(Note: This is my review I wrote on Gamespot.)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl without a doubt was one of the most-awaited games ever, and common release pushbacks wanted fans to expect even more of this game. Nintendo, under enormous pressure, eventually released the game. But does it live up to all the hype?
This game is oftenly rated very high on numerous video game sites, but they only spend about a day playing the game and writing a review. If you play it for over a week/week and a half, you will get bored. I'm telling you.
As with all it's predecessors, the game focuses primarily on it's multiplayer modes. And even they aren't that good in this game. The online play is quite often very laggy due to the amount of players (Threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......................... ........ Twooooooooooo............................. Oneeeeeeeeeeeee..................................) and offline multiplayer gets boring if the same player wins all the time, which is most often the case.
The single-player mode is also quite mediocre. It has you fighting through what are probably the weakest enemies ever conceived, and the levels are extremely long and tedious. The story is also very average.
All in all, this would be considered a better game if it wasn't for all the hype. And also Nintendo could have thought the game through a bit more instead of coding Snake and Sonic.
Bottom line: Over-rated.
That is so true. They all say the game is great but it gets so boring so quickly. It's almost impossible to play online like you said. Great Review
I find the online very laggy as well with Wifi. I used a wired connection and there wasn't as much lag as before. So if you want a better online experience go with a wired internet connection. (No dial-up)
I also found the story-mode at the start very enjoyable but as you said it becomes extremely boring. It took me 5 hours to get to "The Great maze". Thats supposed to be a long level too.
I wouldn't completely agree with your rating though, this game was hyped up a lot. With friends on multiplayer this game always gives me and my friends a great time.
So if you can't play this game with anyone, then it sucks to be you.
The multiplayer is awesome, nuff said.
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I must say I agree with this review, this game is criminally over-rated, expected an amazing experience and got a downgrade of Melee.