It's time to jump on the hype train, Nintendo's biggest Switch Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is coming!!!

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#1 Edited by DaVillain- (32975 posts) -

Update: Review in Progress GS: 9/10 tracking

A long time coming for the Switch, how can you not even be hype for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? The series is almost 20 year old starting next year in January 2019, Super Smash Bros series turns 20 years old and what better way to send this Ultimate series with a bang!

  • Developer/Publisher: Nintendo (duh XD)
  • Nintendo Switch Exclusive (obviously)
  • Release date: December 7th (better go pre-order while you still can)

I'm just gonna get down to the chase and keeping it short & simple. Nintendo has confirmed all total of 74 playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, that ain't easy to do but they did it anyways. (not gonna bother naming them all but you can see for yourself below)

Overall, we all watch Nintendo Direct for months and also E3, no point in me continuing this trend any further then it should be. The series has been popular for decades, I'm totally excited for ultimate and I'm going with a Freaking 9/10! It's all about the fun factor. It's Winter over here, so go grab a Switch, stay warm inside the house and enjoy Super smash Bros. Ultimate :)

Note: Overview trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to get you up to date:

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#2 Posted by Lilseb93 (389 posts) -

I just bought a Switch last month. I'm really excited.

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#3 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (8570 posts) -

Hype threads don't have a point anymore.

Anyway, 10/10 bitches!

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#4 Posted by adsparky (1176 posts) -

I just don't understand why there isn't any reviews yet. but well, I'll risk it and say 9/10.

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#5 Posted by svaubel (4093 posts) -

@adsparky said:

I just don't understand why there isn't any reviews yet. but well, I'll risk it and say 9/10.

Reviews will probably start posting the day before on Thursday.

Im taking work off Friday so I can play all weekend. Havent been this hyped for a game since... well... probably the last Smash

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#6 Edited by Planeforger (17816 posts) -

I'm thinking a 9 as well.

I'm predicting online connectivity issues will keep it away from being a 10.

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#7 Posted by VFighter (4036 posts) -

Never been a fan of the series, but I'm guessing 9/10.

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#8 Posted by JustPlainLucas (78822 posts) -

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

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#9 Posted by henrythefifth (1935 posts) -

If you have played one Smash Bros, you dont need another. Theyre all the same.

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#10 Posted by Random_Matt (3476 posts) -
@JustPlainLucas said:

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

This should not even get a 9, it is barely a new game.

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#11 Edited by scatteh316 (9952 posts) -

How can you not even be hype for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Because like Mario Kart and Forza Horizon.... it does nothing new over the previous game.

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#12 Posted by superbuuman (6367 posts) -

9/10 ..whatever the score is, I am still getting it anyway.. :P

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#13 Posted by SolidGame_basic (23384 posts) -

Nice thread. Now please make the VGA thread too :)

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#14 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10231 posts) -

Can't wait to play it after 100%ing Octopath Traveler and then finishing Let's go pikachu

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#15 Edited by ermacness (7954 posts) -

@scatteh316:

Sometimes it doesn't have to, especially if it's proven formula works.

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#16 Posted by SecretPolice (34153 posts) -

Serially. :P

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#17 Posted by Zidaneski (8731 posts) -

9 is probably reasonable. I can see it getting a 10 though if the new modes are really polished and change it up just enough to cater to specific people’s styles.

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#18 Posted by DaVillain- (32975 posts) -

@scatteh316 said:

How can you not even be hype for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Because like Mario Kart and Forza Horizon.... it does nothing new over the previous game.

I rather play Mario Kart over Forza games cause for me, it's all about fun factor and both Mario Kart & Super Smash Bros. is no different.

@SolidGame_basic said:

Nice thread. Now please make the VGA thread too :)

Why do some of you look up to me to do everything around here?

@adsparky said:

I just don't understand why there isn't any reviews yet. but well, I'll risk it and say 9/10.

I think the embargo won't be lifted until this Thursday for the review to go live, but unless Gamespot is waiting for online portion to go live this Friday, my best guess Gamespot will wait for online in order to give it a fair score.

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#19 Posted by Archangel3371 (26431 posts) -

Only two days away now, can’t wait. I can’t see it getting anything less then a 9 out of 10.

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#20 Posted by poe13 (667 posts) -

Yeah baby!!! That's my birthday also! Using my last vacation day to play the shit out of this game after I probably put over 1000 hours into the Smash franchise.

