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Rate Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Amazing game 19 52.78%
Good game 9 25.00%
It's all right 4 11.11%
I don't like it 2 5.56%
Bad game 1 2.78%
Unplayable 1 2.78%

Depends on what you want out of it.

I'd wager almost anything that the player in question you're referring to was a competitive Melee player, and if you came into Brawl hoping for a similar experience to Melee, with a high skill ceiling and lots of movement options, then you'd likely be disappointed.

That said, if you're just approaching it as, well, more of a casual party experience, you'll probably love it. It has a broader variety of stages/characters and a much more involved story mode to boot.

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Brawl is still a fantastic game but I do understand why Melee lovers (I'm one of those) don't like the changes to the physics compared to the more intense fast-paced nature of its predecessor. Just for fun here's my ranking of the series:
1) Melee
2) Ultimate
3) Brawl
4) Wii U/3DS
5) Smash Bros (N64)

Brawl is the only Smash game I bought and kept, mainly due to the Subspace Emissary mode. None of the other versions ever had single player content like that. If they would flesh out that mode with more intricate level designs and enemies it could even be a released as an independent title.

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No. It's better than Melee.

I have very fond memories with Brawl here at VGChartz and the Brawl thread at that time.

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Brawl is a good game always has been just because it wasn't Melee 2 doesn't stop it being great, Ultimate is the best imo and the won't be another title like it but brawl laid the foundation for it.

It's a good game with good ideas,but limited to the hardware and the nightmare that it was the online experience

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For me, Smash games were always about the novelty as I didn’t find the gameplay interesting or satisfying - I’m more of an RPG guy. I thought it succeeded quite well with the Subspace Emissary mode, which fused a number of different worlds into one. It was also the first Smash Bros game to open the forbidden door, and let in Solid Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog.

For me, the other notable Smash game is the original N64 game that first pitted Nintendo characters together in a fighting game. The only other one I feel notable is the Wii U game which brought Link vs Cloud - which is a very big deal for someone who was admittedly an over obsessive Nintendo and Squaresoft fan and right in the middle of the online drama of the rivalry in the fallout of the splitting of the two companies.

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