I am really tired of people comparing this game to Melee... This game is 10x better than Melee (And I love Melee... 2nd Best Smash next to this one). Want more proof on why? SSB4 has a SHITLOAD of content over Melee, the music is 5x better than it, there's an 8 PLAYER MODE, MORE CHARACTERS, LESS CLONE CHARACTERS, Amiibo functionality, a level editor, final smashes, more items, and more modes of play. All fighting games have to EVOLVE! That's the NATURE of the BEAST (Look how different Street Fighter II,Alpha, III, and IV play from each other). Just because the mechanics are different doesn't mean the game is not as good as it's predecessors (I honestly feel it's mechanics are on par with Melee, and I love how there's A LOT of defense counters now, puts many more options into a game full of them already). If you have a problem with all it's new mechanics... Just step your game up.