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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

So, this review is a week or so late, sorry about that. I’ve been going though some  things and it’s caused me to fall behind on quite a few things. Since I am feeling better, now is the best time as any to get this review out and ready for you guys!

So, let’s get down to it and I’m going to start with the controls. I couldn’t get the hang on using the Joy Cons…I think it’s because of my fat hands, but I just couldn’t get it. Thankfully, I have my old gamecube controllers and it made it easier for me, minus the fact I had to relearn all of my characters since they redid some of the move sets. For the most part, I got the hang of the controls rather quickly, and could transfer the set from character to character.

So the story line, I think from that I grabbed besides the “Hey these guys took your souls and now they’re evil and you have to defeat them to get them into your party so You can actually fight them and all of that stuff” Then you add, Darkness and light work together or they don’t? I have no idea. I just kind of went with the flow.

The fights in the campaign mode can be super difficult. I found myself getting pretty flustered so, I’d take a break to just play against NPC’s and I had like 5 people to pick from. So back to the campaign I suppose.

Now, I know. you can unlock the characters by playing against NPC’s but I kind of missed having a rather big selection at the start. So it might be petty, I’m aware. But the selection, the game varitey and everything, made the hard work worth it. Between working, and trying to get my 2019 plan working, it took a few days (or hours I do believe)

So let’s talk spirits. They’re pretty nifty. There are so many of them, each unique. At first, it’s hard to decide what’s the best, and what’s the worst. But soon you learn what the combos are, what spirit goes with this one ect ect. The possibilities are almost endless, and once you get it down, it’s pretty dope. I loved seeing what worked best for me and what didn’t.

The new trophy system is rather neat. It’s a little puzzle board that you can either unlock with certain items you get on special missions, or you do what it says you need to do to unlock them. Though the pictures really don’t go together, they make a really neat collage. So don’t worry if your puzzle looks funky. So does mine :3

All in all, it was a rough start for me, and that’s fine. I didn’t expect me to be the best around with not playing a smash game since the Wii U. So it’s been a few years. I also felt spoiled by having access to 10+ characters at launch and not having to work for them. I don’t have a lot negative to say about this game that isn’t how I feel.

I know that’s how this kind of website works, this is all how I feel about games, but besides being spoiled with fat hands, this game is great. The amount of time it takes to actually unlock everything, and everyone is fairly reasonable for someone like me that works a full time job.

Super Smash Bros Ulitmate I think deserved a 8/10 trophies. I really enjoyed the game, and i like to feel like a child again. It’s fantastic and I do recommend this to everyone.

Want to play it?

https://smashbros.nintendo.com/buy/

Super Smash Bros. For the Wii U

With so many new games out, it was hard for me to find the time to sit down and write about the ones I have played. So I’m going to start with the one, in my opinion, that is well over due and everyone needs to give it a chance.

 

I remember sitting in front of my TV with my best friend beside me. I turn on my gamecube and there it is on the screen. “SUPER SMASH BROS.” (It was Melee of course because it was gamecube). Endless amounts of fun came from this game, especially during summer vacation.

 

Super Smash Bros for the Wii U really reopened my childhood memories of playing with my friends. The endless hours playing this fantastic game it gave me, I couldn’t wait to play it when I heard it was being remade! Now, you may be asking yourself something. “But Unicorn….They came out with Brawl….that was a remake too”  Well…yeah but…Never mind that!

 

Truth be told, I was super excited about this game because from what I have gathered, there weren’t that many CD problems with this game, and I’m sorry but Handheld versions to me of this game aren’t going to give me the thrill of holding the controller and the “risk” of throwing it into your TV. Oh yeah, those were the days. Please note: I don’t condone the breaking of your TV’s by anger.

 

So let’s start with the basics right? Many of the original characters plus new ones are here! The one that was weird to me was they made Zelda and Sheik two separate people. Zelda back in the day was one of my favorite players. But I found myself leaning more towards another character nowadays. With many of the old faces, there are many news ones as well. They added Bowser Jr, Greninja Pac Man and many others.

 

There isn’t much of a stroy line to this game, you beat the tar out of your friends, CPU and other unlockable characters who you swear are always cheating. There are several mini games you can play besides the brawls. My favorite game besides brawling, is the Smash mode. You’re put against (cheating) teams and after so many you get to fight the character you can unlock. How awesomely nostalgic?

 

The controls, to me, are 100% the same and that helped my childhood blossom in this game. I did noticed that sometimes the controls wouldn’t register and when I got knocked off the edge, I couldn’t get back most of the time. I know what you are probably thinking too “what a terrible player” Well no…even when I would try to jump on the stage it wouldn’t recognize it.  Now, I’m not saying this is a huge flaw in the game, and it may even be my controller, but I’ve seen it happen with a new controller and even the WII U controller.

 

There are a few more things that made me fall for this game again. The graphics and the stages. I’m not saying that the graphics for all of the other games were terrible, they weren’t. In Fact for the time periods they were beautiful and fantastic! But Drool on the screen? Come on, who doesn’t like seeing that when you smash your foe into oblivion?! If you don’t well…maybe you’re into the new stages? I”m personally a fan of the non moving stages. I felt them to be more challenging then the stages now where there’s actually a routine and if you blink you’re gone.

 

I do like that we have more places to pummel faces but some of the stages are just so silly I can’t think of a good reason to have them. I saw one of my favorite stages from the Gamecube version. The spaceship. When I saw that one I was immediately needed to play this stage. For those who haven’t played it yet, it’s not the same. You jump from little ship to little ship all while trying NOT to get knocked off during stage changes. And we all know the CPU cheats. (wink wink)  Though, after awhile you get use to the moving stages it’s nice to have the old time ones too, like Ness’s Town of Onett (or Namic when you’re super pumped on adrenalyn), where your biggest problem were those stupid cars that you don’t see because you’re too busy fighting n things.

 

All in all this game is fantastic! The new characters, stages and games just made this a perfect memory to add to my nostalgia collection. If you haven’t had a chance to play the original and Melee, you really need to!  It may help understand the “frustrations” of small children without the real danger of getting controllers thrown at you. (Long story, but totally worth it)

 

I give this game a 9/10 Hammers. Like I said, this game has been a wonderful addition to the Smash Bro’s world and really woke up the child in me. I haven’t felt like this towards a game in a long time, save Omega Ruby (review next weeeeeeeek! WHOOT!)  If you like the inner child in you and want to let it out as an adult, this is the perfect game for you! My only real complaints in the stages and some of the controls.

 

Release your inner child and definitely pick up this game!!

 


DISCLAIMER: I do not own the rights to this game. The game belongs to Nintendo and their subsidiaries.


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