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

#111n00bsaib0tPosted 7/30/2014 3:46:03 PM
Bahamut_10th posted...
Because the game has hazardous items and stages on top of fighters. It also isn't about reducing your opponent's life meter. The special moves are made to be easily performed instead of requiring different combinations of buttons.
And it's also not combo-friendly at all, no matter what Melee fanboys think.


So it's a combination of Injustice, Dead Or Alive, Mortal Kombat, Power Stone, and Soulcalibur?

And it's some how not a fighting game?
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#112manmousePosted 7/30/2014 3:48:02 PM
TwistedMaestro posted...
At it's core, it's a party game. It only became a fighting game because there was an extreme lack of fighting games on the gamecube, so the nintendo community decided to turn it into a competitive fighting game using it's gameplay mechanics. That's why you never see smash players play other competitive fighting games that actually require skill and do well at major tournies.


if the other games require skill but Smash doesn't, then how come we don't see other fighting game players picking up a controller for Smash at tournies and knocking out all the Smash players?
your post stinks of a pathetic, insecure elitism based on something you actually don't know anything about.
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#113TwistedMaestroPosted 7/30/2014 3:55:28 PM
manmouse posted...
TwistedMaestro posted...
At it's core, it's a party game. It only became a fighting game because there was an extreme lack of fighting games on the gamecube, so the nintendo community decided to turn it into a competitive fighting game using it's gameplay mechanics. That's why you never see smash players play other competitive fighting games that actually require skill and do well at major tournies.


if the other games require skill but Smash doesn't, then how come we don't see other fighting game players picking up a controller for Smash at tournies and knocking out all the Smash players?
your post stinks of a pathetic, insecure elitism based on something you actually don't know anything about.


You really think other competitive players would want to pick up that wonky controller and adapting to playing on that piece of crap? Also, there's a reason why Japanese fighting game players don't take it seriously either. It's a silly fighting game, with really bland fighting game mechanics. It is incredibly niche.
#114IokuaPosted 7/30/2014 4:18:03 PM
n00bsaib0t posted...
Bahamut_10th posted...
Because the game has hazardous items and stages on top of fighters. It also isn't about reducing your opponent's life meter. The special moves are made to be easily performed instead of requiring different combinations of buttons.
And it's also not combo-friendly at all, no matter what Melee fanboys think.


So it's a combination of Injustice, Dead Or Alive, Mortal Kombat, Power Stone, and Soulcalibur?

And it's some how not a fighting game?


Power Stone isn't a fighter either, it's a party game, and Smash bears no similarities to DoA, Injustice, MK or SC.
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#115manmousePosted 7/30/2014 4:20:37 PM
Iokua posted...
n00bsaib0t posted...
Bahamut_10th posted...
Because the game has hazardous items and stages on top of fighters. It also isn't about reducing your opponent's life meter. The special moves are made to be easily performed instead of requiring different combinations of buttons.
And it's also not combo-friendly at all, no matter what Melee fanboys think.


So it's a combination of Injustice, Dead Or Alive, Mortal Kombat, Power Stone, and Soulcalibur?

And it's some how not a fighting game?


Power Stone isn't a fighter either, it's a party game, and Smash bears no similarities to DoA, Injustice, MK or SC.


he (or someone else) already illustrated the similarities it had on the previous page or maybe the page before it.
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#116donkeyjackPosted 7/30/2014 4:36:25 PM
Smash is a fighting game
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#117RavagedSanctityPosted 7/30/2014 4:39:55 PM
Christ, people, there's nothing wrong with a game being a party game.

Smash Bros. is a party game. And that's totally okay, because it's the best party game out there.
#118room temperaturePosted 7/30/2014 4:49:13 PM
RavagedSanctity posted...
Christ, people, there's nothing wrong with a game being a party game.

Smash Bros. is a party game. And that's totally okay, because it's the best party game out there.

Christ, people, there's nothing wrong with a game being a fighting game.

Smash Bros. is a fighting game. And that's totally okay, because it doesn't take away from other fighting games if games in a genre have alot of variety
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#119HermeticJusticePosted 7/30/2014 4:53:08 PM(edited)
room temperature posted...
RavagedSanctity posted...
Christ, people, there's nothing wrong with a game being a party game.

Smash Bros. is a party game. And that's totally okay, because it's the best party game out there.

Christ, people, there's nothing wrong with a game being a fighting game.

Smash Bros. is a fighting game. And that's totally okay, because it doesn't take away from other fighting games if games in a genre have alot of variety


Christ, people, there's nothing wrong with a game being a mascot fighter

Smash Bros. is a mascot fighter. And that's totally okay, because it has a bunch of cool Nintendo characters and items
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#120Granadico_Posted 7/30/2014 4:59:13 PM
Lefty128k posted...
Granadico_ posted...
I'm more affected by the fact that you make statements trying to prove people wrong without proving anything or your own argument.


Maybe you could have asked me to explain why I thought so, but petulant disrespect is all you could muster.

Fail more, Fanboy.


>says i shouldn't disrespect him
>disrespects me immediately after

anyway its astounding these topics last so long
At the very least, its a part game.
At most, its a fighting game.
The most realistic? a non-traditional party fighter.
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