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It's the Teeny, Tiny Details that Make Super Smash Bros. for Wii U so Amazing

GamesRadar - Super Smash Bros. is universal. Take a moment and think about all your friends who play video games. Chances are, every single one of them has at least heard of the runaway success that is Super Smash Bros. But what is it about this series that has made it one of the most ubiquitous fighting franchises of all time? It's not just all the Nintendo characters - though that certainly helps. The real answer is more complex, and to fully appreciate it I need to drop some knowledge on a similar, if not ill-fated, game. Yes, I'm talking about PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale.

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telekineticmantis1075d ago

The best thing about Smash's design, is simplicity in the attack commands, that allow for easier platform recovery, this is what makes the game half fighter, half platformer. I don't feel the heft you speak of, because the characters don't fit the structure of a fighting game. Ex. Link Doesn't have dedicated kick commands, or slash button, so his simply input for a 3 slash combo doesn't feel like you put that combo together(because you didn't) like you would in real life. Smash Bros is both one of the best and one of the worst fighting franchises ever. The sheer amount of nonsense that goes on in that game make it less about competition and strategy, and more about plain fun.

Smash Bros is one of the most fun arcadey games around and we should settle it in that realm.