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Nathan Spencer Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character analysis

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • December 14, 2010 at 9:15 p.m. PST
Nathan Spencer Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character analysis Nathan Spencer, from Bionic Commando, is the latest character to have an in-depth analysis written up for him by Sumoslamman.

As with prior articles, this provides detailed information on this character's moves and play style and what you can expect from him come February. Here's a snip.

First impression

Most mobile grappler ever! He can grab you from a screen away, grab you while you’re laying helpless after a beat down, grab you while you’re in the air, and of course he has a sick unblockable grab with what looks like different followups. Holy S team it looks like we might have a Jack of All Trades on our hands here.

Normals

Spencer’s normals look dang quick. Not only that but it seems like they do great damage. His little aerial raves simply womp, even without the OTG (off the ground) grapple claw followups. His low magic series has great range (Video 2 – 1:52) and his low hard attack comes out really quick and combos into his launcher (Video 2 – :16) and his Bionic Punch hyper for some quick and dirty damage (Video 2 – :50). That 4 hit combo does nearly 50% damage to MODOK!

You can find an archive of previous articles in this series here on the EventHubs.com forums.

Sent in by Icytor.

Comments

Mr_Clack said on December 14, 2010 at 9:19 p.m.

Bionic...AAAAARM!!!

#1
AcidGlow said on December 14, 2010 at 9:28 p.m.

This game has no damage scaling.. who needs infinites now? =P

#2
Travizion said on December 14, 2010 at 9:32 p.m.

why u say that

#3
foreverbadass said on December 14, 2010 at 9:32 p.m.

Gotta say, Spencer is looking to be one bad mofo from a gameplay standpoint. This is actually your analysis I've been looking forward to the most because, as you said, Spencer doesn't get talked about nearly as much as he should. As with Wesker it'll be scary to see him once people have mastered him.

#4
novaxxblaze said on December 14, 2010 at 10:05 p.m.

I hope that with spencer his move set wont just be easy so that anyone can use him because he seems like such a broken character. I want him to play like a character that takes time to learn and master.

#5
Icytor said on December 14, 2010 at 10:49 p.m.

lol im so happy i was able to send this in and be credited XD. Whats also funny is that i was able to help sumoslamman with his Wesker analysis, I looked him up and you can combo after Weskers counter super in the builds he has been shown in, So im super happy today XD!

#6
Mr_Clack said on December 14, 2010 at 11 p.m.

cant wait for Ammy and V. Joes analysis

BTW at the recent Capcom Food Fight had VERY VERY good fights on it.

Wolverine and The Hulk were impressive.

Hulk was doing air-thorw>Gamma Tsunami 50% damage

Wolverine was doing Magic Launch>Magic Drill Claw>Dive Kick>Medium Launch>Magic Fatal Claw=80%

Looked alot like Dante's but Wolverine did not need to be in the corner for it to connect full.

#7
DarthWaddleDoo said on December 14, 2010 at 11:07 p.m.

They need to show some more footage of Spencer. Viper and Storm were announced like a week ago, and they've already had more screen time.

#8
sumoslamman said on December 14, 2010 at 11:08 p.m.

@Icytor

You're a champ my man!

#9
Icytor said on December 14, 2010 at 11:11 p.m.

@sumoslamman
Thanks dude!

@Mr_Clack
Do you have any links to these matchs?

#10
SmokeRulz said on December 14, 2010 at 11:16 p.m.

WORRY ABOUT YOURSELF

#11
Scott610 said on December 14, 2010 at 11:33 p.m.

"His bionic arm is always on the far side of his body. It’s kinda distracting once you see it."

I cannot unsee that now. Didn't Gill show off that new technology back in SFIII?

http://streetfighter.wikia.com/wiki/G...

#12
defever said on December 15, 2010 at 12:46 a.m.

New omega red

#13
Ex_Ein said on December 15, 2010 at 3:04 a.m.

Spencer, you're going to have to F*** it!

#14
Ex_Ein said on December 15, 2010 at 3:07 a.m.

And omega red ain't got sh!t on spencer

#15
Sakura said on December 15, 2010 at 4:05 a.m.

Spencer doesn't show up on this site's list of characters...

just sayin'...

#16
monkeydhugo said on December 15, 2010 at 4:48 a.m.
#17
SHOGUN said on December 15, 2010 at 6:28 a.m.

Will be on my team for sure!

#18
Bibuki said on December 15, 2010 at 7:04 a.m.

gameplaywise, he looked good from the start to me, but there's just too many characters that style more !

