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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U review

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  • BladedFalcon - November 24, 2014 6:30 p.m.

    WHAAAAT? Amiibos are not a lot more than glorified figurines? COLOR ME SHOCKED. Seriously, anyone who ever truly expected amiibos to add any significant value to any kind of gameplay experience is an idiot.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - November 24, 2014 7:08 p.m.

    Holy shit An actual good game this month that isn't plagued by bugs and rushed through the door.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - November 24, 2014 7:10 p.m.

    My bad, I seem to accidentally press reply to you and left, pressed back and the comment box was still glued as a reply despite not showing
  • shawksta - November 24, 2014 7:56 p.m.

    I dont think anybody ever did boast them as what they already are. If anything Nintendo advertised Smash with it as "The first game to use Amiibo", thats it, otherwise its supposed to stick for longer with other games. More or less your buying a figuring of a character you like with the added bonus as using them for small gameplay gimmicks.
  • BladedFalcon - November 24, 2014 8:01 p.m.

    You wouldn't think that by the way Henry Gilbert and a ton of other fanboys orgasmed when they announced them earlier this year though...
  • shawksta - November 24, 2014 9:38 p.m.

    I think the reasoning would be people automatically assumed Nintendo was making their own Skylanders before they realized what the full intention was. Despite Pokemon Rumble U's failure at the NFC.
  • BladedFalcon - November 24, 2014 11:44 p.m.

    Even if Nintendo was making their own skylanders... Who fucking cares? It still didn't warrant the amount of excitement it initially got.
  • shawksta - November 25, 2014 8:18 p.m.

    The audience it was catered to wouldve, sometimes you gotta look through your own demographic with what will work or not, though i will agree the excitement your talking was pushed over a bit. Fun Fact: Activision originally went to Nintendo to sponsor their Skylanders pitch.At the time, it was understandable why Nintendo would refuse, Pokemon already exist and there was no telling where it's success could go. Given what happened it was clear Nintendo missed the opportunity and are trying to make their own, with the old Nintendo twist.
  • BladedFalcon - November 25, 2014 10:38 p.m.

    ...I guess by "old Nintendo twist", you obviously mean Nintendo's glorious tradition of selling gimmicky and useless peripherals that only really work with 3-4 products in a span of six months and then are never touched by anyone ever again, right? :D But you got a point. Considering how utterly loyal most of Nintendo fanbase is, selling official figures of their characters certainly feels like something they could have capitalized on way sooner.
  • shawksta - November 26, 2014 5:49 p.m.

    Nintendo usually makes their own twist whenever they start making something people can recognize, but technically yes your right :P Nintendo is still a Toy Maker, they have products, they have plushies, board games, a flood of Pokemon stuff, its frankly odd they havent already done this, better late than never i guess.
  • homestar99 - November 24, 2014 5:39 p.m.

    Thank you for writing a more complete and less stupid review than the one written by the bastards at IGN.
  • dangomushi - November 19, 2014 9:57 p.m.

    I hope you guys address the many control options in the review. I want to hear about the GC adapter and I also want the official word on the WiiU Fight Pad.
  • shawksta - November 19, 2014 9:59 p.m.

    You mean the Gamepad and Gamepad controller pro? Its basically just as great as the 3DS minus the fact that its the 3DS and an actual controller.
  • brickman409 - November 19, 2014 11:09 p.m.

    well there's also the GameCube controller
  • Vonter - November 22, 2014 11:27 a.m.

    Also the DK bongos work for some reason.
  • brickman409 - November 22, 2014 9:29 p.m.

    really? that's kind of cool, but how does that work?
  • talleyXIV - November 24, 2014 4:14 p.m.

    It doesn't really work at all. It is more a joke novelty, you can hit the "A" button and the "B" button but that is about all.
  • talleyXIV - November 24, 2014 4:16 p.m.

    Gamecube adapter is the best value if you already have GC controllers. $20. The GameCube controller is the best by far for handling the game but the Wii U Pro controller is decent as well. The Gamepad isn't too good for this. The Fight Pad (I am assuming you are talking about the Mario/Luigi/Peach plug in controllers) is okay but you have to plug it into a Wii-Mote and the analogs are a bit stiff. I would recommend the Gamecube controller.
  • shawksta - November 19, 2014 5:18 p.m.

    Good thinking! Im already pretty hyped and excited for the game, i really like how 8 player smash is a thing the game is embracing by putting over 5 match ups throughout the modes. and dont get me started on the music, OH SWEET LORD THE MUSIC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGzVxF-VtZI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT4gWi7hb84 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBet3TRQfM0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP1FppEFtSg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldziwlxq068 Its a heaven of remixes, over 300 music by default and still a ton more to unlock via CD's and with stage builder, YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. SANDBAG FACTORY 2.0 BABY
  • Jackonomics2.0 - November 19, 2014 2:32 p.m.

    It still amazes me that Nintendo can force their hardware to do shit the Xbone and PS4 are struggling to keep stable. Goddamn, if Nintendo were to make a console that's as powerful as Xbone and PS4...
  • winner2 - November 19, 2014 1:30 p.m.

    OH YEAH, SO EXCITED Too bad it comes out the day I'm heading out of town for a break though. I guess pokemon will tide me over till I get back.

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Release date: Nov 21 2014 - Wii U (US)
Available Platforms: Wii U
Genre: Fighting
Published by: Nintendo
Developed by: Namco Bandai
Franchise: Super Smash Bros
ESRB Rating:
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