Recently it was revealed that not only is there going to be a new Injustice game, but the developers are going big with meta-game progression for all the fighters. This turn of events is surprising, because the last game to do it (Street Fighter X Tekken) did not win over the competitive crowd and E-Sports market.
Adding in content that changes the game is very tricky for games aimed at competitive-level players, and there are several factors to keep track of.
Playing through Abyss Odyssey, the latest game from Ace Team has left me cold. The developers touted a combat system akin to fighting games but from what I’ve seen, what they have doesn’t come close. The art of making not just a fighting game but one that can stand up at a tournament like EVO requires a special eye to detail and one that a lot of designers don’t have.