Man, the internet is so disheartening, depressing, and frustrating. Do any of you remember a time when games were about fun, challenge, and community? it was only a generation ago when Smash Brothers Melee came out, and it was getting drunk friends together every night for years! a generation before that it was goldeneye for the N64. Can't people just have FUN and stop whining like little bitches that had their cookie stolen?
Like Torillian said, Nintendo helped create a bunch of different subgenres (most notably the brawlers and kart racers) that plenty of people have tried to emulate. There'd Diddy Kong Racing, Crah Team racing, and Modnation Racers which are all similar to mariokart in their presentation and gameplay, but each had enough to make them unique that they all have their own place in gamers' hearts.
All this talk about Sony losing their way or how this is a ripoff or that people should be ashamed disgusts me. I, like many others, have been BEGGING for a sony-brand brawl styled game, and after many years, we're finally getting one. I was totally super psyched to see it for the first time and everyone I've shown it to has been excited to play it with me...but I come on here to share my excitement and it's nothing but wave after wave of complaints, accusations, and butthurt. The way people are acting, it's like sony made them pay just to have a cactus shoved up their ass. I agree, Smash Brothers did it first and I guarantee that smash Brothers will still do it better (like MarioKart is still my favorite Kart Racer and Brawl is one of my favorite games this generation), but I am gonna be there day 1 to buy this game...and I truly hope to enjoy every second of it. Coming on here to see the seething mass of hate is not only disheartening, it's enraging.
People on this thread (and moreso over on the other thread about this game) have managed to turn my mood from super happy and excited to defensive and aggressive. There was a period of about a full day where I honestly forgot about the game's qualities and instead focussed on the ignorance and pathetic nature of the haters. I wanted nothing more than to reach through the internet and smack people around for their stupidity.
Can't people learn how to be more optimistic? Would it kill people to not sweat the small stuff and focus on the good stuff? I want to have fun, not worry about what people think of me for wanting a game like Sony all stars, and the internet community has made me so frustrated I want to punch through a wall. I just want to be excited at the prospect of playing a sony brawler, and you people have made it impossible.
Like, look at it this way:
1 - for one, this game will probably have functional online. Smash Brothers, good as it is, does not have this. Even with flawless internet connection, brawl games are glitchy and lack finesse.
2 - For two, this game has already been confirmed to have a load of DLC potential, something Nintendo has dropped the ball on. we COULD have new levels and new characters, but instead we get the stuff made ingame. that's cool and all, but sorely a waste of potential.
3 - While the core gameplay is pretty similar in function and feel, there are a lot of small things that drastically change the game. NOT losing lives based on falling off the stage is a big one, so is the advent and importance of the three tiers of super moves. While the movement and attacks operate much the same way as Smash Brothers, those key differences make the game very different overall. I'm sure once people actually PLAY it, they'll agree.
4 - Mixed up Levels are an awesome idea. functionally not all that different, but it's still a nice way to make the game special and give the developers more creative freedom for that potential DLC
5 - while it's not an option at the time, I'm still certain that they will include a patch later on to make the game 7-player, which would mark a HUGE improvement over 4 players on Brawl. I think this could go either way, but it's kind of disappointing to think that they could almost double the potential players and they didn't.
Just...look at the positives, guys, don't focus on the negatives. a little bit of optimism goes a very, VERY long way to lowering your blood pressure.
**The lover of all things Gaming**
Proud owner of a PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360
Proud Owner of PSP, Vita, DS, and 3DS
I truly do love them all, but that doesn't mean they are without flaws. I see the good and bad in all, and while I certainly do have a favorite, that doesn't mean I don't love them all. I criticize becuase I Care.