Here's what you need to know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Here's what you need to know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Here's what you need to know about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Hi everyone I'm Jeff Bakalar, Super Smash Brother Ultimate is upon us. I am very bad at that video game my buddy Alfred is very good and he review it for CNet. We're gonna play a few rounds I'm gonna talk to him about what this game is all about if he likes it and you're gonna sit there and enjoy I hope. Let's get right into it. [MUSIC] All the new characters at the bottom, they ordered from basically their apparance in the game, so. Like chronologically, that's smart. Yeah, except for the mii fighters, I don't know, they're always just in the corner for some reason. I don't know why. But Incinerroar is one of the new characters. He's a pokemon That is a cat wrestler. So very good. I don't know who any of these people are and I grew up with Nintendo my whole life so that doesn't make any sense. Well, Cloud is not a Nintendo character. No. That's right. Three, two, one. Go. What des this sort of package offer that maybe wasn't in the last Super Smash game that was on Wii U. The stage was in Super Smash Bros Melee but it was not in Brawl and this is one of the tournament stages that people play a lot in Melee because it has a really large blast zone. I'm at a really high percentage right now and even if you hit me all the way up I probably would not die. [SOUND] Compared to the last Super Smash game Yeah when this was announced, they were worried that this was just going to be like an evolution of that first yeah Wii U game. Can you, like yeah dispell that? A lot of people were really worried that it would just be a port like in the same way that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, was just Mario Kart 8 on the Switch Sure This is a completely different game. This is obviously, you play with all these new characters. They changed the physics up a lot. And it's like much harder to run away from people. It's much harder to constantly dodge somebody without any consequences which makes it much more aggressive to play. Like, it forces you to get out of your hiding spots and go and fight instead. Which I really enjoy a lot. Obviously much more fun to watch. I'm not good at this game at all. Cuz you could tell, cuz I just kinda fell off the stage for no reason there. For someone who's a casual Smash fan like me, what are they gonna notice that is kind of different from the last iteration? I think the biggest thing for more casuals is you have a moves list now. Okay. So when you don't know what you're doing at all, you can go to your character and look through that. They were talking about how Rage is differnet now. Yeah. So Rage was a mechanic that they introduced in Smash 4, the one for the Wii U and the 3DS. Which basically was that you're knock back, like you hitting me off the stage, was a lot further if you were loosing. That's fun when you're playing with friends, cause you know you got comebacks and all that stuff. Sure, and you want the playing field to be even in some capacity. Yeah. But for competetive players they were kind of annoyed by that because it was basically If somebody's losing then they have an advantage, and the game was kinda rewarding them for that. Rage is still in this game but they severely reduced it now. As ambitious as this game is with the amount of characters, do you think they handled it well, do you think they were able to Wrap their heads around it and really give a complete kind of package. Yeah, even in the story mode you can see that. They did a lot as far as the story mode goes and even just on the characters themselves. Like I'm playing with Simon Belmont from Castlevania. So he has all these attacks but look, if you just hold A you just hold the whip out and you can just swing it around like that. [LAUGH] That's cool. And they don't tell you that. You said you enjoyed some of the story stuff, you think they deliver on that? Yeah the story, I though that it'd be like Sub Space Emissary, which came out for Brawl on the Wii. Where once you did it, it was over. But yeah, there's so much replay value on the board. I haven't even finished it yet. I've been playing it for about Four, five days now. I've actually been playing it way more on my handheld than I have on a TV like this. Just cuz I'm out and about a lot, and I don't like to stay home and just play video games all the time. Playing this on the go with my friends has been pretty fun. I use the [UNKNOWN] controller, which you would think is Really annoying cuz it's so small and there's not as many button on it as a game cube controller has. But from the matches that I've played, it's limited obviously. But it's still really good to play with. Do you think this is the best You know kinda like eSports friendly version of the game that they'd need. I would, yeah, I would definitely say so. They've added a lot to it to make it more eSports friendly. Like I think the scores on the screen are really helpful for the spectators. I'm very anxious to see where it goes like in the meta-game-wise just because you know when the last match released you know a lot of people thought that Bowser was supposed to be a really good character and then After enough time people figured out the metagame and figured out that there's much better characters than Bowser. Cool. Honestly, if this were the last Smash Bros. game, which I hope it isn't, I think I'd be Happy with it. That's high praise, thank you very much Alfred. Thank you for the beating, and if you wanna read the full review check it out at CNET.com. Thanks for watching. Game.

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