I was watching the latest cross counter video with guest speaker Marn and saw a comment disputing how “scrubby” this game is. A lot of high level Marvel characters complain that any “scrub” can pick up this game and be good at it from day 1, but I think a lot of that is being overestimated.
Let’s take someone who’s never played Marvel before and consider these points.
Offense: A day 1 player will not know about advanced tactics like super jump canceling, special canceling, TriJumps, crossups, etc. A day 1 player wont move Magneto like Yipes or play a high/low mixup game like JWong.
Defense: A noob wont know how to block 10 things that are coming at them at once. They wont know which way to block during a mixup, nor will they have the eyes to catch a trijump that’s coming at them.
Team Synergy/Misc: A new player will automatically pick their favorite characters based upon who their favorite characters are on a comic book level, not a fighting game level. They wont consider assists or go into the lab to figure out what a good keep away team is or what a good rush down team is.
I think with the amount of information that we have on the internet right now, its easier for newcomers to learn where as 10 years ago we needed to figure everything out on our own or see it done in person. But even with that, there’s muscle memory, rhythm, timing, etc. Also, I don’t discount that Sentinel is broken as fuck, but I’ll bet on a JWong Sentinel over a Joe Schmoe Sentinel any day.
When these pro players talk about how “scrubby” this game is, I think they discount that they have a huge 10 year upper hand on VS series fighting games so of course, the more advanced tactics are going to come naturally to them. It’s just a bit annoying how a lot of them are already discounting this game and saying that any scrub can pick it up and easily win Everyone is given the same tools so obviously its up to the player to outmatch their opponent.
I can go more into detail but I think you guys get the point by now. What do you guys think?