Oh, the Games You Won’t Play! [ COMIC ]

I know Capcom cancelling Mega Man Legends 3 sucks, but at least the addition of Rocket Raccoon to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is an equivalent exchange. Right? ;)

If you’ve followed Dueling Analogs over the years, you know that I am an avid Mega Man fan. I honestly think I’ve parodied the Mega Man series more than anything else in the site’s history. And as such, it goes without saying that the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3 was a major bummer for me.

Mega Man Legends 3

This has been the wallpaper on my iPhone since last November.

I already mentioned in a previous post that I was waiting to get a Nintendo 3DS until Mega Man Legends 3 came out. I’m still waiting…

You see, a small part of me wants to believe that Capcom will come to their senses and get back to work on the game. Hell, maybe they could even outsource the project to Comcept and let Keiji Inafune’s team finish it. That hope is also the reason why I support the 100,000 Strong for Bringing Back Mega Man Legends 3 community on Facebook. Keeping my fingers crossed!


  • Nailed the style, my friend. Brilliant!

  • Bgordes

    Almost a companion piece to this (also done this week): http://www.virtualshackles.com/239/

  • Ido013

    One of the worst move Capcom made after moving Monster Hunter to the WII. I think I will shun Capcom from here on.

    • Seanhl

      please stop dissing the game just because it’s on the wii. it’s still just as good an addition to the series as any other

    • Xikar

      I agree with Seanhl, just cause its on a platform you don’t like doesn’t mean its bad. Its just getting the game to a new audience.

      • Ido013

        It’s not exactly that I don’t like the Wii, it’s more that it doesn’t have any interest for me.. It’s not like I’d buy the Wii for one game right? So, the problem is that they were making it for the PS3 before then suddenly decided not to. That’s what I am dissing. Plus it doesn’t make any sense to have it on the Wii other than the new “additions”.. I mean the other games are on the PSP, and the PSP can connect with the PS3, wouldn’t making the games for the PS3 as well make a lot more sense? I don’t really care though would have been able to live without Tri easily..

        Anyhow Capcom is butt hurt that Inafune left but can’t admit it. I’ll just add a kick to their butt so they can get a real good feel. They shut down one of my favorite game ever so yeah retribution and everything.

        • Xikar

          I wasn’t aware that is originally being developed for the PS3. But doing some research myself, I discovered that it wasn’t suddenly it was budget issue. The development cost for the PS3 is much higher (due to the much different architecture) which is why they switched to the Wii.
          But now I understand your frustration. But in recent years Capcom has been falling flat a lot, can’t resell RE5 Mercs 3D due one time save files, cancelling Legends 3 because of systems sales despite Legends 3 possibly being a Killer App for the system.

  • OrehRatiug

    I’m upset about MML3 too, and it was going to be the only reason I was going to even think about getting a 3DS, but you do know that Capcom didn’t have any say in the matter on which Marvel characters made it into the game right? Of course it is just a comic for comedy’s sake but yeah.

  • Ser Carter

    Clearly the only logical explanation. +1

  • JackVanElraton

    I enjoy my 3DS even without MML3, but it still stung. Servbot 007308 here, and glad to see the cause now has about 41,000 likes.

  • Alastor

    I haven’t forgiven Capcom for “edward” Dante yet. And I will not get Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. I’ll wait and pick up Supreme Ultimate Ultra Extreme Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament Edition HD Mega Remix.

    • Huh, did they make him a sparkly – – – or something?

  • PrinceJonathan

    As much as I loved Megaman Legends 1&2 the cancellation of 3 doesn’t bother me much. I’d probably never have gotten to play it anyway.

    All I really want is closure to the story. What the heck is the Elder System? Does Roll get her mommy and daddy back? And I would like to have seen a Legends version of Proto Man/Zero, something long blonde and bishy for fangirls to Ship, Slash and Squee-gasm over.

    If Capcom won’t do a 3rd game couldn’t they at least commission a webcomic or manga to tie things up, DAMN IT!!!

  • Iceholder

    Didn’t the guy who originally wanted to do MML 1, 2, and 3 leave the project? I thought that was why they cancelled it.

    In any case, why does it feel like more devs and pubs these days just seem to be testing us, pushing and seeing how far they can go without us pushing back? Is it because of the idiots out there that buy their games regardless of how they act?

  • Matt Taylor

    Any man whose read Guardians of the Galaxy will say “yes, it is equivalent exchange.”

