Why do people argue that Smash Bros isn't a fighting game?

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User Info: GamingLablet

GamingLablet
2 years ago#1
I dont get it. You fight opponents. The goal is to win. It has fighting game elements. It's not a traditional fighter, but it's still a fighting game

why do people argue it isn't a fighter? ridiculous comments such as "it's a brawler or party game" make me facepalm.

User Info: TomoEK9

TomoEK9
2 years ago#2
Because it doesn't have traditional fighting game mechanics and in its main focus is on the casual level 4-player brawl rather than a more standard 1v1.

User Info: NintendoLover25

NintendoLover25
2 years ago#3
I think they mean a traditional fighter like Street Fighter or Mortal Combat. It's pretty different from those. Think of Mario Kart compared to traditional racing games like Gran Turismo.

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The_Shadow_Link
2 years ago#4
General play is not Competitive friendly.

At least 4 is finally seeing fit to add some competitive modes.
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User Info: Iokua

Iokua
2 years ago#5
It's not. Smash, by its very nature, is a party game.
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User Info: HeavyLobsterXL

HeavyLobsterXL
2 years ago#6
NintendoLover25 posted...
I think they mean a traditional fighter like Street Fighter or Mortal Combat. It's pretty different from those. Think of Mario Kart compared to traditional racing games like Gran Turismo.
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Stopthink
2 years ago#7
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User Info: NintendoLover25

NintendoLover25
2 years ago#8
I agree with this site that Smash Bros is of a different form of fighter than the traditional ones.
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User Info: n00bsaib0t

n00bsaib0t
2 years ago#9
If Smash isn't a fighter for not being "traditional" then neither are any of the beloved Marvel games.

Oh and Guilty Gear Isuka wasn't a fighter either because it's 1v1v1v1. Hell, Guilty Gear breaks standard juggle rules in general and has crazy air combos and relaunches like Marvel. Guilty Gear isn't a fighter, which means Blazblue isn't either.
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User Info: TomoEK9

TomoEK9
2 years ago#10
n00bsaib0t posted...
If Smash isn't a fighter for not being "traditional" then neither are any of the beloved Marvel games.

Oh and Guilty Gear Isuka wasn't a fighter either because it's 1v1v1v1. Hell, Guilty Gear breaks standard juggle rules in general and has crazy air combos and relaunches like Marvel. Guilty Gear isn't a fighter, which means Blazblue isn't either.


wat.

Marvel may have teams of 3 characters but the core game is 1v1 as in 1 player versus 1 player.

Isuka barely qualifies as a fighting game and was their attempt to branch out into a more party style game like Smash Bros.

There is no such thing as "standard air juggling" so I don't know what kind of garbage you are trying to pull from your ass.
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