Why does the fighting game community insist that SSB isn't a real fighting game?

#1Dipping_sticksPosted 8/17/2013 7:06:14 AM
hm?
#2FenderMasterPosted 8/17/2013 7:06:57 AM
It's not. It's a fighting/platform game/party game hybrid
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#3Kromlech06Posted 8/17/2013 7:07:23 AM
Mostly just to rile up easily rustled jimmies.

Works 90% of the time too.
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#4GrizzmeisterPosted 8/17/2013 7:08:11 AM
Super Smash Bros. is to fighting games what Mario Kart is to racing games.
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#5FenderMasterPosted 8/17/2013 7:14:00 AM
Why do you care what genre it's defined as anyway? If you enjoy it, then why care what people call it. Do you want the fighting game community to acknowledge SSB as a skilful, deep and competitive game? Because it's not. And yes I know all about SSBM's wave dashing and edge blocking
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#6SegavsCapcomPosted 8/17/2013 7:17:15 AM
Because its a joke competitively. The game focuses on fun, not competition.
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#7UponADarkThornePosted 8/17/2013 7:19:13 AM
FenderMaster posted...
It's not. It's a fighting/platform game/party game hybrid


This.

And none of this is a bad thing.
#8FayeLadyPosted 8/17/2013 7:19:21 AM
They don't insist that about the series in general. They might insist that Brawl in particular isn't very deep,
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#9Dipping_sticks(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 7:21:28 AM
FayeLady posted...
They don't insist that about the series in general. They might insist that Brawl in particular isn't very deep,


But they do. Take the early comments in this topic for Example. They usually include SSBM too along with SSBB to say that they aren't actual fighting games.
#10ShankspearePosted 8/17/2013 7:26:00 AM
Who cares? As long as you like it doesn't matter about the status quo.

In my opinion, judging from the appeal of the Smash series and the drop off in fighting games popularity as of the past few years, Smash seems to be doing something right.