Basically a recap will be posting everything I worked on from where I started and finished around 200 pages over almost 6 years it probably strunk or grew I'm not sure now I just need to Advertise see how far this can go but this is far from a joke I took this very seriously.
Whether I do balancing for Smash Ultimate will vary on my results here and I really don't like the idea of going through all of Smash's characters AGAIN if I did it would be the new and returning characters I really missed Snake he was my original secondary to R.O.B plus I miss his sleeper throw lol just lays them down gently. Ultimate is Smash 4 everything is about the same so everything here can carry over. They changed some attacks or animations very slightly but they did add and remove things which are both good and bad. I didn't realize just how much of an impact (Rage) was heavyweights can survive near 200% now, game is faster so at high level play Projectile Characters are now obsolete you do not have any time to charge and throw anything out anymore. They used multiple ideas from my (Gameplay) section both good and bad again you can obtain Final Smashes without a Smash Ball finally but (Power Shielding) which is now called a "Parry" is even worse shields are even stronger now.
They fixed moves using soloutions I never would have thought of like most Wind Attacks do not push but have the same type of hit box, Mr. Game & Watch got a major overhaul and most characters just look better. They finally did what I basically did in (Character Balancing) combining Customs into 1 move so they are now complete and not being held back to create a cloned custom if it's not an Up Special it's new move or bust or your going to have that problem. They made stupid moves with more ranged grabs or passive aerial grabs that wasn't ranged but being able to dodge sideways is a game changer to recover or avoid/escape combos or ledge guarding but can kinda simulate "Wavedashing" but has landing cooldown so it's fine.
They completely shredded Custom Moves and just made characters to combine existing ones into 1 like Chrom being Marth, Roy and Ike wasting roster spots aswell as still having some clones still there and old clones coming back. They tried to remove Combo Characters in Smash 4 but in Ultimate, Pokemon Trainer couldn't exist like that I guess. I would of separated all of them and gave them each a unique trainer that personality suits their Pokemon it's not fair being able to have 3 movesets and being able to increase weight and attack power at will. I don't follow Pokemon but maybe use the popular Pokemon Gym Leaders? Should be able to get a male and female version for each could even chain for example Fire Type Gym Leaders from some of the games. The last thing I hate is Burial Throws or easy to bury Special Moves their cheap. In short every Smash game they zero in on 3 to 5 characters while leaving others behind that is not how you balance a game playing favorites is just a bad state of mind. I like Bowser alot he is one of my favorite all time Characters every game they have been improving him and now he is really strong plus no rage he can survive near 200% and deals alot of damage he is not perfect yet but at the same time I wish they helped other characters out more than just a popularity contest.
Anyway back to my Blueprints they are really deep and detailed only those that know Smash would understand really take your pick it's all here but everything is all around 10 to 20+ pages except (Menu Options).
The main reason I even started this it is the All Star game but they aren't invited, Why can't Black Mage get into Smash with all his Pedigree appearing in basically every game and other franchises yet Cloud gets the nod from the 7th game and alot of these other characters can just pop up out of nowhere. If I make more full character move sets which will probably be from (Honorable Mentions) most likely I will add them here. A Gabriel Belmont moveset is a gurantee I love that character will make him regardless I think I know just how to make him. I made full movesets with new character designs, Held Moves like Ryu has and a full Custom Moveset aswell.
Black Mage: https://www.destructoid.com/--552675.phtml#post
White Mage: https://www.destructoid.com/--553736.phtml#post
Freya Crescent: https://www.destructoid.com/--555129.phtml#post
Master Core: https://www.destructoid.com/--557779.phtml#post
Honorable Mentions: https://www.destructoid.com/--557147.phtml#post
Gabriel Belmont/Dracul: https://www.destructoid.com/--572381.phtml#post
Just stuff outside of the game I would have liked added like Alternate characters which in Ultimate are now called "Echo Fighters", Controls, Minigames, Gamemodes and removing Hazards on transforming stages stay on 1 version the whole game so more stages are playable on the compititive side that type of stuff.
This one was controversial I made the game have more freedom but made things more strict at the same time by adding rules to a game with few boundaries in it which is why alot of stuff can be glitched or it's codename "Tech" I call it cheating. I made the whole thing into 1 but was alot to read for most so I also separated them into 4 parts.
Part 1: https://www.destructoid.com/--560204.phtml#post
Part 2: https://www.destructoid.com/--560216.phtml#post
Part 3: https://www.destructoid.com/--560219.phtml#post
Part 4: https://www.destructoid.com/--560295.phtml#post
By far the hardest part this probably took up 120 of the pages up to do I did them 5 each part clones counted as the same character though and I had to think of every scenario to use the right fix for both normal and competitive. Every character has atleast 20 moves 10 parts to this one I will label who is in each part and they are all in order. First ones are on their own nobody else from their franchise so I did them first and the last part has an extra since it was the Finale.
Part 1 R.O.B, Pac-Man, Villager, Little Mac and Duckhunt
Part 2 Sonic, Wii Fit Trainer, Captain Falcon, Megaman and Mr. Game & Watch
Part 3 Olimar, Shulk, Ryu, Cloud and Bayonetta
Part 4 Mii's Gunner, Swordfighter, Brawler, Palutena and Pit
Part 5 Kirby, Metaknight, King Dedede, Bowser, Bowser. Jr
Part 6 Peach, Luigi/Dr. Mario/Mario, Wario and Rosalina & Luma
Part 7 Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Lucario and Charizard
Part 8 Greninja, Jigglypuff, Pikachu, Mewtwo and Fox/Falco
Part 9 Link/Toon Link, Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf and Samus
Part 10 Zero Suit Samus, Ness/Lucas, Marth/Lucina/Roy, Ike, Robin and Corrin.
That about wraps it up. Hopefully all of this didn't go to waste it's still very useful