Marvel Vs Capcom a fighting game has 48 fully unique characters
Marvel VS Capcom 2, and Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, meaning two games after the sequel, namely MVC1 that had 22 characters, except it had 6 that were essetionally a reskinned character bringing it to 16, and even that being a sequel to Marvel Super Heroes which had 12 characters?
And not to mention MVC2 has Ryu/Ken/Akuma/DanHibiki, IronMan/WarMachine, Megaman/Roll, Wolverine/BoneClaw, and sprites taken from several other games (like Darkstalkers and SF Alpha as well as the combination of stuff from MVC1), bringing the number of actual diverse characters from 56 to 21 actually 'new' characters?
And not to mention MVC3 took a lot from Tatsunoko vs Capcom, meaning Ryu, Viewtiful Joe, Chun Li, and Zero were essetionally just placed into MVC3 with minor additions?
I have no doubt Superbot have put alot of effort into All Stars and can sympathise with them, in that alot of fan reception has been negative despite the game playing/looking/sounding great in every aspect except roster, which is what overshadows everything else. There's no question this game will be incredibly fun and satisfying to play with or without the "Gods of Playstation", but it will feel incomplete without their inclusion and that's why people are so critical. Like I said people appreciate that All Stars was made from scratch and Superbot have done an incredible job making everything work, but the main issue is the character roster not the engine. I'm grateful to Superbot for at least trying hard to get characters like Crash etc (if they haven't obtained them) and I salute them for making a game which looks amazingly satisfying to play but I think they'll only recieve true positive feedback for the technical efforts after roster speculation has ended.
btw Jill Valantine is on my most wanted list, aswel as Nemesis
That said, I think there could have maybe been other choices made, but the choices that are current aren't bad in my opinion.
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