#19
ChunLi said on December 15, 2010 at 7:16 a.m.

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Posted by mark_morrison on December 15, 2010 at 6:04 a.m. #18

no megaman
no frank west
a shoto picked over bison

f*uck this game, i can't wait to piss on the disc
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"o megaman" = Has the game come out yet? Do you know for a FACT that he's not in? Oh you don't? *Troll points +1

"no frank west" = Again, do you know FOR A FACT that he's not in? Wasn't there an interview that stated that they want to put Frank West in "as many" vs games as they can? Didn't in the ESRB review there was a quote that said "Got any naked pictures of your mom? Want some?" That sounds like a pre-fight quote (Most likely from Deadpool to Frank)So sit still and shut up until the game comes out. *Troll points +1

"a shoto picked over bison" = Who the hell represents STREET FIGHTER other than RYU?? I understand Bison was in XvSF and MSHvSF, but he was NEVER a popular character in the overall vs scene.

#20
SHOGUN said on December 15, 2010 at 7:38 a.m.

you're basing this off that guy's twitter with all the leaked info huh?

Go here if you guy's haven't already seen it:

http://shoryuken.com/content/rumor-tw...

possible troll job, but we shall see if its true if Hsien-Ko and Pheonix (Jean Grey) are announced this saturday. Haggar and Sentinel in January and Akuma and Taskmaster in February.

#21
Hafucken said on December 15, 2010 at 8:21 a.m.

@ mark_morrison

first off, where is akuma announced?,

second is that list real like the other 32 list that were real but now are not?

#22
SHOGUN said on December 15, 2010 at 8:38 a.m.

@ 26

if that guy's twitter is legit, than yes it is a possibility (click on my link above). Akuma eeked out Bison ONLY because he was the first crossover character.

I would love to have Bison and Megaman in it though. Let's hope they get in for DLC!

#23
Ex_Ein said on December 15, 2010 at 8:55 a.m.

@Mark_Morrison
despite the fact Jean Grey was dis-confirmed along side Emma Frost about 6 months ago now?

yeah that twitter is bull

#24
Ex_Ein said on December 15, 2010 at 8:57 a.m.
#25
SHOGUN said on December 15, 2010 at 9:01 a.m.

maybe its not jean, but rachel, rachel grey summers

#26
AcidGlow said on December 15, 2010 at 9:17 a.m.

I hope it's Stay Puffed Marshmallow Man!

#27
Mr_Clack said on December 15, 2010 at 9:40 a.m.

Srry4theDelay IcyTor

Here's the link to the great MvC3 matches

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11381483

That Wolverine Combo starts around 39m in X-Force Costume.
I havent looked at the whole thing yet and 52m-1h33m is NOTHING but food bragging.

Enjoy

#28
Mr_Clack said on December 15, 2010 at 10:05 a.m.

Many people are saying Capcom is LAZY for using Akuma over Bison but what makes them right about the laziness is putting FOUR SF characters. They COULD have put Virgil instead of Akuma as a villian but Capcom would have to WORK to put him in the game since he's new to fighting games?

#29
rogeromega said on December 15, 2010 at 10:08 a.m.

@mark morrison:
Are you seriously going to spend around 60$ to urinate on the disc?

#30
Ex_Ein said on December 15, 2010 at 10:20 a.m.

Rachael has never called herself dark Phoenix, only her mother Jean grey summers is the only person to call herself dark Phoenix

#31
GigaGilgamesh9 said on December 15, 2010 at 10:27 a.m.

@rogeromega Of course. He's obviously vindictive and childish.

#32
Mr_Clack said on December 15, 2010 at 10:29 a.m.

BTW we will ALL see if that leaked twitter holds water this weekend at Jump Festa he said that Phoenix and Hsien-ko along with a new trailer are going to debut.

Be sure to thank him and thank Niitsuma for lying about there not being anymore Darkstalkers in MvC3

And IF it's all true...GET SETH KILLIAN FOR BRINGING THE TERRIBLE TRIO from MvC2 back!

in the end we will have it seems
6 clover studios reps (dmc re okami joe)
4 street fighters
3 darkstalkers
1 final fight
2 Inufune's

#33
ChunLi said on December 15, 2010 at 11 a.m.

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Posted by mark_morrison on December 15, 2010 at 8:13 a.m. #23

@ chun li

in a roster for a vs with only 28 chars there shouldnt be over laps on gameplay styles, they go on about diversity and slap akuma in thats stupid.
then deny characters like the thing and punisher
because they play to similar to hulk and chris
same with vergil and dante
all bullsh*t
plus u lot are being naive the list is real i hate it but it is.
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I'm sure you're confusing a CAMEO with him being CONFIRMED.
And what about Hsien-Ko and Phoenix? They said NO MORE DARKSTALKERS characters will be shoved in and Phoenix was deconfirmed SO long ago.

