GameTap's Wes Nihei writes: Nintendo fans are the luckiest videogamers around. As long as they're willing to offer up their hearts and minds to a handful of core titles, they can play excellently crafted games from classic series in a sort of extended state of bliss, knowing that the company is going to deliver another winner almost like clockwork--and it doesn't even matter if you're still playing with old hardware. Super Smash Bros. is the next Nintendo regular to turn the corner, and even though Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii isn't due out until March, it already looks like the track record is safe.
But the first thing that strikes you about Brawl is how good this game looks. The character graphics, in particular, are sharp and vibrant. For the Wii this is one good-looking show.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is shaping up to be a sprawling, brawling party animal. There is so much being packed into this game to enhance the basic multitiered fighting that, if Melee for the 'Cube is any indication, it might keep fans sated for the Wii's lifetime.