6. The Story Idea Is Cool, But Execution Is A Little Off
The concept is already somewhat outlandish. The Marvel and Capcom universes melding together? Now Capcom has added a few new wrinkles to justify why all the characters are fighting. Ultron and Sigma fuse into one insanely powerful being (the creatively titled Ultron-Sigma) hell-bent on destroying organic life.
Sounds menacing enough. Oh, they've become even more unstoppable thanks to the Infinity Stones? Guess the heroes are going to need some assistance for this challenge. They're breaking Thanos out of jail to help them? A savvy gamer can see where this is headed.
It's not a bad idea. In fact, in a comic, this could be a good multi-part story. The presentation in the story demo seems awkward, though. The dialogue is hammy, and delivery on some of the lines is stilted. The characters' propensity for calling out each other's names also feels silly if you know who the characters are already.
Granted, it's understandable given that there are bound to be new players who have no idea as to what's going on, and this is supposed to be a "coming together to combat a greater evil" kind of tale.
In spite of all this, it's important to note that these criticisms are taken from a 20-minute demo. It might not be representative of the entire epic. At least we get a story mode this time around.