The ridiculously quick pace simply doesn’t allow enough time for a punch in the face to even resonate. It all goes by too fast and sounds like a small tap. matches(especially at high levels) are silly-looking. it’s like someone is controlling the game with a remote and pressing fast forward. that’s just on it’s own, but when you combine it with moves like wolverine’s speed special or x-factor it’s lol-material.
With the speed of the game like this(twice as fast as mvc2 by the way), blocking is less based on skill and more on luck. Watch high level play and see how blurred everything is. You can barely see what’s going on and only catch things when characters are separated. I know people want to turn this game into a dedicated tournament fighter, but with things like super high damage from BnBs, retarded comeback mechanics(x-factor and stupid quick hyper meter gain even from getting hit) and the silly Benny Hill-styled speed this game can’t really be taken seriously imho.