It's no secret that I have a weird love/hate relationship with Capcom. (In case you don't believe me, this relationship has been documented exhaustively already. Check out my articles "Is It Time to Forgive Capcom?" and "Should We Continue to Support Capcom?" for starters.)
Now, one half of this seemingly schizophrenic opinion is that I will praise the Mega Man series to no end, and I will always stand behind the first three Resident Evil games no matter how badly the controls may have sucked. On the other hand, Capcom simply hasn't been very good to me for the past year or so. It's beginning to feel like they are trying their darnedest to be a perfect example of what not to do as a developer/publisher.
But right now, I'm not mad or happy; I'm just confused. And this has to do with the way they're handling Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Let me explain.
Many players have been complaining about the TAC (Team Aerial Combo) infinites that have been discovered in UMvC3, which, in layman's terms, allow players to loop particular combos over and over again for free. This is a cause for concern among pros, as it's unbalancing the game and, worse yet, making it boring for many players.
But Capcom was seemingly unfazed by these complaints, explaining at an EVO panel that they weren't going to offer any more balance patches for the game. Basically, if it's broken, deal with it.
But a tweet was discovered where Ryota Niitsuma had apparently said, "I've received many reports regarding UMVC3. Currently, I am adjusting the mechanics related to the problem." Now, this seems to directly contradict what was said at EVO, right? However, it's giving fans hope that they'll see a fix for the problem. Of course, the tweet was posted before EVO, so it might make sense to assume that the EVO statement was the final word on the matter. But who knows?
Now, I'm going to be honest here. I don't really care all that much whether or not Capcom fixes the TAC infinites or not. I'm in no way ever going to be able to compete with pros at UMvC3, and, in fact, Cheat Code Central's own Angelo M. D'Argenio will relentlessly slaughter me every single time I play against him. I'm just not very good at it, and I don't plan on spending any time actually learning how to utilize these infinites. (Which is admittedly why I'm not very good at it.)