Still remember the days of Smash 64 and kickin' level 9 ass with my brother as Link. Also remember the few times I would kick his ass and he would start crying so mom made me play teams with him or else no smash haha.

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#21 Posted by Ibacai (13706 posts) -

I see it getting 10’s across the industry. It’s such a high profile game, is solid for what it tries to do, and has a huge fanbase. I’m personally not hyped at all, I have the Wii U one for party and local MP but it’s not something I’ll sit and play normally. But everyone else seems to love the hell out of it, so good work Nintendo.

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#22 Posted by poe13 (667 posts) -

Literally the ONLY thing I want now from Nintendo is a new F-Zero. GX is amazing. I still play that to this day (Dolphin makes it better) and if they could make a new one as fast and fluid as GX with updated graphics and good framerate, I would want nothing more. Fast RMX is great and all but a new F-Zero would be day one buy and loads of hours instantly.

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#23 Posted by drummerdave9099 (3931 posts) -

10/10 baby awe yeah.

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#24 Posted by Sgt_Crow (5947 posts) -

9/10.
Haven't been hyped at all personally up until today. The Wii U and 3DS versions are still burned into my mind as I have played around 300 hours between both of them.
But the closer we are to launch, the more hyped I am getting. Can't wait to master the Inklings.

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#25 Posted by jeezers (1954 posts) -

im going to say a 10/10 its smash, the worlds favorite couch multiplayer brawler. The amount of characters and maps is insane, the only reason i see it getting less than a 10 is the online, which is more the switches/nintendos problem than smash itself

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#26 Edited by Litchie (22641 posts) -

I'm not sure my body has ever been more ready.

Gonna humiliate some friends this friday..

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#27 Posted by King_Dodongo (3759 posts) -

No less than a 9, but could be a 10.

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#28 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (27392 posts) -

10.

This is the quintessential smash game.

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#29 Posted by KBFloYd (21059 posts) -

9

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#30 Posted by Planeforger (17816 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas: I guess that will come down to how substantial the new features are.

If the World of Light story mode and Spirits customisation features are detailed and loaded with content (in addition to this being the most complete and polished game in the series), then I think you'd have to treat this one as an entirely new game that stands on its own merits.

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#31 Edited by Techhog89 (3090 posts) -
@JustPlainLucas said:

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

@Random_Matt said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

This should not even get a 9, it is barely a new game.

You're both idiots. It has more new content than Smash 4 had other than characters and stages, but every single returning character and stage was redone. The engine is new too. You people just want it to be a port.

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#32 Posted by KBFloYd (21059 posts) -

i dont think a fighting game has ever got a 10/10

this game will break the internet if it does.

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#33 Posted by djoffer (891 posts) -

Personally not that hyped to be honest, never played a smash game before and not sure what to expect! If it gets a10/10 I’ll pick it up, otherwise I’ll probably wait for a demo or a sale!

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#34 Posted by DocSanchez (4919 posts) -

Nintendo uses tracing paper over last game, people get excited. Rinse and repeat.

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#35 Posted by KBFloYd (21059 posts) -

@DocSanchez said:

Nintendo uses tracing paper over last game, people get excited. Rinse and repeat.

you mad?

defending that piece of shit dreams game from sony?

and we are supposed to take your critizism seriously on a masterpiece like smash ultimate?

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#36 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (18706 posts) -
@KBFloYd said:

i dont think a fighting game has ever got a 10/10

this game will break the internet if it does.

Soul Calibur on the Dreamcast got a 10 here on GS.

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#37 Posted by DaVillain- (32975 posts) -

@techhog89 said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

@Random_Matt said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

This should not even get a 9, it is barely a new game.

You're both idiots. It has more new content than Smash 4 had other than characters and stages, but every single returning character and stage was redone. The engine is new too. You people just want it to be a port.

To clarify, Nintendo stated this is a new game, a new Super Smash Bros. game for the Switch and not a port.

It has new mechanics, a new art style, tweaks for every single character along with some overhauls, and the complete roster plus all the stages are on top of that. It’s not anywhere near a port, and I do not understand how someone could look at the gameplays and say “this is the same game with more characters.” Sakurai isn't lazy to just make a port.

Is this really some people think about? All because it looks like a port?

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#38 Posted by JustPlainLucas (78822 posts) -
@davillain- said:
@techhog89 said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

@Random_Matt said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

This should not even get a 9, it is barely a new game.

