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    Default Should I get Super Smash Bros Brawl???

    I played the original n64 version of SSB and didn't really care for it. I thought it was a dumbed down version of power stone.

    I played the GC version awhile later and didn't really care for that one either. I played it with a friend and he completely wiped the floor with me, he could just keep juggling me midair and it really wasn't much fun. I tried the single player version and had the same problems. It's not that the game is too hard, it just wasn't that fun.

    SOOOO.... I want to buy the Wii version. I want to buy it because of all the cool nintendo fan-service like the trophies and unlockable characters and stages and everything. I'm afraid though that I won't like it (just like the other two) and that it'll be a waste of money. I also worry I may just be being influenced by all the hype this game is getting.

    I'm looking for some guidance here.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Well I honestly think it would be worth it for you to purchase the game. It seems that like you said, the trophies etc will give the game some hefty fan service.

    The real kicker, I'd say is this new one player mode they've got going on. It's received some great reviews, and from what I hear functions pretty well on it's own as a game.

    Lastly, the way I see it is GS will be giving around $35 in store credit for the game within the first week, so if anything you're only losing about $15.

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    I didn't particularly care for the N64 version but picked up the Gamecube SSBM a little while back based on the hype that SSBB was getting. Figured I'd check it out to see if maybe the gameplay would appeal to me differently after a few years of playing other stuff. Sadly, I didn't really dig it at all ($20 down the drain!).

    Like you, I'm also interested in the Nintendo fanservice though... I'll probably wind up snagging on the cheap in 4 or 5 years to get my fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRoboto19XX View Post
    Lastly, the way I see it is GS will be giving around $35 in store credit for the game within the first week, so if anything you're only losing about $15.

    Btw, good to see you back, c0ldb33r. I was wondering where you had been.
    Good point - and thanks!

    Actually instead of returning it to GS, I could probably sell it on kijiji and get almost full price if I don't care for it. And now that I think of it, I've spent full price on bad games before (*I'm looking at you, Super Paper Mario*)

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    Like you, I'm also interested in the Nintendo fanservice though... I'll probably wind up snagging on the cheap in 4 or 5 years to get my fix.
    That's the thing! I never find either of the original 2 versions on the cheap. The n64 version still goes for 25-30 bucks around here, and the GC is up around 40. So for me there's not really any difference getting it on launch day or in two years

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0ldb33r View Post
    That's the thing! I never find either of the original 2 versions on the cheap. The n64 version still goes for 25-30 bucks around here, and the GC is up around 40. So for me there's not really any difference getting it on launch day or in two years
    I had to do a little hunting to find it for $20 when I picked it up, but it's doable. Timing is everything, though... if I'd picked it up when it went Player's Choice, I could have gotten it for $20/new without a problem Shame it floated back up to $30/new (and somehow even more used)

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    I say buy it forthe single player if you did not enjoy the multiplayer. Single player has 100% fan service which any nintendo fan would enjoy. If you getgood enough you can go and kick your friends butt

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    This game is like the ultimate Nintendo Fan Service. I would recommend checking it out. I am sure that there are some cheap combos, but dang, it looks pretty. Great unlockables as well...heck I am getting it to just unlock Sonic!
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    I got my copy at midnight and have already partaken in some 4 player action as well as played through one of the single player modes. It's one of the prettiest Wii games yet, and the controls are pretty solid, although the Wiimote-nunchuck combo is not my bag. I've opted to go with the Classic Controller route, as you can still here the taunts and goodies piped through the wiimote speaker. By all means, get it. If you don't like it, you shouldn't have trouble getting rid of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carey85 View Post
    ..although the Wiimote-nunchuck combo is not my bag. I've opted to go with the Classic Controller route, as you can still here the taunts and goodies piped through the wiimote speaker. By all means, get it. If you don't like it, you shouldn't have trouble getting rid of it.
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    I guess I'll be the person who says, if you didn't enjoy the gameplay of the first two, don't get it. While they have changed stuff around, are the trophies really going to make the game worth playing for you?
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    I enjoy all 3 title. And have been playing Brawl all day. I would just rent it then.

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    To take it a little further, is it worth buying a Wii for? I don't have one yet, but I LOVED the crap out of SSBM.

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    I bought it - it's kind of fun.

    I can see myself getting tired of it pretty quick though.

    I DID however, get a free Wii ballcap

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0ldb33r View Post
    I bought it - it's kind of fun.

    I can see myself getting tired of it pretty quick though.

    I DID however, get a free Wii ballcap
    how? did it come with the preorders?

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    Back in the N64 days, I had a group of friends that would enjoy regular 4-player games like Goldeneye, Beetle Adventure Racing, The New Tetris, WCW/WWE, and so on and so forth, and Super Smash Brothers was a staple.

    When the Gamecube version came out, I picked it up ... and unfortunately no longer had that circle of friends to enjoy the experience with, so, as nice as that game was, I never truly "enjoyed" it as much as I could have.

    I picked up SSBB today, and I can tell from the get-go that online play (for me anyway) was EXACTLY what the doctor ordered ... I just need to get to practicing and learning the new characters and levels, and I should be back in form in no time.

    Now pardon me while I go play through the single-player mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Daishi View Post
    how? did it come with the preorders?
    Nope - Futureshop here in Canada was giving away free Wii hats with a SSBB purchase.


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    ^ too bad there's no FutureShops in SoCal...or even in the US for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c0ldb33r View Post
    I played the original n64 version of SSB and didn't really care for it. I thought it was a dumbed down version of power stone.

    I played the GC version awhile later and didn't really care for that one either. I played it with a friend and he completely wiped the floor with me, he could just keep juggling me midair and it really wasn't much fun. I tried the single player version and had the same problems. It's not that the game is too hard, it just wasn't that fun.

    SOOOO.... I want to buy the Wii version.
    I would say that you shouldn't buy it. After all, all three games are pretty much the same song and dance. If you didn't like the first two, there's no reason why you'd somehow like the third. Just like with No More Heroes, this game is getting a ton of hype because it's something for Wii fans to play that isn't shovelware.

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