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This article looks at comments made from the August 10th- August 17 (Japan time).

I’m a little behind with featured comments. Sorry about that, but between organizing the Dean Harrington interview, the live stream and another interview I’ve been pretty busy. The first half of the live stream is rendering now for those of you who missed it. The second half will be uploaded in the coming days too. Thanks to everyone that showed up, and participated. It was really a lot of fun! Let me know your honest opinions of the stream. What you liked, what we need to improve for next time, etc. Hopefully we can perfect the formula for the future!

I’d like to think that I’ll be less busy in the coming weeks…but I probably won’t be. Next month is Tokyo Game Show and my birthday (turning 28!) and I’ll have a full schedule for work.

There’s a lot of comments to look at, so let’s get started!

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!


This sounds right. Rights/ legal stuff sometimes escapes the fandom as we don’t have access to contracts.


I like Cranky as an option myself. He could have a lot of individuality added to him to make him really stand out.

A lot of people including MagcargoMan, Spiral and Zoniken wrote some in depth responses to Voyager’s articles. All very well thought out! Thank you!


Yeah…people were pretty silly with the “limited spots” mentality. I think we tried discouraging people to think like that, as we just wanted to measure general appeal…but people’s agendas got the best of them. That’s why some characters got hate vote bombed, and did poorly. The full data can be seen here.  Seeing the breakdown of the numbers really helps to figure out why the results are the way they are. We should do another poll like that sometime, but I’m afraid without it being “Smash season” there wouldn’t be a lot of interest.


I think MK is way more violent for different reasons. Bayonetta is more playful about it, while MK tries to be very serious. With Scorpion, I feel like his spear would need to impale, and for some characters that would be a no-no. Also, it’d be a shame to have him set fire to someone and not have the “crispy” guy come up.


Great! I need to start playing some Green/Blue myself!


Yeah, I fully expected Bomberman too ;_;


I agree with this. I don’t think Master Chief is very likely, but I don’t think he’s impossible.


Thank you! Glad we can contribute so much information to such an important series!


There’s a LOT of comments from Voyager’s and APC’s articles; I don’t think I’ve seen any really bad comments either — you guys are the best! There’s a lot more I could’ve (and should’ve) featured, but I ran out of time. Same with this week. D: Part 4 of Voyager’s article has 41 comments for example!


Would love to do a video response to featured comments, but I need to learn video editing first. I have a great idea for a video that I’d like to make, but my lack of experience is holding me back mentally. Then because I never make it, I don’t get better at video editing. It’s quite the Catch-22. At the same time, I enjoy writing because I can include links right in the content for those who want it. Writing a response, and saying a response can create totally different experiences, and one isn’t inherently better than the other.  I should be also including YouTube/ Twitter comments, but I’m afraid I’d explode :X


Kind of doubt it =/. A lot of Kirby stuff seems to only get released in Japan.


But Cloud has way more appeal — even among Nintendo fans themselves. Cloud is way more well known to the general population than Belmont and Banjo-Kazooie.


I didn’t see the kitchenware! I was pretty rushed, and I didn’t have much time to look around. They also didn’t have the face towel (which is something I really wanted ;_;). The CD is great, but I almost don’t want to open mine in order to keep it as a collectors item. I keep needing to find new versions on YouTube as they get taken down though X.x

The Dedede Plate is super expensive. I actually saw a writer from Nintendo Wire when I was waiting in line, and he told me it was his 2nd time going and he bought the Dedede Plate the first time. Insane!

I thought it’d be fun to reuse the Sauce Gaming category for that post 🙂 I was trying to fix the position of the pages, and found a way to reactivate the categories on the post…so now they can be seen. Still working on the position of the pages.



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  1. So is Master Chief, doesn’t mean he should get in Smash, and this is coming from a long-time Halo fan (well, Bungie-era Halo). Adding third-parties that have nothing to do with Nintendo is like how Playstation All-Stars guest stars had nothing to do with Playstation history like Big Daddy and Isaac Clarke.

    Cloud didn’t even seem like he love put into him like the other third-parties. He speaks Japanese in all versions instead of having Steve Burton reprise his role for the English versions, there’s literally no FF trophies that aren’t Cloud (even Street Fighter got a Ken trophy at least), and his stage only got two songs and neither were remixes. Feels like Square were rather stingy with the whole thing and had him rushed.

