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  • Summary: Duke it out with your favorite Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Dec 15, 2014
    100
    Online in Super Smash Bros for Wii U makes an already brilliant game even better.
  2. Nov 19, 2014
    100
    This is easily the most robust, addicting, and fun Smash Bros. experience yet, and if you have any love for Nintendo’s iconic characters, I’d urge you to pick up Super Smash Bros. on Wii U come November 21st.
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    98
    Some thirteen years after Melee’s release, Nintendo has finally formulated an experience which compares appreciably to the masterpiece that we all love (and many of us still play). Whether for fun or for glory, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the follow-up Smash fans have been anticipating since.
  4. Nov 22, 2014
    92
    After playing this game, nostalgics will still prefer the first episode on Nintendo 64, pro gamers Melee, and Subspace Emissary fans will still prefer Brawl. But, despite the lack of innovation, this is the definitive Super Smash Bros.: the most complete and detailed one.
  5. Dec 4, 2014
    90
    Smash is yet another reason to own Nintendo’s machine, and anyone looking for a fun romp would be wise to pick it up, along with some Gamecube controllers for maximum enjoyment.
  6. Nov 24, 2014
    90
    The latest Smash is a fast game, exciting, frighteningly rich in content and can be appreciated by every type of player. In practice, the embodiment of everything that has made the series a success.
  7. Dec 4, 2014
    70
    The core mechanic from the original game is still there, but it feels more refined and polished than before. Though the amiibo integration feels like an after-thought it's still a fun party game to play with your friends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 177
  1. Dec 2, 2014
    10
    Not many fighting games appeal to casuals and professionals as much as the super smash bros games have. This newest iteration extends beyondNot many fighting games appeal to casuals and professionals as much as the super smash bros games have. This newest iteration extends beyond the appeal of the previous games to a great extent. The balancing is done wonderfully to the point where weaknesses were very subtle. Along with the balancing the pacing of this game meshes a perfect medium between the blurringly fast melee and the floatingly slow brawl making this the ultimate competitive iteration! The content added is tremendous and allows players who look for its party/casual aspect will be beyond satisfied with the content along with the addition of 8 player mode making it truly the ultimate party game! It would be truly a mistake to miss out on this gem of a game! Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    Amazing game, may even be the first time a smash game gets a goty award as it is filled with content a ton of new modes and characters( 8Amazing game, may even be the first time a smash game gets a goty award as it is filled with content a ton of new modes and characters( 8 player smash is awesome) and stages. It is truly a next gen game.
    I think everyone knew this would be hit with awesome review scores however the real test is how much it helps the wii u, and I hope it helps it a lot
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  3. Nov 25, 2014
    10
    This game is the game that i have been waiting for.It takes the best elements of both brawl and Melee and improves upon them. This is theThis game is the game that i have been waiting for.It takes the best elements of both brawl and Melee and improves upon them. This is the best Smash bros game ever made Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2014
    10
    Its the second coming of jesus,on the one side we can demand the lost adventure mode but in my opinion the gameplay and the charackters areIts the second coming of jesus,on the one side we can demand the lost adventure mode but in my opinion the gameplay and the charackters are the best in the series,also the stages are fine Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    Such a great game. Best Smash Yet. I will be GOTY. The Roster is huge, the controls are perfect, the graphics are nice, and the soundtrack isSuch a great game. Best Smash Yet. I will be GOTY. The Roster is huge, the controls are perfect, the graphics are nice, and the soundtrack is phenomenal. It is the most content in a fighting game. 10/10 Expand
  6. Nov 21, 2014
    9
    Far from perfect, but still good. The existing traditions of our beloved Super Smash Brothers games are all there, fleshed out and in gloriousFar from perfect, but still good. The existing traditions of our beloved Super Smash Brothers games are all there, fleshed out and in glorious high definition. The 8 Player mode is chaotic fun, The framerate and animations are Deliciously smooth. The online play is fantastic. But there are some glaringly obvious problems here.
    The biggest is the lack of a story mode. It feels empty without one. It's almost entirely a multiplayer experience, and that isnt a bad thing. Super Smash Brothers is best with friends. And boy does it really shine with that.

    Also the Amiibo function was not clearly explained. I thought it was a customizable character that you can use and save upgrades and scores on, like a skylander (more or less) It turned out to be a self controlling AI that Fights for you, with upgrades and saveable equipment and so on. At first I was thinking. What's the point? Then i discovered if you do team battles for you, they level up. And you essentially get a portable Teammate with stats. That's pretty cool.

    Not perfect, but pretty darn good. Worth the buy
    9.2 out of 10
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  7. Dec 5, 2014
    3
    Well, it's basically Brawl 2, for better or worse. Before I start; yes, I am one of THOSE people whose favorite Smash Bros. was Melee, so thisWell, it's basically Brawl 2, for better or worse. Before I start; yes, I am one of THOSE people whose favorite Smash Bros. was Melee, so this review may be biased. If you played Melee even remotely competitively, you will likely not enjoy this game.

    First, I'll focus on the good. The HD graphics are very nice, and the FPS is surprisingly stable; even in 8-player matches. Hit effects are flashy and satisfying albeit intrusive at times. The music and sound effects are well done and fitting as usual for a Smash game. They've also added a ton of characters, though some just seem redundant/pointless (Dark Pit).

    Now for the bad; the gameplay. This is where the game is like Brawl in a bad way. It seems Nintendo can't decide weather they want it to be a party game or a competitive game. Everything is so floaty and slow that it almost feels like I'm drunk. The input lag they implemented in Brawl has apparently become a staple, which is just godawful and basically ruins the game. 8-player matches aren't as awesome as they sound; it's utter chaos, and not in good way. At least they got rid of tripping. *shudder*

    While the stages look pretty, most are just a chore to play on. The blast zones are way too large and only serve to exacerbate the floaty slowness. Stage gimmicks and traps are in full effect here, some even worse than Brawl if you can fathom that.

    In the end, the game is just not that fun. I played it at a friend's for a few hours, and I doubt I'll ever play again. Sure, it's flashy and pretty and loaded with content, but lacks good gameplay; the most important feature of any game. I understand that it's a party game and not to be played competitively, but it falls short even in that category. Stick with the Mario racing/sports/party games. At least those are fun.
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