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Sakurai Excluded Chrom from Super Smash Bros. Roster Because of a Lack of Unique Characteristics

Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai explains why he chose Lucina over Chrom to join the roster for the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

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Geekman1524d ago

All Lucina had was the sword!

ZoidsRaven1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

Agreed.

Chrom would have been far more unique with his stance and combat alone. I think the only reason Lucina was picked is because she is female (as bad as that sounds, it's most likely true). He probably thinks the inclusion of all these female characters will mean those stupid feminist who b!+(hed about Brawl's "lack of female representation" (because forget about all of the real problems Brawl had) won't complain about Smash4, but what he fails to realize is that they consider dresses and high-heels to be sexist so they'll still complain. He can't win, so he shouldn't try so hard.

I'm really let down by some of the character choices Sakurai has made so far. MegaMan seems to be the only newcomer I know I'll main for sure, hopefully I'll try out some of the other characters.... Hopefully.

Oh yeah, we need more villains. 7_7

paulcek1524d ago

Nope. Sakurai says Chrom would've played like a clone so he didn't want to add him in.

Originally, Lucina was just an alt costume for Marth, but he decided to slightly change the play style (sword damage) so Lucina is a player for novices that can't get the hang of Marth. And so Lucina barely made the cut.

Either way, with Chrom or Lucina you would've been getting a clone.

ZoidsRaven1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

@paulcek:
"Originally, Lucina was just an alt costume for Marth, but he decided to slightly change the play style (sword damage) so Lucina is a player for novices that can't get the hang of Marth. And so Lucina barely made the cut."

And there is my problem with what Sakurai said about Chrom.
No matter what BS Sakurai says, Lucina is a clone. To say Chrom can't be in "because of a lack of unique characteristics" is donkey $h!+ because he made Lucina a clone, didn't give that GOD [email protected]/V\NING Toon Link an original fighting style and (as you say) was going to make Chrom a Marth clone anyway.
It makes too much sense to put Chrom in as a playable character because he is the protagonist of Fire Emblem: Awakening, clone or not.

B!+(hing over. 7_7

Concertoine1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

Feminists tore brawl apart...? I cant see any article or shred of evidence that this was the case.

I think he chose her because she's female too, but i don't really see this as a bad thing since there is no female swordfighter in the game (or in the history of the series). I also seriously doubt he did so because of some purported feminist backlash on brawl either, because there's no way he thought ZSS' redesign was feminist-friendly.

Yeah Chrom would be nice, but Lucina is just as good imo. I don't think either had defining characteristics, and though i'd prefer an original moveset, it will be interesting to see how she compares to marth. Her inclusion means the FE representation won't be entirely a sausagefest, which is good because some of the games' best characters are female (Noire and Tharja!).

So far im pleased with the choices (Pac-Man, megaman, Little Mac look to be interesting characters) but more villains for sure.

ZoidsRaven1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

@Concertoine:
"Feminists tore brawl apart...? I cant see any article or shred of evidence that this was the case."
......I didn't know feminists only made articles. Maybe that's your problem, you're only looking for N4G articles.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boa...
http://www.backofthecerealb...
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boa...

Only a short google search away. I bet I could find more if I looked harder.

"but i don't really see this as a bad thing since there is no female swordfighter in the game"

Not bad, just pointless. Feminist idiots and simps alike would be whining until the cows came home if Sakurai picked a side-character that's male over a main protagonist that's female just because there was no male gun fighter in the game.
Feminists and simps would say that's a [email protected]$$ reason and I would agree with them. Being female IS NOT a unique characteristic when talking about picking a side-character over the MUGGER FLIPPING PROTAGONIST! That logic sounds like it belongs to dumb tumblr Feminist and or whipped scary simps.

"it will be interesting to see how she compares to marth"
You ever play as Marth? Roy? If so, you already know.

"Her inclusion means the FE representation won't be entirely a sausagefest"

WTF is this bullshight? That's such a stupid thing to say.
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Hey guys! We need more black characters so this game doesn't become a white boy party!
Yo chicks! We need more dudes here to prevent this from being a t!tyfest!-

Males & females have been playing/enjoying games without male representation (like SkullGirls) for generations. Why can't feminists and simps do the same with games that don't have female representation without all of the BS?

"but more villains for sure"

Oh... We'll likely have 6 (if we are lucky) villains TOPS. But fuk villains, girl power.

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3-4-51524d ago

To me Chrom is more Unique than Lucina.

Trunkz Jr1524d ago

Too much man meat carrying swords if Chrom was added, it's nice to see Lucina was chosen instead.

TekoIie1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

This is one of those situaions where I actually agree. Theres so far 36 characters and of those 8 are female, 20 are male and 8 are either unidentifiable or interchangable (Sorry if my math is a bit off).

But I still don't understand why we can't have a Chrom as a Marth clone if thats basically what Lucina is to some extent :/

azricf1524d ago

I thought both were in? did i miss something?

capitanandi1524d ago

Chrom will only appear in Robin's Final Smash.

azricf1524d ago

wow, that's really lame.. That trailer is pretty misleading.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1524d ago

@azricf
Not really.

It pretty confirmed he was a final smash because Robin was glowing. At end of every newcomer trailer aside from First two villager and megaman final smash was shown

jonboi241524d ago

So why do we get a Marth clone in Lucina? Though I'm kinda glad Chrom isn't in this game as well, I have this funny feeling he would have been an Ike clone.

randomass1711524d ago

Lucina dons the name Marth in Fire Emblem Awakening, so that's probably why. I wanted her to be an alternate costume for Marth so I'm pretty satisfied with this. Chrom is his own unique character so making him a clone of Ike or Marth would be pretty disappointing in comparison. Or maybe Sakurai is just trolling fans again. XD

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

female
light weight Marth
Longer range
sword damage
characteristiic
can marry Robin(male) or is married to Robin(male)

fatneal1524d ago

dude idc i told everyone lucina was a marth clone and it makes sense that she would be...i just dont like all the sword characters and i dont like that other franchises has less representatives

donkey kong 2
kirby 2 (metaknight not confirmed)
starfox 2 (wolf probably cut)
f-zero 1

also i hate how link is low tier...he should have been buffed because he hasnt really be useful since the n64 version

but even with my complaints this is one of my favorite franchises and im just happy a new one is coming so ill end this rant