Hobgoblin, that was quite the compliment you gave -- I appreciate those kind words. I recall your personal quest to create your perfect roster, and one compliment you gave me was around the time I've released the Avenger Sersi
. You had said that you were rethinking that roster upon playing as her, and then you expanded to other non-Avengers such as Star-Lord
. I take a lot of pride in researching the characters before modding them.
I actually wouldn't mind being hired by Activision to work on MUA3, or improved versions of the classic games. For one thing, I definitely would work on MUA3, as I feel that MUA2 (though I liked the Civil War angle), didn't keep up with the ending of MUA1, where Galactus is pissed off at Planet Earth's meddling of his plans. Imagine what they could have done with that!
Personally, I would have had MUA3 start on Earth with an initial roster of only the most prolific heroes and a few anti-heroes (I consider Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Blade, and the Punisher for example as very popular anti-heroes). The first mission is somewhere in New York. Then, Nick Fury and the initial roster hears a threatening message from Galactus that Earth is next to be devoured due to their previous meddling, prompting them to leave Earth and search for intergalactic help. They acquire (unlock) powerful playable characters residing/traveling from outer space such as Silver Surfer, Magneto, Adam Warlock, Nova (Frankie Raye), Quasar, the Inhumans, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Sentry, the Imperial Guard etc. The Skrull particularly may offer to help after the heroes saved their planet from extinction. They can visit different plants such as the Shi'ar, Skrull, and Kree empires, facing villains such as D'Ken, Ronan the Accuser, Nebula, Super-Skrull, Terrax, Firelord, etc. Some enemies such as Ronan & Nebula can become playable after defeating them and convincing them (or in the anti-heroes' case, threaten them) to temporarily align with the heroes to stop the greater threats, such as Thanos & his Black Order, Gamesmaster, the Dark Phoenix, Shuma-Gorath, possibly the Beyonder, and of course the final boss -- Galactus himself. At one point, they may have to compete in one of the Gamesmaster's bouts, and/or fight in the Negative Zone! HUB areas can include the flying SHIELD helicarrier, Attilan (again), the Blue Area of the Moon, Starship Milano, Knowhere, Asteroid M (Avalon), Lilandra's Shi'ar castle and a couple of uninhabited planets. Special items can be bought from the Collector for a price.
Oh man, the ideas are just flowing out! I heard that MUA3 is currently in development (http://www.mobilenapps.com/articles/20735/20161025/marvel-ultimate-alliance-3-2017-release-date.htm
), but it may not happen. Hopefully, someone will have an idea similar to mine.