Hardcore Gamer: With recent roster announcements for the Wii U/3DS version, there's been a reoccurring trend.
Ugh, I fully agree. Game seems like Soul Calibur now. What ever happened to brawling?
Super Smash Calibur U !
I think you're talking about Soul Calibur 2, there.[special guest was Link, after all.XD]
To play with a 4 group of only sword fighters, you will have to ask for it, in the online smash lobby. Its not like the game (forces) you to play against, "only sword wielders".
Lets Gather the Facts: * How many total characters ? * Of those, How many have a sword ? If it's in the minority, then why the heck was this article written, other than being click bait.
Sword Fighers: 9 Non-Sword fighters: 28 Only 1/4 of the game is swords. There's still plenty of brawling.
"Sword Fighers: 9 Non-Sword fighters: 28 Only 1/4 of the game is swords. There's still plenty of brawling." That's 1/3 thehobbyist. 9/28 = 32%. Nonetheless for every 3 characters, there's a sword wielder.
Lol i dont hear these complaints in the smash brother community on my wii u. Lmfao
There are still more characters in the game that use their hands and fists than sword characters in Smash 4.
I think the problem is they have so many non sword weilding characters to choose from and they still chose the ones with swords. Take Fire Emblem for example. Marth, Robin, Ike and Lucina all sword characters, I mean come on. 4 characters from one serious which have swords. Then you have Dark Pitt using a character slot when it could of been a skin. Pauline, Professor E. Gadd, Toadette, Wart, Ice Climbers, Wild Gunman, Excitebike guy
Out of all of those you listed, only Professor E. Gadd sounds even remotely interesting to me, as a new character choice. Pauline would likely end up being a character clone of Peach. Toadette would likely have to come after Toad himself since he's been in the past couple of games as a Counter move for Peach and deserves his own shot first. Wart I just can't see fitting in without being too much like either Bowser or DDD. Ice Climbers, while cool and familiar, have been effectively replaced by Rosalina and her easily-respawnable and far more easily controlled partner that doesn't affect her recovery move if it dies. Wild Gunman, I don't even know anything about, so I can't say anything about that. And Excitebike Guy? Seriously? I mean, yeah, could be interesting, but a motorcycle is meant to constantly be moving forward; it just doesn't lend itself well to a fighting game, and being off the motorcycle would make the fighter himself feel awkward. E. Gadd, however, has a wealth of options in inventions to use as special attacks, and his voice would be absolutely hilarious and fully entertaining to hear during battle.
"Pauline would likely end up being a character clone of Peach." Well that's up to Nintendo to make sure that doesn't happen "Wild Gunman, I don't even know anything about, so I can't say anything about that" http://www.nesconsole.com/i... Retro like "Excitebike Guy? Seriously? I mean, yeah, could be interesting, but a motorcycle is meant to constantly be moving forward" He would be off his bike and use the bike for his final smash.
28 out of 37 fighters do not have swords and yet you are saying they only choose the characters that have swords? :p I am getting tired of you hating on Nintendo threads.
I agree, I think the amount of sword users is off putting because it is hard to imagine that the characters will play vastly different from each other and all of them share very similar aesthetics (save maybe metaknight). I have never played Fire Emblem but I'm sure there are characters that have other features besides blue hair and a big sword. I would of loved to see as playable characters like Tom Nook or KK Slider, any Wario Ware rep (like Orbulon), another kong, Ridley, Tingle, Skull Kid, Doc Louis, a Platinum Rep, another F-Zero Rep, or even another full on Ganon. I like the idea of a Pikmin Rep that uses the flying and rock pikmin. Grant it, this is a minor criticism on an already fantastic roster! Having Sonic, Mario, Pacman, and Megaman together already takes this roster to a new level. It's just Nintendo has so many great characters that you want to see them all in.
Didn't you say you wanted Shulk and Chrom a few months back? Im kind of sick of swords myself, but maybe they did a good job of making the characters feel different. Like Shulk looks interesting.
Yah too many characters wielding swords but I think this all ties in with providing the 3 Mii types their varieties of moves sets. What I'm trying to say is there are basically 3 types of characters in this game brawlers, swordfighters and ranged characters this includes the character roster. There will still be a massive varity within these three types and this doesn't really take away from the game, its a design choice that probably helps speed up development while providing fans with as many characters as possible...
