Why do so many people say that Super Smash bros isn't a fighting game?

#1NoGta4wiiPosted 11/26/2012 12:18:55 PM
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#2HitagiPosted 11/26/2012 12:19:21 PM
Because it isn't.
#3HungoverHero777Posted 11/26/2012 12:22:09 PM
Hitagi posted...
Because it isn't.


lol no.
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#4_FalstaffPosted 11/26/2012 12:22:20 PM
Because they have a very narrow definition of what a "fighting game" is supposed to be, thus comfortably limiting themselves to a small number of games they can readily recognize.

Similar to debates over previous games (ex: Is Mass Effect an RPG or a third-person shooter?)
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#5Boomerang78Posted 11/26/2012 12:22:27 PM
Because they're so mad.
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#6hypermoePosted 11/26/2012 12:23:54 PM
I don't understand it either. Almost every definition of a fighting game is present yet people claim its not. Is it because you can play oy 4-1, items?
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#7george15gamerPosted 11/26/2012 12:24:24 PM
Even if it wasn't, why would it matter? It's still an awesome series, regardless of what trolls say.
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#8sting__artPosted 11/26/2012 12:24:35 PM
_Falstaff posted...
Because they have a very narrow definition of what a "fighting game" is supposed to be, thus comfortably limiting themselves to a small number of games they can readily recognize.

Similar to debates over previous games (ex: Is Mass Effect an RPG or a third-person shooter?)


Why do you automatically assume that this topic title is correct? You just go straight on speculating and grasping for answers.

I have never met a single person online or offline who has ever thought that SSB was not a fighter. There might be a few out there, but its really not many.
#9link5003Posted 11/26/2012 12:24:38 PM
It is a fighting game, but it can also be a party game.
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#10GM_Posted 11/26/2012 12:24:40 PM
Because it's not like SF, SC, MK, Tekken, DoA, KoF, MVC, etc.