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Who have you been playing in Smash Bros. Ultimate?

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It comes in waves, a new fighting game, a new chance to learn characters to pummel your friends and enemies. But Smash has always been that unique game that attracts fans and hardcore fighters alike. Now with Ultimate on the scene bragging about not only is everyone here but everything being smoother with over 70 characters, picking a character to play for just one match seems daunting, let alone picking one to dedicate yourself to so that you're better ready to wreck shop.

Smash has slowly grown over the years to me, at first being a goofy party game where everyone has unified movesets and easy to understand properties to more and more complex character design and kits. For example, I never would've imagined in Smash 64 a character having an invincible move you can use to get out of a sticky situation but now in Ultimate, several characters have moves you can throw out that leave you completely intangible. Useful for breaking out of uncomfortable mixups and pressure. Part of the reason why I like playing Zelda and Incineroar on occasion are both their neutral special attacks having intangible frames to stop pressure cold. Speaking of Incineroar, all his throws are strong and he has an amazing command grab with side special, which makes it easier to mixup people who shield often, and Incineroar's throw game is a trait shared with Bowser and Ganondorf.

Maybe you just have some character loyalty, like playing over a decade of Captain Falcon to justice knee every generation of fighters. Or maybe your interest has been piqued by something interesting like how K. Rool has a breakable layer of super armor that let's him belly his way through everything. Regardless, who have you been loving in Smash Brothers Ultimate?

I am once again being a masochist and playing Little Mac, because I think his high-risk/high reward style of incredible power and terrible recovery is fun. I mentioned Zelda before, who has also seen buffs, especially to her Phantom Knight move which let's her Jojo Stand her way to space control. And my Global Smash Points is a reflection of how bad I am with Incineroar but getting a Revenge stack and landing his Alolan Clothesline is incredibly satisfying. I also derive a crude laugh from mixing up people with his Cross Chop move, since most people don't expect Incineroar to actaully use that move to attack rather than recover. But plenty of times I've recovered high and surprised people with a sudden impact. It's a laugh riot and I love saving those replays.

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About Marcel Hoangone of us since 1:23 PM on 07.09.2011

Local contributor responsible for duties such as engagement, power bombs, cblog promotions, community engagement, and memes. I like fighting games, you scrub.




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10 things about me

Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

~Front Paged
- Downloadables: Every night is Monday Night Combat!
- eSports: Someone you know is hype
- Relaxation: Secretly training
- I calls dibs on Gaige!
- Let's explore space! My top 10 space games
- Giving thanks: Turning over a New Leaf
- Strider's GOTY 2015

~FAP Approved!
- A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend
- So I applied for an internship at X-Play...
- Being Social: Cal State Long Beach's Gaming Club
- Persona 4: Ultimate and 4 other fighting games you probably don't know
- A new return to 3rd Strike Online part 1: Picking a main
- Top 6 somewhat natural disasters in gaming
- Villains: For me my dear, it was merely a Tuesday
- Let's talk about Phoenix Wright and Nova in UMvC3
- How I gave my girlfriend Tetris DS and loved every minute of it
- Let's talk about Rocket Raccoon and Frank West in UMvC3
- Xenophilia: The Universal Language of Mecha
- Asura's Wrath might get panned and I'm ok with that
- Acquisition: Solid Snake signed your what?
- A Valentine's Day reflection: two great loves
- Skullgirls and the art of combos
- 6 reasons why you should check out Legend of Korra
- Today, I thought about oversexualization
- Hype: Japan Time
- Objection! The story of an impossible gift for that special someone
- Cultural identity and Sleeping Dogs
- Finn and Flame Princess' big Disney Adventure Picspam
- FTL: Recovered diaries from a derelict spaceship
- Retaliation: Your guide to fighting the Collectors
-Handsome Jack, the father, the hero, the asshole
- Before StriderHoang, there was Marcel Hoang
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! You're not all that mathmatical
- Ralph wrecked his way into my heart
- The sixth generation wishlist from five time Pokemon Champion, Marcel
- Strider's big, fat, ride through 2012
- Being the best predator you can be
- The Striderhoang series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup
- Strider's top 10 Kirby powers
- I love grapplers
- The gift of gaming: BIONIC ARM!
- Strider's big, bonkers GOTY 2014 list
- Strider's favorite ninjas



~Friday Night Fight Replays!
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~The Write Stuff! Get to writing!
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