Besides overhauling the game’s story and fixing Training Mode to include challenges and tests for every character and a proper arcade mode and season 1-style ending, there’s a few characters I’d like to have added to the game to address the dearth of character development and fix their one-dimensionalness as EVERYBODY seems so hopelessly shallow and empty in the plot department.
Here’s some ideas I just had on the fly I felt like sharing.
Characters I’d like to see IF there is a going to be a season 4…
TJ’s Rival: The guy who beat TJ in the ring and humiliated him enough to beg Ultratech to give him augmented arms to reclaim his title. His storyline would end with him going up against TJ and proving once and for all that TJ, for all his bragging, has a lot to learn.
–Fighting Style: Not really sure. He would have to also be a boxer, because he took out TJ in the ring, but probably has a much more defensive back-forth swaying style of combat, and perhaps a dash that’s so quick he almost seems to teleport across the screen. He might have some projectile of some sort and his instinct perhaps would make his punches so fast they blur and hit multiple times.
Orchid’s Superior: Whoever it is that Orchid is talking to on her com device before the match starts. He or she coordinates with Orchid in her crusade against Ultratech. Together her and Orchid work together to dismantle the corporation for good, except he or she is a bit less… subtle about it.
–Fighting Style: Ordinance and Tech. He or she uses mines to control space and set up juggle combos, maybe even a grappling hook to move around or pull the enemy in for combos. In instinct, he or she gets a floating mech that uses projectiles and missiles to zone or shutdown combos. In close range he or she can activate an energy field around him or her to use as an anti-air shock that can set up the opponent for a high KV counter attack.
Jago’s Master: The guy who trained Jago and helped him learn how to control and expel the Omen within him. Jago’s master taught him everything he knows and when he learned of Gargos’ invasion he decided he could no longer stand idly by and watch as the world gets destroyed from his temple steppe. He travels through the portal and sacrifices himself to make sure the portal never opens again.
–Fighting Style: He uses a bo-staff to great affect, using it to vault over attacks, turn throws into counter-throws, reflect projectiles and make a general nuisance of himself with excellent normals and thrusting poke attacks. He can also throw projectiles, but only from the air.
I’d also like to see:
-Eagle: Thunder’s brother before (or I guess after) Ultratech screws with him.
-Another character from Maya’s faction of warriors.
-A new character made by Ultratech (I’m thinking an insect creature)
But these are just ideas off the top of my head. The story needs to be fleshed out better, everyone’s such a personality void and its kinda frustrating no one seems to matter in the grand scheme of how this story plays out. Overall I’m disappointed by season 3 and I think it would be a poor sendoff to end development on it now without one more season to fix all the things that still seem to be missing.