Dante. I know you might say that’s a good number, but on 3 on 3 that’s only 1 person over on two teams. I wanted to see some game play for them, especially Morrigan. I wanted to see if anything changed from MvC 2 or TvC.
Cross-Over Aerial Rave thing** - This is cool, I must admit, me and my friend were talking about it. But the one thing I don’t really understand is that it uses NO BAR. And it seems possible in every air situation. I know you can “deny” your opponent doing this by pushing the “exchange button” when you see them tagging out, but is it going to be easy to recognize and react to? If so, I can see why you wouldn’t waste a meter, but if it’s hard to stop, then meter would make more sense, as it’s a free tag in and wastes burning Ultras to get in safely, and it also stops the risk of tagging in freely.
Iron-Man - Apparently this is like Sakura’s Ultra 2 in SSFIV. He can shoot it forward or Diagonally up, pretty cool actually.
Ryu: Something tells me Tatsu xx Shinkuu Hadouken works. Even though I never seen it one time in any vid.
The sound is overall pretty damn good. I like the sounds and the effects, and I very much like how they did Dead Pool, pretty damn true to his comic state. The fact he has Shoryuken (Which he does in a Comic with Wolverine) is pretty damn nice, I’m glad they gave reference to that. This is well done.
What I want
What I really want them to do is add more heavy black shading to the characters, as this gives it a more “Comic” feel, like in the trailers. I want them to have a TWO player online training mode to get things down, and I just want Capcom to ask for feed back when it gets new things.
I thought this game was going to blow, but it’s shaping up to shatter my low expectations, I’m glad.
People I want in
COME ON you know I had to do it.
Ayame (Power Stone)
Hinata (Rival Schools)
Poison (Final Fight)
Maki (Final Fight 2)
Good shit people!