TICGN: Marvel vs Capcom Infinite performs poorly during its initial release. Could this be the end of the fighting game franchise from the two beloved companies?
It certainly feels like a sharp decline after MvC2. I'm already passing this game up until a complete edition is available second hand, I may skip the next game altogether.
From what I have heard, the gameplay is decent but the rest of the game is a complete disaster. Lackluster story especially. Normal story doesn't matter too much in fighting games but you have franchises and comic book characters with a lot of deep story to them and I'm sure fans would have like to see a nice crossover story in addition to the gameplay.
I actually enjoyed MvC3, but man this game I can't justify getting. Everything about it seems rough around the edges, unfinished, unpolished. Weak roster, I just.. I don't know what they're thinking.
Trash, I could tell that from the demo.
This is how it happened. This is how Marvel Vs Capcom died.
I hope this franchise doesn't come to an end because some stupid executives made boneheaded decisions that alienated longtime fans with this latest entry.
"Supposedly" Capcom almost couldnt make the game at all and scraped together any funds available to get it out.. Couldnt even afford fox characters. The executives shouldve put in all of the necessary finances needed for this because its not the fans fault for rejecting this ugly and lackluster game.
It's not that they can't afford them, it's that Disney is against letting anyone put any characters they don't own the movie rights to in the forefront of any merchandise (outside of Spiderman). Lego Marvel 2 is the same way.
rumors from capcom..
Like The 10th Rider said, it isn't that Capcom couldn't afford the Fox characters. Marvel didn't want those characters in the game so that they could promote their movie characters. Marvel is allowed to use any characters they want. They own them all at the end of the day. They just don't own the movie rights for X-Men amd Fantastic 4 characters, so they can't use them in their movies. They can use them in anything else they want. Having said that, that is actually much worse than simply not being able to afford them. It means that a decision was made to not include fan favorite characters rather than not having the ability to use them. Its takes it from being an unfortunate situation to a purposeful slap in the face to fans.
Demo was horrible
After SF V's disaster I would have hoped Capcom learned from it. Not in the slightest. If this series dies they have no one to blame but themselves. Hell, a MvC 2 re-release in 4K (correct me if that's not possible) would sell better than this did.
Lol sfv wasn't even a disaster, this game maybe.
Compared to past games it was Like MvC4 one of the problems was lacking in content
1.03M in sales (physical) says otherwise. SF IV on the PS3 alone sold 4.18M copies.
Whelp there goes this franchise...
I honestly don't blame Capcom here, they were probably given a low budget and then there's those licensing issues. (can't they make their own version of X-Men characters like PES? New characters in a franchise collaboration is worth the risk imo. Only the visuals would change and the abilities a bit but not much everything else...) But the fanbase is too immature to accept something like that I guess judging by their harsh criticsm. I'd still take a fun,fluid and deep fighting game than any Netherrealm game though.
When in the world is capcom gunna learn from such idiotic mistakes they keep doing? Lol it baffles me. Just wait for an "ultimate, ultra, super, mega, gold" edition they always do. Glad people are starting to realize these horrible practices they keep doing.
Glad I picked it up! Even if I had of bought the only copy sold, this game's worth every penny to me. It's probably the best fighter released to date. I don't care that the presentation isn't as slick as a GGX game. That's just window dressing. What matters to me is the meat of the game, where I spend all of my time, and Capcom have outdone themselves here. Every other fighter in my collection feels slow, choppy and limited after playing MVCI and that's saying something. Who cares if sales tank? I'm not Capcom, so why should I care? Not like I get a cut out of the profits! Even if nobody else bought a single copy of the game, I'd still have thousands of hours worth of replay here, so it's all good! :D
Since you're such a fan YOU should care that their sales tank. I would assume you would want more sequels in the future, since you like this one so much. Well the chances of that grow increasingly smaller the lower the sales of this are.
This is great! I can't show any support for Capcom's fighting games atm, until they start showing what they used to be good at again.
Not surprised. Do the complete opposite to what people want and this is what happens. Take note Dev's give the people what they want and the money will flood in.
I'm so glad the actual community of people playing this game and tournament scene is going crazy for it unlike the people who don't own it and are attempting to be critical of said game they don't own.
I'm waiting on SF EX and Capcom vs SNK if it ever get announces..i will get this game when it hits 10-25 bucks
I tried the demo some of the character models were ugly, some of the voice acting sucked, playing Chris Refield in a fighting game was not fun, some of the characters felt like they did not belonged in this game. DCvsMK was better then this game the demo honestly was not fun MvsC2 will always be the best version.
What type of world do we live in when a Capcom Vs Marvel game fails? I can honestly say that this is the first MvC that I was not excited for and did not pick up. The roster was terrible and small, the art direction was fugly and just like SFV, it looks slower than previous games. This game is also going to have Infinite DLC and I just can't get down with that in a fighting game. After spending money on Injustice 2 and KoF I am pretty fed up with this type of practice for fighting games.
Why don't they understand, no one wants a 3rd of the roster of MvC2, and more importantly, give back the hand drawn sprites.. If it was done before, you can afford to do it again, the engine is there, just expand on it. These 3D takes on heavy cartoon animated universes need to just stop. If you want to do 3D, take notes off the new Dragon Ball FighterZ game, THAT's how you do a fighting game in a 3D engine..
should have included the x-men
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