A great game.. hard core smash Fans grab your Glitch forks!!!!!
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now with that said..this game will still appeal to those new to the series,old to the series,and really hardcore to the series like me..its very simple to pick up the controls to the game,and if the button scheme or just simply the control you play with don't suit your needs you have the option to switch.but in my opinion the Game Cube controller is the best second is the classic, third nun chuck,and may God have mercy on your soul the wii remote side ways should be your last option.
there are two attack buttons one for basic attacks and another for special.the other 2 are the triggers which are for rolling blocking and air dodging.and z which is for a quick grab.you can perform a grab by holding R or L then pressing A but i recommend using that for grabs after blocking opponents attacks..
you also have many options for the way you fight,coin matches which requires you to collect the most coins to win the match,time matches,which require you to get the most kills in a match before the times up..and there standard stock matches which gives you a certain amount of lives in a battle..you can customize the matches further through special brawl,but you'll mostly find your self fighting with a bunny hood or speed on high rather than anything else..
multiplayer online is the new attraction to the series,and is the reason this game has basically forced hard core players like me from melee..imo of course..you can now pit your skills against anyone in the world who gives you their friend code.the rules are still the same an nothing changes from the normal play..yet when you play against anyone you have no say over anything in the match all matches are 2 minutes in length and you cant use your custom taunts or even communicate with anyone you play with..and while im on the subject i must mention the lag issue that plagues soo many online games..with brawl this doesn't change..unless your playing people in your city or nearby in your state your gonna experience either low lag which really isnt bad..or the worst extreme lag which is unbearable..which is why i recommend to all players to BUY A LAN ADAPTER its only $32 US dollars so its much less than WiFi and cause relatively less lag..i have one so i have no lag with my two friends who live in my city and low lag with most people i play.
and finally there's the single player aspect,which really isnt why anyone buys smash bros but i must speak of it..there is classic mode which is the same in the series you fight your way through characters in the game until you reach MASTER HAND..sorry about caps but WTF is with that hand LOL..then there's all star which is like classic but you have no lives and you fight every character in the game with only 3 hearts at rest points..event matches are the same from melee,you beat each event by fulfilling special requirements until you finish them all and the stadium which has the all too classic target test and the bring backs from melee the home run contest and the multiman matches.and the main event to the single player the SUB SPACE EMISSARY!! is basically a full length story which is new for the series,where you play through different characters stories until they all end up at one point to fight the same enemy..and it good to note that you can co-op with a friend on pretty much most if not all single player aspects of the game now..
now to wrap this up there are many unlockables and 35 characters 39 if you count each pokemon from the pokemon trainer differently and count zero suit samus and sheik as separate characters.in short this game will keep you busy for months and keep you coming back for years until they make another... plus you can make your fighting style your own through years of honing..this game requires skill regardless of how simple it is and when you play against someone who has practiced and made their own fighting style you'll see what i mean..so practice become skilled..and kick i say kick much ass..and i must state that there is a stage builder,and its a cool new addition.