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  Hiya,

 

I'm just confused about the whole game really, so I would like some advice from fans of the series and I would like answers to some questions/concerns I have about the game.

First off my console history is pretty limited (SMS, PS1 and now Wii & PS3), so as you can see I have no experience of Nintendo consoles prior to my Wii and so I'm kind of in the dark about SSBB. The hype and review scores are all well and good but I've fallen into this trap before and not liked games which are supposed to be some of the best ever made (e.g Zelda).

I was told (on this forum) that to get the most out of the game you really need to be up for mulitplayer play and that this is where the main focus and enjoyment of the game lies. If this is the case this is not the game for me, and that's fine, but I don't want to be put off a game which I could find amazing based on assumptions and misinformation. So I have a few questions:

1 - If I have no intention of playing multiplayer is this still a game I will enjoy for a considerable amount of time?
2 - Does the game have a lot of depth? I ask this because it sounds like a Tekken or Virtua Fighter but with Nintendo characters and the single player (if you can call it that) in those games gets boring after a few days.
3 - That leads me to another question - do these SSBB games genuinely have longevity? Will I be addicted to this game for hours and will it take a long time to complete like SMG, or is it analgous to a Wario Ware or Virtua Fighter where there is no genuine single player objective as such and nothing to 'complete'?

To give you some idea of my tastes in Nintendo games so far - I've bought and not liked Wario Ware, Zelda, Wii Play and Mario & Sonic at the Olympics. On the other hand I've bought a loved RE4, Metroid & SMG.

 

There is a heck of a lot of hype on this forum about this game, lots of excited users, and lots of perfect scores for this game already but it's not necessarily a game I will enjoy.  I really would welcome some genuine imput based on my concerns and my tastes,


Thanks in advance :)



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Well...
If you do play multiplayer, it will be addictive untill the next installment comes out. I still enjoy ssbm to this day. Since you don't entend on doing that, online play and the one player mode should be enough to keep you interested for a while. You'll get to see all the famous ninty characters collaberating together to take down all of nintys famous antagonists!

Online play will also keep your interests for quite some time...but it will never replace talking to your friends, pointing out your wicked ko's, and telling others how unfair your death was!

I'd still reccomend this game, it would be a whole new experiance, and if you got friend codes from other members on this site to play online, it would be more interisting altogether.



 

 

 

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IMO, it's easier to decide for yourself. So, here are most of the features included in Brawl:

 

39 playable characters of varrying fighting styles. Another 29 major characters appear in the form of Assist Trophies, where they will come out and fight for you.

Subspace Emissary. A 10 hour single-player adventure mode featuring all characters in the game interacting in an intertwined story. 2 player co-op in this mode. 5 difficulty levels. Includes an RPG like stat increase system where you attach stickers to your character's stat board to boost their abilities.

Over 300 musical scores composed by the best song writers in video game history (Nobuo Uematsu, Motoi Sakuraba, Akihiro Honda, etc.), and the ability to pick what songs play and how often in each stage. These include the original scores from games, remixes, compilations, and even Brawl original songs.

41 different stages including returning stages from Melee.

A stage builder letting you build infinite combinations of your own unique styles and ideas. Can be uploaded to Nintendo for a chance at Stage-of-the-day or sent to your friends over the internet.

Classic mode, a standard fighting game 1 match after another ascent to a final boss.

Event Mode, where the game sets you up in unique situations based on their own history and franchises for challenging matches such as Pokemon Battles. Co-op available here too.

All the types of Brawling: 2 minute KO Fest, Stock, Team, etc. Not to mention the Special Brawl effects (Giant, Metal, Spring, Super Speed, Super Slow, many more, and any combination of the above).

A total of well over 1,000 collectible trophies, stickers, and songs.

Demos of all the games the characters come from: Super Mario Bros, Earthbound, Fire Emblem, etc.

Many minor game modes: All-Star, Target Test, Home Run Contest, etc...

Screenshots that can be taken from any angle or character's perspective after pausing the game. These can be sent online to your friends.

100-Man Brawl, a challenge against hordes of enemies to see how many you can kill. Also available in co-op and online co-op.

Stage of the day, a stage builder stage submitted by people around the world will be sent daily to everyone in the world who chooses to download it.

Recordable matches, you can take recordings of your matches and watch them or send them to your friends over wi-fi, just like the screenshots.

Online multiplayer. Friend Code matches, random play matches, co-op 100 Man Bawl and co-op homerun contest.



"Well over 1,000 collectible trophies, stickers, and songs. "

You're kidding? There were 350 or so songs and collectibles in Melee, and I used a lot of time finding that.

