Fighting game YouTuber Maximilian Dood isn’t a stranger when it comes to Super Smash Bros. and has given the series high praise - especially in his reactions to Cloud in Smash 4 and Terry in Ultimate as well as his video we covered previously where he stated Smash is in its “golden era”. So, with Minecraft’s Steve and Alex revealed as Fighter #77 this past week, what did Max have to say?
Max actually uploaded two videos concerning Steve and Smash. One was a reaction video to Steve’s initial reveal followed shortly with a video concerning Steve and Minecraft’s impact on Smash
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It wouldn’t be a long shot to suggest that Max wasn’t exactly thrilled to see Steve revealed. However, as the video progresses, we see Max go from confused and mildly upset to rather optimistic and even understanding. Max goes into to say following the reaction video that he is very detached from Minecraft but he understands why the content was included. Like many of us, he was simply amazed by the amount of content included.
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His second video focuses on those upset about Steve, his series and its impact on Smash, and what this exactly means for the game post-Steve/Minecraft. Max goes into the fact that he’s been asked why he didn't cover Minecraft videos on his channel earlier when it was very popular and lucrative. Max simply states that it was never his interest to cover it and games like Fortnite, Minecraft, and League of Legends is a side of gaming he’s 100% not a part of and has no interest in joining.
That being said, he goes on in the video to explain that Steve was “a good call” to add in Smash due in part to Minecraft’s extreme popularity. Max explains further that this decision makes sense from a relevancy, iconic, and marketability standpoint. Max, to nicely put it, calls out people who use “hyper aggression” to target others for not liking or supporting the character they like. This is a mindset that is sadly prevalent not only in the wider community but even here on the site. It’s good to get an outside perspective on the issues within the Smash community.
Author’s Note: I 101% agree with Max here. I’m pretty much open to any character from any series as long as they bring a good amount of content that Sakurai and his team can properly utilize and to show its history and impact. Bring in Naruto and Goku? Sure! Jonesy and Freddy Fazbear? I’ll be on board for that! What matters to me is seeing the happiness and joy from fans and the amount of love and dedication that goes into developing the content. How do you feel? Did you agree with Max? Or perhaps he’s in the wrong? Let us know in the comments!