First Impression: Super Smash Bros.
|Developer(s):||HAL Laboratory, Inc.|
|ESRB Rating:||EVERYONE 10+ Content is generally suitable for ages 10 and up. May contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes|
Having never played any of the Super Smash Bros. games, but hearing about all their hype, this one had my interest when I first spotted it at PAX Prime. The game itself didn’t grab my attention, it was the shear volume of people waiting around the booth , chomping at the bit in order to grab 5mins playing this game. Tali waited patiently in line for a sample, and her reaction after was all I needed.
Having cracking open the case on opening day, I quickly felt overwhelmed by the game play. It’s a combat style game, with lots of Mario-party type things stuffed around the edges. Overall, the game was frustrating for the first few times playing, as the action was so fast-paced, and chaotic I couldn’t follow what was going on, who was attacking who, and which buttons to mash. The youngest of our house-hold (7 and 6yrs old) absolutely loved playing, and tried to sneak every last chance they could when the Wii-U wasn’t in use, just to play it some more. I must admit, they were a blast to watch.
After reading the manual a few more times, playing a bit on solo mode, and even setting it to slow-motion mode, I started to grasp the concept of the game. It has a bit of a learning curve that is for sure, but once you get the general idea, the game starts to open up
I plan to review more of the game in a few weeks, once I’ve had a few more hours clocked into the game, and tested out many of the various game modes it has to offer. Stay tuned!