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Anyone else think people are misinterpreting Sakurai's explanation for no SSE?

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3 years ago#1
I feel that Kotaku has, as usual, spin-doctored his justification to sound worse than it is. When the same statement was given almost a month ago in an IGN, he stated that he felt that the ability to watch between level cutscenes without actually playing the game kind of took the reward out of the game's single player experience, so he felt that it would be better to find some other form of single player mode that would be more likely to reward someone for actually playing the game. I believe this mentality was well reflected in his work on Kid Icarus: Uprising, a game which, while having a cinematic feel to it, rarely robbed the player of control for any extended period of time, thus "rewarding" a player in a way that a mere watcher can't fully experience. As such, I find there is good cause to trust Sakurai's judgment. I would encourage the rest of you to read his non-Kotaku'd statement on the second page of this article:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/03/creating-super-smash-bros-for-wii-u-and-3ds
3 years ago#2
Yes.
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3 years ago#3
Oh yeah...Kid Icarus: Uprising felt a lot like playing a movie, huh. :O

I can see Sakurai going for the same thing in Smash.
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3 years ago#4
As long as the cutscenes are gone for the most part.
3 years ago#5
There's gonna be a 3DS adventure mode anyway, so there shouldn't be that much confusion. We're not getting SSE, but we're getting a kind of adventure mode.
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3 years ago#6
I don't like Kotaku very much, Gamnesia is a good choice, it collects articles from various sources (including Kotaku) and writes about them pretty neutrally
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3 years ago#7
Hopefully that doesn't mean the bosses will die before the boss is done talking.
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3 years ago#8
KEN181 posted...
I don't like Kotaku very much, Gamnesia is a good choice, it collects articles from various sources (including Kotaku) and writes about them pretty neutrally


Their articles tend to be pretty flame-bait laden, especially when it comes to Nintendo.
3 years ago#9
charey posted...
Hopefully that doesn't mean the bosses will die before the boss is done talking.


It probably depends on how many coins you wager at the beginning of the level.
3 years ago#10
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