Saturday, May 23, 2015

Marvel Future Fight -- review & tips & tricks

Marvel Future Fight
A cool 3D 'on rails' F2P Action RPG featuring a smattering of Marvel Heroes, by Korean game dev NetMarble.

This game is pretty fun.  So many Marvel Superheroes games are out there; how does this one compare? Pretty well!

Successes - great 3d art & music, 3x3 battles, a good number of heroes, simple gameplay that is fun, social element, autopilot is a smart innovation, arena = PVP, and a lot of events.

Failings - Still an F2P game with many encouragements to purchase virtual items/heroes, ranges between somewhat repetitive to very grindy, multiple currencies (money, diamonds, many building materials (3 each per 4 hero types)), and a lot of notifications.

This entry came from reading an article claiming to be a list of 'Tips, Tricks & Strategy', but there was not a single tip!!  So I added my own (& am reposting here):

Here's a tip -- once you pass a level, you can auto-pilot thru it.  Deactivate the autopilot at the boss encounter if you are concerned you won't pass.  Your touch is better than AI.  Autopilot is a nice way to grind levels.

Another tip -- First make 1 hero awesome, & they can carry others along for levels.  (I've been reading on reddit /r/futurefight that people think Captain America is fairly weak & Black Widow is the strongest of the starter heroes.)  Over time, you start gathering a bunch of heroes, but you probably can't focus on all of them, so you start building a team (3 heroes).

As for which initial heroes to make awesome, apparently some really are weaker than others, but my view is take a hero that you want to watch a lot.  I like Blade and Hulkbuster Iron Man, but they are not the best heroes in the game.  So what?!
My team 1 (strongest) right now is Blade 25, Capt Amer 30, and Black Widow 25.  My team 2 is Elektra, Iron Man, and War Machine, and my team 3 is Ultron, Vision, and Hulkbuster Iron Man.

Another tip -- heroes level up, get improved gear, level up skills, can 'slot in' ISO, mastering a level (gives the center position hero a bonus) and finally level up stars.  That's a lot of leveling!  Levelling up stars unlocks new Skill slots for heroes.  On top of that, ISO's have various combinations which unlock bonuses, and you can put teams together that also give bonuses.  When you get an official team together, they get a big bonus AND a power that works ~ 1x every 120 secs (approx 1x per mission).

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