Smash this year was immensly more interesting than last year. I liked watching the top 8. I got hella bored watching melee last year. THis year with items on made the game a lot more interesting. Ink summed it up great. People always bitched that players would just run to the smash ball’s everytime, and this definitely wasn’t the case. Players were baiting eachother to make the first hit, so the other can get the 2nd hit to break it for themselves.
And I gotta say, when CPU sniped the smash ball, full screen with ROB, that was the illest shit I ever saw in smash.
Bottom line, as far as I’m concerned, Smash with items is WAY more fun and gives the game so much more meat and more strategies. The best players still made top8. Us fighting game players deal with our games at the default setting, love it or hate it, we accept it. This is the nature of EVO and It hasn’t failed us. Fgihters have their fair share of randomness, we still accept it for what it is.
I can’t count how many times I lost crucial 3s matches due to a random parry. So should we turn parries off? lol.
I don’t like the idea of stripping a game down to the bare basics to make it “playable.” EVO proved item play is legit. I think smash community is too stubborn to accept a game as is. The matches werent even rape, so many close matches that it made the game more enjoyable. Lots of crazy tactics. If these items and final smashes are so good, it would just be rape, most of the time. But it wasn’t
smash items= thumbs up!