Wario Wario Wario
Reaction score
3,366

Profile posts Latest activity Postings About

  • Honestly I think the only Smash game where Fire Emblem WASN'T over represented was Brawl. If you cut one of 'em base game 3DS/Wii U is OK too.
    Stans on r/CrashBandicoot kinda ruined the Nitro Squad for me, but I can't deny Beenox did a great job with their redesign. I'd love to see more desexualised redesigns for other games - Rouge the Bat redesign please Sega?
    A lot of people talk about the idea of a Crash Smash trailer using the old Crash suit - if they did that they should use Simple Plan's cover of Happy Together - it's not only a homage to Smash 64's trailer, but also, in great western game ad tradition, completely unfitting for the reveal.
    My stance on "Is Smash a fighting game?" depends on how it's played. Casual (items on, any stage) would be a no - but competitive (no items, select stages) would be a yes.
    • Like
    Reactions: Perkilator
    S
    StoicPhantom
    I've always felt the question of whether Smash is a fighting game was silly. Competitive elements or lack of do not define a genre. It just defines whether something is competitive or not. Is Gal Gun not a FPS because the objective is to shoot clothes off of girls or whatever and isn't highly technical like Counter Strike? Is Valkyria Chronicles not a strategy game because it has action elements? Sub genres exist for a reason. No matter how much of a twist you put on something, as long as it is still designed with a particular framework, it's going to still be part of that genre.

    Mario Party is a party game because it has its own self-contained mini games and is played on a virtual game board. While said games can be action or platformer oriented, the overall main framework of the game isn't either of those things. It's a literal board game. You roll the die and that determines where you land and what you do.

    Smash has heavy party game elements, but it isn't structured around a party framework. It has/had mini games with platformer or party elements but the main game is entirely built on a fighting game framework. Even in the original, characters' moves and archetypes were still based around frame data, range, damage, hitboxs, and other elements we associate with fighting games. You still have your heavy characters, your zoning characters, your aggressive characters, etc. You still play with the objective of dealing damage to KO your opponent in ways that aren't similar to other genres.

    If you were to ask any layperson on whether Smash was closer to Mario Party or Street Fighter, I'm going to guess they would say Street Fighter or both. It's not something that required any real thought or analysis in the first place. You can just watch a match, even a casual match, and see it shares more similarities with fighting games than anything else.

    It seems to me this all started when the 40-year-old manchildren in the FGC became self-aware that the rest of society does not look kindly on their hobby at their age. And that they are trying to use Smash as a sort of scapegoat to say that Smash is for children and their game(s) is for mature, competitive players that is a respectable sport, etc. Because I certainly don't remember seven-year-old me worrying about whether Smash 64 was fighting game, as it was rather obvious.
    Champion of Hyrule
    Champion of Hyrule
    I say it's a fighting game, but people won't recognise it as so because it's gameplay is just so different from other fighting games. The concept of Nintendo characters fighting isn't just what makes Smash unique - the gameplay is revolutionary and unlike something ever seen in another successful fighting game ever, which is a little sad.
    a themed Smash spin-off (such as "Super Smash Sisters", "Super Mario Smash Bros.", or "Super Smash Villains") is probably the worst Smash fan idea I've ever seen.

    -Newcomers introduced in it are almost guaranteed to be cut in canon Smash instalments, and as such may never see time in the competitive spotlight
    -You'd have to gasp at straws to get a full roster with a single theme, even with the size of Melee's roster - and not the fun Ice Climbers/Piranha Plant gasping at straws, and more the "one-time side character who doesn't do anything" type of gasping at straws
    -A themed roster only ends up with an endless list of who you CAN'T include, not who you can