    All games can be improved through the addition of a anthropomorphic racoon with a fondness for inordinately large fire-arms.

  • Onipuck

    First off, I’d like to say that I’m pissed off, for more than one reason.
    To start off I am, of course, a Megaman Legends fanboy(unabashed Tron Bonne Fanboy here), and I was waiting patiently for the next Megaman Legends game, or at least another spin-off like the Misadventures of Tron Bonne.
    Next, I was hoping that they would come to their senses and either released Megaman Legends 1, 2, and Misadventures of Tron Bonne on either Virtual Console, PSN, Xboxlive(don’t have it, but I can’t forget the Xbox fans of this series), or put it on the 3DS for the newer kids to enjoy this series without either resorting to downloading it online illegally(which, I’ll shamefully admit, I’ve done with 2 and the Misadventures of Tron Bonne, but that’s because I couldn’t either find a decent copy at a cheap price, or a used-but-playable one for sale on either game, and I downloaded the first one because I do have the disc of it, but I worn it out so badly none of my playstations would accept it) or shelling out an arm and a leg to play them on the PSX.
    Finally, I have to ask, what the hell is Rocket Raccoon about?

    Seriously, am I the only one who has no fucking clue who this character is?
    Even the Wikipedia entry doesn’t give much coherent information(or at least for me, since honestly it was TL;DR material[AKA wall o’ text for far too long with no simple explanations]), other than that it’s an anthropamorphic raccoon with a rocket strapped to it’s back, with slightly heightened senses.

    They’d have been better off getting Squirrel Girl or one of the Great Lake Avengers(or whatever they call themselves now), actually, if you had all of the Great Lake Avengers working as one character, I think that their uselessness would significantly drop to the point where they’d work.

    • Onipuck

      Oh, also forgot to add something.


      The plans to swarm their physical mailboxes with fan letters telling them that Megaman Legends does garner enough interest to make their damned money, and then some.

    • Matt Taylor

      I love Tron too, but I can comfort myself with her presense in MvC3.

      AS for Rocket. He’s an wise0cracking anthropomorphic raccoon/space adventurer from the planet Halfworld, a planet sized insane asylum, where he and his fellow talking animals served vearious dutires for the inmates. There ate two different stories now about how he left the planet, so I won’t go into them. Suffice to say that after his early appearance in HULK and a mini-series of his own, he vanished for a good fifteen years, before showing up again in the ANNIHILATION: CONQUEST cosmic event. Then he joined the New Guardians of the Galaxy, and was possibly it’s most popular member.

      Rocket is extremely skilled with explosives and firearms that are much bigger than he himself technically is. His best friend on the GOG was a gigantic talking tree who only said “I am Groot.”(it’s name)

      Trust me, GOG was great, and may be in the process of returning. Rocket and Groot are slated to appear againb in a back up series in the upcoming ANNIHILATOR’S: EARTHFALL mini starting in Spetember.

  • Why is this comic so dumb?

    Why is this comic so dumb?

    • Because

      Because you had a sad childhood lacking in quality time with Dr. Seuss?

  • SendoRoba

    I am sick of people bitching about Rocket Racoon, while Iron Fist is going unscathed. I mean, come on! His super power is hitting good. And Nova has the same “who the hell?” factor as RR, but with less potential. What happened to “Nemesis will not be in the game”? And people used to be salty over 2 DMC reps, but now that Virgil’s in, “PRAISE VAMPIRE JESUS”

    • Boy Blunder

      A guy who’s a world-class fighter being put into a fighting game? PERISH THE THOUGHT!

  • Xikar

    Don’t know what Rocket Racoon is.

    I’m really upset about the “cancellation” of Legends 3. I put that in quotes because if they’re smart they will bring it back. Maybe not the 3DS but maybe the WiiU or something.

    We can only hope your voice will be heard and we’ll get the game.

  • Hell, I saw CAPCOM 1 and CAPCOM 2 and thought of NASA Mission Control. Then I remembered this was a gaming comic.

    Ultimate MvC 3 though? This like Ultimate like the Ultimate comics, or just another title?

  • Dante

    I’m pissed. I never got to play MML2, as it could never be found anywhere. :/ But, I want MML3. Since someone put up a video with a way to show your support, I decided to show my own support by linking the video through my channel. Need more Servbots!

  • Servebot # 013162

    Never got to play the originals, I was really hoping to start with 3…