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Grumblevolcano

@DefHalan: That is simply the characters being warped to different parts of the castle so in the case of the Fire Emblem series, those transitions would be essentially progressing between 3 chapters.

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DefHalan

@Grumblevolcano: But that isn't how it is represented in the game. So you can't really use Smash Bros as a way to judge how things work in the other games.

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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Rexcalibr

Well, every review on the game has been pretty poor, which is disappointing but I'm still looking forward to it since I've never played a Mario Tennis game. I enjoyed Virtua Tennis on the DreamCast, so if it's anything like that, I'll probably have some fun with it.

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OorWullie

Anyone downloaded this yet? I was really close to taking the plunge earlier but then read the max length of an online match is 2 games/1 set.It just keeps getting worse! Also with the few modes there is all using separate lobbies and the inability to have a rematch ,it might mean long waits between matches.I'll wait for the NL review to see how it shapes up but I'm not hopeful.A bit gutted about this as I was looking forward to finally having an online sports game.They might be considering adding content in the future but if it bombs,which it likely will due to bad reviews we may never see it.

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@DiscoGentleman: I hope so,they'll have a cheek if they try charging us for it though.If they were going to add free content like with Splatoon you'd think they'd have mentioned it?It would certainly have helped counter a lot of the criticism it's had.It's a shame really as most of the reviews I've read said the core game is as fun as ever,if not better.The fact they've gone to the effort of building a whole new engine for it which looks great tells me it was originally going to have much more to it.

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Rexcalibr

The game should be downloaded at 9PM since I'm in California and I'll play it and post a review on here.

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Just started playing the game. So far, I like it best in Classic mode, no chance shots and no mega mushrooms. Then it plays just like a regular tennis game, and plays similar to Virtua Tennis.

The mega mushrooms last way too long.

The game feels pretty bare and the roster is way too small. They should have had more characters. Mario Kart 8 has a huge roster. This should too.

The online so far isn't working, I'm guessing because the game just released a few minutes ago. I feel like the game would be a lot more fun for me if I was playing locally with friends in a doubles match.

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It's quite amazing that Mario Tennis for GBA has more content than this.

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Rexcalibr

Played the game for a bit and kind of got bored of it and put it down. I still can't get over that Bowser Jr. is in his clown kart. It looks so wrong in a tennis game.

Anyway, as my first Mario Tennis game, it's really not that exciting and seems like kind of a flop, just like Mario Party 10. If you play a multiplayer game with your friends, Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros are probably going to be a lot more fun.

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Peek-a-boo

@Rexcalibr: Not that I have any right in questioning how you spend your money, but did you really pay $60 for this on the eShop?!

Surely the middling reviews were enough to make you wait until the game was (a lot) cheaper.

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SuperWiiU

Rexcalibr wrote:

Played the game for a bit and kind of got bored of it and put it down. I still can't get over that Bowser Jr. is in his clown kart. It looks so wrong in a tennis game.

Anyway, as my first Mario Tennis game, it's really not that exciting and seems like kind of a flop, just like Mario Party 10. If you play a multiplayer game with your friends, Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros are probably going to be a lot more fun.

Don't say you weren't warned.

KB90

Guys who have the game, is it worth getting an amiibo for it?

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Rexcalibr

Peek-a-boo wrote:

@Rexcalibr: Not that I have any right in questioning how you spend your money, but did you really pay $60 for this on the eShop?!

Surely the middling reviews were enough to make you wait until the game was (a lot) cheaper.

Nope, I have a bad habit of buying games, even when they get bad reviews because I am soooo curious to play them for myself and seeing videos on youtube adds more fuel to the fire. I did this with Mario Party 10 too and I barely even played it.

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TeeJay

Rexcalibr wrote:

Peek-a-boo wrote:

@Rexcalibr: Not that I have any right in questioning how you spend your money, but did you really pay $60 for this on the eShop?!

Surely the middling reviews were enough to make you wait until the game was (a lot) cheaper.

Nope, I have a bad habit of buying games, even when they get bad reviews because I am soooo curious to play them for myself and seeing videos on youtube adds more fuel to the fire. I did this with Mario Party 10 too and I barely even played it.

I don't see how watching videos of boring, generic gameplay will add fuel to the fire. If anything it should throw a damp cloth over it.

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BakaKnight

Downloaded yesterday evening, I was a bit afraid after all the reviews, but after starting it up I had an hard time even putting it down for going to bed XD
The gameplay is definitly there, fun as ever and I have the feeling Camelot twisted a lot the codes and phisics, or maybe they even rebuilded them from start; The experience definitely feels more solid on the court. I'm not even having an issue with tne "lack" of modes, but maybe is because I never fully appreciated Tournaments and Minigames, I always played those the minimun required or less for then focus on matches and here there are three variants of tennis matches. Maybe not the most offered by the serie, but I can't see myself getting bored soon either.

Even the stadium is not a full let down, filled with extra characters following the match (like cameratoad following the players and a Lakitu ready to fish the balls on the net, even if weirdly he moves more rarily then it should), still a shame they didn't do more with the scenary, but between the lively place and the main cast animated perfectly it's pretty easy to forget that the stadium never change.

It's surely not a 100% perfect game and a couple of misses like the absence of online with friends or the amiibo left out of some modes for no reason are a shock, but to those loving this franchise I see no reason for skip this or wait too long, especially to those that loved or liked Open, I'm not gonna dare to say Ultra Smash is better or on par with older entries (played them, but the many differences makes a comparison not so easy), but compared to Open it surely feels like Ultra Smash is a step forward and more under many aspects (I wanted to say "every" aspect, but the online with friends is a Open exclusive >.>; ).

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OorWullie

@BakaKnight: Cheers for that.I'm extremely close to purchasing myself.How is the online,have you had any trouble finding opponents and has it been lag free?

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BakaKnight

@OorWullie: So far I played single matches both exibithion and ranked with different rules and lenghts and I had no issue finding opponents, there was always someone ready to play.
Regarding the lag I'm not sure I did enough matches to use the word "usually", but at the time being I had mostly lag free matches. Plus when an opponent is found you can see his/her connection state and decide if play or leave with no penalty.

For now I would dare to say that the online in Ultra Smash is pretty solid and works well ^^ (Obviously if we ignore the "detail" that they forgot the option to play with friends XD; ).

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OorWullie

@BakaKnight: Thanks,that's enough for me.If the online was broken then it's not much use to me.I'm annoyed that the maximum length of a match is 2 games/1 set with no rematch but never mind.Maybe friends and rematch option will be patched in later.I'll be downloading later tonight.

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Vee_Flames

@BakaKnight: Nice to know you enjoyed the game.
I was actually hyped for this, but I can't really see myself buying the game now, at least not at this stage. I'm very sure Ultra Smash's solid fun, but the lack of content is sure to make me drop the game very fast (that's what hapened with Open). And you can't make friend lobbies for some silly reason. I'll probably get it when DLC fills in the missing gaps or the game goes on sale, but I'll sadly be passing on this one...

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