Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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    1. Ben-H

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      As announced in the direct tonight.

      Looking forward to this one!!
       
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      What a tease, I really thought come on you just did 5 minutes on Splatoon your closing with another Splatoon video!!!
       
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      Did you all watch this before me?! I thought it was on at 11 but hey ho ..! Brilliant announcement and 2018...
       
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      Oh wow! I can’t wait
       
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      Yes! Yes! Yes!
       
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      I suspected smash when they went in to another splatoon video, there wasn't much more they could add and I can't think of any other cross franchise game we are due, Phys the inklings have never been in smash, don't they usually announce it with some random be character? I seem to remember the solid snake reveal for one of them.

      But great reveal, i think everyone was wishful but thought they were being optimistic with it. Huge bombshell to get everyone talking with no details and like that there's a huge must have title coming this year along with what really seems to be another ridiculous amount of games between now and then.
       
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      Not a fan of Smash Bros - I don't really get it at all / find it boring.
       
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      I had an Inkling (!) that last trailer was Smash related as soon as it came on screen. Great way to reveal the game and get people talking. I bet we'll get another teaser in the next Direct followed by a full reveal at E3. Smash 4 game engine with extra characters and a combo of Wii U and 3DS stages from the last games. I wouldn't be surprised if they take the Splatoon/Arms route and launch early with less content and then release characters and stages steadily over the next year.
       
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      I actually quite like Nintendo going this route. Usually I'm not a fan but generally their games hold up really well. I think the secret is they polish the hell out of the core game then stick more stages and characters in later but the mechanics are still spot on from the released version, usually they offer more for free initially too, whereas a lot of other companies use patches as a way to ship unfinished work and the content updates often end up fixing problems too. The result is we get a great game earlier and a stream of content to follow instead of waiting months extra just for some levels and characters to be added in.
       
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      My biggest issue with this is that the game you buy in a cart will, year's from now when the servers are all shut down, still be the initial game without all the additional content.
       
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      I'd love the carts to be capable of storing the updates directly instead of on the switch itself, just a small section of the memory would need to be writable to allow it. Unfortunately I bet someone would find a way to abuse such a thing of try managed it.
       
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      That's a great idea never thought that. Or at least make the download available to back up on a USB stick. But it's Ninty no damn chance.
       
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      If you use a MicroSD you can back up to PC.
       
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      I think it will be a new game.

      It might use an existing engine upgraded etc, but I think they will be doing something new - else they would have probably had footage and given it a name. If they withhold the name and later reveal a port, I think it will leave a sour taste.

      Maybe, anyway.

      New characters and new Link, maybe new Mario options, Inklings...not to mention the series director has said he's been working on it for some time now (where a port could have easily been outsourced).

      Here's hoping!
       
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      So you can back up game updates and use them on a different Switch?
       
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      I didn't think of that.
       
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      You can update a game using another Switch if that has a later version. I used it last November to update Arms using a mates Switch while we were miles from the nearest wifi signal.
       
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      What I am specifically getting at is, say in 15 years time if I want to fire up SSB, so I buy a secondhand Switch and SSB I am only able to play the base game there will be no way to update the game to get all the stuff that was later added.
       
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      Trump'll set off a nuke in two years time so I wouldn't worry about it :rotfl:
       
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      Trump confirmed for Smash!!!!
       
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      I would set him as local player 2 and then just leave him to be beaten up repeatedly!
       
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      If that's your main issue in 15 years time you'll be doing pretty well ;)

      In all seriousness, I do completely agree with what you're saying. Day 1 patches and DLC in general are seriously affecting the value of collecting modern games.
       
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      Heaven forbid someone gets something like assassin's creed where characters disappeared entirely in the launch version. I think the route they will end up having to take is either leaving a skeletal set of servers on for to gamers or finding a way to side load a patch from an SD card and allowing others to host the official patches. I'm not sure if retro gaming is big enough for the former and I highly doubt they'd show the latter. I do think Nintendo missed a trick allowing for patches on the carts though, move to another switch and the cart is patched not just your switches version. Alternatively they can just keep doing backwards compatibility so you never need a switch and will always have what you need, this is fine as long as they stick with arm CPUs and a common architecture, it's not like theres ever a change is architecture after all.
       
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      IGN think it is "probably a new game" rather than just *another* crappy deluxe.

      Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch is Probably a New Game - IGN
       
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      Only played this very very very briefly on the 3DS

      But I don’t count that as I didn’t;t get into it, so why is this so loved? What can I expect?
       
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      I wouldn't bother it is boring
       
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      I remember buying this in the GameCube and returning it the same day. I thought it was ridiculous (being a Street fighter fan boy) I do have it on the Wii U and 3DS but not got round to putting in any serious time. Still super excited about the Switch version, maybe this time I will get into it.
       
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      Smash is always good fun. The basic concept is instead of health bars players have a percentage meter, everyone starts at 0 and every hit adds to it. The higher your percentage the further you fly when hit. The goal is to send players so far they go off the extents of the map.

      It's a simple game to pick up and play but takes a lot to master, when more so with its ever growing roster of Nintendo favourites and now from other sites too. A rookie will often die with fairly low percentage but skilled players can be a nightmare to kill even beyond 150% as they know all the tricks and move sets to make it back to safety from miles away. If you want to take them out you need to know the real hard hitting moves to send them flying. There's also maps that change and then items and weaponry dropped throughout, from a baseball bat to Pokémon and red shells. No 2 fights are really the same though.

      The formulas largely unchanged since the N64 so if you have any old Nintendo consoles I'd see if you can grab a copy. Sure there's been updates and features added but the fundamentals haven't changed. Personally the 3ds version is probably my least favourite but that's mainly due to the small form factor, the game cube controller really made that version a great one to start with, hopefully they update the switch so we can play with those officially supported.
       

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