You're both idiots. It has more new content than Smash 4 had other than characters and stages, but every single returning character and stage was redone. The engine is new too. You people just want it to be a port.

To clarify, Nintendo stated this is a new game, a new Super Smash Bros. game for the Switch and not a port.

It has new mechanics, a new art style, tweaks for every single character along with some overhauls, and the complete roster plus all the stages are on top of that. It’s not anywhere near a port, and I do not understand how someone could look at the gameplays and say “this is the same game with more characters.” Sakurai isn't lazy to just make a port.

Is this really some people think about? All because it looks like a port?

The reason why I don't consider it a brand new game or all-new game (not to be confused with new game) is that the bulk of the game is from previous games. I don't care if there's new artwork and tweaks to the characters. They're from older games. When the game's main selling point is "every character and stage from all past Smash Bros. games", it's pretty hard for me to view it as a brand new game. I've also never called it a port. It's a new game, sure, but not brand new. It's a mash-up, amalgam, compilation, whatever else you want to call it, but not brand new.

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#39 Edited by KBFloYd (21059 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas said:
@davillain- said:
@techhog89 said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

@Random_Matt said:

This should not even get a 9, it is barely a new game.

You're both idiots. It has more new content than Smash 4 had other than characters and stages, but every single returning character and stage was redone. The engine is new too. You people just want it to be a port.

To clarify, Nintendo stated this is a new game, a new Super Smash Bros. game for the Switch and not a port.

It has new mechanics, a new art style, tweaks for every single character along with some overhauls, and the complete roster plus all the stages are on top of that. It’s not anywhere near a port, and I do not understand how someone could look at the gameplays and say “this is the same game with more characters.” Sakurai isn't lazy to just make a port.

Is this really some people think about? All because it looks like a port?

The reason why I don't consider it a brand new game or all-new game (not to be confused with new game) is that the bulk of the game is from previous games. I don't care if there's new artwork and tweaks to the characters. They're from older games. When the game's main selling point is "every character and stage from all past Smash Bros. games", it's pretty hard for me to view it as a brand new game. I've also never called it a port. It's a new game, sure, but not brand new. It's a mash-up, amalgam, compilation, whatever else you want to call it, but not brand new.

ok so what is it a port of?

a port of smash brawl? a port of of smash 4? a port of melee?

which game is it a port of?

edit:

you say its a compilation? ok..so its not a port. glad thats out of the way.

new content? like the new characters, new stages and the completely new mechanics in the gameplay?

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#40 Edited by JustPlainLucas (78822 posts) -
@KBFloYd said:
@JustPlainLucas said:
@davillain- said:
@techhog89 said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

@Random_Matt said:

This should not even get a 9, it is barely a new game.

You're both idiots. It has more new content than Smash 4 had other than characters and stages, but every single returning character and stage was redone. The engine is new too. You people just want it to be a port.

To clarify, Nintendo stated this is a new game, a new Super Smash Bros. game for the Switch and not a port.

It has new mechanics, a new art style, tweaks for every single character along with some overhauls, and the complete roster plus all the stages are on top of that. It’s not anywhere near a port, and I do not understand how someone could look at the gameplays and say “this is the same game with more characters.” Sakurai isn't lazy to just make a port.

Is this really some people think about? All because it looks like a port?

The reason why I don't consider it a brand new game or all-new game (not to be confused with new game) is that the bulk of the game is from previous games. I don't care if there's new artwork and tweaks to the characters. They're from older games. When the game's main selling point is "every character and stage from all past Smash Bros. games", it's pretty hard for me to view it as a brand new game. I've also never called it a port. It's a new game, sure, but not brand new. It's a mash-up, amalgam, compilation, whatever else you want to call it, but not brand new.

ok so what is it a port of?

a port of smash brawl? a port of of smash 4? a port of melee?

which game is it a port of?

edit:

you say its a compilation? ok..so its not a port. glad thats out of the way.

new content? like the new characters, new stages and the completely new mechanics in the gameplay?

Yes, new content wrapped around old content. There's a few new characters, a few new stages, new mechanics and all that, but by the very definition of brand new/all-new, this is not a brand new/all-new game. New game, sure, but ONCE AGAIN, not brand new/all-new.

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#41 Posted by Techhog89 (3090 posts) -
@JustPlainLucas said:
@davillain- said:
@techhog89 said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

@Random_Matt said:
@JustPlainLucas said:

9/10. Only reason why it won't get a 10 is because it's a mash up of existing content. If it had enough to be considered a brand new game in its own right, it may have got a 10.

