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thesilverbrick

thesilverbrick

Nintendo fan since the 80s

Male, 28, United States

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thesilverbrick

#3

thesilverbrick commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

@MrMario02 It was to keep the rosters the same. That's the one thing the two versions have in common. I don't think they're going to add characters to the Wii U version. Maybe (and this is a stretch) the Ice Climbers will be on the Wii U version because Sakurai said they had them working on Wii U at one point. I wouldn't hold my breath, though.
The real difference will likely be the modes. We're already seeing things like coin and trophy photo mode on Wii U, and there will likely be tournaments and stage builder, too. These things couldn't happen on 3DS because of the system limitations.

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#4

thesilverbrick commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

@MrMario02 It is a new experience, in that it's on a handheld. Don't get me wrong, I think they did a great job with the 3DS version, but by virtue of the system's limitations it is going to be a dumbed down version of Smash Bros. compared to the Wii U version. There's no way they could cram any more content into the 3DS version. It's an impossibility. Naturally, you're going to see far more content on the home console version. They did the best they could with the handheld version, but there's only so much they could do before they hit a wall.

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#5

thesilverbrick commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

@MrMario02 The 3DS simply can't handle all the added content. The system is pushed to the max as it is, unable to run anything in the background while playing. They're going to put more content into the Wii U version because of all the added power. And let's face it: Smash was meant to be played in front of a TV with friends, anyway. The 3DS version is a fun, simplified version of the game to play on the go, but the Wii U version is clearly the definitive one.

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#6

thesilverbrick commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

@IxC You serious? The Wii U stages make the 3DS ones look sad by comparison. The Mario Galaxy stage with its warped gravity, the insane Orbital Gate stage with all that action, the dynamic Skyloft, the clever Gamer stage from Game & Wario, the potential in that Great Cave Offensive Kirby stage, not to mention detailed, HD versions of Boxing Ring, Gaur Plain, Battlefield, Final Destination and Wily's Castle that make the 3DS ones look pathetic.
How does the 3DS have better stages? Most of them were revisited old stages from Melee and Brawl. There were no new stages for Metroid, Donkey Kong, Starfox, Pikmin, Yoshi or Sonic. So much recycled content.

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#18

thesilverbrick commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

@brutalpanda The portable version definitely has its merits and I'll be buying both, as well, but your average consumer who owns both consoles won't buy both versions, and this is Nintendo's way of psychologically tricking people into buying both. The Wii U version is going to blow the 3DS version away and Nintendo won't tell us exactly how or when until we have already purchased the 3DS version. It's evil genius, if you ask me.

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#19

thesilverbrick commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

@Punished_Boss They're tight-lipped about the Wii U version's release date and features for a reason. The Wii U version will likely have a stage builder and some more exciting modes (and something tells me an added character or two as a bonus, for some reason) and Nintendo wants impatient fans to rush out and buy the 3DS version while they wait. If we knew the release date for the Wii U version as well as its greater features many people would skip the 3DS version and hold out, but right now, for fear of a delay, people are going to get a quick Smash fix on 3DS and then double dip on the Wii U version when it releases. As annoying as it is, we won't hear a firm release date for Smash Wii U until after October 3rd.

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#25

thesilverbrick commented on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Go...:

@3MonthBeef True, but local play is an option on Wii U without requiring multiple systems and games. Multiplayer on 3DS is mega expensive and awkward online or off. And Sakurai even said that the 3DS version doesn't perform very well online. And as far as Wii U is concerned, it's tons more fun to get a group of people in a room to interact while playing rather than play online.

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#26

thesilverbrick commented on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Go...:

Been spending the past hour or so with the demo and I heartily agree with the preview. It works on a handheld, defying my expectations, at least. The Wii U version is certainly going to be the definitive one, though. Graphics aside, Smash is meant for multiplayer and the 3DS version is too wonky for multiple people to enjoy simultaneously, requiring extra systems and copies of the game.

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#28

thesilverbrick commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@SamirMalik And just so you know, Dark Samus is not Samus at all. If you've played and completed Metroid Prime, you would have seen that Dark Samus is Metroid prime itself after stealing the shell of her Phazon suit. There's no human body inside there. It's entirely Metroid. Far, far more interesting than Dark Pit, if you ask me.

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#29

thesilverbrick commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@brutalpanda I'm sure Roy has an interesting story in the one major came he was featured in. But since the Fire Emblem saga has over a dozen games now, it becomes difficult to just choose a handful that represent the series. Roy would have been a poor choice, considering that the game that contains the bulk of his story only was released in one country. Sure, he had a very, very brief cameo in the end of a Fire Emblem game that saw an international release, but that certainly didn't make enough of an impact with international gamers to warrant an inclusion in Smash Bros, when there are so many other Fire Emblem characters from games released everywhere that people can identify with. Fan service and nostalgia are a huge part of Smash, and putting characters in it that only certain regions can identify with really limits that.

