So how about them Smash Bros, eh? We got a Smash Bros direct last week. Super Smash Con was last weekend. The new Smash Bros is coming out in December. Yeah, I’d say it’s a pretty good time to be a fan of the Superb Smashing Boys.
I know this has been said a lot recently, but I would absolutely buy this game even if the only content we get is what they’ve already announced. I mean it! Sure, there are more characters, stages, gameplay modes, and other stuff I’d like to see in the game. But holy fucking shit, look at how much stuff is in the game already! Over 100 stages? 900 tracks?! 67 playable characters, not counting the six echo fighters? All the different multiplayer modes and settings? That’s fucking insane!
I’ve been fairly critical of Nintendo’s decisions in the past and will no doubt continue to be so, but seeing someone like Sakurai put a ton of effort into cramming nearly two decades worth of content in a single game like this? I mean...we just don’t get games like these anymore. There’s no way I can say something like that without sounding like the kind of nostalgic old fart who treasures all stuff like bad NES games (which is all of them) and craps on everything else, but you just won’t get these kinds of games out of companies like Activision, EA, Capcom, Square Enix, or even Nintendo sometimes. Not without major caveats, anyways. So instead of buying the game and moaning about how such-and-such isn’t in the game, let’s just appreciate what we got. I highly doubt we’re going to get a game this good with this much stuff ever again.
Also, Super Smash Con was loads of fun. You fuckers missed out.
Anyways, here’s what the D-TOID community cooked up in the C-Blogs.
M - Boxed Swine mulls over the upcoming changes in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. I’ll be honest, I know diddly-dick about WoW. You should go read their blog instead of seeing me trying and failing to describe any of it!
T - So, is EVO the Super Bowl of video games now? I always assumed that title belonged to E3, given how much advertising and “dignity” is on display. Anyways, Virtua Kazama recaps some of the best moments from this year’s show.
T - Ever had that one series you want to get into but never got around to it? BBpirate06 shares that sentiment with the Shin Megami Tensei games. After having dalliances with its many spin-offs, he figures it’s time to jump into the series proper with Shin Megami Tensei IV.
L - Dwavenhobble lifted a frame from his night stand. In it, a picture of a newly-wed couple with the faces taped over. He was the groom and Anita was the wife. He ran a finger across the glass, a single tear rolling down his face. “Some day”, he whispered gently. “Some day…” Oh yeah, something something E3 2018.
And remember: If a mouse asks for a cookie, don’t eat it. That’s its fetish.