Thursday, March 20, 2008
Smash Bros. Brawl Review and Impressions
Well, I picked up my copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl at midnight launch at the Gamecrazy on March 9th. It was cold but worth it. Anyways, onto the review. If you have played a Smash Bros. game before you know the drill. You play as characters from Nintendo franchises duke it out in combat with special attacks, items, etc.. This game is everything Melee established and so much more. There is so much to do from collecting trophies, stickers, characters, levels, home-run contest, boss battle mode, and adventure mode to name a few. A twist in Brawl is the addition of two third-party characters Sonic from Sega and Solid Snake from Konami.
This is a must have Wii game in any Wii owners library. This is a game that will be in your Wii consoles for months upon years to come. The basic modes of past Smash Bros. games have returned such as Classic, Brawl, and Adventure Mode as well as other favorites like Target mode and Home-run contest. The big change is the story mode is a story mode with platforming and boss battles with beautiful CG cinematic. The adventure mode is a bit tedious and will take about 8 hrs. to complete but is an interesting addition.
The real reason people will buy this game is the multi-player and online play is fun and addictive. So many characters and customization to choose from. It's fantastic how even though some aspects of Brawl feel like Melee with a fresh coat of paint its still fun and feels like the definitive version of Smash Bros.
This is a must have Wii game in any Wii owners library. This is a game that will be in your Wii consoles for months upon years to come. This game will be the best $50 you spend on the Wii for 2008!!!
-Tons of characters and levels
-Lots of gameplay modes and variety
-Smooth, fluid experience
-Some loading issues
-Story mode is tedious and feels like a chore
-Wi-Fi online is a bit laggy
Final Score: 9.5/10
For more info visit smashbros.com