As someone who has had a big thing for really awesome swords, I can't say I've got any complaints about the wealth of blade characters in the game. There's plenty of alternatives to them, after all. They just stand out BECAUSE of how awesome their swords are. If I really want to play a non-sword fighter, I'll likely either choose my Mii in Fighter mode or Captain Falcon. Or Sheik or Zelda.
I understand the complaint at all. The amount of sword characters doesn't even come close to half of the whole roster. Too many sword characters my foot. Lucina is a clone and Robin also uses magic. People are just looking for something to complain about IMO which happens a lot with Smash.
Pit's main weapon is a sword in this game? I'd think it'd be bow if anything.
It breaks apart into dual-wielded swords. Most of his attacks use this form.
Oh, ok, gotcha. Thanks for clearing that up.
I think there are way to many fist fighters in SSB/s man, what a retarded article... Fine they added a few characters that carry a sword or sword-like weapon as part of their signature equipment(in most cases among other weapons)... so fu*king what?!
There's only 10 of 38 characters so far that wield swords. That leaves 28 characters that don't wield swords. I agree it is a noticeable increase from the past games but I don't see it as a big deal.
So we can have guns galore across the majority of gaming but one game has 10 swords and it's a damn problem? Lol y'all killin' me
I'm glad, I've always wanted more characters that use swords.
Nintendo haters always find the dumbest things to whine about. "Shulk was a jerk in the trailer." "Too many sword characters." Seriously, there are 28 out of 37 that don't have swords. Stop whining. Does pit even count? It is more of a bow.
There are like 9 sword characters out of a 40 somthing or so roster. Just because you don't like games like fire emblem and xenoblade doesn't mean they aren't big parts of Nintendo. This is a huge problem with the some of the Nintendo fanbase, they want Nintendo to cater to ONLY them. You guys are getting 10 Mario reps, so let me have my shulk.
Nintendo fans are the most divided fan base. I made an article about it a while back. http://www.ign.com/blogs/sh...
wow... there's more than thirty characters and a few are swords. Wipe off your tears and get your eye's checked out becuase you guys are blinded by opinions.
REALLY? People are REALLY complaining that there are too many sword characters? He says it himself, 10 out of the 38 use swords. If it was 20 out of 38, then I can understand, but only about 1/4 of the entire roster consists of sword wielders! How is that too many? Is this just a cover up because the author is butt-hurt over Shulk being in the game and not a sword character he likes such as Isaac or Lloyd? Smash bros was NEVER just about fist to fist fighting. You had rats and princesses that shoot magic and a crazy armored lady with a gun for a hand. Just because 10 character use swords doesn't mean they're immediately all the same (Except lucina of course). Does Shulk fight anything like Marth? NOPE! Does pit use his swords the same way as Ike? NOPE! So to this guy, swinging a sword = ALL THE SAME character? Shulk is just an Ike clone after all. He has a big red laser sword and can change his stats on the fly JUST LIKE IKE. Oh wait, he's complaining that they're all proportional characters as well. Did you want Chibi Marth and Ike? Smash is about different characters coming together and most of them keeping to their respected style all while tweaking it to make them all fit in the same game. Sword characters were never the best class in Smash bros. They have reach, but a good Fox or C.Falcon player can easily take them down. If you don't like them, don't pick them. If you have to complain about something in smash, complain about the REAL clones (Lucina) at the very least. Sword character were never a big problem in smash before and are still a minority anyway.
Off all the things to write about for Smash you chose this? In an industry where there are more gun-toting characters than not, why is this even a topic? No to mention that it doesn't matter if you use a sword, a gun, or your fists, it won't change the ass whoopin I will deliver in this game ; p
OK let me get this right. Nintendo makes a lot of games and some characters from their games wield swords as weapons. They put said characters from different games in this game to fight against each other. Now some body wants to hate on them because of that? Is it me or do these people get off trying to damage Nintendo around every corner? I just think it's funny an article like this gets created and you get people running to comment negatively shame on you. the Because at the end of the day characters are so diverse and the other 28 plus characters will add to the variety to keep the game interesting.
too many fire emblem n no golden sun/advance war
There are only as many sword fighters in Smash as there are sword-wielding Nintendo characters that get in. It's that simple. Why avoid adding an iconic character to the game because they use a sword? Seems silly to me.
Wow people. Forgetting the leak? 10 out of 38 is nothing right? What about 11 out of 48 like it's going to be.
This game looks amazing! I was hoping to use more characters with weapons, it seems like a huge variety just because some players have swords doesnt mean all do
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