Chris Hyde: "Please understand, we appreciate all the work that Masahiro Sakurai and his team have done to squeeze so much into the game, but let us find some of it out for ourselves."
"less is more" also applies to your writing, by the way. The second half of the writeup seemed way too long to deliver a simple message.
“The gameplay formula has remained largely unchanged since it’s inception on the N64.” You seriously believe the gameplay hasn’t changed at all in the series’ 19 years of existence?
Nice job removing context. “The fact Nintendo would choose to spend the best part of half an hour of a presentation on one game, which let’s face it to even the most ardent super-fan is not a game that NEEDS much explaining. The gameplay formula has remained largely unchanged since it’s inception on the N64. There’s only so much you can say about a 2D brawler where you try and knock people off the screen to win, right?”
Lol it hasnt... the fighting mechanics, modes, ect are virtually the exact same... sure little things have updated and changed but the core game is exatly the same. Exactly like the 6 or 7 god of war games weve gotten until gow ps4... sure you could say each game added this or that or different weapons, different bosses, and different cut scenes... but the games were very similiar and very stale and played out... and then came gow ps4 which almost completely changed things up. Smash Bros NEEDS a reboot.
Im guessing you never played Smash Bros
The different smash games all control and feel fairly different, the concept is the same though and we definitely didn't need that much e3 time.
Reboot into what? A different fighting game? Smash is one of the very few fighting games that's drastically different than the rest of the 2D games out there. How does one reboot a fighting game anyways without stripping away its identity? Let's give Smash health bars and have it play like Street Fighter lol. Riveting.
@ Under Even with context it’s still blasphemous to say the gameplay hasn’t changed at all since 1999 regardless how much it was showcased at the conference
did they move the a button ?
It's basically yhe same game since the first smash. I doubt there will be many suprises.
Exactly, nintendo dudes will disagree with this until they are blue in the face... mario and zelda are the only exclusives in recent times that changed things up... virtually every other nintendo ip is very played out. But, then again... nintendo probably thinks why invent the wheel when its fanbase buy things into the millions like its a brand... new... experience..
Oh give it a rest. You sound like a broken record on every Nintendo article.
To be fair, I think you're missing the point about Smash. It's a multiplayer fighter with a competitive scene. The subtle differences and balance changes play out in a hugely different manner for the core audience, regardless of the core game being the same. You just don't go making changes in the same way they did with the single-player GoW. You might as well be asking Capcom to turn Street Fighter into Power Stone because the whole '2d side view thing is stale'.
In what world is having less game contents good?
Yeah Smash has been rehashed to death, seems like Nintendo has trouble coming up with new ideas. They take a single game like Mario and Zelda, and beat it to death with sequels and upgrades. By now most people just don't care anymore, time to move on.
“By now most people just don't care anymore, time to move on.” How would you change your tune comes December when Smash become the best selling game of the month?
He’ll never change his tune. He’s a broken, ignorant record on everything about Nintendo.
U WOT M8?
less power , less AAA games less online TRUST ME nintendo understands less is more
Nintendo were right to handle it like that. There is no way that every character thats ever been in the series was there should stay a secret that "we find out for ourselves". People can boycott fighting games when their favourites leave.
Smash isn’t a yearly released game series though like all the sport, COD and Battlefield games that flood the market every year. In roughly 20 years we have had 5 smash games.
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