Within the 'Smash Ultimate' release month, I've enjoyed my time playing the latest Nintendo brawler, but it has left a lot to be desired.
Smash 4 was the worst one for me honestly.
Nah, Brawl holds that accolade in my eyes.
There hasn't been a bad Smash, ever. They're all outstanding. This guy playing Smash 4 instead of Ultimate is just stupid though because Ultimate is literally better.
@eddie and calling someone stupid because they like something else than you makes you .....what exactly? I love me some ultimate, but so far I like smash 4 more because its way more combo heavy, I know its early on and chars are not figured out, but the increased knockback wont allow for as much combos as in smash 4.
I played it for a few weeks and was done, SP content was non existent and pace was way too slow for any decent competitive play.
Me, too, since it completely obliterated my favourite character (Zelda/Sheik). Now Ultimate is out with "every character," except my favourite. F*cking bullsh*t.
Same I think it was because he was split between doing the Wii U version and also the 3DS version...plus he's not been very well over the years so I don't know why he decided to take more work on. Imagine what Smash 4 could have been if he just dedicated himself to the one version
So much of the work seemed needless too. IMO they could have completely left out custom moves, Mii fighters, and stage builder and I wouldn't have thought any less of the game. I like having a stage builder but the one in Brawl was much easier to use.
Ladies and gentleman I've found one of the 13 million owners of the Wii U (I'm also one of them)
Hi friend! We're few and far between, us Wii U owners. Side note: Doesn't it suck that Nintendo is only really providing value to Switch owners who didn't already own one of our relics? It has Wii-U-port-itis, and woe be unto you if you don't like Pokemon or Smash lol. I would love a reason to fire up my Switch again here soon.
I own two Wii U's... whats my prize?
I still have my wii u! but now its nestled inside my Wii U kiosk i got from gamestop when i used to work there!
13 million is still a large number , just saying.
Very true I just didn't know anyone in my personal life who had one so it's always nice to find people who had one
@Kainbrightside, Yeah, I know exactly person, other than me, who owned a Wii U. With the Switch I already know 8 people other than me that own one.
Brawls story is still the series best
World of light is vastly more fun to actually play though
I loved all the cutscenes and the story, WOL is great but I prefer Brawl
Honestly the online is the biggest offender for me. Even when they've improved preferred rules matchmaking, I'm still getting paired with people who set their preferences as battlefield stages. I really, really dislike battlefield variants. Platforms just don't work well in the game, you can't dodge off them and they screw over certain up specials (Incineroar, Dedede) and some other moves (Diddy's banana). I can't even put it as a negative preference. My other gripe is how bad GSP is implemented. I did a 3 player free for all stock match and there was one person who avoided the fighting, did no KO's and did the least amount of damage. Only because they lost their stocks after me, they came in second and got a boost to their GSP... where despite being tied to KO's with first place I came in third and took a heavy loss to mine. This isn't even including how some matches genuinely feel like Powerpoint slides when I'm paying for an online service now. Ultimate is my go to local multiplayer Smash game. But I agree that online is just in an unacceptable state right now, and I would much rather be playing 4 if I was playing online often.
Battlefield is one of the regular competitive stages though.
Smash 4 is good. I like ultimate, but some things are annoying. I hate the pre set rules too. The unlockables I like, though it’s starting to get tiresome. Still when Brawl came out I went right back to Melee. Sometimes we like the previous version more.
No CPUs online in Switch version = Trash
All i know is that i have put 40 hours already in the game in less then a week and i don't care for that which version has the least input lag crap :)) The game is awesome.
The context of this article is completely regarding online play. In which case, the author is right. Smash Ultimate's online play is vastly inferior to Smash 4's. Not only is the connection incredibly unstable for a large portion of players, the game introduces so many variables on what kind of match you want, that you very rarely actually get exactly what you want. It was better in Smash 4 when it was divided into "For Fun" and "For Glory". It's no fun for a competitive player to want to play a 1 vs 1 without items or stage hazards, only to wait and finally be matched in a 4 player battle with items, or the other way around. So, from an online-play perspective, I agree with him. I hope Nintendo addresses these issues in future patches, because Smash Ultimate is the absolute best Smash game ever made in my opinion regarding everything else. Just not online play. If you have friends to play with locally, though... it's a blast.
Great summary. I had no idea what the article was trying to say.
too bad people aren't taking the context of the article.
Well, this is headlines for gamers after all. :P
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You're back to playing a worse game?
it hasn't been a month yet.
I’m loving the new smash, trying out all characters running through classic mode, and chopping away at World of Light. Can i say though, that I’m overly disappointed at the lack of modes? The characters are so unique and have such range that i miss the “dumb” little modes they had. Break the Targets, Home Run contest, All star mode, different types of multiman melee, special orders, just to name a few, are NON EXISTENT! Please don’t get me wrong, i love all the music, stages, and characters. But I’m 85% completed with world of light and i have about 12 characters left to go through classic, but then what? I used to love going through different modes with my favorites, but now it’s not there. There would also be a reason to beat all the “main modes” as it gave you different trophy variations of that character, gosh i miss trophies. I hope they at least update it like they have with splatoon 2, Mario tennis Aces and others.
The guy made some valid points and its his opinion at the end of the day.
sure he did, but let's not pretend that the vast majority agree with him.
My only complaint is the input lag. Makes me feel like i’m playing street fighter 5 ;T
Meanwhile I'm playing melee over here using an emulator online against my friends with so little latency it feels like I'm playing offline random hiccups in connection aside. They even messed up the smash ultimate GameCube controllers with the majority of them having bad neutral stick positions. Nintendo is no longer the company known for having tight and responsive controls with very little latency. All these characters don't mean jack when the game doesn't feel good to play.
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