Another 100 plus major characters appear in the form of Assist Trophies, where they will come out and fight for you

Really? Darn, that's a lot.



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I dont really think I have much more to contribute that naz and xBrawlx have not said. Basically, there is a TON of Single Player features. You will definitely spend at LEAST 20-25 just on that stuff alone (Possibly more). And I promise you that once you delve into the Single Player modes, you will want to player other people. Chances are, you know other people getting the game. You could play online with them or in person will them. (You can even choose to go through most of the Single Player modes in Co-op with them!). Who knows!? Maybe you will learn to really love the series and start entering tournaments like me! =]



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@ naznatips, actually there are "only" 27 Assist trophies.




gamingdevil said:
@ naznatips, actually there are "only" 27 Assist trophies.

Ah, yeah sorry about that this was an old list before I had that number.  Also edited the trophies, ATs, and stickers part to saying "A total of" well over 1,000.  Don't want anyone confused there hehe.



Oyvoyvoyv said:
"Well over 1,000 collectible trophies, stickers, and songs. "

You're kidding? There were 350 or so songs and collectibles in Melee, and I used a lot of time finding that.

Another 100 plus major characters appear in the form of Assist Trophies, where they will come out and fight for you

Really? Darn, that's a lot.

 Let me clarify.  

 

 Melee  Brawl
Trophies  290 ~630
Stickers 0 ~700

 

Melee had around...100ish songs that could not be customized to different stages.  Brawl has 287 songs that CAN be played in any stage you choose.

Also, there are not 100+ Assist Trophies in Brawl. (Assist Trophies are different than Trophies).  There are however a good 29 AT's in Brawl (essentially Poke Balls without the Pokemon). 

 If anyone else has more accurate info, correct me please.  As far as my extensive research goes, this is all very accurate though. 

 

EDIT:  I have found evidence for 29 AT's. 

Advance Wars Troops
Andross
Barbara the Bat
Devil
Dr. Wright
Duster
Excitebike
Gray Fox
Hammer Bros.
Helirin
Isaac
Jill
Jeff
Kat & Ana
Knuckle Joe
Lakitu
Little Mac
Lyn
Metroid
Mr. Resetti
Muddy Mole
Nintendog
Princess Rosalina
Samurai Goroh
Saki Amamiya
Shadow the Hedgehog
Stafy
Tingle
Waluigi

 



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There's an Isaac AT? You have a shot of it anywhere?



naznatips said:

IMO, it's easier to decide for yourself. So, here are most of the features included in Brawl:

 

39 playable characters of varrying fighting styles. Another 29 major characters appear in the form of Assist Trophies, where they will come out and fight for you.

Subspace Emissary. A 10 hour single-player adventure mode featuring all characters in the game interacting in an intertwined story. 2 player co-op in this mode. 5 difficulty levels. Includes an RPG like stat increase system where you attach stickers to your character's stat board to boost their abilities.

Over 300 musical scores composed by the best song writers in video game history (Nobuo Uematsu, Motoi Sakuraba, Akihiro Honda, etc.), and the ability to pick what songs play and how often in each stage. These include the original scores from games, remixes, compilations, and even Brawl original songs.

41 different stages including returning stages from Melee.

A stage builder letting you build infinite combinations of your own unique styles and ideas. Can be uploaded to Nintendo for a chance at Stage-of-the-day or sent to your friends over the internet.

Classic mode, a standard fighting game 1 match after another ascent to a final boss.

Event Mode, where the game sets you up in unique situations based on their own history and franchises for challenging matches such as Pokemon Battles. Co-op available here too.

All the types of Brawling: 2 minute KO Fest, Stock, Team, etc. Not to mention the Special Brawl effects (Giant, Metal, Spring, Super Speed, Super Slow, many more, and any combination of the above).

A total of well over 1,000 collectible trophies, stickers, and songs.

Demos of all the games the characters come from: Super Mario Bros, Earthbound, Fire Emblem, etc.

Many minor game modes: All-Star, Target Test, Home Run Contest, etc...

Screenshots that can be taken from any angle or character's perspective after pausing the game. These can be sent online to your friends.

100-Man Brawl, a challenge against hordes of enemies to see how many you can kill. Also available in co-op and online co-op.

Stage of the day, a stage builder stage submitted by people around the world will be sent daily to everyone in the world who chooses to download it.

Recordable matches, you can take recordings of your matches and watch them or send them to your friends over wi-fi, just like the screenshots.

Online multiplayer. Friend Code matches, random play matches, co-op 100 Man Bawl and co-op Target Test.


Man, when you see it all laid out like this, it's astounding what they managed to fit on a game disc.