i’ve already written about brawl twice, once when the game first came out and once after i’d revisited the game and played with a focus on olimar. brawl in the family reminded me that this past tuesday marked the 2nd anniversary of brawl‘s release, and it was good timing b/c i’d been planning on writing a quick post about my latest concentrated burst of brawl.
this time around i focused on a different character, namely fox, and also attempted to improve my performance in boss battle mode (which of course just meant memorizing each boss’s moves). i still find the latter to be fairly pointless, especially with tabuu’s stupidly over-powered moves inc. a ridiculous OHKO (i’m really not looking forward to tackling that mode on the highest difficulties), but i found myself enjoying the rest of the game as much as ever. the nintendo fanboy in me just laps up all the visuals, cameos, and trivia, and with such a huge roster there’s virtually a limitless amount of gameplay left. one of these days i’ll sit down and finish all the various trophy requirements, but in the meantime i’m still just dipping into the game to finish a couple here and there. for regular matches i found myself gravitating back to my early favorites, such as zero suit samus and ike, and as before i could easily have spent many, many more hours on the game but instead restrained myself so that i could try to make a dent in the mountain of untouched games i have. so far the nintendo channel reports that i’ve spent 131.5 hours on the game; not a number that would rival many people’s, i’m sure, but i can’t think of many other games that are going to keep me coming back for more for so many more years to come.
and the list of brawl links continues to grow as well … here are just a couple more:
– a great site that i hadn’t spent much time on before but that i’ve been reading more of is super-smash-bros.wikia.com. it has way more competition-level details about the game, inc. characters’ moves, strategies, and advanced techniques, along with all the accompanying jargon, than i’ll probably ever delve into, but it’s interesting to browse through it. (incidentally, recently brawl was announced as being newly included in major league gaming’s tournaments, which was nice to see.) the smash wiki’s behind-the-scenes looks at the game’s mechanics make for great reading, such as this entry on stale-move negation. also, while highly debatable, i always find tier lists to be interesting to read through. super-smash-bros.wikia.com has ones for all three entries in the series, which makes for interesting comparisons.
– i have little interest in actually taking snapshots myself, but i def. appreciate others’ efforts. brawlsnapshots.com is a fun site to browse through.