Originally Posted by TenOnez
It's the multiplayer aspect of the game that makes this thread as big as it is, in my opinion. Just like you and MC3, we like to discuss various things about the game as well, such as the players we play against, new techniques we've learned, etc. We just like to talk about a game that we enjoy.
I don't see you as a troll or anything, but you have to understand that this is a game we enjoy and saying things such as "I don't see what makes this so popular" and "I played Street Fighter and just mashed buttons" is not going to go well in this thread. If I come into the MC3 thread and say "I don't see why this is so popular. All you guys are doing is running around and holding down a button to fire at each other" I'd get eaten alive. Yeah, it would be my opinion, but I'm minimizing the game. I'm making it seem like it's just a simple "Run, Shoot, Die, Respawn" game when there is more to it than that for you and MC3 players.
You see it as mashing buttons, but there's more to it than that for us. You have a Punch, Kick, Focus, and SP button, but you have to understand your character to maximize your chances to win. You have to know what move works best in what situation. If you go in mashing buttons against someone that knows what they're doing, you're not going to have a good time. Think of it as you playing MC3, and customizing your layout. You know the strengths and weaknesses of your weapons and how you prefer to play and you customize the weapons you use to better your chances of winning. When you play different game types, if you don't know the best way to win, you're not going to have fun. If you don't know the map well, you're going to get destroyed by someone that does. Like Street Fighter, if you don't know your opponent, or at least your opponent's character, well you're not going to have fun and get destroyed.
The game itself is easy to play, but it's fun to master characters, like MC3 with a person just running around and shooting at first and then mastering their equipment. You find a character you like, and you may mash at first, but then you start learning more about what your character can do and try to apply them. Instead of just mashing like you used to, you start learning your character's moves and learning how to combine those moves to be more effective in a match. You used to mash uppercuts with a character like Ryu, but now you try punching your opponent first and then doing your uppercut for more damage. Then you take that and combine the punch into the uppercut, then canceling that into his ultra to do a large amount of damage. You become more experienced and learn more about your weapon, your character. Like MC3, a game I don't have, I may go into a mp game starting with an assault rifle and just run and shoot, and lose, but then as I get more experience, I learn more about my layout and how I like to play and how certain perks affect me. I start to choose my layout to maximize my strengths, of how I play, in a match instead of just using an assault rifle all the time. I become more experienced in the maps and know the choke points, usual camping spots, good ambush areas, etc.