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It's got a vocal theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhgDibw7vB4

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 1 November 2018 17:18 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/QnQsR9m.jpg

ciderpress, Thursday, 1 November 2018 17:40 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/YcWilo7.jpg

ciderpress, Thursday, 1 November 2018 17:56 (one year ago) link

Fun fact: you will be able to play as a Piranha Plant in this game.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 1 November 2018 18:13 (one year ago) link

eventually

it's been so long since i've played smash and i missed the last one completely so i'm gonna have to spend ages re-auditioning all the characters to see which ones i like now

ciderpress, Thursday, 1 November 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link

also there's way more characters now that exist outside of context for me which is weird. with melee i think i had played all the source games except ice climbers and fire emblem, now there uh a lot more

ciderpress, Thursday, 1 November 2018 18:17 (one year ago) link

i don’t really ‘get’ these games

however i’m still steamed they nerfed solid snake’s sweet, thicc buttocks for this one

la bébé du nom-nom (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 1 November 2018 18:21 (one year ago) link

theyre mostly just mindless fun couch multiplayer nonsense though some ppl get really into them as competitive fighting games too

ciderpress, Thursday, 1 November 2018 18:22 (one year ago) link

also: solid snake ass showcase

la bébé du nom-nom (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 1 November 2018 18:29 (one year ago) link

I had the Wii U smash but played relatively little it and didn’t even really try out a lot of the characters so I’m ready to play dozens of hours of this and hopefully get friends over for it also.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 2 November 2018 00:39 (one year ago) link

Smash 4 is already so popular in the fighting scene, I wonder how much bigger it will get with this version, since I assume there's gonna be far more Switch owners out in the population.

Nhex, Friday, 2 November 2018 01:09 (one year ago) link

cant wait

always mr game & watch

nxd, Friday, 2 November 2018 11:43 (one year ago) link

We (as a family) played a lot of Smash on the Wii. I liked to play as Kirby and did pretty well against them until I recognized that I was literally playing children.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 2 November 2018 12:41 (one year ago) link

a win’s a win imo

la bébé du nom-nom (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 2 November 2018 12:54 (one year ago) link

teach 'em what it means to lose, that's how you build character, sons

Nhex, Friday, 2 November 2018 16:16 (one year ago) link

I don't even love this series, but i've pre-ordered and planned work happy hour tournaments in advance.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 2 November 2018 16:23 (one year ago) link

Get this or Super Mario U for fun couch co-op with my kids??

I have an almost 6 year old & 9 year old so I dont want to end up with me and 9 year old enjoying this and tears from the young 'un.

Can we boost/handicap it enough so we can all enjoy? currently

I have no experience in Smash but it looks like it might only be fun if you dedicate your life to it and enjoy being pummelled online.

(aka the Starcraft Proposition)

my opinionation (Hamildan), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 11:02 (one year ago) link

I think Smash is fun even when you don't know what you're doing, because there's so much chaos that even button mashing seems to get results.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 13:36 (one year ago) link

yeah smash is designed for casual couch play, the online & competitive stuff is an offshoot for the people who care about it. it's not co-op though obv, it's a fighting game... so if you specifically want a co-op experience then Mario would be more appropriate

past entries have let you set handicaps so i doubt they'd remove that feature

ciderpress, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 13:58 (one year ago) link

yep they showed the handicaps in the last showcase iirc

nxd, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 14:06 (one year ago) link

HOW DOES THIS SONG FIT SO WELL!? pic.twitter.com/8pg2fd7aTk

— Guardian (@TheGuardianMew) November 11, 2018

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 12 November 2018 16:11 (one year ago) link

I made my own

OK I made one of these, which assuredly someone else has already done this one, but it was fun to do. pic.twitter.com/yUCHtZdeyG

— Evan (@silby) November 13, 2018

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 03:31 (one year ago) link

I can only assume it would also work with the Laverne & Shirley theme.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 12:42 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

anyway my friend code is SW-1980-9059-8988 and I want to smash with ilxors.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:50 (one year ago) link

not on Friday though, on Friday I'm having a chanukah + smash bros party

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:51 (one year ago) link

youll have to wait for me to unlock mrG&W

nxd, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 09:24 (one year ago) link

oh shit

ciderpress, Friday, 7 December 2018 04:34 (eleven months ago) link

first dlc char is joker from persona 5

ciderpress, Friday, 7 December 2018 04:34 (eleven months ago) link

starting out boldly

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 7 December 2018 04:45 (eleven months ago) link

have to keep reminding myself that I am making $12 by not getting to download and play this tonight

Sufjan Grafton, Friday, 7 December 2018 05:51 (eleven months ago) link

i have unlocked sonic the hedgehog this is all i need

ciderpress, Friday, 7 December 2018 06:27 (eleven months ago) link

I think my copy arrives today. We ave plans tonight and I'm out of town this weekend, so I told the kids to spend their time training, because when I come back I am going to kick their asses.

