Life occasionally toys with me, usually through the means of technology. About two months
ago, my Xbox 360 bit the dust. Without access to my 360 library, I turned my attentions
toward World Of Warcraft, spending almost all my gaming time exclusively on my first
character (Level 60 - Warlock). Ironically enough, my 360 is returned to me, allowing my
laptop to decide that it no longer wants to work. The fan started making impressive
impersonations of a lawn mower of shorts, and then just flat out cut out. The part (of
course) was on back-order, meaning a wait of nearly three weeks just to get this thing
back. Finally, I'm back with my full arsenal of technological gadgets and ready to party.
It's of no secret that last year's fall season was awesome for gamers everywhere. I
remember when Bioshock came out, it was basically the "start" of the whole season. It was
the first extremely anticipated AAA title to release, and from that week on we had need-to-
have titles rolling out every week or so. In the same way I view Bioshock, I see Super
Smash Bros. Brawl as being the first title in a flurry of must-haves. Brawl releases, then
Rainbow Six Vegas 2, then GTA IV, then MGS4/Ninja Gaiden II. Only a month or so later
the whole fall rush starts again, with the promise of Fable 2, Resistance 2, LittleBigPlanet,
Mario Kart, Gears Of War 2... And this is happening in the SPRING, generally a pretty dry
spell for gamers. Every spring we'll get a gem here or there (GRAW2, Crackdown from last
year). Personally, I find myself very excited. It's such a great time to be a gamer, really.
Even with my short tenure so far on this earth, I've seen the industry come so far, I can't
help but get excited for what's to come.
Basically, we'll be heading to the midnight launch of Brawl and we'll play it nonstop. Then
we'll report our impressions on here. We're starting up a "reviews" section, in the sense
that we'll be sharing our thoughts on major releases, and Super Smash Bros Brawl is going
to be our first game. We're going to try to avoid giving any scores, just our basic opinions
on the game's particular nuances. I'm also going to be doing features specifically related to
Brawl, doing Character Profiles of each of the 35 brawlers, listing (what I view) are the pros
and cons of each, ultimately leading to me revealing what my favorite character is (I don't
even know yet...). Then we'll ask you guys for your input concerning the best characters
and we'll see who thinks the same way/different way, etc. It should be rad.
Until then (expect the first Brawl posts sometime Sunday afternoon), happy gaming guys.
And brace yourselves, this season is going to be a big one.