This should not even get a 9, it is barely a new game.

You're both idiots. It has more new content than Smash 4 had other than characters and stages, but every single returning character and stage was redone. The engine is new too. You people just want it to be a port.

To clarify, Nintendo stated this is a new game, a new Super Smash Bros. game for the Switch and not a port.

It has new mechanics, a new art style, tweaks for every single character along with some overhauls, and the complete roster plus all the stages are on top of that. It’s not anywhere near a port, and I do not understand how someone could look at the gameplays and say “this is the same game with more characters.” Sakurai isn't lazy to just make a port.

Is this really some people think about? All because it looks like a port?

The reason why I don't consider it a brand new game or all-new game (not to be confused with new game) is that the bulk of the game is from previous games. I don't care if there's new artwork and tweaks to the characters. They're from older games. When the game's main selling point is "every character and stage from all past Smash Bros. games", it's pretty hard for me to view it as a brand new game. I've also never called it a port. It's a new game, sure, but not brand new. It's a mash-up, amalgam, compilation, whatever else you want to call it, but not brand new.

It doesn't have every stage. And your reasoning is stupid. Basically, you're saying that them not cutting characters makes it not a new game, but if they cut a bunch of characters it would be a new game. Melee had all of the original's characters and modes, so I guess that wasn't new either...

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#42 Posted by DaVillain- (32975 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas said:

Yes, new content wrapped around old content. There's a few new characters, a few new stages, new mechanics and all that, but by the very definition of brand new/all-new, this is not a brand new/all-new game. New game, sure, but ONCE AGAIN, not brand new/all-new.

It's hard to say. The game may have reached a point where it is unsustainable to keep redoing them from scratch while continuing to increase the amount of content.

But more content isn't always better and I really prefer seeing the fighters remade from scratch with new assets, and seeing how the characters are reimagined. It's a shame most characters look almost identical to before. I don't mind if they reuse the engine and stage assets, but I would rather have seen characters like Samus get new models than the return of fighters like Young Link. I don't think Ultimate needed to be built from the ground up on Switch, but I do think it should have diverged more from SSB4 than it actually has been shown to.

I get what you're saying JustPlainLucas, Sakurai says it's built off of Smash 4, and would of actually been a huge overhaul if he didn't choose to bring all the characters back. I think Sakurai made the right choice however, I do think that the next Smash Bros. game will take that approach though.

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#43 Posted by KBFloYd (21059 posts) -

check out this vid of wiiU switch back to back graphics

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#44 Posted by Planeforger (17816 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas: I guess the same standard applies for many sequel, especially sequels of a multiplayer-focused games...

Still, if this has an entirely new 15-20 hour campaign mode, full of new cutscenes and unlockables, does that change the equation at all? That's as much new content as many brand new games.

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#45 Posted by KBFloYd (21059 posts) -

poor justplainlucas

getting beat up like homer in the boxing game

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#46 Edited by ellos (1703 posts) -

My personal hype for it is a solid 8. New Smash on Switch should be f***in awesome. I've got to say though If you go at it with a critical mind then the complaint about game series being the same applies to this game as well. Its more or less the same game you have been playing for a while now. Could see not go above 9 from a critical reviewer. If you love this type of game, you love nintendo and Sakurai is the best then boom 10/10. The production quality is there just like those other game series that got 10.

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#47 Posted by Vaidream45 (1428 posts) -

This will be the first Smash game I get in on right out of the gate. As long as reviews come in decent I’ll get it the first week and I’m totally stoked! The Wii U version was famtastic.

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#48 Edited by uninspiredcup (29186 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

i dont think a fighting game has ever got a 10/10

this game will break the internet if it does.

You're right. Although Tekken 3 pretty much did on the old scale system. Donno why they didn't just say "10", pretty dumb.

https://www.gamespot.com/tekken-3/

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#49 Posted by Mandzilla (2110 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: A 9.9! Haha wow, have never noticed that before. Worst than IGN's rating system. :D Glad they moved on from that.

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#50 Posted by Sgt_Crow (5947 posts) -

I already said the first time we saw the new Smash that it was using an entirely new engine, new models, new animations. KBFloyds video shows this perfectly well. But no, all the haters kept dismissing it as a mere port.

Shit’s funny.