Honest Trailers goes in on the Marvel vs. Capcom series

Smosh Games takes a look at the entire Marvel vs. Capcom franchise

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • September 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. PDT

Smosh Games just dropped one of their Honest Game Trailers for the Marvel vs. Capcom series, and has some pretty interesting commentary on next week's Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Honest Trailers aims to highlight the sins of the films or games that it highlights, and so one does have to take any kind of negative commentary from them with a grain of salt. That said, they do represent more of the casual gaming crowd than the hardcore Marvel vs. Capcom audience.

It's been a very clear trend in recent fighting game development to make new titles with a special effort to appeal to the casual audience. The fighting game genre has been viewed as traditionally more unkind to newcomers than other genres in that the learning curve can often be difficult and frustrating to get over.

Since a very healthy percentage of the competitive crowd will likely be buying the game no matter what, convincing seems to be aimed more at the casual crowd.

Infinite already has an innate advantage in appeal given that it features prominent characters like Iron Man and Rocket Raccoon from the extremely popular Marvel movie franchise. It also offers simpler controls and easier execution so unlearned players can reach higher levels of satisfaction at a quicker rate.

It'll be interesting to see if the opinions in the trailer reflect those of the casual audience once the game drops on the 19th. Check out the trailer below, and let us know your reactions.

Thanks to RYU81, MightyAfro, ChaosArchangel and Dude130 for the submissions.

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