"There were a couple of downsides that I'd like to touch on briefly. First, the load times were a bit longer than I'm used to on a Nintendo title. They weren't horrible, just a little annoying now and then. It's the first time that anyone has utilized a dual-layer disc for the Wii, so it's understandable to see an increase in load times. The other is the lack of decent communication for online players. Again, nothing major, but it's worth noting.
In the end, I'd say that this game is going to keep me occupied for quite some time. There is so much to do and unlock, I doubt I'll ever get bored with it. I've missed the days of duking it out with my friends on Melee, and I see this game bringing back those good times. I give Super Smash Bros. Brawl 4.5 out of 5 gears."