1st off God Hand is my FAVORITE action-beat em up in the PS2 era if not of all time next to Ninja Gaiden. I was so happy to see Okami and Joe make it to UMVC3 and I and others put alot of proof how fun Gene would be in the game and got Seth Killian and many other Capcom staff considering him, even the producer of the game Ryota Niitsuma. After seeing he was was two character slots away from being in, I was saddened.
After still hearing about how awesome he would have been cast in UMVC3. I decided to quickly analyze how he would be in the game against the top team in the game.
In a nutshell – I dont think Gene from God Hand would have been a popular choice for pros eventhough I LOVE the character. He would not have good air mobility and no invincible attacks outside of supers. He’d have to switch styles mid-game and may have had head-splitter and head-slicer as special move projectiles, although low durability.
Against the deadliest trio in the game, currently Morrigan Vergil Doom. He would get crushed like all the rest.
Gene would be able to cancel his moves if he got a hit with that HeadPan cancel from the Japanese version, but itd have to be carefully balanced, because it was broken in the Japanese version and never made the states.
Morrigan’s fireballs would eat him alive. He has no invincible moves other than that sway but he cant move while doing it, so if her fireballs are slow enough, it might hit Gene on recovery. It’s essentially like Joe’s Viewtiful Dodge.
Everyone can lose to Doctor Doom. He’s too ambiguous.
Same with the selfish brother Virgil. Put on “that belt” and your party is OVER.
All in All. He’d be another Iron Fist. Dashing in, no air mobility but Gene’s launcher would connect properly.
His supers would be awesome looking but he just would not be able to compete with the Big Boys/Gals.
The terrors of the game control a HUGE portion of the screen at all times for free. Something Gene can not do on offense or get around defensively.
I love ya Gene. R.I.P.
God Hand fans…rebuttal?