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Franklin

Franklin

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Sat 24th August, 2013

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Franklin

#8

Franklin commented on Super Smash Bros. Pro Players Tackle the Probl...:

"Diddy is definitely overpowered. No way he should hit harder than Donkey Kong."

Well, when you put it like that, hard to disagree. Rarely face Diddy Kong online though.

I use Lucario, King Dedede, Pikachu, Ganondorf, Shiek, and Duck Hunt Duo online.

With Lucario, it surprising how few people online know how good his Up B move is. Quickly press a side direction after tapping up, and it's a great way to KO that people often don't seem to suspect.

As or Dedede, I think I usually win with him because my opponents are not expecting to face that character after fighting Lucario. However, it is surprising how effective his up B and Down B moves can be, considering that they should be easy to avoid. The Dedede Jump seems especially unexpected.

Pikachu is just good. Though his running A attack often seems to catch people unawares.

I'm surprised Ganondorf is so low on the current tier list, as I face a good many skilled Japanese players using him online. So improved is he from Brawl, it's like a new character for me. His Down Smash is great.

I'm not very good with Shiek, but I love using her, as you can do all sorts of acrobatics. Getting a KO with Down B is very satisfying.

Duck Hunt Duo is very easy to counter (take the game to him, attack directly) and I've been thrashed a few times, but I feel a pro player might be able to do more with him. His smash attacks are great, and his exploding can (or whatever it is) can dominate a match if you set the scene early. You can even throw a can, go to the other side of the stage and then direct it so it attacks your opponent from behind. I think there has to be Meta potential there.

Never played in a tournament, but online 3DS I generally win (I suspect that Wii U For Glory opponents might be tougher).

The methods of Down Throw Up A combos and Meteor KOs seem to be very popular online, however I eschew these methods (partly because I don't like it, mostly because I'm not good at it) and tend to kill by 'a thousand cuts' and get the final KO with a regular Smash.

The player I most struggle facing is... Ness. A really skilled player with Ness gives me all sorts of problems.

Franklin

#16

Franklin commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

Spiritomb. It's just a mess. Definitely a design where GameFreak said 'That'll have to do, it's lunch time'. And Zygarde, possibly the worst Legendary Pokemon.

Most of the Mega evolutions look pretty awful.

In any more Pokemon lists, please don't use that 'Who's that Pokemon?' sound clip.

Franklin

#24

Franklin commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

Some of the modes sound very gimmicky, and I have no desire to play a match with 8 characters, 4 is certainly enough.

I hope this entry isn't the Double Dash of Smash Bros.

Regarding customised attributes, I find it a baffling inclusion that adds little to the game, and indeed actually detracts from it. Whereas customised moves add depth that doesn't destroy a character's identity, and should be allowed online.

Is the reviewer sure you can't send custom stages to a friend? Maybe it will be possible once online has been established. If you really can't send custom stages, that's terrible.

Franklin

#27

Franklin commented on Upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Pa...:

@Yellowtails

I'm saying the game was rushed.

This makes it even more annoying that you can't send replays to a friend. This is already a baffling omission, and now my friends wont see how awesome I am before my replays and self esteem are lost forever.

As for Little Mac being OP, perhaps I've just been fortunate, but I've never been defeated by Little Mac online.

Franklin

#38

Franklin commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS):

The advantage of the 3DS version is that you don't have to buy a Wii U...

Regarding online, can you match up with a friend to do a 1 on 1 fight. If yes, can you use your Miis in this fight (with those who have your friend code) ?

Franklin

#43

Franklin commented on Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for N...:

With exclusive games for the New 3DS, the circle pad pro being rendered obsolete, and this nonsense with the demos, I think Nintendo is playing a risky game with their fans.

As a Nintendo fan for a few decades, I'm losing patience with their recent policies and will vote with my wallet.