Monday, June 15, 2015
SUPER SMASH BROS FOR WII U/3DS-REVIEW
I probably should've written my piece months ago for this, my bad, but to be fair it's the shortest review I could've made, love the other ones? Buy this one, done. I've decided to weigh in some more thoughts on it now, given the recent DLC, I just feel it's a bit more appropriate now, I mean the nostalgia just got a whole lot bigger by adding Ryu to the mix, best DLC in recent memory, but whatever moving on to the games.
I must admit I've played the 3DS version more often,largely because it's easier to play on the go, so yes I've had more experience there, BUT the superior version is on the Wii U, it features more content for your buck, making the 3DS version feel like a beta version, that's no insult though, as even barebones this is a must own, it's simply too fun to ignore. In terms of exclusive content to the handheld, the 3DS version mainly offers Smash Run, a fun little challenge mode that is a bit reminiscent of Brawl's Subspace Emissary, the Wii U offers it's variation of this called Smash Tour, which is one area that the Wii U version fails at, the board game inspired minima is rather annoying. Quite possibly the biggest new addition to the series is the eight player smash, a mode that doubles the insanity, surprisingly it also is incredibly fun, despite how chaotic it sounds, while a slew of other features return, though mostly in the Wii U version.
This game is packed with characters, even without DLC (Ryu for the win!) this is quite literally the biggest smash yet, ranging from some of my favorite veterans to fun newcomers, this got so big that even the Duck Hunt gang joined in, just let that settle in, Nintendo decided to bring back those guys for this game, I love it. Of course the character department has hiccups that I would've preferred be left as costumes, namely the clones, yes I get that some have unique traits, but if they aren't incredibly unique, they shouldn't have their own spot, or at least make them DLC like they're doing to past removed characters. This is still the best nostalgia game ever, I mean, where else can you play Mario, Sonic, Mega Man, Pac-Man, Ryu, Pikachu, Samus, Link, and even R.O.B. who no one cared for before, the roster just is all over the place, the only way they could get more nostalgic is if they struck a deal with Disney to include their characters.
If there's one major drawback, it's the lack of a story mode, I know it's been explained why they didn't feature one, but it's a poor excuse, leaked footage isn't a good enough reason to remove it. I loved the last game's Subspace Emissary story, I was hoping they'd try to do something cool, but nothing, it just feels lackluster, a step backward despite the many steps forward done this time.
Despite some flaws, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS is a must own for anyone, there's just no other game that can compare to the fun. If you can only afford one, I recommend the console version, it is the definitive experience, but if you're on the go more often then not, the 3DS is no slack off in the fun.
Written By Octaviano Macias
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