    I know this has been talked about on this site in several articles, but I strongly stand by the idea that third-parties should be ones that at least some significant role on a Nintendo console. People criticise Snake’s inclusion, but there were several Metal Gear games with Snake on Nintendo consoles, even before Twin Snakes (Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Snake’s Revenge and Metal Gear: Ghost Babel). Cloud’s appearances on Nintendo consoles are extremely minor ones like being in Theatrhythm (which has a lot of playable characters so he doesn’t stand out) or cameos in Kingdom Hearts DS games.

    (Off-topic, but first time I’ve found one of these Featuired Comments articles right after they were posted. Surprised to see I got here before other comments for once.)

    1. Master Chief would be a very jarring inclusion though. Cloud himself may not have much to do with Nintendo besides spin off games, but up until Final Fantasy VII, the series was heavily affiliated with Nintendo, and have even had many side games available on Nintendo consoles after the fact, such as the 3DS exclusive Final Fantasy Explorers. Additionally, his anime aesthetic makes him easy to translate into Smash, as well as having already been in the Dissidia fighting games. Master Chief, on the other hand, comes from a series which has zero affiliation with Nintendo, hails from a gritty series which would not translate into Smash well and does not really have a niche as a fighter that he could really represent while staying true to his origins.

      While the Snake appearing in Brawl was also a little jarring due to the series he’s from being rather mature (like Halo), it is also known for its quirky sense of humour, over the top and convoluted plots and basically pioneering the stealth genre of gaming. Additionally, the series has significant history with Nintendo and Sakurai actually added Snake as a favour to Kojima.

      Heck, having history with Nintendo doesn’t even matter anymore, as proven by Cloud. Sakurai never said he has hard and fast rules that he sticks to when including characters, rather that having games on a Nintendo system is more of a courtesy. And what makes Smash different from PSABR is that the 3rd party characters selected (barring Bayonetta, who was the winner of the ballot) are *icons* of gaming. Sonic is pretty much the face of the 90s console wars, being the first mascot to truly put a dent in Nintendo’s sales. Mega-Man is famous for his hard as nails gameplay and for basically being synonymous with the phrase “Nintendo Hard”, Pac-Man is possibly even more famous than Mario, being “the first video game character”, and holding the World Record for having the most successful coin op game in history. Ryu is the face of fighting games much like Cloud is the face of RPGs.

      An argument could be made that Master Chief should/could be included as the face of the FPS, but it’s highly contestable at best with the massive saturation of first person shooters right now, non of which have ever really become synonymous with gaming in the same way the other third parties have.

      I know you’re implying you don’t want Master Chief in the game, so I’m not saying you do, but the point I’m trying to make is why a character like Cloud is in the game when a character like Master Chief isn’t. Please forgive the text wall. ;^;

      1. “but up until Final Fantasy VII, the series was heavily affiliated with Nintendo”
        That’s all well and good, but we didn’t get someone from Final Fantasy 1-6.

        I know the rule doesn’t say a character has to have a major role on a Nintendo console, but if you’re gonna pick someone as loosely related to Nintendo as Cloud might as well open the floodgates and pick anybody who had some minor appearance on a Nintendo console.

        No need to apologise, it didn’t take long to read.

        1. Thing is, Clpud is easily the most famous Final Fantasy protagonist. I’d wager many people know Cloud without knowing his series, and it’s that kind of Wolverine Publicity which makes him a great choice to represent the series as a guest star, not to mention he is insanely popular with Final Fantasy fans.

    2. For that matter, Cloud represent Final Fantasy as a whole, and that franchise is one of the biggest ones in gaming, and it has its roots in the NES-SNES era, but yeah, Cloud represent the PlayStation era, but he is the posterboy of the whole franchise.

  2. Oh snap, the triple feature :O

    I noticed you mentioned wanting to get better at video editing. I’ve been editing videos as a hobby for nearly 10 years now (emphasis on ‘hobby’, I’m not that good), and I can tell you that you want to practice as much as you can. I started with Windows Movie Maker, which is notoriously not that special when it comes to more advanced edits, but using that for so long taught me a lot of different tricks I could employ to edit videos how I wanted to. It definitely feels tedious at first, and it takes ages to make things look as good as you want them to, but in my opinion, it’s all worth it in the end.

    1. you got the correct answers =P

      Yeah, video editing is really hard… I have my own little channel, and it’s really hard to pull off… my first videos are completely atrocious, but with practice I’m sure that now they are at least “meh” =P

  3. Sorry for double-posting, but I didn’t see this the first time I posted on this article.

    “With Scorpion, I feel like his spear would need to impale”

    I don’t see any need for Scorpion to be in Smash, but Corrin already can impale characters with his Side Special.

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