So I wanted to make a list of things I want in the new Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Now this isn't going to be a list wishlist of characters I want in the game though Sakurai if your reading this, which your not... then give me Falco and Lucina...
Anyways this is gonna be like a list of features I want added or improved or whatever so it can be the game that I think everyone would want. So in no real order I'll just write them down here.
Vastly improved online play for a number of things, I don't think anyone will denie that Brawl's online play was not very good, so I want a netcode that is superior than what we had to work with in the past. Namco Bandai is developing the game and I hear that their fighting game's online is one of the best online play right now so use that please!
Custom matchmaking, quick matches, maybe ranked? I want to be able to choose to do 1v1, no items with someone on the internet instead of 4 player free for all or team battle that I had to deal with in Brawl, unless you had friends then you could 1v1 if you wanted but they're not always playing.
A lobby system with rotation and not just with friends, that means like the loser is switched out for another player waiting in lobby and they have say 10 seconds or something to join the next game or else the next guy waiting will be able to join or something like that. Have the host be able to freely change the rule set if they wish to and set a ruling where if a person has a steak of say 5 wins then they are forced to switch with another waiting. Also be able to spectate and mic/text chat matches going on while waiting. In Brawl the name edit thing was the way to chat or just say silly things before a match and its just silly doing things like that, now you might not be able to curse but at least then we'd be able to chat with eachother.
If a player disconnects, have them turn to CPU's instead of the match disband, I can't tell you how much this has pissed me off when playing Brawl. Also have the players name show up online, this only showed up in friend matches so I want too able to be like, "oh it's that guy again", or "aww man, that guy", and avoid them or kick them out.
Online tournements, now this my be just me but I want to do online tourneys. Now I don't know how many people would be willing to wait for everyones match to pass cause that will be hella long, so the way I see it is everyone plays their match at the same time and those who win go up the tree and like wait for the next person they fight and then they go at it, while the losers can either leave the tourney and do something else or stay to watch the matches or something like that. That's just my idea so that you don't have to wait so long for everyone.
Be able to do single player modes online, in Brawl you had the choice to co op with a friend to play the single player modes so why not be able to play them online too? I know you can do Home-Run and Multi-Man but let me have other options too.
Be able to play on custom stages online, now I know you'd probably all need to have the same custom stage but I'd like to see this work somehow instead of playing them offline only, maybe have it like every few days your given custom stages people made, that way everyone would have them and if you like the stage you have save it on you hard drive if you want.
Be able take photo's, upload them to social media sites like Facebook or even Twitter, and even able to save replays and upload them to Youtube. I can't stress how many replays I have sitting in my Wii and how much I want to show them but not be able to because I don't have a capturing device and I'm not going to just point a camera at the TV. So would love to have this feature in the game, hell Dead or Alive 5 does it, why not Smash Bros. too?
Customizable controls, like Brawl I want this back. I want everyone to play how they are comfortable assigned via name entire. That way you don't have to do button checks everytime before you do a match.
Now the next few are just things they could put in if they wish to do so. In Melee most characters had a meteor smash move, but in Brawl some characters meteor smash turned into divekicks but I guess it kinda did spike but put you in danger. So what I want is the choice for those characters to do a spike or divekick, maybe have it that if you press/tap say Down and A you do a meteor smash but if you press Down and hold A you do a divekick. I just think this would be better and if you kill yourself with a divekick but ment a spike it's your fault though maybe if was you controller...
Option to turn on/off stage hazards, now I like any stage really but I'm not going to lie when I do play well but the stage will turn on me and lose, just saying.
Have it so characters that have a grapple move be able to latch onto the stage instead of on the ledge much like Melee.
A fourth taunt, in Smash 64 and Melee you had one taunt. In Brawl you had 3 taunts but the 2 side ones left/right were the same so having 4 taunt buttons on the Dpad would be kinda nice to have and it adds for more.
Now of course we live in the age where things are digital and have add on's so if Nintendo really wanted to they could do DLC characters for the game, I do have mixed feelings for this of course but I think the game will last for quiet a long time till the end of the Wii U's life cycle so adding characters and such may be a good for us to come back to the game and keep playing.
Now this is just what I feel they should do for this game and hopefully if Sakurai see's this, which I doubt.. then they can add these things. Most of these come from my experience from Brawl and what other fighting games have done and had to offer. I'm probably missing more things but this is all I can think up right now. Of course there are some characters I'd like to see but it's not up me to choose what will be in the game.
UPDATE 1: If Pokemon Trainer returns have if you can switch which trainer you can be from each generation and also switch genders.
Tell me what you think of this list of things and what you'd like to see the game have to make it better?