Suck at Marvel Vs Capcom 3? Capcom's got tips
Thursday 17-Feb-2011 3:44 PM
Brush up on some of the basics
If you're new to the Marvel Vs Capcom series you might find yourself at a
bit of a loss in MvC3 this friday. Fortunately, Capcom's got you covered.
Capcom's Leo Tan, who has been known to deliver a mean whooping at fighting
games, describes the fighter as a game of backgammon where "massive robots
with eyes made of rockets that can shoot lasers into your brain, bombarding
you with lightning-fast attacks while dressed in skin-tight clothing that
would put a glamour model to shame".
He offers tips and overviews on key mechanics such as Simple Mode, blocking,
advanced guarding and team building.
Here's the advice he has to offer from the PS blog:
1. Take the time to mess around with all the different characters. Some of
the characters that have never been in a fighting game before have some
really interesting moves, and even characters that you think you know inside
out - like Ryu - have something new to play around with. Experiment so that
you know you have the right team.
2. Don't be afraid to use Simple Mode. It may make inputs easier, but
winning a game of Marvel Vs Capcom 3 isn't about who can do the most
complicated moves, it's about strategy and tactics.
3. It's ok to block sometimes. Honestly. If you never block, you'll never
beat somebody who does block. Not losing health is as important as dealing
damage. And since you're blocking...
4. Use Advancing Guard! It's easy to forget it's there as an option when you
start out. Just press the attack buttons when you're already blocking and
you'll push your opponent away. Advancing Guard is a great way to make some
space when your opponent is attacking relentlessly.
5. Don't mash! It's easier said than done, but if you don't stop mashing,
you'll never learn how to play fighting games. It's like that eureka moment
when you suddenly realise that you have to brake early in Gran Turismo to
get round a corner; that temporary sacrifice of instant gratification opens
up an entire genre of gaming to you. And there's never been a better time to
get into fighting games. Instead, learn the basic Light Mid Heavy chain.
Almost all the characters can use it to link into pretty much anything. It's
easy to do, and is a good replacement for the mashing that you've just given
6. Learn the timing for launching. The trick is to jump IMMEDIATELY after
hitting the S button. And don't forget to combo in the air.
7. Don't be intimidated by Mission Mode. They're meant to span the entire
range of skills a good MvC3 player will have after extended play. If you
only make it to the third or fourth mission, don't be disheartened. You'll
be surprised how soon you'll be coming back to smash previously
8. Don't rage quit! It will increase a hidden rating you have that increases
your chances of meeting other people that rage quit. Which, I guess, is fine
if you don't mind playing with dishonourable people.
9. Have fun! It's easy to get involved in discussions on which character is
the best, and to feel that your character choice is one of the weaker ones.
Remember, 'tiering', as it's called, is determined by tournament players,
and you might not even be able to take advantage of the things they're doing
with a certain character to make them top tier. Make your choices based on
characters that you like, both from how they play and how they look. In the
end you'll enjoy your game more and who knows, maybe one day you'll become
the player people associate with that character. Many players make a name
for themselves by playing with 'weaker' characters.
10. And finally, always make sure your team synchronise their outfits. Red
Hulk with red She Hulk and Viewtiful Joe makes a great team. So does Captain
America, Chun Li and blue Iron Man. If you're not colour co-ordinated,
[ Source: PlayStation Blog ]
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