In all seriousness, my younger daughter is psyched to play as Villager. As a handicap she used to make me play as Jigglypuff, Ice Climbers and Olimar, because we could never figure out what they hell those characters were doing. Jigglypuff just fell asleep, iirc.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 December 2018 15:26 (eleven months ago) link

trying to make the important day 1 decision of playing with my own fucked up control scheme that my brain likes or brute forcing default controls until they feel natural so that if i ever play on someone else's system i dont have to be that guy that has to set up a new profile before playing

ciderpress, Friday, 7 December 2018 17:16 (eleven months ago) link

fyi after kirby and mario your first actual unlock in world of light is a choice between marth, sheik, and villager, so if you want a particular one of those 3 asap then just go into world of light to get them quick

ciderpress, Friday, 7 December 2018 17:21 (eleven months ago) link

my copy is out for delivery; I'm torn between booting it up to get some unlocks before people come over tonight and waiting till people get here

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:45 (eleven months ago) link

are you kidding, you need to take this opportunity to start getting better than them

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 7 December 2018 18:52 (eleven months ago) link

first session will be during office happy hour later today. everyone else had digital downloads last night, so I am fucked.

Sufjan Grafton, Friday, 7 December 2018 21:12 (eleven months ago) link

classic mode feels like the fast way to unlock characters playing solo, the runs are pretty fast and you get a challenger at the end of each

world of light is cool but it's a lot of stuff

ciderpress, Friday, 7 December 2018 21:15 (eleven months ago) link

up to 42 characters or so, this takes a while even if you get one every 10 minutes

ciderpress, Saturday, 8 December 2018 02:37 (eleven months ago) link

Video games with friends is still very good, I’m happy to report

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Saturday, 8 December 2018 04:27 (eleven months ago) link

this game is amazing. Kirby's down special is taking me places, and I refuse to develop additional skills or fighters.

go to work in some high rise...AND VACATION DOWN AT THE GULF OF (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 8 December 2018 06:56 (eleven months ago) link

^^ this is how I beat my kids. At Smash Brothers!

DJI, Saturday, 8 December 2018 07:07 (eleven months ago) link

I’m going to bed but I want to play more smash

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Saturday, 8 December 2018 07:58 (eleven months ago) link

caved, bought it, hope to see some of you on the field of combat someday

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 8 December 2018 09:18 (eleven months ago) link

i think i’m already switch buddies with most of you but i’m sw-3945-2059-5597 in case i’ve missed anyone

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 8 December 2018 09:27 (eleven months ago) link

I’ve watched the world’s #1 smash player, zero, on twitch the past two days. He used a trick to unlock every character quickly. Pretty much all he had to do was play whatever he wanted for a while to raise overall distance travelled. Then he switched in-game language (to quickly reset) and maybe he switched logged in user while doing so (?). Then he played the first level of classic mode (I think that mode) and quickly killed himself. A new challenger appeared every time. He then beat the challenger and repeated the trick by going back to the change language screen.

ヽ(_ _ヽ)彡 ᴵ'ᵐ ᵒᵏᵃʸ_(・_ .)/ (FlopsyDuck), Saturday, 8 December 2018 13:03 (eleven months ago) link

spirit rayman sonic is a jerk

go to work in some high rise...AND VACATION DOWN AT THE GULF OF (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 8 December 2018 15:46 (eleven months ago) link

I realize ppl are going to want to cheese the unlocks but I’d rather just play the game for a few days, I’ll have the characters for the whole rest of time I don’t need to have non-fun this weekend

Rip tournament organizers though I guess.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Saturday, 8 December 2018 16:19 (eleven months ago) link

want this but not willing to pay over 40 pounds sterling for a video game. years of 20£ xbox games have conditioned me thus :////////

single bed mentality (||||||||), Saturday, 8 December 2018 16:33 (eleven months ago) link

almost all the chars are fun in this one, even the ones i used to hate or ignore in melee/brawl

