What characters are you playing as?

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#1 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

My starting character is Hawkeye who I'm really digging. I enjoyed the range attackers in Diablo and Torchlight so Hawkeye is a gimme for me. I really want to play as Colossus one of my favorite characters in the marvel universe but that 10 dollars price tag on him is pretty steep. Maybe if I get in this game more I might drop some money on him but for now I'm content with my starting character.

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#2 Edited by SuperWristBands (2281 posts) -

I went with Hawkeye as I either didn't know of or didn't care for the others (but I really wanted to play Squirrel Girl or maybe Nova but they don't appear to be in the game?). That said Hawkeye is pretty good and plays pretty much how I'd choose to play the game so that's cool.

Also, I got Scarlet Witch for completing the prologue and talking to an NPC. I'm assuming that reward is somewhat random. Anyone know who you can get from that?

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#3 Edited by Moridin (734 posts) -

@superwristbands: Squirrel Girl, Nova, Emma Frost, Human Torch and Luke Cage aren't in yet. Also, for completing the prologue you get one of the other starter characters. :)

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#4 Edited by Moridin (734 posts) -

@i_stay_puft: I bought the Colossus starter pack, and he is preeetty awesome.

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#5 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

@superwristbands: Got the same thing, I'm assuming Scarlett Witch isn't a random. Makes me wonder though if you can some of the more expensive characters and costumes without paying now.

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#6 Edited by Moridin (734 posts) -

I got Storm for completing the prologue, it is indeed random. There's just a small pool, so you'll see a lot of people getting the same thing. Haha.

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#7 Posted by rebgav (1442 posts) -

I am currently leveling Ms Marvel but I'm more interested in getting back to Scarlet Witch. I also have Jean Grey and Black Widow waiting for me but I've already played through as those two. I received Hawkeye from the tutorial drop. Hopefully Squirrel Girl and Emma Frost get implemented soon.

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#8 Posted by StarvingGamer (11359 posts) -

I booted up the game, picked Scarlet Witch, then exited the game.

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#9 Posted by breadfan (6803 posts) -

I know hardly anything about the game, but how easy is it to unlock new heroes without dropping some cash? Is that even possible?

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#10 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

@moridin: Listening to the podcast and you convinced me to spend 10 bucks on Colossus. Having a really good time with him in this game, would expect him to be just another brawler but he has some pretty decent defense and support abilities.

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#11 Posted by Slay3r1583 (733 posts) -

Started as Storm and got Hawkeye for completing the Prologue. I wasn't super digging either of them so I bought Colossus. I'm enjoying him much more. If they release a 70's Nova or Annihilation Nova I'll be all over that.

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#12 Posted by Mystyr_E (1456 posts) -

kinda digging Hawkeye (also got Storm but meh) but damnit, where's my Squirrel Girl?

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#13 Posted by ZeForgotten (10368 posts) -

Deadpool, sticking with his ranged attacks makes the game fun.. from a distance.

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#14 Edited by MrMuscle (497 posts) -

Playing Thor and he is an AOE monster!

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#15 Posted by Pazy (2753 posts) -

Deadpool, I got the $60 starter pack as a gift from a friend. When im not playing co-op im playing Cyclops (free from Valentines day event) and Daredevil (to fill in more time).

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#16 Posted by Itwastuesday (1221 posts) -

playing as cyclops because eye lasers are hecka sick

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#17 Edited by JadeGL (1326 posts) -

Jean Grey rocking the 90s costume

My husband is playing as Cyclops in 90s costume as well. We teamed last night and it was pretty awesome.

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#18 Posted by universalize (197 posts) -

started with thing, thinking about getting thor, hulk, ms marvel and/or colossus

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#19 Posted by DarknessMyOldFriend (281 posts) -

Anyone have any impressions of Rocket Racoon?

Because... it would be pretty easy to drop $12 for that guy.

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#20 Posted by fleabeard (229 posts) -

I've been enjoying Scarlet Witch but won't pay for any other hero unless it's Dr. Strange

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#21 Posted by Morningstar (2375 posts) -

Been playing as hawkeye, but I dont know if I'll be palying it for much longer. What a dull game, both in graphics and gameplay.

