I’m not getting the joystick edition of this game… I already have a DC joystick designed… It’s been ready for over a year now. I just have to get cash to spend on the parts I need to finish the joystick! The Agetec case has already been properly cut and painted.
(Hint about the joystick art I composed – it’s NOT related to the “Nu52” but it’s classic crossover art by George Perez = one of the guys that current DC management and editorial treated like an old shoe recently. Gee, this is only one of several people who helped revitalize DC in the 1980s and made the characters more relatable, too, WITHOUT DESTROYING complete timelines and backstories for the most part. I might not have cared for all he did to Wonder Woman but it’s nowhere near the scale of the crap going on with DC Comics now…)
I honestly wish I could be more excited about the game but I hate the DC redesigns… I just don’t like the New 52 and all these changes to classic costumes that were fine the way they were before 2011. I have to admit that was a big bone of contention for me about MK vs DC, too, but we can blame the MK creators for all the dumb costume changes there.
Being that it’s also an MK-like game – at least I sense that from the videos and developer --, I’m also so-so on the game engine. I just hope it’s possible to actually execute “Finishing Moves” or whatever they’re going to call them in the game. The input to do a lot special moves, in particular Fatalities, has always been ridiculously tight on the MK games I’ve played. Even the original arcade version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo isn’t that bad with control inputs!
I just hope that the rumored alternate skins for the DC characters includes their classic pre-2011 looks! I can’t stand all the added buckles and straps on the costumes, Superman’s armor (WTF? He’s supposed to be the Man of Steel! “Skin that can’t be burst with anything less than an artillery”?), and all this other mindless redesign work.
Even the player game mash-ups like MUGEN do a better job of handling most of the character looks… They stick to the fan favorites. Loved it when somebody stuck in a Kingdom Come palette for Superman…
Eh, maybe the joystick will be fine, maybe it… PDP and Midway best be sure the final product is durable. Players will NOT tolerate half-assed hardware anymore when a used or on-sale joystick is readily available with the REAL arcade parts installed already.