Lots of heady topics on the board lately, so I thought maybe we could use a bit of fun, idle speculation. After all, that's what video game forums do best.
Smash Bros. Wii U. Characters. What do you think? Who do you like? Who do you hate? Who do you think is likely to get a shot, even if you couldn't care less about them?
This thread is to answer questions like that. (I'm sure there've been others like this, but do you really want me to search them up and necrobump 'em? Unless someone fiercely objects, let's just roll with it). Feel free to discuss stages, assist trophies or anything else relating to characters in the game. Have a moveset all written up for that dude from Geist? Let's hear it.
One rule: NO MEGAMAN. We get it. We'd all like to see the Blue Bomber in the next game. We get that the Capcom/Inafune split might keep it from happening. Let's take that conversation as understood and move beyond it.
Oh, I lied. Second rule: NO BELMONTS. Same deal. We can agree Simon or Trevor would be great. Take it as already spoken.
Feel free to venture further into 3rd parties if you must, but I'd prefer if we stick to Nintendo as much as possible. It's harder and more fun that way.
What character do I think is a shoe in?
Punch-Out is a popular, iconic series that every old school gamer knows well. It also had a recent entry, so it's possibly more fresh on gamers' minds than some other NES era properties. Mac's a fighter, so he makes sense within the context of the game. And his boxing style would be fairly unique.
Yeah, he doesn't have a ton of special moves. But he could borrow some moves from some of the colorful boxers he goes up against. I could imagine him with some kind of Great Tiger spin move or Bald Bull charge. I'd have to see it in action to make sure it worked, but it's one possibility. But even if you just stuck to standard boxing moves, he'd still be pretty unique for Smash Bros.
There are tons of other choices off the top of my head, but I don't want to flood the first post with all the fun answers. What do you guys think?
Oh, and another question: Do you think the appearance of a character as an Assist Trophy in Brawl makes them more likely to appear as a playable character? Is someone like Samurai Goroh more likely because we saw him in some capacity last time, or does that not matter at all?
I would love, LOVE, for an 8 bit version of Simon Belmont to be in the next Smash, a la Game and Watch. His moveset and sub weapons are practically perfect for the game, and he could be a heavy character with a shit vertical game.
I would love to have Wart as a playable character. Perhaps a generic Monster Hunter character? Or one of the monsters themselves? Maybe Monster assist trophies? Deviljho could ruin everyone.
In the same vien, I would also like to see a Super Mario Bros. 2 specific stage, complete with POW! blocks, Trouters jumping out of the water, and vegetables that can be pulled up and tossed at opponents. I would even like to see a 'key' that can be picked up and thrown as a weapon, but of course when you pick it up, Phanto wakes up and chases you down. He should be able to deal massive damage to whoever holds the key. The possibilities are endless for a Super Mario 2 themed level!