I mentioned a while back about how Brawl played and it’s possibility if EVO picked it up. Now that I’ve watched a full tournament take place today, I wanted to share some more thoughts.
by the way, this was played on an import, so who knows if this all stays the same in a month when the US version comes out.
First off, as I mentioned before, if EVO picks up this game, it will be the new Longest Game. It’s not an IF, but a certainty, after watching today’s tournament.
I’d say the average round in Melee (4 stock) is about 3:15. Today’s average round in Brawl (3 stock) was about 4:00.
KO’s in Brawl, from what I saw, were tougher. I saw a lot of guys at 125 percent and higher staying alive easily. And the new characters like Pit and Snake have some deep recovery moves.
Things will probably get quicker as more people play the game and learn strategies. Everyone who played today had played the game for about 48 hours.
Just wanted to give my thoughts so far. I’ll have matches on my site throughout the week so you can see how some of the Melee tournament players adapted to Brawl.