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2018 16:02 (eleven months ago) link

t-minus five or so hours until I am home and can play my kids!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 10 December 2018 16:17 (eleven months ago) link

t-minus five or so hours until I am home and can play my kids!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 10 December 2018 16:17 (eleven months ago) link

CRUSH THEM

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 16:17 (eleven months ago) link

Smash Bros has always been waaaay more button mashy than Street Fighter btw, so be warned if that's a concern. xp

― circa1916, Monday, December 10, 2018 10:25 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

there's nothing about SSB that makes this it inherently more of a button-masher. just like any other fighting game you can get away with playing like that against other people that are at that level, but there is a straightforward logic to how each character's set of moves suggests different combos and once you start figuring that out you'll be able to beat people that button mash.

the beautiful thing about SSB that makes it feel more elegant than most other fighters imo is that there is no memorization of commands involved at all, you don't input a string of button presses that then lock the character into an ability. every character responds to the same commands in ways that are fairly predictable, so once you have a feel for how to use each directional basic, special, smash, and air attack on one character you can then translate that into a rough approximation of how to use any other character (not very well, necessarily, but at least beyond button-mashing.) and the other great thing about the simple command system (of directional + A or B,) is that it allows players to quickly string together these abilities in infinitely complex ways, which involves developing an intuitive sense of how the abilities interact with the physics of the game, how far and in which direction an ability moves the enemy and how long it renders them unable to move so you can follow up the previous attack and stay on the offensive. getting a feel for that is really where the depth comes from, with characters flying further after they've taken more damage, and at different rates for different character weights.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Monday, 10 December 2018 16:53 (eleven months ago) link

yeah, that's v otm

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 16:54 (eleven months ago) link

smash bros is unlike street fighter, it created its own separate trunk of the fighting game tree at the very base

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2018 16:59 (eleven months ago) link

so much so that boring people argue to this day about whether it's a "real" fighting game

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 10 December 2018 17:38 (eleven months ago) link

Smashed brothers are all alike; each unsmashed brother is unsmashed in its own way.

— RYAN RULZ OK (@ryanqnorth) December 10, 2018


Whenever you feel like smashing any brother, he told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t smashed the brothers you’ve smashed.

— matt weinberger is not going to CES (@gamoid) December 10, 2018

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Monday, 10 December 2018 19:29 (eleven months ago) link

incineroar is potent, if hilariously slow. His classic mode is a breeze.

go to work in some high rise...AND VACATION DOWN AT THE GULF OF (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 10 December 2018 21:08 (eleven months ago) link

some of these world of light challenges seem to be saying "you don't have the right spirits yet" because they feel impossible.

go to work in some high rise...AND VACATION DOWN AT THE GULF OF (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 10 December 2018 21:13 (eleven months ago) link

*spirits or skills, I suppose. Some of the items in that tree are absurd.

go to work in some high rise...AND VACATION DOWN AT THE GULF OF (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 10 December 2018 21:16 (eleven months ago) link

yeah look at the power level of the fight in the top right, the 3 star ones are usually around 9000 which is way higher than you early on. you gotta level up/collect better spirits to make them more manageable

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:23 (eleven months ago) link

this feels a bit like that subzero game MK tried but without the amazing cutscenes

go to work in some high rise...AND VACATION DOWN AT THE GULF OF (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 10 December 2018 21:39 (eleven months ago) link

need qui gon jinn in the fighters pass

go to work in some high rise...AND VACATION DOWN AT THE GULF OF (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 10 December 2018 21:42 (eleven months ago) link

i love it when i transcend sport

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2018 23:06 (eleven months ago) link

whoops wrong thread heh

ciderpress, Monday, 10 December 2018 23:06 (eleven months ago) link

I wish I could print out that awesome fan-made manual, but 45 color against background blocks of black pages seems like trouble.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 December 2018 13:22 (eleven months ago) link

That’s what the office printer is for!

