If you compare X to characters like Zero, Dante and Chris. X definitely does not truly feel iconic to what he does in his games. He just doesn’t have the same quality as the others.
1 Move while charging. This is core essence of Mega Man X games and Mega Man in general. His not move while charging is fast, we get it. But could you also add a slower move while charging charge similar to Zero’s… or should I say X is actually the pioneer of it but you just made Zero have it and not X.
2 Charge Moves… another thing you made Zero steal from X. Zero has never been able to do Charged moves. This was iconic to X only during his Armors. Yet in MVCI, you can’t charge X’s moves for alternate versions and there you have Zero who can Charge his moves for alternate extensions of his moves.
3 Huge Arsanel. X has always been portrayed in his games as a power house similar to Dante’s huge moves. In every single one of his games, X had 8 Maverick Weapons, 8 Chargable versions of them. Yet here in MVCI, he has like 4 weapons only. Not to mention you could have atleast added a Thunder move like Triad Thunder or Lightning web. Dante and Zero both complete their Fire, Ice, Thunder collection not to mention both of them have multiple Ice and Thunder moves. Yet you didn’t even give X a single one. Moreover he should have atleast 6 Maverick Weapons and Chargable versions of them seeing that you gave Zero like 8 in his normal gameplay and 2 as his Hypers.
4 Level 1 Hypers are plain Lazy. His SWR is just plain lazy and again something totally uniconic and random that he has never done in the games. This is just so random I can’t even begin to explain. Like what is this hyper anyway? It’s just a lazy projectile spam and defintely a rushed Hyper.
5 His charge shot Level 1, another odd choice for Hyper. So like Zero moveset wise does a full charge shot without any Hyper guages. Sure I get it, X’s is more powerful, but it would be better had you replaced this with some Beam Super or Giga Attack or atleast have X change to Ultimate Armor or 4rth Armor from X4 as he did this while changing the move name to Nova Shot to atleast make it look impactful for that 1 meter usage.
6 While I’ve already mentioned this, X’s Armor form brings nothing but slightly increased projectile size on his Maverick weapons and charge shot. Having chargable moves here would have given the transformation more meaning. Look at Zero, Dante and Morrigan’s transformations. Dante has new moves plus damage up on everything he does during it, Zero has Double attacks for double damagea and significantly increased combo potential, Morrigan has dual side mix up double attacks.
7 His Level 3 should have been a dash connect. Instead it would seem Capcom couldn’t even afford to make a Dash animation which would connect into the Hyper and decided to reuse the regular Armor transformation animation for this with some lazy barrier to connect into. He’s supposed to dash, he has never done Nova Strike in games by connecting barriers. Look at Dante’s Level 3… starts with his iconic Stinger move, Zero’s is his iconic Genmu Zero slash, Ryu’s is his iconic Shin Shouryuken gut punch connect, Morrigan is her iconic dash. Why can’t X have what is iconic to him too?
And just explain to me one last thing. What’s with this Zero stealing X’s moves thing you have going on?
First you make him the main rep in UMVC3 without a Mega Man.
Second you make him have move while charging and not X when Zero is supposed to be more about slashing only.
Third, you gave Zero his Giga Attack on Level 1 while X got what? A Charged shot.
And Fourth, you went even further and gave Zero X’s chargable moves gameplay which is supposed to be X’s only.
Whats next? Vergil with Guns and Rocket Launchers? Firebrand with Arthur’s Lance moves? Juri with Ryu’s Hadouken and Shouryukens?
I am sorry Capcom, but X looks rushed and totally not true to his iconic moves. The only thing going for him right now is to have an Armor change and Ultimte Armor in his Level 3. And some weapons from his games. But that’s about it. The Level of detail regarding a character’s iconess found in Dante, Zero and all the others simply isn’t found here with random moves thrown in instead.