    Sorry to tell you this, but that is certainly not "rated A for awesome".
    KirbyWorshipper2465
    KirbyWorshipper2465
    It wouldn't happen anyway. I do like "Super Smash Sisters" as a meme, though.
    Pokelego999
    Pokelego999
    A fire emblem game works best in my opinion.
    Cancel culture works in mysterious ways. Some one-hit wonder rap star who posted a homophobic Tweet 10 years ago, before gay marriage even became legal? he gets cancelled - but a multi-millionaire author who has posted MULTIPLE transphobic comments in the PRESENT DAY, when EVERYONE should know better? oh, she's just being middle aged, let her be.
    Old movie Sonic is a quite charming design - albeit more in the "it's awful, I love it!" way - the same way you find Gollum cute. If you separate it from the source material and imagine it as a garbage-eating dumpster-dwelling Garbage Pail Kid, it's kind of adorable.
    I'm generally against turning Mario Kart into Smash Kart (who wants Mario Kart without Waluigi?) - but I feel a proper Sonic crossover is overdue - they should've done that instead of Animal Crossing.
    I love the Brawl version of Stickerbush Symphony, but it really sounds more like a new song that samples the original - a sorta "Stand by Me/Beautiful Girls" thing - than a remix.
    I saw a meme comparing the idea of Crash in Smash to Bubsy or Glover, calling all 3 "cereal mascots" - and honestly both of those "joke characters" would be great newcomers - Glover's ball gimmick could be an amazing Smash mechanic, and Bubsy could be a slippery glass cannon with projectiles!
    The character of Shadow kinda confuses me - he was created to be the ultimate life form - so they made him a hedgehog? a prey animal that only eats insects, and spends all its time bathing in poop? surely you'd make him some kinda' apex predator - a whale, a crocodile, a tiger, a polar bear, maybe even a human? or some indestructible creature like a tardigrade or lobster? something super strong like a dung beetle, a gorilla, or an ant? but no, silly old Gerald made him a hedgehog, a pathetic insectivore that is born blind.
    Is it just me or do a lot of video game history YouTube videos seem a little patronising? - like, you don't have to go "Wonderswan, eh? betcha' never hearda' that one!"
    • Like
    Reactions: Champion of Hyrule
    RetrogamerMax
    RetrogamerMax
    A lot of times I already know about the history of the game or the franchise I'm watching a documentary about. But I do find them entertaining to watch.
    Champion of Hyrule
    Champion of Hyrule
    Sometimes for a weird reason, it can be entertaining to watch facts about games, even when you already know the facts. Unless the video is just a list of facts, and you know all of them, or you've already heard the fact worded in the same way the video does
    I kinda wish streaming services would have "random episode" options for episodic series. That'd be super nostalgic.
    If we're to believe infinite universe theory, that means there's a universe where Mr. Krabs is in Smash, no other Nickelodeon or non-game characters, JUST Krabs.
    I know the Villagers in the newer AC games are supposed to be older, but I still can't help but find the presence of things like balding hair and beards a little weird. Glad they went with the earlier games' designs for Smash.
    Melee is in a weird limbo of quality since it kinda falls into the "so bad it's good" category, but not in a comedic or nostalgic way and more that the game's flaws are it's greatest strengths, I can't think of any other media that has that quality, let alone games
    Idea: an RPG party member who's completely useless in battle but such a good emotional support you'll like having them around anyway.
    When I saw the MinMin leak I burst into laughter at the text being the wrong font - like, you could literally make a Mii called "Min Min" and rip the text from there - why of all things do you need to improvise the TEXT?
    Why's everyone posting song lyrics? may as well give it a go myself

    Are you ready, Bob?
    Yes!
    What about you. Lofty?
    I'm a bit scared
    Okay, team, let's go!

    One, two, three, four, five
    Everybody's outside, so come on let's ride
    To the builder's yard around the corner
    The gang's all here and it's time for us to do what we wanna
    There's a house with a roof that leaks
    It's an urgent job and it could take us weeks
    There's Dizzy, Lofty, and Rolly too (That's me!)
    And Wendy always knows just what to do (That's right)
    And there's no job too big or small
    With Scoop and Muck we can do it all (Yeah!)
    Metal, brick, or wood - it's all good
    And we can always send in the tractor

    A little bit of timber and a saw
    A little bit of fixing that's for sure
    A little bit of digging up the roads
    A little bit of moving heavy loads
    A little bit of tiling on the roof
    A little bit of making waterproof
    A little bit of concrete mixed with sand
    A little bit of Bob the Builder man

    Jump up and down and move it all around
    Mix it up to the sound
    Dig a hole in the ground
    Take one step left
    And one step right (Okay)
    One to the front (Right)
    And one to the side (Yes)
    Clap your hands once and clap your hands twice
    And if it looks like this then you're doing it right

    A little bit of timber and a saw
    A little bit of fixing that's for sure
    A little bit of digging up the roads
    A little bit of moving heavy loads
    A little bit of tiling on the roof
    A little bit of making waterproof
    A little bit of concrete mixed with sand
    A little bit of Bob the Builder man

    Mambo number six and seven, eight

    Mambo Number Five!

    A little bit of timber and a saw
    A little bit of fixing that's for sure
    A little bit of digging up the roads
    A little bit of moving heavy loads
    A little bit of tiling on the roof
    A little bit of making waterproof
    A little bit of concrete mixed with sand
    A little bit of Bob the Builder man

    There's Rolly, Lofty, Scoop, Muck, and Dizzy
    So much work to keep us all busy
    And can we fix it? Yes, we can!
    With the team and Bob the Builder man

    A little bit of Bob, Bob the Builder man
    I'm watching Teacher's Pet on Disney Plus and my god the sound design is horrible. There are like 4 uses of the same "DUN DUN DUUUN!" sound effect and 2 Diddy Laughs in the first episode alone. Art style and voice acting are amazing, but writing is very "generic kids' show"
    I think the one character I understand the Smash support for the least is Conker. Conker's whole identity is built from that giant "M" rating plastered on the box, take that away - no pissing, no drinking, no blood, no sex - and you're just left with another generic animal mascot, with his only real difference being that he has slightly more violent and realistic weapons.
    Wait, doesn't Hero's trailer imply Kirby wasn't the sole survivor? because if so that could explain why certain characters were missing as Spirits - they survived and were either too chicken, too evil or too non-sapient to fight back.
    The Game Gear Micro looks like something you'd see in a meme.
    I often forget things people tell me in mere seconds, yet I can somehow remember the lyrics of a Stanley the Bugman-themed ironic DK Rap parody with only 3 thousand views I haven't heard in half a year perfectly.
  • Loading…
  • Loading…
  • Loading…
Top Bottom