This article looks at comments made from January 16th- January 26th
There’s a lot of comments to respond to — over 16 pages (Usually I have 5 pages to respond to!). I’m sorry in advance if I don’t respond to your comments.
Remember, don’t insult other posters. If you insult other posters, your post that you might have spent so much time on might not get approved, and thrown in the trash. Stay classy!
(I combined two comments from the same post)
Pretty spot on with your comments here! DK/Yoshi/Wario’s categorization is a bit tricky, but I think you did a good job explaining why they could/couldn’t be in their own categories. I hope WarioWare/ Wario Land will come back. I’m afraid without a new entry they’d be little reason to add a second Wario character.
Your distinction between old school/modern is also spot on. I’d just put Palutena in Modern since her design is based on Uprising. Little Mac was heavily influenced by the arcade game (as you stated), so I’m not sure how much his Wii apperance influenced Sakurai’s decesion to add him.
I think Shadow game influenced the AT choice. It’s just never stated outright. For KI, I think without Black Pit it’s pretty fair.
That’d be great, and with My Nintendo Nintendo s kind of moving towards that. Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst with regards to Nintendo’s online service.
The way that Nomura talked about Sakurai it really seems he gave him free reign. If Sakurai wanted Geno instead of Cloud, he probably could’ve gotten him in Smash for Wii U/3DS. It’s just Cloud took priority…especially as a DLC character.
Pokemon Go was launched unfinished.
I’d be okay with ALm/Celica in Smash if they got rid of different FE character. 5 is the max for FE IMO. Though the FE Switch protaganist would probably be the character to get into Smash, if anyone.
Mii Brawler is the best choice for a King K. Rool costume. It’d be weird to give him a sword or a gun. K.K. Slider felt weird with a gun, and if it wasn’t free I wouldn’t have even bothered getting it. It’s just a matter of not having proper moves for the character. As I’ve said for months, with King K. Rool I think he was highly requested in multiple regions, but he wasn’t relevant enough to warrant a DLC character release.
With Sakurai saying Smash is good for advertising IPs, and Corrin getting in partly for his ability to advertise, I don’t see why not.
I really don’t think it’s a bold claim. A lot of people wanted Zelda representation, and they though Impa made the most sense (since there’s a Tingle hate base). K. Rool also fills in the role of being a villain, which people note Smash lacks.
As a Zelda fan, I would be happy if Impa got in. However, I really do a lot of people want Impa simply because they think she’s the ‘next best, recurring rep’. In my opinion, some people are not wanting that character because out of love for the character but for some imaginary box that needs to be filled in their head. They aren’t imagining how that character would play, how that character would look…they just get stuck on the CSS. In my opinion, why bother? Especially when Zelda can be represented through items and amazing stages. I personally think Tingle would be a fun character to have as a fighter — but a lot of people outright hate him, and he hasn’t had a lot of games recently. I ger excited when I see a character like Villager, and they work as a fighter. Or Wii Fit Trainer, and Mr. Game and Watch. Those two are from games I have little connections to, but are fun to see in Smash because of how much personality they add to the game. I don’t get excited when I think of Impa as a character. What version of Impa are we talking about? Will it be that game’s Impa or a collection of titles? What will her moveset look like? For the record, I think K. Rool would be a fun character to have in Smash.
You might want to read NantenJex’s piece…
Working on Smash is difficult, and each entry is more taxing than the last. We ought to be grateful we can spend so much money to create this game and freely use many famous Japanese characters and other content—and that so many people worldwide are going to play this game. I feel really lucky to be able to do this job, although perhaps it’s more like the job chose me.
Probably because Diddy is still an important Nintendo character.
I fully believe that Bayonetta was on the top of realizable characters.
What does realizable mean?
-Was able to fit into Smash
-Was a character that was on the worldwide stage
-Was a character they could quickly get the copyright approval for
I don’t think they waited until the voting was over to choose Bayonetta. I’m sure they started her before the ballot was over.
Congrats on 100 comments on SG!
That’s it for this week! Thanks for all the great comments, and for debating stuff respectfully.
Mains: Yoshi (64), Game and Watch (Melee), Wario (Brawl), Wario/Pac-Man (Smash for 3DS/Wii U)