To be fair every game has it’s strengths and weaknesses. If I could get into Marvel I would, though. Everybody has a fighting chance at something despite how small it can be with low tiers and how high it is with top tiers. The game is “hype” because there’s a lot of undiscovered stuff from all the different combinations of characters and when something new they don’t know about pops up it’s interesting to watch. It’s fun for the randomness.
A bunch of top players over the SF25 weekend in NYC talked about and agreed that SFxT is better to play but not better to watch and Marvel is the total opposite, it’s just not as fun to play but it is fun to watch. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. I can’t get into Marvel because I can’t play it properly and I can’t keep up with random stuff.
The best defense in SFxT is blocking attacks whereas the best defense in Marvel is avoidance/dodging space. You can’t quantify these games though, Joe Lewis. I won’t bash Marvel much beyond a few designs I don’t agree with and can’t be repaired such as Xfactor, TAC infinites that they’re leaving in, and character balance. But, SFxT just has way too many bandwagon haters with that mob mentality that it’s probably better just to not answer to.
Marvel’s gotten the SF4 treatment. It’s been made to be dumbed down enough to cater to casual masses so they sell more games. Easier to understand and easier for people to keep watching and playing. If you want to celebrate the Marvel vs Capcom games, why aren’t more people running and streaming MVC2? Because it’s buggy and a cluster fuck. But it’s what created all these gaming celebrities in the first place.
But hey, people will keep playing Marvel 3 because of the casuals. Do you know why?! Do ya?! Ya wanna know, guys?!
It’s $$$$$$$$$ and franchises.