By Pessh 74 Comments
Street Fighter 4 was great, I played it but wasn't too serious about it, remember playing Geteveryone and Mubress, and not even being able to Headbutt > Ultra with Balrog. Then Super came out, an even greater game, maybe too great, like many of you I sunk hundreds of hours into that game, but all good things come to an end and people started to get burned out.
That's where the excitement for Marvel begins, SSF4 was old, all I wanted to play was this crazy new game with new characters and a new engine. Marvel comes out and everyone cries about X-Factor and Sentinel. Think the excitement really hurt Marvel, it's not a bad game, but it could never live up to our expectations. I was fine with the game, didn't bitch like a lot of people, but got very frustrated earlier today, was getting buttfucked by jumpins, and I refuse to pick Hulk assist just to counter this crap.
That got me thinking, you jump in SF, you get raped. The air is not a safe place. So I put Super back in for the first time in months and fell in love all over again. The footsies, the execution required (Marvel makes links seem hard again,) the emphasis on frames, all of it. Went back to Balrog, old faithful, love him, solid normals and can really bully you into the corner, Viper (again) because she was my best character in Marvel but that shit is still hard. Settled on Dudley, my links are somehow better than before which is great, lots of birdies, it's like I'm still playing Marvel in SSF4.
Now all I want is Arcade Edition, it's coming, I heard rumblings of May, just need an announcement before I go mad. Hopefully that will get people playing Super again too, I love Super but without the community its nothing. I'm super competitive, think that’s why I like the game so much, played some great guys, Vic, Gosu, Geteveryone and some Canadian assholes. Shame no one really plays anymore. Another thing that AE should do is take the spotlight off of Marvel, ease the criticism and let the game flourish.
So here's whats going to happen
- You read this
- Feel more inclined to play Super
- AE gets announced
- You get hype, start playing even more Super
- AE comes out, update rejuvenates Street Fighter, you love it and leave Marvel alone
- You go back to Marvel and enjoy that too
- Both games live in harmony while everyone laughs at MK
PS: I don't hate MK, just don't see the appeal of it. Character design is absolute ass, gameplay is nothing special. Think I've figured it out, MK is for kids who go 'woooooooooah you can rip heads off' or adults who want to reminisce about going 'woooooooooah you can rip heads off.' A few months ago people were going nuts for Marvel, look how that turned out, and Capcom have actually put out a good fighting game in the last ten years.
Thanks for reading.