Why I'm Not Excited For: Super Smash Bros For 3DS

Rich Drummond of Gaming Tech United writes:

"Super Smash Bros is a franchise that I have always held in a very high regard. I have wonderful memories with friends and I cannot wait to make even more of then on the Wii U version of the game. In today's Why I'm Not Excited For, we take a look at the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros and elaborate on why I just can't get excited for it."

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Snookies121963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

I'm excited for Smash Bros. on Wii U, but not 3DS... Even though I love both systems, I just can't see playing the new Smash Bros. on a handheld before seeing it on the big screen. It's just too big of a game for that in my opinion. I'll probably pick it up after the console one comes out though. I just feel like it'll make the console experience significantly less exciting if I play the 3DS one first.

NinjaRichParty1963d ago

In my eyes, Smash will always be a console experience. I believe that a lot of what makes the franchise so special has the chance to be lost on the handheld version.

I just can't see myself double dipping on this title.

Vegamyster1963d ago

I can't see it being played on the regular 3DS but the XL looks like it'd be okay, the game is 60 fps and has its own stages so I'll be giving it a go, i'm looking forward to both versions.

-Foxtrot1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

I know, it seems like a waste of time to me...obviously some people will buy it but even still it's not like people cried out for it.

If it was something that came out a year or so after the Wii U game, something to give us more Smash Bros goodness without making a full on new game for consoles then I'd understand but it's mind baffling why they would do this and have it so close to the date of the console game

Masahiro Sakurai has developed calcific tendinitis as he stated in an interview last year, he also complained of other smaller things like stress before hand. Now why the hell, with those conditions, would you make ANOTHER Smash Bros game alongside the console version if your that ill.

Then you have the fact he stated in the past how the handheld version could possibly hold back the console version aswell

So at the end of the day with his illness and the fact it could hold back the main Smash Bros game...why the hell would you make the handheld version, especially at the same time. If people are going to play Smash Bros with their friends they'll do it with the console version

We only get one Smash Bros game per gen (so far) why do something like the 3DS version which could hold it back AND make you more ill at the same time.

Doesn't make sense in my opinion.

Chrischi19881962d ago

I dont see, how it is holding back the Wii U version. Actually a lot of people who play it on 3DS, will start to think about getting the Wii U version, or even a Wii U for it. There are way more 3DS players out there and they might start to see the value in a Wii U that way. And the games are not 100% the same. It can be bad, but it can also be really really good. Time will tell :)

-Foxtrot1962d ago


All those extra stages and stuff the 3DS version has could be put into the console version. Which means more content.

Oh look at that disagrees for stating how logic works...why would man who is ILL do TWO games at the same time.

Of course but Nintendo fanboys don't use logic.

ChickeyCantor1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

"Oh look at that disagrees for stating how logic works"

No. You're putting too much emphasis on things that didn't really affect the development that much. Yes he was under a lot of stress and yes his health was general not in a good state. But there is a whole platoon of people behind him that help him develop the game.

While you're complaining how 3DS is supposedly holding back the WiiU version you're forgetting that the models and textures on 3DS are far lower. You're also forgetting that the 3DS version has an extra mode, which is not included in the WiiU version. A 3DS cardridge can hold up to 8 gigs. Look at Brawl, they did fine with that version and still managed to include a whole list of players.

"why do something like the 3DS version which could hold it back "

Because you don't learn about the actual limitations until you're deeper into development. The idea was to have a WiiU and 3DS version that could connect with each other from the get go. That didn't happen either, because they learned about the technicalities OR they simply didn't know how ( even considered that? ). Fact is they were suppose to be the same game, eventually the 3DS got different stages and other content.

"Of course but Nintendo fanboys don't use logic."

Ironic. Considering you're full on "I'm always right, because I'm logical and anyone who disagrees is a stupeed nintendo fanboy".

Thepcz1962d ago

i see the 3ds game as the insurance- ie if the wiiu didnt take off and gain a large user base to guarantee smash bros success, they would have it on 3ds to pick up the lost sale.

and this is exactly what has happened. the wiiu has failed, and now they put smash bros wiiu on the shelf to concentrate on getting the 3ds version out first.

Timbalada1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

I think that was foxtrots point ChickeyCantor. The 3DS version has different models, different levels, and different modes. He didn't imply that it was the same game and they had to tone it down so it could work on the 3DS; he was stating that Sakuri had to develop 2 separate games! With the time split and a need to add content so each one has value, it affected the final product. The time spent and developers paid could of been focused on one version of the game that could of had all the game modes, all the best levels, and possibly even more characters since they wouldn't of had to fanangle a model to work in 2 games (or even worse recreate models for the second game).

I'm not saying it will be a bad game, but in an alternate reality there is a version of Super Smash Bros 4 that has all the features from both games.

Chrischi19881962d ago

That is true, but this way they try to make 3DS owners, of which there are a lot, to think about getting a Wii U, to get the full experience. Each mode that is available. Maybe Amiboo character will be usable on both games. Maybe that way you can train your char better than just with one version. I get, that they couldve done 1 full game instead, but they also try to create value for the Wii U, so more people will buy it and this is one of a few strategies to do so. Attract already Nintendo buying customers.

randomass1711962d ago

I'm not sure what you mean Foxtrot. I've always wanted an on-the-go Smash game. I would have gotten a Vita for PSASBR on-the-go but I already had it on PS3. Smash will have its own content and modes and the only technical limitation we actually know of is the character transformations being removed. As far as we know there are no other issues. The Wii U version will gave Gamecube controller support so I'm sure people will look to that one as the optimal version no matter what though.

ChickeyCantor1961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

"he was stating that Sakuri had to develop 2 separate games!"

He and his 2 teams. See the difference? My point is that they can do it because they are working in different setups. Let's not pretend the game would have been that different if they didn't make the 3DS game.

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3-4-51963d ago

I don't understand how you can't be excited for this game really.

* How many games of this caliber, of this genre and style are there even available on a handheld ?

* How many of those are actually good and polished games worth playing?

Smash brothers is going to OWN that corner of the market for that specific game type/genre.

* It's not like getting this game on 3Ds prevents the Wii U game from being made.

* A new good game full of content is always a good thing regardless of what platform it releases on.

Somkye1963d ago

Cause its not a fighter.

Chrono1963d ago

LOL whoever thinks this is a fighter most probably sucks at real fighting games.

Heisenburger1962d ago

What is it that players do in this game?


What's that?

Yeah. This conversation's over.

TripC501962d ago

Heisenburger... They smash each other...duh

Chrischi19881962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

You fight in that game, it is obviously a fighting game. Just because it is not like Tekken, Mortal Kombat, Streetfighter and Injustice? That doesnt make it any less a fighting game. I for one love fighting games and think it is nice to have some variety in that genre.

TheTowelBoy1963d ago

I personally can't wait for it. I'll be getting both because I love the franchise I already have a 3ds I'll be buying a wiiu for the console version! :D

NinjaRichParty1963d ago

Like I said in the article, I'm not saying it's going to be BAD by any stretch of the imagination. I know a lot of people who are going to love it, but it's just not for me.

Hope you enjoy it brother!

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