Let me just start off saying i loved the first MUA. The character roster was diverse and satisfying , the story was interesting and all characters multiple cool moves (about 10 per character) and 4 costumes.
Now we come to MUA2 (set during Civil War). I was really looking foreword to this but the more I find out about it, the more I start to doubt. Lets start off with the roster.
Presently all but 2 characters have been revealed and its looking, well a little odd...by odd I mean bad.
Here it is: Daredevil, Green Goblin, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr.Fantastic, The Thing, Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Deadpool, Juggernaut, Spider-Man, Storm, Songbird, Thor, Iron Fist, Wolverine, Venom, Penance, Gambit, Jean Grey, (unknown), (unknown)
Now compare that to the MUA roster:Captain America, Colossus, Deadpool, Elektra, Human Torch, Iceman, Invisible Woman, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Moon Knight, Mr. Fantastic, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Storm, Thing, Thor, Wolverine, Black Panther, Blade, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Nick Fury, Silver Surfer
Aside from the obvious point of MUA2's is shorter, I also think its worse. Yes all the have-to-be's are there (Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America etc.) but the rest is characters that weren't present or important in Civil War and are missing. For example we get Thor and Jean Grey over Black Panther or Punisher. It seems they avoided some characters as not to repeat themselves but I'd take Doctor Strange over Penance any day. And if i may go off on a tangent, Penance REALLY. He's such a minor villain and i didn't even like him in civil war, or at any other point. Bullseye is exempt but Penance must be in the game. Really? Now thats not even my biggest problem. No heres my problem. Notice the smaller roster, the lack of some major stars such as most X-men. You know what this means. They're all going to be fucking downloadable content. It wouldn't surprise me if they've already made another 20 characters but there going to have to be paid for separately in the online store. To quote "The Venture Brothers" What a dick move
My final point is this. Every interview I watch causes me to loose more and more faith. In the E3 interviews the interviewee is bullshitting so much. Nearly every questions he dodges the answer.
Example (paraphrasing): Q: How does the story explain certain heroes and villains teaming up, how does it explain Spider-man working with the Green Goblin
A: In the game all characters have unique fusion moves. Even heroes and villains can combine powers leading to vast amounts of unique combos
Thats not even mildly answering the question. In these interviews the guy always goes on and on and on about fusion moves. But lets face it, they're not exactly a revolution in gaming, its been done before and better. And as for these "vast amount of fusion moves"
when you look at the trailers thats a big lie. Basically each character has one fusion move and it reacts identically to a different fusion move.
Example: Either Song Bird or Invisible Woman can make an energy field and Iron Man (or maybe Human Torch) can fill it with explosive potential.
Also the guy talks about things that are worse than MUA1 like its an achievement. Remember the 10 moves and 4 costumes per character, well now its 4 moves and 2 costumes. Wow way to go, and with less characters you'd think it would easier, but alas it's not to be.
I hope its good and i'm not often cynical about stuff but it looks like we're headed to disappoint valley.