I have to agree with you nk4e, I don't see how this game will keep up with the hype that MvC2 still has. X-Factor is very broken, Sentinel shouldn't be able to kill you in 3-4 hits. Anyways, if anyone wants to play some casual matches for fun. Add me on my rhymesxreasons account.
I'm betting there's going to be one of those "Low-Tier Tourneys" some time in the future... If ya don't wanna play the game broken, play with friends who don't use broken characters...Then KFC won't look as bad.. that or just change the dmg output to low or something. Then we'll be talkin' casual *insert coolshades*
X-Factor (aka XF) is a universal power-up move that powers up your characters for a limited time. During X-Factor mode, your characters goes into a Godlike-RAGE-Power-up Mode and will destroy any character with one combo [/partial exaggeration]. Your attack strength and speed greatly increase and the point character will continuously recover health magically (which heals red health first). Your assists will also be powered up during X-Factor.
The attack strength, speed, and healing rate all depend on how strong the X-Factor is when activated. It consists of 3 levels; 1st level when you still have all 3 characters, and 3rd level when you are down to your last character.
X-Factor can be used to cancel just about anything and can be activated anytime, this is called X-Factor Cancelling (aka XFC or KFC). People use it strategically to save their butts if they screwed up a hyper combo, or if they want to extend their hyper combos by KFCing and performing another hyper combo.
X-Factor can only be used once per match.
Trivia: Reason why some people call it KFC is because the letter K looks like the letter X, and it is easier to pronounce KFC then XFC....