Just stop it, you're only making yourself look horrible.

#34
GigaGilgamesh9 said on December 15, 2010 at 11:09 a.m.

I read that leaked list and some of the stuff he is saying seems almost scarily true. I really really hope it's not for multiple reasons. One being Capcom blatantly lied to our faces about no more shotos or darkstalkers characters. I'm ok with more DS characters but not more shotos. Then again the guy could be lying. That is ALWAYS a possibility.

#35
ChunLi said on December 15, 2010 at 11:10 a.m.

OBJECTION! There is a flaw in this twitter account's records!

First he says:
"Originally Posted by klennox22
I was asked about this - Jean Grey's official name in the game is Phoenix. Not sure if that hurts Phoenix Wright's chances as DLC. #mvc3"

And then he says:
"@Cazza_91 Phoenix Wright was never seriously considered, but I do remember casual talk of him. Devs never took him seriously."

*Slams desk*

How the hell can Phoenix Wright be DLC if they never took him seriously to begin with?!?

#36
ChunLi said on December 15, 2010 at 11:18 a.m.

Also, the link to the "roster" doesn't even have THOR on it, I'm calling fake to the highest degree possible.

#37
ChunLi said on December 15, 2010 at 11:30 a.m.

Pfft, fate, what are you, a freaking psychic?

Listen, buddy, IF Hsien Ko gets in, along with Phoenix-
(btw, from the twitter: Originally Posted by klennox22
I was asked about this - Jean Grey's official name in the game is Phoenix. Not sure if that hurts Phoenix Wright's chances as DLC. #mvc3")

^ That looks like Jean is in to me, but under the name of Phoenix, does it not?

As I was saying, IF they are in. Btw, that list doesn't even have Thor on it, how can they MISS Thor on that list?

Also, concerning them revealing them on Megaman's birthday, CAPCOM might act stupid at times, but they really won't do that to themselves, the fans, NOR to Keiji Inafune for that matter!

#38
ChunLi said on December 15, 2010 at 11:43 a.m.

It's official, mark_morrison is trolling.

#39
Icytor said on December 15, 2010 at 11:43 a.m.

@Mr_Clack

Thanks man, can't wait to see it!

#40
Ex_Ein said on December 15, 2010 at 11:52 a.m.

Jean Grey has been dis-confirmed

Inafune left because lack of original content and ideas from the East and is shocked how the west is stomping on the east in terms of originality now a days(a flip compared to the 80s and 90's).

#41
Ex_Ein said on December 15, 2010 at 11:53 a.m.

Mark, I'd pick Urien or Seth over Bison

#42
Ex_Ein said on December 15, 2010 at 11:53 a.m.

and Bison, Seth, Urien, Gill, Evil Ryu and Shadow(Charlie's evil self) over Akuma

#43
Icytor said on December 15, 2010 at 11:58 a.m.

I think we all know that Galactus and Haggar would be in, thats a given. But im going to wait on the other characters at least till saturday.

I think that Megaman is too popular to be discluded from the game, its like putting cviper chunli and 3rd sf character but no ryu, it doesnt make sense.

Granted these leaks wont be too bad at least, but overall i feel that time will tell with this. As for M.Bison, he was never in any games till SF4 brought him and the rest of the original cast back, so hes still being recognized, and i hope he is in, along with Megaman. And if you dont like the cast of MvC3 either play MvC2 or dont buy it, rage induced language and profanity over one character is childish. Just take everything with a grain of salt, everyone wanted dudley and others in SF4, so they made SSF4 for us. Capcom will step up, they always have.

#44
Icytor said on December 15, 2010 at 12:05 p.m.

Well we can all hope... Its like Christams or Prayer "God/Capcom, Let our badass psycho-powered evil Bustard of a video game character be in MvC3. We will love you forever :D!"

#45
Balloon said on December 15, 2010 at 12:23 p.m.

Joe the Condor had all those tools, and it didn't make him super broken.

My guess is that those awesome full-screen grabs are blockable, and suffer from terrible recovery when they are.

#46
SHOGUN said on December 15, 2010 at 12:37 p.m.

