Every single Smash Bros. character is headed to the Nintendo Switch with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, coming to stores Dec. 7. Thursday morning, the review embargo lifted and the critical consensus is clear: Smash Bros. Ultimate lives up to the hype.Resident Smash Bros. expert Alfred Ng got an early copy of the game, and found it has what both casual and hardcore fans want."For now, SSBU plays like a well-balanced game with new elements to keep it fresh and interesting for a long time," he said. "The meta game could develop to a point where one character is broken and overpowered, but until then, SSBU has a great shot at bringing Smash players from across the fandom together."Gamespot's review Edmond Tran's review-in-progress gave Smash Bros. a 9/10. "Situational downers don't stop Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from shining as a flexible multiplayer game that can be as freewheeling or as firm as you want it to be," he wrote. "Its entertaining single-player content helps keep the game rich … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reviews are in: Here’s what you need to know
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Every single Smash Bros. character is headed to the Nintendo Switch with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, coming to stores Dec. 7. Thursday, the game's director Masahrio Sakurai walked fans through the final prerelease Nintendo Direct, showcasing the final playable characters, a new Spirits mode and a more detailed look at the game's online features.So far, it looks like Smash Bros. Ultimate is living up to its name. The game features every single Smash Bros. character yet (and new additions such as Castlevania's Simon Belmont and yes, a Piranha Plant), more than 100 stages, more than 800 music tracks and countless other additions to the long-running franchise. And our resident Smash Bros. competitive expert has given it a tentative thumbs-up after getting an early hands-on with the game.Here's everything we know so far about what could be the single-most anticipated game for the Nintendo Switch, from new characters, online modes, Spirits to Nintendo's DLC plans. Or, if you're totally new … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch: Everything you need to know
Expecting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to be a good party game goes without saying: it’s essentially the same Smash Bros. that fans have loved for years, just taken to the natural limit. But when I recently had the chance to play a few hours of Nintendo’s character fighter, it was Ultimate’s single-player offering that stood out to me the most. The recently announced Spirits mode is much more important than it first seems. After the Wii U version of Smash skipped out on a single-player adventure, Spirits mode returns to fill that gap. It’s not quite a linear story mode in the same way as Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s Subspace Emissary mode was — although there are cutscenes and an overarching storyline — but it fills a similar role. In Spirits mode, you’re presented with a vast overworld map that’s dotted with different characters that represent the different “Spirit” fighters, which are versions of Smash characters that have … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s single-player mode shines on the Switch
Every single Smash Bros. character is headed to the Nintendo Switch with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, coming to stores December 7, 2018. After Nintendo revealed a ton of details about the new Smash Bros. entry during E3 2018, a Nintendo Direct recently hosted by series director Masahiro Sakurai game us even more specifics about what's new with Ultimate.So far, it looks like Smash Bros. Ultimate is living up to its name. The game features every single Smash Bros. character yet (and new additions like Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Splatoon's Inklings), more than 100 stages, more than 800 music tracks and countless other additions to the long-running franchise. Here's everything we know so far about what could be the single-most anticipated game for the Nintendo Switch, from gameplay tweaks to new modes making their Smash Bros. debut. Now Playing: Watch this: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate debuts on the Switch 3:11 What is Smash Bros. and why is everyone freaking out? Since … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Everything we know after the new Nintendo Direct
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the problem child of the Smash franchise—at least when it comes to its esports scene. Not as quaint as Smash 64, as technically rich as Melee or as polished as Smash 4, Brawl is considered a fun but flawed game exclusively for casual players. So, while other competitive Smash scenes have blossomed over the years, Brawl’s has mostly festered. Brawl was never intended to be an esports phenomenon, but a small, passionate grassroots movement is stubbornly keeping the game’s pro scene alive. They’re fighting against Brawl’s relative unpopularity and some pretty questionable mechanics, but they adamantly argue that Brawl is ready for a resurgence. Top-ranked Brawl player Vishal “V115” Balaram first stumbled upon Brawl’s competitive scene months after its release in 2008. He was in high school, and every Friday he’d head to his buddy’s house after class to train. He studied videos of the character … [Read more...] about Fans Keep Trying To Revive Smash Bros.