So August 30th Cyclops and Colossus dropped as free DLC characters.
Looks like I'm eating a slice of humble pie because the game was actually good and made for Marvel fans (in general) and not specifically MCU fans. As far as the X-Men roster we have: Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Magneto (unlockable), Colossus (unlockable DLC) and Cyclops (unlockable DLC) Not to mention if you get the season pass there are supposed to be more X-Men characters in 2020
The X-Men themed stage was my personal highlight of the game. So i definitely recommend the game especially since it's one of the few modern games that has the X-Men playable that isn't ba Lego Marvel game.
Ultimate Allaince 3 do the characters justice since the movesets are true to the characters. In a surprise turn of events Storm was actually my favorite character to play with in the game until Cyclops. Cyclops moveset has just about every optic blast. You have your standard straight shot (which you can hold for a constant blast and still move around), You have the wide shot, you have the shot that bounces off of walls, the evasion shot that launches and his standard heavy attack is an optic sweep. Slim has been my go to since X-Men Legends and the fact they have a modern take on the classic 90's appearance makes this my favorite playable version of him. Colossus takes a close 2nd place because they FINALLY gave him good moves. Usually Colossus' moveset is boring but the grapples, oh man, the grapples. It is SO satisfying to grab an enemy and swing them around like a rag doll before slamming them on the ground. He also has a tackle charge attack (like he had in Marvel vs Capcom 2)
Honestly it's clear the developers got inspiration for character movesets from Marvel vs Capcom. Venom has his signature leap attack, Colossus has the tackle, Storm jumps back to do her hail storm attack, Magneto has his beam attacks as his light attacks, etc. So i am crossing my fingers that Juggernaut will be a playable character so i can headcrush everything LMAO
My only complaint is that the alternate costumes are mostly lame pallette swaps. Wolverine does get the Brown/Gold costume but everyone else's is kinda lame. They might fix some of them thought because the free update had Captain Marvel's "Miss Marvel" costume and symbiote Spider-Man. If Storm got her 90's costume I'd be excited but I won't hold my breath to assemble the crew from my favorite animated series to fight sentinals. Hopefully Gambit and/or Rouge are planned.