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Why do characters HAVE to be taken out?

#1RagirothPosted 1/29/2013 7:57:36 PM
I just don't really get it. In some (not all) fighting games these days, characters don't get taken out or replaced. This game isn't a huge story focus, so I see little reason to take out characters.

Hell this is being made by Namco. The company that made Tekken. The game that hasn't taken out characters since Tekken 4 or 5 really. Yeah Soul Calibur does but that's a different story I suppose.

Why not keep everyone from Brawl, make the characters considered clones at least A BIT more different (Overhaul Toon Link or replace him with MM Young LInk, Give Ganondorf some magic attacks and sword attacks, maybe give Falco and Wolf some gadgets or weapons and change their final Smashes, and maybe give Lucas like PK Love or something as a final Smash I dunno, give Pichu different electric attacks because there's a lot to choose from, Ike and Lucario are fine, Roy give him more uhhhh fire energy slashes or something, and I have no ****ing idea with Dr. Mario. Maybe he should just be a costume).

And then of course just add some new characters. Check please!
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#2UberPyro64Posted 1/29/2013 7:58:34 PM
None HAVE to be taken out.
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#3MrSpacelySlatePosted 1/29/2013 8:01:38 PM
None have to, but it's unfortunately likely that at least one character is not coming back.
#4ViewtifulGenePosted 1/29/2013 8:06:50 PM
MrSpacelySlate posted...
None have to, but it's unfortunately likely that at least one character is not coming back.


Such compelling evidence.
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#5LegendofLegaiaPosted 1/30/2013 5:37:27 AM
Ragiroth posted...
Hell this is being made by Namco. The company that made Tekken. The game that hasn't taken out characters since Tekken 4 or 5 really. Yeah Soul Calibur does but that's a different story I suppose.


I think I heard somewhere that most of the Tekken team is working on this game.

Not like it matters, anyway. Sakurai's the one who decides the roster, anyway.

and maybe give Lucas like PK Love or something as a final Smash I dunno,


Lucas should keep PSI Starstorm and Ness should get PSI Rockin' as his Final Smash.

Most of Lucas's A-moveset already represents PSI Love.

Roy give him more uhhhh fire energy slashes or something,


http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/632937-super-smash-bros-3ds/59583340
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#6HejiruPosted 1/30/2013 6:15:29 AM
Because according to Sakurai, games with huge rosters (he defines "huge rosters" as 50) have balancing issues and it's hard to make the characters feel distinctive.

He said we've already reached the limit of what's feasible, quantity-wise. So unless you want few or no newcomers, there's gonna have to be some cuts.
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#7MrSpacelySlatePosted 1/30/2013 7:54:32 AM
ViewtifulGene posted...
"I ignore every game with a big roster ever! XD
#8sumostickfigurePosted 1/30/2013 8:04:16 AM
From: MrSpacelySlate | #007
ViewtifulGene posted...
"I ignore every game with a big roster ever! XD

How many of the characters in those games are clones of each other?
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#9JangobadassPosted 1/30/2013 9:00:16 AM
Because having a large cast of characters where EVERYONE is well balanced characters seems to be beyond Sakurai's understanding..
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#10Volvagia_RulzPosted 1/30/2013 9:59:58 AM
I believe Sakurai has stated he is reworking every character from the ground up.

Put simply, reworking characters from Melee-->Brawl was rather simple by comparison because Sora carried the characters models over from Melee and tweaked the characters up for Brawl. This is not the case for Smash 4. The models will not be just reused and updated.

Since all the characters will be essentially made from scratch, there is little reason to assume every character will return, especially some of the characters that were, for all intents and purposes, "clones" (Falco, Wolf, Ness/Lucas, etc).

But then again perhaps all characters will be completely reworked. There is really no way to tell.
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