I don’t like it.
Not good enough for ya? Ugh... alright...
See, I’m not really a fan of Smash Bros to begin with. Back in the day (N64) I was and even LOVED the much improved Melee on the Gamecube. But since then the series has sort of plateaued for me. Brawl was pretty much the same game as Melee just with more characters, and by the looks of the upcoming Wii-U and 3DS version it’s just more of the same.
I’m also just not fond of fighting games in general. I lived through the 90’s when fighting games were ALL THE RAGE and pretty much EVERYTHING was a fighting game both at home and in the arcades. There’s only so much enjoyment I can get out of beating people up again, and again, and again, and again. The rosters change, but the gameplay is essentially the same thing.
Which brings me to another reason I’m not fond of Smash Bros. The rosters. Because right now it’s looking like Smash Bros is the Nintendo equivalent of an EA sports title. Minimal to no gameplay change, and a roster update that looks more like it should be DLC instead of a full priced game. And Smash Bros isn’t the only Nintendo game to do that. Pokemon does it. The revitalized 2-D sidescrolling Mario games do it too. Updating the roster with characters I won’t likely use is not enough to make me spend money on something.
And finally there’s just the gameplay itself. Repetitive, boring, and unappealing to me. I don’t like fighting games. I don’t like competing with other people. I don’t like intense battles and competition in general really. Add in the mix Masahiro Sakurai’s weird unintuitive control fetish and god-awfully designed menus ripped right from Kid Icarus: Uprising and yeah... not interested at all.
I played the demo. I found the controls awful and unintuitive (3 jump buttons, really?). The gameplay was also remarkably SLOW for what normally is such an intense fighting experience. Aside from button mashing and looking at Nintendo nostalgic characters I like, what’s the appeal for me?
Having said all that... you should NOT take my criticisms to heart. My issues are MY issues, not yours. My disenjoyment of the franchise and games should do NOTHING to stop you from enjoying the game. Do not let my criticism and uninterest affect your judgement. And if it does, stop for a second and rethink things. Enjoy the game all you want. Play the crap out of it. Get amazingly good at it. Have FUN with it. Do whatever you want with it.
Just don’t bother me about not liking it, ok?
We can’t ALL like the same stuff, after all. There’s bound to be some games or titles that we’re not going to see eye-to-eye on. And that’s OK. That’s part of being a grown mature adult: acknowledging that we’re all slightly different in our interests and quirks and that it’s OK and doesn’t ruin or affect your enjoyments or interests in the slightest.
Sooooo yeah. That’s my thoughts on Smash Bros. I was told by someone that I apparently “hate” Mario, Link and other Nintendo characters because I’m not enthusiastic about Smash Bros... which is complete BS as anyone who knows me and my history with Nintendo can attest too. I LOVE Nintendo. I just don’t LOVE Smash Bros, Ok?
Listening to: I'm Blue - Eiffel 65
Watching: Doctor Who (10th Doctor)
Playing: Marvel Puzzle Quest
Eating: McDonalds Junkfood
Drinking: Decaf. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.