Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Is "Cheap" And "Easy"

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Justin Wong. You know the guy Daigo beat, is a fantastic Marvel vs. Capcom 2 player. He's probably one of the best in the world. He gets Marvel vs. Capcom, so what does he think about the newest entry in the series?

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"Mvc3 has to be the easiest and cheapest fighting game that was ever made....," tweeted Wong. He later clarified, "I like the game alot, i think its fun but it is the cheapest game ever made."

Seeing as how he plays in tournaments, Wong might be looking at the game from a different perspective than you or I would. Competing at the prestigious Evolution Championship Series, Wong placed first in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. The other years he placed second. That's why for Wong, it's possible that MvC3 isn't balanced in the same way that MvC2 is for tournament play, opening up unfair advantages.

Wong did say he enjoyed playing Marvel vs. Capcom 3 because it's "really fun", adding that it was "hard to take seriously cause of the shit that happens in the game". When asked if the title was going to ruin tournament play, Wong replied, "its not bad that its easy to learn, its just TOO EASY i think and consistency is hard to tell sadly...."

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is out today. You might like it, or you might like and find it too easy and cheap.

アメリカ屈指の格ゲープレイヤーJustin Wong「マブカプ3は簡単で安っぽいわ」 [オレ的ゲーム情報] [Pic]

DISCUSSION

xeleion
xeleion is No Zaku, Boy!

After playing Marvel 3 about 40 hours this week, I have to say he's completely right.

One of the things people don't realize about Marvel 2 is that there are no broken characters and no broken teams. People who think that don't know enough about the game.

Marvel 2 is the best competitive fighting game in recent history because of the skill level it required. You have to play it perfectly. All of those "infinites" that people complain about being cheap? They require complex setups and strategies, precise spacing, character dependent combo finishers and wake up games. No other game requires that much focus. None. Maybe people should try to go into Training Mode and try doing the stuff they see Justin do and come back in a few months. Still wanna complain it's broken? Go back to mashing your buttons.

Anyway, Marvel 3 is flashy, fast and fun, but Justin's on point: it gives you a lot of free shit. Characters can take 70-80% off someone with a combo starting with crouching light. That's kind of ridiculous. Once you learn what a DHC is and how to do it, you'll see that a lot of times you get hit with one random combo and your entire character is gone and there's nothing you can do. All of the combos are super easy so there's no chance of execution errors. You're just dead off some dumb shit. How fun is that?

Dumb shit kills consistency. It's hard to determine who's really "good" in a game when, right now, it just boils down to who counterhits their way into a combo first. The only people who walk away satisfied are the scrubs who think they're better than they actually are. Skilled players who win will just feel unfulfilled, and those who lose will just be angry. That's the type of game this is. You don't have to really put in work to be good at the Marvel 2 because the game gives you everything for free.

I should put a disclaimer here: This is (officially) only Day 1, and even though all the fighting game regulars have had their hands on it before the masses, things will probably evolve to an extent. However, the general feeling of the community is that Marvel 3's metagame will have a very short evolutionary cycle and you really WILL be just watching the same matches over and over, like you think you are with Marvel 2 (but you're really not).

And once again people, please stop whining. PLAY Marvel 2, learn the shit, learn something about fighters in general, just do more than watch 8 matches and think it's broken. Jesus.