Today, I saw the recent Nintendo Direct, which covered the latest news for Super Smash Brothers for WiiU/3DS. It was a bittersweet moment as it was the last time Super Smash Brothers will get an update. First, here are my opinions:
- I remember playing Final Fantasy VII in my younger days and I didn’t enjoy the game too much. Then again, this was my second RPG game I played (with Super Mario RPG being my first). Because of this, I was not excited when I heard that Cloud was going to be in Smash. Perhaps if I am given an opportunity to play Final Fantasy VII, I might enjoy it (except that everyone has played it and I have run into spoilers now and then). Nevertheless, I will admit his moveset looks pretty good and his stage, Midgar, looks even more awesome.
- I am interested in getting Corrin from the upcoming game, Fire Emblem Fates. Yes, (s)he is a Fire Emblem character, but (s)he’s not a clone. He/she does have a pretty interesting move set, definitely different from all the other Fire Emblem characters.
- Bayonetta is the craziest and possibly one of the most fun characters to play. This witch is all about style an in Smash, she does not disappoint. From initial looks, she does seem to be overpowering, but we’ll see in the final cut.
- Geno is available as a costume, but not a fighter. Still a win to me (see featured image).
Now, with those opinions out of the way, I will get to point of this article. Almost immediately after watching the Direct, I shared my opinions on Twitter and Facebook. After reading them, I felt they were not exactly the words I want to use, particularly my opinions on Cloud (one point, I thought he looked like a Fire Emblem clone, to which, after thinking it over, it’s not the case). From a gaming perspective, as I have mentioned, his moveset looks pretty good. However, my unenthusiastic outlook of Cloud (and Final Fantasy VII, in general), has interfered with my judgement. Nintendo may please many with their drafts, but they can’t please everyone.
Even though I have never played Bayonetta, I would still play the titular character (I have seen gameplay, and she does serve as inspiration) and it may be a while after its launch that I will play Fire Emblem: Fates, but since I am slowly getting into the Fire Emblem series, I’ll give Corrin a shot. Truth be told, I wasn’t too thrilled with Ryu as a playable character, but I still downloaded him (and his stage). So, to be fair to Cloud, I will give him a chance and add him to the roster when I have enough in my eShop account. Besides, as I said, Midgar looks really good.
And, again, Geno may not be a playable character, but having his costume available for a Mii gunner is better than nothing. Thank you, Sakurai, for keeping Geno in mind.