So we've been there, played that as far as MUA 1 and 2 are concerned. I'm sure there has to have been some thoughts of a MUA 3 among the producers and developers besides just us as fans. As much as we want this, we have to ask: What would the concept involve? What new and old characters would be involved? What kind of gameplay would occur? As those thoughts come to mind, lets look back into the previous MUA games.
I think we can all agree in saying that the first MUA game was satisfying for its time. There were plenty of playable characters to at least make us somewhat happy and the concept and involvement of a completely original plot that has yet to be used before was quite interesting to play through. Not only was it entertaining but it didn't end too quickly but lasted almost longer than it should have (im not saying that this made it a bad game though!). The characters had many unique abilities and dialogue along with a large power set to match. The graphics arn't even close to superb but, like I said, it was very successful for its time. After you've found all the secrets and disks and completed the game, there's nothing else left you can do without getting a bit tired of the game. Sure, it's something you'll want to eventually come back to but probably not in a long time, maybe a good 1-3 months depending on who you are.
When MUA 2 stepped into the picture years later, it also brought in much improved graphics and new characters along with a completely changed gameplay and story mode. This was a huge improvement from the first as it lasted longer but was still entertaining all the same. I happened to enjoy the whole plot of the story even though it didnt exactly work into the comic much. It was nice to see faces of characters you wouldnt expect to see in there but at the same time it was a bit randomized, not to say that its a bad thing. Also, the idea of combining powers into a fusion was brilliant although some fusions just never seemed to work. However, my complaints of this was that even though there were new characters, the moveset was now limited to 4 powers individually. The idea of leveling up powers is great but i just was expecting more from that area. Along with that, it would have been nice to play as many of the NPCs among other characters and I wish they would have had more interacting with actual voice dialogue. And, just like the first game, there just wasnt much to do after everything was finished. Also, the game was missing a lot of characters that could have made all the difference to the game itself that appeared in the first game but vanished for the second.
Here's where the idea of a 3rd could improve it all: more things to do after game, a fixed and maybe lengthy storyline, more characters and character development in interaction and power set, and GRAPHICS. So my question to anyone else reading this is: What characters would you include/bring back for a 3rd? What story line do you think would work and be creative? What would your opinion be of an idea like a verses mode for 2-4 players where characters could face off? What are your thoughts on how a 3rd MUA would look and be appealing? Thoughts are appreciated!