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#30

thesilverbrick commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@xj0462 And you are absolutely entitled to your opinion. I'm not trying to stop you from wanting Waluigi in the game. I was just simply pointing out some of the reasons why he likely was not included. Simply put, he's not an important character in the grand scheme of things. That's all I was trying to say.

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#33

thesilverbrick commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@Benny3999 I honestly don't understand why anybody would want Waluigi in this game. He's a side character used in Mario spin off titles. He's never been featured in a major Mario platform or or even a Wario game. There are dozens of characters that should put in the game long before him.

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#34

thesilverbrick commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@WindWakerLink Roy was a total waste of a character. His game never got a release outside Japan and therefore has no appeal to an international market. Plus, he's relatively meaningless to the Fire Emblem franchise as a whole, anyway. He was only put in Melee as an advertisement for an upcoming game in Japan.

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#37

thesilverbrick commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

I think this us a wonderful roster, with only three issues:
If the Ice Climbers have been cut, that's a crying shame.
And Dr. Mario and Dark Pit should not be separate characters, just alternate skins, a la Alph.

Other than that, I'm thrilled. Launch it! Launch it now! I've never been so anxious to play a game!

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#39

thesilverbrick commented on NicoNico Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Br...:

@Kaze_Memaryu Oh, OK. I get you now. Sorry, I thought you were denying all the leaks.
At any rate, there are still several concrete things that give the leaked CSS solid credibility. First of all, the lower screen of that infamous CSS shows Bowser, Bowser Jr., Pikachu and Kirby selected and those are the four fighters in the leaked video of Bowser Jr. fighting. That in and of itself isn't solid, but consider the following:
The recent demo released in Japan had five playable characters with the rest blurred out. These are in the same order as the leaked CSS. Also, in a show floor demo just this week in Japan (which had all eight costumes for the characters in it) Pit no longer has a Dark Pit costume (because Dark Pit is a separate character).
Now neither of those things explicitly confirms the Dog exactly, but everything points to his inclusion. There's no reason why he couldn't be in the game. In fact, Smash has a pattern of introducing long forgotten retro characters (ROB, G&W) and the Duck Hunt Dog seems to be this iteration's throwback WTF character.
I'm with you about rumors and leaks in general, though. I generally dismiss them until there's some concrete evidence to the contrary. But in this case, official reveals only serve to further prove the authenticity of the leak, and denying it at this point is essentially futile.

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#40

thesilverbrick commented on NicoNico Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Br...:

@Kaze_Memaryu I wouldn't rule out the Duck Hunt Dog just because he's a bizarre old throwback. If someone told me pre-Melee that Mr. Game and Watch would be playable (and that was never his official name, mind you) I'd have called bullcrap, and yet, here we are. The Duck Hunt Dog is going to be in the game. It would require some incredible photoshop and video editing skills to fake those leaks, plus some amazing lucky guessing to get Shulk so dead-on. You're frankly holding onto a pipe dream if you're still denying those leaks.

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#42

thesilverbrick commented on NicoNico Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Br...:

@Kaze_Memaryu And as far as the Duck Hunt Dog goes (or Mr. Peppers, as you pointed out), he's likely called "Duck Hunt" on the select screen since he's a duck and dog combo character, and not just "Mr. Peppers".
And after Shulk's reveal and all the confirmed menus over the past couple weeks, there's really no refuting those leaks. As much as I'll miss the Ice Climbers, I have to admit the leaked photos and videos were, in fact, legitimate. They had too many details that were unconfirmed at the time and since came true, down to Shulk's character art and pose, as well as all the accurate menu options. There's no way someone could have gotten all that right beforehand in a fake.

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#43

thesilverbrick commented on NicoNico Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Br...:

@Kaze_Memaryu You seriously want another sword character? Link, Toon Link, Pit, Marth, Ike, Meta Knight, Robin, Lucina and Shulk make nine altogether and that's already too much, as far as I'm concerned. Plus, Ganondorf was already shown in the first leaked footage of Shulk and he's largely the same as he was in Brawl.

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#49

thesilverbrick commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

@koelboel I'm definitely going to give it a go, especially after your rave review. I've just got to finish the final boss on Child of Light first (an RPG short enough to hold my attention, haha).

For me, a huge part of Smash has always been the fan service and nostalgia, so I need to get familiar with Xenoblade to appreciate Shulk. Thanks for the tip! :)

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#50

thesilverbrick commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

@Diddy_kong Characters that the average gamer recognizes? Marth and Roy had never been seen outside Japan. Ice Climbers and Game & Watch were ancient and obscure. And Ness was from an under-the-radar cult classic that most people had never played at the time.
Melee had its obscure characters, too. And there's no way it had a better roster than Smash 4 (seeing as most of Melee's characters are still in it).
Smash Bros. is a celebration of Nintendo and is not made just for the "average gamer" but rather primarily for Nintendo fans, who do recognize its many characters, both common and obscure.

If you hate it so much, go play Melee forever and leave the rest of us (who think Shulk is fantastic) alone.