Parasite says, "What's new on the menu?"
Friday, May 17, 2013
Someone mentioned last week in the comments to my previous post that they're excited to see if I add support for any new DC/Marvel characters to Parasite. At first, I kind of mentally resisted the idea, thinking that I had a huge list of buggy & incomplete moves to finish before I think about anything new.
And that's true. BUT...
This isn't a promise that I'm going to actually implement any new power sets, but I'm asking you all to comment below: what's new and cool in the past few years in the DC/Marvel MUGEN world? Also, what characters have you downloaded that you think Parasite should already support, and doesn't? (for example, I'm pretty sure if I tried to power drain Verz & Loganir's new Astonishing Cyclops that I wouldn't actually get a Cyclops power set in return)
As a reminder, here's his current 60 power sets (30 DC, 30 Marvel):
Parasite's power sets
|Lex Luthor||Dr. Doom|
|Poison Ivy||Invisible Woman|
|The Atom||The Thing|
|Martian Manhunter||Human Torch|
|Shazam/Captain Marvel||Silver Surfer|
|Red Lantern (Atrocitus)||Songbird|
|Agent Orange (Larfleeze)||Omega Red|
I've got room for 20 more from each side (not that I'm going to tackle 40 more, sheesh), so let the suggestions fly!
Hope i helped u!!! :)
If i forgot something hope someone else can add chars on my list!! :)
Hint hint, nudge nudge Buyog boy.
HAHA! But I don't want to over stimulate you so with the two I mentioned, I like NX-Men's idea for an Ant-Man Power slot. But other then that, Ultron, the Mandarin, and Possibly Hawkman are the only ones I really want. But I'd say DEFINITELY do the Sentry one and super secret one (if you don't remember, I'll PM you) if you had to chose two.
The Sentry's moveset you could go with the MVC version by Infinity OR work on a new set like a Yellow energy blast Ala Doom's for his special and maybe a beat down, an explosion, and a void attack for the hyper. OH OH OH! And he definitely needs a special intro with the sentry saying something like "Hey! You look familiar, Golden Boy!"
Plus there's that one intro idea I told you a few years ago involving that fake Parasite from the new adventures of Superman. The intro would be very similar to the one that Iceman based Sprites Silver Surfer has, where we see that awful one floating by and the real Surfer smacks him off the screen.
Those are my ideas but if you want to go even further beyond Marvel and DC and say have power sets from certain enemies of Ninja Turtles, then I got some ideas. :D
But that's all for now, let me know what you think. :)
You could replace the power set icons with icons that show what kind of power it is. For example:
Perhaps you could have special icons for specific characters, like Superman, Hal, Spidey, etc., similar to having a special intro to a character. Other characters would have to settle for sharing the generic power sets.
If it's a non-comic book character, or they aren't listed in the code, then he could always gain life, power or some other thing, similar to Rogue in MvC2.
Well, that's my two cents. In my mind it's the most logical and less cumbersome in the long run. I think your character will last longer if you do this.
Aside from his power sets, from last time I remember playing Parasite, he could stand to be more combo friendly and move a little faster. I realize he's a bigger character thus slower, but I usually find it hard to use him in a fight. Maybe I'm just biased and prefer faster moving characters. lol
Best of luck with all your work! :)
@Anon / @Twin: you both raise valid points, and I agree that I can't keep shoving stuff into his move set forever, but I think maybe a hybrid approach is best. I'll elaborate in this week's post.