Wednesday, December 23

Reloaded Review: Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii)

Publisher: Nintendo
Sora, Game Arts
Player(s): Offline 1-4, Online 1-4
Genre: Fighting
Release Date: (NA) March 9, 2008 (EU) June 27, 2008 (JP) January 31, 2008
Rated: Teen

Super Smash Brothers: Brawl takes everything that made the first two entries in the series great and multiplies them several times over in one of gaming's most entertaining fighting games.

What exactly makes "Brawl" one of the best fighting games of any generation? Well name any other title in history where you can see Sonic the Hedgehog battle it out against Solid Snake from the Metal Gear series. You can't think of one can you?

The character selection has been vastly improved over the previous Smash Brothers game with old classics like Mario, Link, Samus, Pikachu and Kirby making comebacks but they also include newcomers like Sonic the Hedgehog, Wario, Solid Snake, Pit, Pokemon Trainer and Zero-Suit Samus and when you see her outfit, you'll see why the game has a T rating. With a roster like that, how could you possibly go wrong?

The amount of stages in the game is also so vast that it nearly shames the character roster. You have newly designed stages like a pirate ship from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind
Waker, Shadow Moses Island from Metal Gear Solid, Angel Island from Sonic the Hedgehog as well as classics from the previous game. I can't even describe how awesome all of this really is but to top it all off, "SSBB" also features a level creator with plenty of options to create some pretty insane maps.

gameplay modes from the previous games return such as Classic Mode where you fight through an arcade-style lineup of foes, All-Star Mode where you have to battle the entire game's roster with a single life, and even the mini game style modes like theHome run and Survival modes. But unlike the previous games, " SSBB" features a full-length story mode called The Subspace Emissary that is complete with bosses and CGI cutscenes. Is that not enough to convince you? Well the game also features online multiplayer for the first time. Yeah, I fainted the first time too you'll get used to it.

How the developers managed to fit so much incredible content onto a single disc is beyond me but I can easily say hands down that Super Smash Brothers Brawl is the must-own Wii game. Addicting gameplay whether it be single or multiplayer, an absolute ton of content and endless replay value make this one of this generation's great games in my opinion and if you call yourself a fan of Nintendo then this game better be on your shelf.

- Loads of content
- Addicting
- Very large character roster
- Huge amount of stage and item variety
- Epic musical score showcasing every era in
Nintendo's history
- Limitless replay value

- Online play can be a bit

10 / 10

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