I can only speak for myself, but the game speed of Marvel vs Capcom 3 and the upcoming Ultimate version is too fast. I love fast games just like anyone else, but these two games have speeds that make following the action rather difficult and not very enjoyable. Also the speed at which characters move make the reactionary skills of blocking and countering seem more like luck than anything else. The action has this extremely button-mashing/throw-everything-you-can look to it.
Watching a character get hit with a combo has very little sense of impact(character reaction) compared to other versus games and even other fighting game series. The hits are so fast you barely see what actually hits.
This new game has the potential to be one of the ultimate E-sports (on a starcraft 2 level) if the action were easier to follow. Let me give you some examples of what I’m talking about.
Let’s pretend you’re a commentator for a tournament and you’re giving play-by-play on the action(you KNOW the ins/outs of the game/s):
Which game is the hardest to follow the action?
I’m not expecting some crazy change just something so you can see everything going on.