Don’t feel too bad. This game has turned away a lot of veteran players as well as new ones.
It certainly has the most “touch of death” setups that I have ever seen in a fighter. Which is why I just can’t take the game seriously as a competition game.
Having said that I actually really do enjoy it casually. It is no where nearly as well suited for tournaments as many other excellent and balanced fighters out there.
The highest levels of play demonstrate amazing techniques and skill by showing just how the first player who begins his 100% combo will most likely take the round.
Seriously, it’s a bit ridiculous but that’s Marvel. A design flaw in my opinion as Tatsunoko vs Capcom is AMAZINGLY GOOD and balanced by comparison.
Low levels of play demonstrate that Marvel is puuuuurrrrreeeeee button mashing with the perceived to be cheapest of characters of the day.
Mindless players typically don’t last very long but oddly enough tend to actually do ok in this particular instance. That was NOT the case nearly as much in any of the other Marvel versus games.
So anyway for whatever it may or may not be worth keep the above in mind and while playing just know that Marvel vs Capcom 3 is designed to drive a person crazy! Haha!
If it helps what I tell people who come over and want to play this is to think of their assists as regular moves that should be used as absolutely often as the game engine allows.
What I notice the most while online (besides the constant mashing/Turbo) is that folks choose uncomplimentary assists AND THEN they forget to even use them.
Anyhow I wish you much luck and success, but mostly just have some fun with an ill-balanced but cool looking game! Haha…