Saturday, March 15, 2008

Super Smash Bros. Brawl!

After never having never played a Super Smash Bros. release and hearing so much about the series, I decided to pick up the newest addition to the line Super Smash Brothers Brawl, or SSBB, for the Wii. It was a $50 risk, but all of the hype around this game did not steer me wrong. Whether you're looking to play single player, with friends, or exclusively online, this game delivers.

Out of the few hours I had to myself, I spent the majority of it checking out the online play. It takes merely seconds after turning on the game. The developers decided to go with automatically matching players together rather than allowing players to host matches and have others join them manually. Despite the simplicity to get online play up and running, I noticed it difficult at times for the system to find other players to match you with. I've sat for 10 minutes waiting for the system to find players, and other times it was instant.

Only ~10 minutes were spent on the Adventure Mode. The cut scenes were orgasmic, but I can't say much about the game play. It seemed a little too easy on normal difficulty.

One thing I havn't touched, but really want to get into is the stage builder. From what I've read in the manual, you can give your stage a bacground, music, and parts from a menu. You can save the stages to your Wii, to a memory card and carry them around with you, or share them to users on your friend list. However, you can not play the custom stages online.

5/5 so far.


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