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#22 Edited by JohnDudebro (955 posts) -

I started playing Captain Marvel, who I did enjoy, but then I picked up Rocket Raccoon and I've been sticking with him ever since.

I played some Hawkeye in the beta, but I really prefer Rocket Raccoon as a ranged character. He's got the right mobility options and his turret is great for drawing aggro. Plus, I cannot wait to hit level 30 and get his Groot summon power.

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#23 Posted by iceman228433 (743 posts) -

Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Captain America, Wolverine, and Black Widow.

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#24 Posted by xolare (1355 posts) -
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#25 Posted by development (3009 posts) -

I started as Storm, just finished the prologue and got Thing. At least Thing has some more flavorful animations that make him more fun to use, but as a character Thing is the most uninteresting comic book character I can think of. I went to start the second mission and the game crashed for the third time for me, so it's going to be awhile before I feel like trying again.

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#26 Edited by DystopiaX (5661 posts) -

Anyone get a character as a drop? How frequent is it?

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#27 Posted by Boboblaw (488 posts) -

@dystopiax: yeah this is what I want to know. Also judging by the fact Jeff had every character in the quick look means he paid for them right? If so how much is that meant to cost?

Playing as Hawkeye, seems aight but kinda dull so far.

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#28 Edited by CapnThrash (159 posts) -

started as Storm, got Thing from the prologue. Thinking of sticking with Storm. Possibly paying for Cable.

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#29 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

@dystopiax said:

Anyone get a character as a drop? How frequent is it?

Only for the prologue. Read on one of the twitter pages of one of gazillion employees that you could get mostly everything that requires paying from loot drops but its so random and requires a lot of luck. Haven't seen it myself so please let me know.

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#30 Edited by joshwent (2897 posts) -

@jadegl said:

Jean Grey rocking the 90s costume

My husband is playing as Cyclops in 90s costume as well. We teamed last night and it was pretty awesome.

Want to take this out of context SO BADLY.

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#31 Posted by TobbRobb (6083 posts) -

My casual interest in the game only allows for free heroes, so I'll be playing Storm.

If that changes I would be interested in Human Torch, Iron Man, Emma Frost. But not really anyone else outside that. We'll see.

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#32 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

The Thing. I unlocked Scarlet Witch, but don't really know anything about her.

I'm probably stuck with them too, since the prices of the characters are so ridiculous I can't imagine why anyone would ever want to pay for them. I'd consider buying Black Cat, if they add her for around the 600-900 point range, but anything that costs more than that is just insane.

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#33 Posted by ScientificPizza (2437 posts) -

@mrmuscle said:

Playing Thor and he is an AOE monster!

Yes! Thor is the raddest, but I haven't seen anyone else playing him at all.

It's just a see of Hawkeye's, man.

I'm glad I threw down the $20 to get a different character. This game is pretty fun.

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#34 Edited by JamesAwesome (28 posts) -

Playing as Hawkeye right now, but probably going to throw down the 6$ to buy Black Widow. Played about 5 hours with her during the Beta and had a blast.

Anyone tried out Jean Grey yet? She seems kinda cool but I don't know if she's worth it.

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#35 Edited by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

I don't know the Marvel Universe well besides Superman and Batman, hehe. I chose Scarlet Witch, I had never even heard of her.

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#36 Edited by super2j (2098 posts) -

I went with dare devil but I really wanted Cyclops and did not want to spend the 10$.

got scarlet witch in the prologue

also, no one cares about cyclops so why didnt they make him free!!! I mean thats why some of the starters are free. Man, there has to be another way to get him.

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#37 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -

Hawkeye, i wanted a ranged dps and he was the best bet for free, im not 100% on him though since his special attacks and control abilities have no effect or added damage on bosses which makes me pretty much useless in the boss fights, roll and click is all i end up doing. I got thing when i beat the first area, gonna give him a try.