Not like it matters, but Bison wasn't very good in MvC 2, probably mid tier, but he was really good in CvS 2. Which Im hoping they do a fusion of the 2 to bring in for this game whether on disc or DLC. It's funny because I've seen a list that everybody that twitter guy mentioned is on, in addition to Bison. So far the roster is very hero centric. Defintely needs more villains, esp on Capcom side. I also can't believe the only non Xmen marvel chick that made it was She-Hulk.

#47
Mr_Clack said on December 15, 2010 at 1:40 p.m.

Trust in Capcom?

They let The Resident Evil/Devil May Cry founders leave.

They left the Mega Man creator leave.

They almost left DeadPool out of MvC3

Wasting slots on rehashes instead of fresh franchises
BECAUSE there is no future in that franchise.

Leaving Frank West out because of technical issues that THE Wii can handle!

Lacking of new moves for old favorites (1-2 new) after 10 years of waiting.

Getting X-23 and She Hulk, is Marvel's females line-up THAT lacking? (I dont think so!)

-Side If I was in charge I would have had..
Super Skrull on the cover ripping a Fantastic Four symbol. Magneto would have replaced Doom.
Storm would have provided lightning in the back.
Arthur would have been attacking
...and DeadPool would have had his Yellow Text Bubbles on the cover saying, "You know you wanna buy this!" or "Doesnt my pose look awesome!?" or "Im 2 aw3sum 4 dis g3me!"

#48
Icytor said on December 15, 2010 at 2:36 p.m.

If the founders leave, they leave, its their desicion, Deadpool they didnt know about until he was brought to their attention, not that they saw him and had to be convinced to keep him in, Frank West thing is a troller and we dont know if that is fact or not, and if Ryu showed up with A entierly new moveset that is not even close to what people have been used to for nearly 15 years, then no one would like it. Not contradicting just pointing out, and still cant wait to see that link you put up XD

#49
JMJ_Th3_Wik3d said on December 15, 2010 at 3:06 p.m.

For some reason this all looks strange to me. For some reason I had a dream that carnage, doctor octopus, Havok, and frank west were announced all at once . I don't like Havok that much but he seem prettty sweet to me with his Ability to absorb cosmic energy/Energy blast. Reminds me of rose from street fighter. weird dream

#50
Mr_Clack said on December 15, 2010 at 3:10 p.m.

That link was a few hours ago...
I bet it's still buffering!

And Ryu's character was to never change or Just get stronger.
Did people RAGE when he got the "Sweet Chin Music" in SF3?

To my recall nobody in the history of mainstream fighters has anybody's moveset change drastically. They usually add or swap but never all new.

Now that I think about it. The only person I believe that would benefit from having all new moves is Sean from SF3.
I could see him being rebellious and wanting his own style after their way didnt work.

Maybe Cody is the only guy who's style changed drastically (Final Fight>SFA).
And what happened after? People LOVED IT!

#51
SHOGUN said on December 15, 2010 at 3:29 p.m.

Funny coz, step in sidekick or Donkey kick is a very basic move in Shotokan Karate.

#52
Mr_Clack said on December 15, 2010 at 3:59 p.m.

Still, it's RYU, it's like GUILE getting a new move!
Basic or not, after watching like everyone get new moves and Ryu never getting any, he got one and NOBODY was complaining.

#53
Nitecrawler said on December 15, 2010 at 4:36 p.m.

I really wish they went with the old Rad Spencer character design! but he looks fun to play with.

I don't think we will see Megaman but maybe X at least...god I hope! If you look here on IMDB

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1764479/f...

there are some interesting voice actors like Mick Jagger as Haggar and Cyndi Lauper as Dazzler...also seeing Iceman and Squirrel Girl! I assume they will be in the storyline and not playable. I would thought Bison would be great and unique. Honestly I could even do without Ryu cause at this point im anti-shoto but that would create a mega s*** storm! I really was wanting to see Ms. Marvel as well, but oh well....

Lastly, if you feed trolls, they will keep coming around...like bears but more annoying.

#54
ChunLi said on December 15, 2010 at 5:09 p.m.

@Nitecrawler

That site also says Scrooge McDuck (rumored) and Dio Brando are in.

I lol'd so hard when I saw Scrooge McDuck.

#55
Mr_Clack said on December 15, 2010 at 5:26 p.m.

BTW there is a popular guy on YT doing an Okami PlayThrough for those that wanna see the game all the way through or cant find it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XMg9V...

Epic Beginning BTW. He shows ALL of the trailers for it.

#56
Nitecrawler said on December 16, 2010 at 10:22 p.m.

Scrooge would be a beast with that cane and all that money!

#57


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