Here, as promised, is the thirteenth portion (including my review and bonus characters) of my in-depth Super Smash Bros. Brawl critique for Rorschachís contest.
After writing this all out, I realized it is way too long for a single post. Iíll break it down into two characters at a time and release them over the course of the week so you can read who you like at your own leisure.
The following will detail my impressions and thoughts of every character in the second row of the final roster, two at a time. So, if you havenít finished unlocking the entire roster, or have been living under a fucking rock for a couple months, donít read any further. There may be a surprise or two mentioned herein. Iíll also offer up one or two suggestions for additional characters that I feel should have made the roster or deserve a spot in the next iteration. Enjoy.
Peach sucks. She has no redeeming moves or qualities. Actually, thatís not true. Her neutral B Toad whip out is cool. Only Ďcause itís Toad. I suggest never even playing with her if you can avoid it.
Her only considerably decent move is her ass bump move (Over+B). Itís good for shortening the gap between you and an opponent. If youíre lucky your opponent will dodge or block the move and immediately proceed to smash you off the stage. Youíre playing as Peach. You deserve to be KOíd. Believe me.
Also, she does have a golf club from Mario Golf. The fact I think Luigi should have that move makes me hate her more.
Her Final Smash is one of the lamest in the game. The whole ďsleepĒ mechanic her and Jigglypuff use is stupid. Why Peach uses it I donít know. Maybe to stress just how boring she is to play with? The world may never know. Either way, you can eat the peaches that appear afterward. I guess thatís useful. Iíd rather have a more adept moveset, but whatever.
Peach = Fail. Arguably the worst character in the game. Iíd rather play with Jigglypuff. Thatís saying A LOT. Sheís a cocktease and doesnít deserve a roster spot, but sheíll continue to be included because of her prominence in the Mario titles. Sadly. Yoshi
I never liked Yoshi. I have friends who are amazing with him, but thatís only because they spam his egg lay (neutral B) and spit everyone off the edge of the stage. His moveset is lame and he makes the most annoying noise in the game when he double jumps.
His aerial Down+A kick move is decent, it allows for a solid combo, especially on a group of opponents, but I find it only highly practical in the homerun contest.
His egg toss (Up+B) is the single worst recovery move in the game (it doesnít help him recover) and is almost impossible to control using anything but the Wiimote+Nunchuk control combination. This renders the move wholly useless when you need to toss it anything but at its natural angle. Horizontal and vertical tosses are literally hit or miss. Sometimes aiming works, sometimes it doesnít. Fuck it.
I highly despise Yoshiís FS, too. I always enjoyed the mystique of the little guy. I liked not knowing what he was ever gonna grow up into. Finding out heíll one day be a lame ass version of himself with feathered (?) wings and breathe fire like Charizard or Bowser makes me think Nintendo was at a loss for any real creativity. Damage-wise itís better than some, but itís certainly not the best. Itís definitely not enough to make up for the rest of his lame arsenal, though.
Yoshi = Fail. If he wasnít adored by the general populace he wouldnít be in the series to begin with. He worked in his own titles because he didnít NEED to be able to do much. In Smash he just canít hold a candle to the other fighters. He started off as Marioís twisted Tauntaun for a reason: heís not a deep character. That shows in Smash.
Thanks for reading. Come back tomorrow for the critique of Ganondorf and Ice Climbers!
Or read my review of the game!
Or, if you need to catch up on old critiques try these:
Mario and DK Link and Samus Kirby and Fox Pikachu and Marth Mr Game & Watch Luigi and Diddy Kong Zelda/Sheik and Pit Meta Knight and Falco Pokemon Trainer Ike and Snake
And my bonus characters who should have made the roster:
Mega Man Bomberman
Thanks for reading!