Last week’s Featured Comments got over 50 comments! I believe that’s a new record. So this week, I’ll be responding to the comments that are responding to the responses I made from comments (jeez, this is awkward).
Voyager responded to a lot of the comments made on Potential Characters for the Next Smash Roster – Conclusion –! Make sure to check out his responses too!
This article looks at comments made from the October 23rd- October 27th (Japan time)!
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That idea has been around for awhile. Frostwraith briefly addressed it in his Ganondorf article. The current Ganondorf moveset just wouldn’t fit on Black Shadow’s character.
I feel exactly the same way. Keeping rhythm would be difficult, but I can’t imagine how else a character from the series would be represented.
It’s natural, and it’s okay if that was the only stage. But if they are going to bring back old stages, it wouldn’t hurt to mix up variety a bit.
DK64 isn’t niche 😛 Also Donkey Konga had 3 entries in the series. I remember in the States it enjoyed some popularity.
For music, I believe composers select it themselves. Sakurai gives a list of songs, and composers can pick which song to work on.
Mewtwo was probably decided and planned before DLC. It seems very much like a bonus for buying both versions. They have NEVER referenced his veteran status when he came back as DLC. With Roy and Lucas, it was all about their veteran status.
But the only difference what you suggested and what we got is that we got Roy. In that sense, Roy is truly a bonus.
Mewtwo was revealed MUCH earlier than Lucas. When they showed Lucas, Roy and Ryu were already in development. When they announced Mewtwo, the three might not have even been decided.
They never referenced Mewtwo’s revival in the trailer, the eShop description, etc. They always said “popular fighter”.
As far as clones go, Sakurai has said (During Melee):
If I could add one or two more characters, then [Wario] could have gotten in. Of all the characters I discarded, [he’s] ranked near the top.
However, even if I didn’t work on several clone characters he wouldn’t have gotten in.
Even if I deleted characters from before (Jigglypuff, Luigi) he wouldn’t have gotten in.
You might think it’s impossible that even if we delete one character in development that it couldn’t be replaced with another character….
I would have needed to get rid of both Marth and Roy or Mewtwo in order for Wario to get in
Personally, I don’t see that much reason to be angry about Lucina, Dark Pit and Dr. Mario getting their character slots. For me, there’s no difference if they can be selected on the main screen or just as alts. We know that Sakurai had already planned differences for those alts, as they would’ve played differently already. However, Sakurai thought that since they played differently, they needed new “slots” so for record keeping purposes. Which makes sense. KOs as Dr. Mario would’ve counted as Mario KOs, and that would make accurate reporting difficult. I’m assuming after this decision was made, Rock Pikmin were dropped and Alph was made into just an alt.
For me, as long as they don’t take a lot of development time, I say “why not?”. Some clones can be worked on to be further decloned, but for some of the clones it doesn’t make sense to declone them. Mario, Luigi and Dr. Mario are all based off the same character and that makes sense given their history and relation.
If Nintendo continues this trend of porting over everything that the Wii U had to offer, there’s no reason to keep it.
The Wii U would’ve cost more just for the graphic/animation alone.
Kid Icarus Uprising development didn’t even start off as a Kid Icarus title. It started off as a Star Fox game. Nice try.
Those titles also have a LOT less characters. Street Fighter IV, which sports a much bigger roster than its’ sequel, has several clones. I’m sure it’s the same with the other games too.
Two comments from Spiral that I agree with.
Sorry guys, that’s all I have time to respond this week. I’ll need to do extra days next week! Keep on commenting and follow SG on Twitter!
Mains: Yoshi (64), Game and Watch (Melee), Wario (Brawl), Wario/Pac-Man (Smash for 3DS/Wii U)