So I haven’t put a lot of thought into this, but it just dawned on me. So MVC3 is really newbie friendly and it’s really upsetting for marvel fans because quite frankly they’re the ones who kept the fighting game scene alive for the 10 years when capcom wasn’t giving us new games. Then they came out with MVC3, which was a troll move because they pretty much labeled TVC2 as MVC3 and I can just imagine some asshole laughing at every Marvel fan from behind a desk somewhere. We bought TVC because we thought we were voting for MVC3 damnit! Nobody actually likes TVC! We were told that if the game sold we’d get MVC3! It’s like telling a kid they can have desert after finishing their spinach, then surprising them with a desert composed mainly of spinach! And shit.
Because seriously MVC3 is fucking awful.
So I got to thinking about why MVC3 is easy mode and I realized it’s because they want to bring in newbies and that makes perfect sense. I get that, but are you really helping scrubs by making them as good as pros in just a week of gaming?
For one, scrubs have fun playing fighting games even when they’re just mashing. That’s sorta the beauty of fighting games, they’ll enjoy themselves if they can play to the level of their competition, which for scrubs is other scrubs.
What I don’t get is why they lowered the ceiling . They made it so that everybody can be competitive at the highest levels and it doesn’t make sense for their core group of fans who have been playing fighting games for like 15 years. What are they supposed to do?
Does anyone here have any reason why? I can get that they want everybody to be able to play, but at the highest levels? Reward people who know how to play fighting games and devote some time to it and have talent.
Whatever, I’ll be waiting for a real Marvel vs Capcom 3 and I guess I’ll go to EVO again this year, but thankfully this year the only game in the official lineup worth watching is SF4 and even that game is scrubby. I can get away without paying though so that’s a plus.