My first Smash Bros. experience wasn't exactly a good one. I bought Super Smash Bros. Melee whilst living in Japan, had absolutely no idea what I was doing, got confused with the Japanese instructions, gave up, put in Mario Kart: Double Dash instead and never really bothered with the game again. When Super Smash Bros. Brawl came out I though I'd try again, but it never really clicked. Whatevs.
Maybe this is the version that can make Smash click with me?
And so far so good. I messed around with the game for a while on Saturday and man... I'm really enjoying it. I'm actually enjoying a Smash game. Maybe it suits the short burst handheld style of play, maybe it's just the right timing, but for once I'm finding myself actually wanting to play a Smash Bros. game instead of just forcing myself to 'understand' what the fuss is about.
I'm hearing a lot of complaints about the controls, I'm also hearing that it's a bit of stripped back version of what people expect will be the definitive Wii U version. I'm cool with that. I'm more than cool with that.
I think a huge part of it is the fact that I'm enjoying having a game to play on my 3DS again. When I finally found my charger and turned on my 3DS I was shocked to find that the last game I had played on it was A Link Between Worlds. Damn. That was over 9 months ago.
The end result of all these things combined? I'm thoroughly enjoying this game. Looking forward to playing more and maybe even getting some level of mastery over the mechanics.
How are you guys and girls finding it so far?