I don't think they'll allow minions to give you AP during a match because that would make them a little too involved with the gameplay itself.
Also I'd like to point out that some of the minions wouldn't make sense in certain stages, for example, Ratchet's minion is Captain Quwark, but what would happen if you used that minion in the Metropolis level? Would there be two Quwarks?
Cause that is an issue in a game with two different versions of Cole and the ability to have four of the same characters fighting each other?
I hope they sublte stat altering effects. Like maybe boost your defense, or AP collection rate, or EXP rate, or something. I don't expect them to fight but they sound like they might badges of honor, so hopefully the rare / harder to get ones do something cool to help you. Would add a nice level of customization to the game.
I I feel when I am talking to gamers these days that the games they play are rotting their minds. If the minions did extra stuff for you iit would be unfair to anyone that doesn't have them. Which could potentially unbalance the whole game. Just imagine I have a minion feeding me AP or attacking out of the blue which would be unfair. I don't understand the rush to find something wrong with everything about this game. Half the games people play give you things that do nothing but look pretty. Skins, accessories, tthrophies etc. What fighting game do you know has people attacking you from the background? How fair would that be that you have extra help that hits you when you aren't looking? I listen gripers, THINK then b***h and complain because youi just sound like an idiot when you write what ever you post. Just imagine four people with minions all together throwing cheap shots from all sides.