The character lineup is looking better and better… so far we have veterans Bowser, Donkey Kong, Fox, King DeDeDe, Kirby, Link, Luigi, Mario, Marth, Peach, Pikachu, Olimar, Pit, Samus, Sonic, Toon Link & Zelda. Newcomers are Mega Man, Rosalina, Villager & Wii Fit Trainer. I’m looking forward to seeing who else is revealed.
I find it interesting to occasionally see what the world-ranked Smash Bros. pros are thinking about when it comes to the future of SSB. Their top concerns seem to be the same as my own… We both want Melee-style gameplay back. The era of Melee, especially when the advanced techniques began to reveal themselves, was the best mistake Nintendo ever made.
We both are also concerned about the controller situation… The Wii U will force the use of the WiiMote or Classic Controller… both significantly different from the Gamecube remote that the majority prefer. The Wii U has an adapter for Gamecube controllers that used to be extremely expensive… but it seems to have dramatically dropped down to around $17… which is great. Unfortunately, it only works for wired controllers, which I no longer own because they all are worn out. I’m 100% wireless.
Despite the gameplay and controls, I know it will be fun… but where will it rank among the other 3? Only time will tell…