Games get embraced generation-over-generation because:
1) Casual players get hype for new things.
2) Competitive players follow the money.
3) Everyone likes to hope that the developer will fix how shitty their game is with future patches.
Not because people are "doom and gloom" and then discover the game is actually amazing. A lot of SFV players really do not like SFV, but SFIV gets zero cash support so there's no reason to play it. If Capcom didn't give SFV any support, I think its tournament scene would suffer a significant drop. Players realizing that 3) was never happening for MvC3 is basically what killed the game.
Originally Posted by Doctrine Dark
I never even know how to plink, lol.
New game. New options. I'll learn.
Originally Posted by Jawmuncher
what even is plink dashing
Plinking is when you press one input within a frame of another. It's not a simultaneous button press, it's just a little
separated. In most games it doesn't matter at all, but in Street Fighter IV it became a big deal because there were 1-frame link combos. If you input two inputs in a row in SFIV, IIRC the first input became the same kind of input as the second one (I might have this backwards, and it might have needed to go in ascending button strength or something - I didn't play SFIV much). This basically let you "double tap" an input and make any 1-frame link a 2-frame link. That's a huge deal for the game's hardest combos.
In Marvel 3, it turned out that plinking two buttons after dashing would cancel your current dash into another dash. IIRC, it did something like cancel your first dash into an attack, but then the plink button fixes the input and you perform a second dash instead. This was important for movement because it was MUCH faster than wavedashing, which is done by dash -> tap down -> dash. Now you can just plink over and over. The downside is that a missed plink results in an attack coming out, which means a failed plink dash usually has you attacking absolutely nothing in the middle of the neutral, and there's a good chance you'll die. Only a handful of Marvel 3 players can consistently plink dash around the screen.
Personally, I hate plinking because I can't do it consistently. lol