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#38 Edited by JadeGL (1326 posts) -

@joshwent said:

@jadegl said:

Jean Grey rocking the 90s costume

My husband is playing as Cyclops in 90s costume as well. We teamed last night and it was pretty awesome.

Want to take this out of context SO BADLY.

I wouldn't blame you. I did kind of set myself up on that one. Not intentionally, but there you go. :D

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#39 Posted by MrMuscle (497 posts) -

@mrmuscle said:

Playing Thor and he is an AOE monster!

Yes! Thor is the raddest, but I haven't seen anyone else playing him at all.

It's just a see of Hawkeye's, man.

I'm glad I threw down the $20 to get a different character. This game is pretty fun.

Definately! I played a little Captain America in the beta but in the end i wanted to be a norse god! Now i just need to get a respec drop so that i can optimize my build.

I don't know the Marvel Universe well besides Superman and Batman, hehe. I chose Scarlet Witch, I had never even heard of her.

Im not sure if you are pulling our leg but i have to comment. Superman and Batman are DC, NOT Marvel :D

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#40 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

Makes me wonder if somewhere out there characters have some sort of ranking in terms of their move sets. I know with my time with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 there were books out there which graded the characters based on abilities and moves.

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#41 Edited by Jackel2072 (2510 posts) -

im debating which hero i really want to buy. i know i will end up buying one of them

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#42 Edited by SoulTaker (147 posts) -

I'm using DareDevil right now. I'm not having much fun play him right now. I'll wait till endgame to buy a new character.

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#43 Posted by Wemibelle (2388 posts) -

I picked Scarlet Witch, since she was the one I knew nothing about beforehand (not the smartest move, in hindsight...). I am liking her quite a bit now that I have AoE and can lay waste to groups. Got Daredevil as my free prologue completion hero--not very interested in even trying him out, though. Maybe I'll luck out and get someone I'm more intrigued by when I finish the game (I think you get another free hero at the end?). Otherwise, I'll probably stop there.

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#44 Posted by ShaggE (8393 posts) -

Daredevil. I like him, but he seems kinda useless in multiplayer areas. The other players are doing massive damage from afar, whereas I have to get all up ins and take potshots while getting huge chunks o' health taken off. This game feels like it rewards ranged characters.

Thinking about changing to Storm (my prologue drop) before I get too deep in with DD. Don't know how much range she has, but it's gotta be more than what I have now.

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#45 Posted by benspyda (2129 posts) -

Playing storm but if i were to buy one, probably Wolverime is my fav marvel dude. I used to like that old spiderman cartoon but all the spiderman movies have led me to really dislike the modern spiderman.

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#46 Posted by Winsord (1531 posts) -

Started as Scarlet Witch and wasn't enjoying the game very much. Ended up with Daredevil as my bonus starter and had absolutely no interest as playing as him either. Ended up selling a couple of TF2 items and throwing down $10 for Ms. Marvel, solely because her and Black Widow seemed like characters I would actually want to play. While I don't have any attachment to any Marvel characters, I never would've guessed Ms. Marvel and Black Widow would be the two characters I'd be interested in, but alas, here I am. So far it seems like a good purchase, as I'm enjoying the game a lot more now than I was before. It also helps that I like Ms. Marvel's default costume, so I'm not tempted to buy a different one.

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#47 Posted by overnow (514 posts) -

I started with the Thing and I was not enjoying myself but I switched to Deadpool and I like it way better. I'd be curious to try out The Punisher, Cyclopse, Cable and Colossus but I don't feel like putting more money into the game just yet.

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#48 Edited by kishinfoulux (3243 posts) -

So there is absolutely no way to preview a character you want to buy right? You basically have to make a purchase on blind faith?

Can anyone tell me about Cable or Nova (assuming he's available)? How do they play? Read somewhere that Cable is glitched or something. :-/

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#49 Posted by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

@kishinfoulux: There isn't a way to test the heroes; so for the more expensive ones you have to pay 20 bucks up front.

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#50 Posted by Soap (3774 posts) -

The Thing... like almost everyone else it seems.

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