As I read on many other boards, there are a lot of people who say brawl isn’t really competitive, or much less than melee. The speed of the game and the less mechanical skill needed is under heavy criticism, although the community seems bigger. What do you think about this? Is brawl more or less competitive as melee was/is? What brings the future? Many games hyped soon and dropped later on, because there was no real skill needed to master it - as it seems with brawl. Will that game last for long or will it only be a hotshot that drops quick?
And whats the deal with the items: A whole bunch of people hate them, and many many tournaments are without a single one. On the other side, the evolution even allows smash balls - do they tear the community apart? Personally, I like to play with items though some of them sucks (pokeball for example). What do you think about this? Are they neede for competitive play, or should they be banned to ensure that only pure characterskill decides?