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:40 (eleven months ago) link

Otm

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:41 (eleven months ago) link

Link above not in a printable format.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 December 2018 22:54 (eleven months ago) link

Thanks!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 December 2018 23:23 (eleven months ago) link

how are you all feeling about the online play? like, just the quality of the match, lag?

i haven't played smash since n64, but i'm wary because after reading bennett foddy's thoughts on lag:

https://www.polygon.com/2014/3/11/5491146/why-you-dont-want-an-online-mode-towerfall

Karl Malone, Thursday, 13 December 2018 23:27 (eleven months ago) link

It’s laggy and kind of all over the place. Nintendo didn’t do a network test for this so it’s likely improvements will come. I haven’t gotten/tried an Ethernet adapter yet, but I might. I haven’t played much online but maybe I’ll make an ilxor arena sometime over the weekend and post about it but I’d want someone to commit in advance to hang out there w me because it’s no fun just sitting there waiting for someone to join a lobby

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 13 December 2018 23:38 (eleven months ago) link

it's like any other fighting game in that it's as good as the worst internet connection in the game. the only difference here is that it's on a system that most people use on wifi so the average connection quality is worse, and you may be playing with 4 players instead of 2

ciderpress, Friday, 14 December 2018 01:39 (eleven months ago) link

OK, first family match done! I won, a lot, but not all the time, surely due to playing with the stupid joycon vs. my favored Pro, but also not really knowing what anything does. Tons of fun, of course.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 December 2018 02:24 (eleven months ago) link

should i get this game

gbx, Monday, 24 December 2018 17:41 (eleven months ago) link

have u played a smash before

do u have “ friends “

there are no good podcasts (||||||||), Monday, 24 December 2018 17:43 (eleven months ago) link

yeah if you like Super Smash Bros., this is the best version on Nintendo's best console, and you should get it. If you have friends, this is not the most accessible thing to do with your friends on Switch (that's Mario Kart), but it's more accessible than a "real" fighting game.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 24 December 2018 17:47 (eleven months ago) link

i have never played a smash before

literally just got mario kart yesterday to have something to play with my best friend's kids on xmas

gbx, Monday, 24 December 2018 18:01 (eleven months ago) link

I don't know how to sell Smash to someone who's never played it before. I'd say it's sui generis but some stripped down imitators have been developed in recent years, some of them well-regarded, so it's more accurate to say it's genre-defining. It's both a deep competitive game and a goofy party game with lots of explosions and chaos and getting to play Bowser vs. Pikachu vs. Princess Zelda vs. the dog from Duck Hunt.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 24 December 2018 18:05 (eleven months ago) link

Watching my kids get their butts kicked online right now.

DJI, Monday, 24 December 2018 18:15 (eleven months ago) link

do you like video games
do you like nintendo
then yes
expect a trifle, be pleasantly surprised if you get really into it

Nhex, Monday, 24 December 2018 21:06 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvIIK6qJahg

ciderpress, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 03:37 (ten months ago) link

Piranha Plorbs

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 03:43 (ten months ago) link

haaaaaaaa!

Nhex, Thursday, 31 January 2019 03:30 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

3.0 update tomorrow with persona dlc and stage builder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmuTGcbu4Kc

the persona stage changing colors accordingly for persona 3/4/5 music is dope

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:14 (seven months ago) link

also if you play smash with me from now until the end of time i will be picking Reach Out To The Truth as the music every game sorry in advance

ciderpress, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:44 (seven months ago) link

I predict stage builder will amuse me for about eight minutes, wonder if the competitive scene will invent any sick new configurations of three platforms.

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 05:24 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Edge-guarding is a sign of moral decay and anyone who does it should be shunned.

DJI, Saturday, 4 May 2019 17:19 (seven months ago) link

Careful you don’t want to end up on scrub quotes

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Saturday, 4 May 2019 18:43 (seven months ago) link

if you push someone to the corner in street fighter, do you stop and let them walk back to the middle of the stage?

ciderpress, Saturday, 4 May 2019 20:03 (seven months ago) link

If you are a gentleman, yes.

DJI, Sunday, 5 May 2019 02:18 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

We recently got a pretty big TV, but part of the fun of Smash is that when more than two of us are playing we typically have no idea what the fuck is going on. There's the three+ of us bouncing around, all the other creatures/action, the moving arenas ... it's just chaos!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 1 June 2019 21:18 (six months ago) link

and the unnamed dragon quest protag before that, with separate costumes for 3,4,8,11

ciderpress, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 02:37 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

DQ hero out later today

ciderpress, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 13:33 (four months ago) link

Nice

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 14:55 (four months ago) link

You get to play as a Blizzard?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 15:29 (four months ago) link


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