Review by Lebbin
"The Best Game Ever Made"
You may not agree with the above statement, but Brawl is honestly the best game I've ever played. It is jam-packed with so much content, it could cost $100 and still be worth it. It keeps the perfect gameplay of Melee, and makes it better. How do you make perfection better? In this review I'll show you how Nintendo did the impossible.
There are so many features that it'll make your head spin. Everything from multiplayer fights to co-op side scrolling to level making to demos of Nintendo's classics (including Super Metroid). There is trophy collecting, sticker collecting, movies, training, coin launcher, home run contest, tournament, target smash, endless brawl, training, single events, and much more. It would take a long time before you complete all of the stuff in the game and unlock all the characters (even if for some reason they are easy to unlock this time). Every thing is made easy to get access to by an easy menu system and a chart that lists everything you unlocked and how to unlock more. Making special brawls is easy because you can customize everything. Everything. There are an unlimited number of different fights you can do. Amazing. Overall, the design of how the features work is perfect.
There are the unlimited number of fights. Fighting you friends or bots never gets old because of the perfect gameplay. It is funny, cool, and one of the most fun experiences I've ever had. There are new enhancements to movement and attacks that most people probably won't notice, but they make it all better. There are new items, such as Final Smashes, which add a whole new element of craziness to the game. There are 35 characters in the game, and the roster is much better this time around. The characters are not complete clones of each other, which adds to the replay value because it takes longer to master each of the characters.
The characters are awesome. Sonic, Snake, Olimar & Pikmin, Meta Knight, and Pit are all much different from all the other characters that they add a whole new experience to every fight they are in. All the characters control perfectly too. Your favorite character is sure to be in Brawl, and better than ever. There are also cooler color changes too.
Then there are the areas to fight in. They each have their own gimmick that make then very fun. The Temple (the best stage ever) from Melee makes a welcome comeback. All of the stages have a lot of details and look very great graphically. Infact everything looks perfect in the game. The graphics are the best I've seen on the Wii. Anyway, the stages are varied and exciting to play in and there's bound to be a stage you like the best. If you don't, you can make your own stage using the stage builder. You can make almost any stage, and are limited mostly only by your own imagination.
There are different ways you can experience the brawls. There is Tournament, basic brawl, Wifi, multi-man brawl, and Classic mode. Wifi works better than any Wii game's online yet, and is sure to bring fun competition for ages. Classic mode is one of two of the story modes. The second of which is the Subspace Emissary- a complete game within a game.
The Subspace Emissary is a complete side-scrolling game with all the bells and whistles- cutscenes, story, RPG elements (more on that later), levels, bosses, and co-op. They made couldn't have serious story of angst, sorrow, horror, drama, and character development because it wouldn't have worked in the Smash Bros. universe. So instead they made one of the craziest awesome stories in any game. It seems like something out of a fan fiction story. Just experience it for yourself. The graphics are the best I've seen in a side scrolling game, and the cutscenes are the coolest. The bosses look amazing, They are 3D in a 2D world, and the lighting on them makes them fun to play against. The RPG element include putting certain stickers on your character to boost their stats when you play the game. An original, fun idea, that makes you put thought into how you want to make each character unique. The SSE Is about 4-5 hours long of side scrolling, fighting action. That includes Co-op!!!
Brawl has the best music of any game ever made because it has the best. It includes the most memorable themes and best songs of every Nintendo game so far in it, and you can choose from a list of different songs for each stage.
If there anything else to say about this game? Nintendo has defined what a videogame is with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. And they did it perfectly. There is no way to make the game better. Nintendo included things that most people wouldn't even think about, and made the best game ever. I've never gave a game a 10 before, because there has never been a game that I thought was perfect. But now there're is, and it is called Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 02/19/08
Game Release: Dairantou Smash Brothers X (JP, 01/31/08)
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