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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: 76 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  1. Feb 9, 2015
    100
    It's everything I wanted it to be, and Melee's true successor. [Issue#257, p.60]
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    100
    With Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo offers a meticulous and generous game, technically stunning and with an indestructible replay value, whether playing alone or with friends, in local or online multiplayer. If entertainment is a science, Smash Bros. for Wii U deserves the Nobel.
  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 19, 2014
    92
    If you want a fighting game that is easy to get into and even easier to enjoy Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the only fighting game you need to have.
  5. Dec 15, 2014
    90
    Super Smash Bros. is dressed with Nintendo’s best tradition and makes each combat frenetic and a page of the company's history.
  6. Nov 25, 2014
    90
    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an expertly crafted, deep fighter that is a pure joy to play no matter your skill level.
  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: 16 out of 305
  1. Mar 4, 2015
    10
    Brawl was a stumble in the smash bros franchise, and the 3ds felt like a demo, but the full HD release of Smash Bros Wii U is everything IBrawl was a stumble in the smash bros franchise, and the 3ds felt like a demo, but the full HD release of Smash Bros Wii U is everything I could have wanted from a smash bros game. The game play is very similar to smash, albeit a little slower paced. Competitive game play is no longer dependent on techniques such as wavedashing, and I feel that it lowers the entry barrier, but still maintains its potential for higher level play. I was a huge melee fan, until I bought this game. I'll probably never see Roy again, but at least mewtwo is coming back! 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. Dec 19, 2014
    10
    My personal favorite fighting game with a wide variety of characters, stages, and moves. If you have a WII U and 60 dollars, this is a mustMy personal favorite fighting game with a wide variety of characters, stages, and moves. If you have a WII U and 60 dollars, this is a must buy. This game is WELL deserving of the GOTY award, in my opinion, even more-so than GTA V. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2014
    10
    For me, playing it the first time in my life, the start was kinda difficult. So after the first time playing it, I didn't really want to playFor me, playing it the first time in my life, the start was kinda difficult. So after the first time playing it, I didn't really want to play it anymore. I just sucked at it big time. I googled a little bit, watched a few youtube videos and read some stuff about the basics. The next day I tried the stuff I just read and made some minor improvements. From then on I couldn't stop playing it. It's so f*ing addicting! =) Didn't see that coming. New favorite all time game. Well of course besides Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii. Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    Super smash Bros runs 60 frames per second,gives you a ton of characters,8 player multiplayer battles without problems and lot of fun...thisSuper smash Bros runs 60 frames per second,gives you a ton of characters,8 player multiplayer battles without problems and lot of fun...this game is just awesome!!I Expand
  6. Jan 26, 2015
    9
    Osmosis, osmosis, yeah osmosis, osmosis yeah osmosis, osmosis yeah osmosis duh bum duh duh tssshhhh bah na na na na. Osmosis yeah osmosis,Osmosis, osmosis, yeah osmosis, osmosis yeah osmosis, osmosis yeah osmosis duh bum duh duh tssshhhh bah na na na na. Osmosis yeah osmosis, osmosis

    Final verdict: 12/5 worst game of 2012
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  7. Jan 31, 2015
    2
    Let's get the positives out of the way right away. The game is fairly pretty, there's a ton of characters (from way better games) in it andLet's get the positives out of the way right away. The game is fairly pretty, there's a ton of characters (from way better games) in it and the soundtrack is good ****

    The rest? Oh wow. I've played (and liked) the previous entries in the series, but never before have the chaos felt like it's too much. It's impossible to keep up with what's happening on the screen and the gameplay just feels like a mess with a random outcome.

    The menus are **** and it takes ages to learn how to navigate them and they can't have put much thought into it rather than "make the menus look pretty".

    Then we have the biggest **** flaw of this pile of **** Online. Dear God, the online mode is a travesty beyond what you could even imagine in this day and age. I have a high speed connection and no other game lags this much. I play MMO's, I play on the PS4 and I play on the Xbox One. Hell, even other Wii U titles play just fine. The lack of an in-game chat (in order to keep the lag down, according to Nintendo) is also, quite frankly, **** Because talking WHILE playing is apparently unthinkable.

    It's obvious that Nintendo's fanboys are spread out everywhere and that there's a lot of them. If the fanbase was part of the game, that would count as an even bigger flaw than the game itself. Everyone seem eager to give Nintendo the most gratifying review-blowjob of all times, swallow the load and let Nintendo take 60 dollars out of their wallets as they walk out of the room, leaving the spineless little fanboy panting for air while drenched in cum.

    TL;DR:

    Spend your money on a better game. This one sucks ass.
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