"Super Smash Brothers Brawl"
Honestly, I thought that "Super Smash Brothers Brawl" was going
to be cooler...it probably is, if you like prize fights ala "Street
Fighter" with Peach going up against Yoshi, or watching Kid Icarus
fight a freakin' airbag called Kirby.
Occasionally, the speed and the gimmicks of this platform
fighting game are interesting...but, overall, this is for hardcore
Nintendo fans only. As a party game, it wouldn't be bad if it
wasn't so chaotic...which is probably a Me issue, since I'm older
now and can't deal with so much happening on the screen at the same
time. The adventure portion of the game blows, but it is the
best way to unlock all 40-ish characters in the game...the controls
are fairly easy, since each character has essentially four moves and
a special attack. The stages are also cool, but edges and pits
make for a miserable experience if you are getting bounced off of
cliffs all the time, losing your character valuable points in the
two-minute fight setup. Online, this game was atrocious and I
have not gotten a good game online yet, in terms of connection and
This one isn't even worth talking about!
Feedback? Comments? Salma Hayek's digits?
Bellview Rating System:
"Opening Weekend": Buy
this game right away, and don't ask me any questions as to why
that's a good move. A game experience that will almost
guarantee repeated controller abuse, lots of ManScreaming and high
resale value, you will assuredly play this bad boy for months on end.
after games have been out for a while, they drop in price slightly,
or can be bought for slightly cheaper in combination with other new
games. Usually, that's about $40. You'll feel good
getting the game for this price, since it isn't quite
run-out-and-get-it-right-now good, but it has enough game in the box
for a few weeks' worth of enjoyment.
game is not too bad, but you'd be better off buying it used from
either half.com or eBay. You also might let a friend buy this
game, let s/he beat it, and then try to buy it from them to make
them feel better. Yes, this does tend to feel like "Sloppy
"Rental": Like my
cousin Ron, you should always rent games that you aren't sure about
first, to make sure that your $50 is going towards something
worthwhile. For games in this category, this is the maximum
amount of money ($5) and/or time (3-5 days) you'll need to either
gain satisfaction from the game, or beat the game in its entirety.
Rental-rated games are also sometimes perfect for a weekend when you
are going to be at home on your ass, with some time to kill.
Games like this should have never been released. If you play
this game for any reason, you will regret every second of the
experience. Further, if you can get this game for free, don't
do it, because even for FREE, it will still be a negative experience