I’m hoping I’m not alone as a player with some SF knowledge trying his hand for the first time at Marvel and spending the majority of my game time staring at the screen in utter bemusement. Surely the recent XBLA release has bought a metric fcukload of equally baffled SF players to Marvel.
There is obviosly some reading material around here/the rest of the internet but it’s all about unflying my infinite DHC curly mustache and I just don’t know what that is.
Ok, so my plan is to try and highlight the key differences between your average SF engine and Marvel so I can atleast try and port some of my SF knowledge across. Granted I can’t play Maaaahrvel like I play SF but it’s a start.
My thoughts so far;
Obviously the combo system is completely different, combos are created from cancelling normals in accordance with the ‘magic series’ (which I understand) I’m guessing my aim is to look for combos which start low and hit confirm into a either a launcher or a super and on block something safe/tick throw? Most launchers aren’t safe so I can’t just throw them out right? Some characters don’t give you enough hits prior to the launcher to hit-confirm though.
Now I can bash out a 3 hit into launcher and then follow with 5 hits in the air fine in training mode but landing them in a proper match is a different story, any tips? When do tight links come into play in Marvel as they’re pretty key to SF’s combo system?
Overheads confuse me, regular jump attacks seem to not hit overhead??
Assists I’ve kinda got a basic grasp on, it seems a lot of characters are weak in certain areas (AAs for example) so the assist has to complement this. As an example Ironman’s Repulsor Blast seems really slow as an AA so Psylockes AA assist comes in useful here (but quite slow to come out) What are the main uses for assists, extend combos, AA…?
The only success I’ve had is playing a Ryu-esque zoning game with Psylocke’s fireballs and DP like move. I’m guessing better player will just super straight through my fireballs.
Ironman I try to play keep away but I really crave a quick AA as I get jumped in on alot and can’t get them off without mashing on c.LK,MK.
Any tips would be welcome and I’d be interested to here how other SF players are finding the switch up to Marvel.