Hello there folks! I wanted to share some general MvC3 advice to the people out there that are stumped or reached their limit in this game. I would like to say first thing is first, have no limits. We all have moments where we feel that we as competitive players just can not get any better than we already are. That’s loser talk. Once you put a limit on how much you can improve, you just pretty much said I want to say average. Break that!
Now on to my topic: Snap ins.
Now in mvc3 most people only go for snap ins when they see Pheonix, while this is the best way to deal with her it can be applied to non-Phoenix matchups. Lets say you’re in a tough match, you just lost the first match. You notice that your opponant’s team anchor is their strongest character. Now instead of waiting for the final character showdown just snap them in and get the free 50/50 mix up. Sometimes that character isn’t really their strongest or best on the team, but they are the glue that keeps the other two together, snap them in!
Snapping in isn’t free, you’re losing one bar from your hyper meter to get rid of a problem character. Meter management is very important, especially in mvc3. You do not want to take a risk of snapping in with less than 1.5 bars. Honestly it’s a judgement call on your part. But you must play it smart, know when you need to take risks and when not to. When you have a problem character, get rid of it.
When Marvel announced that Peter Parker was going to die in their Ultimate Comics version of Spider-man, the fans felt a bit hurt that their long time hero was going to die. Now if you don’t know by now, ultimate heroes in this particular universe actually stay dead. Which is actually a bit of a shocker. So the cries and pleas for Peter Parker to come out on top against his archenemy the Green Goblin were ignored as Pete died in the arms on his love, Mary Jane, in front of Aunt May and plenty of others.
So the guessing game started. People wondered who would step up and take the mantle of Spider-man? I remember going to my favorite comic book store, Earth2Comics (in Northridge) and talked to Robert about the matter. When he said that the possibility of Ben Reily picking up where Peter Parker left off had me colored with intrigue. But as the weeks went by and rumors of Spider-man’s successor might not even being connected with Peter Parker circled around. The fan base started to get even more crazier than usual.
Then Marvel unveiled the man (or shall we say boy?) behind the mask, Miles Morales. Half black, half latino kid. That’s when all hell broke loose. From fans pretty much saying Marvel ruined Spider-man’s legacy, to down right racist slurs. Other’s felt that this is a hero that they could relate to finally.
But is that really the case? If Spider-man was Indian, Spanish, German, Japanese…. would it matter? What Spider-man stood for and what he believed in change? Why so much hate? Also on the other side of the coin, why does Spider-man being black/latino make it easier for you to relate compared to when he was white? Did Marvel really go too far messing around in a alternate universe?
What do you guys think? Let me know, this is freaking America so whatever your opinion may be, I respect it.