With E3 almost here we’re probably going to get a good deal of info regarding the new game. I’m curious what everyone is hoping to see from the new entry.
While I liked Smash 4 when it came out, I’m hoping they go in a different direction with Smash 5. The character roster as it stands right now seems super bloated, and the past entry was really lacking when it came to single player modes and online play.
After moving from Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (59 characters) to Tekken 7 (40 characters), I’m starting to realize how much more accessible a smaller roster is. Cutting a good chunk of the roster would make balancing a lot easier on the staff and hopefully free up some dev time to focus on online play or some extra single player modes. I could do without Dr. Mario, Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, Charizard, Lucario, Roy, Rosalina, Corrin, Palutena, Dark Pit, Lucina, Wii Fit Trainer, Shulk, Pac-Man and the Miis. De-cloning Ganondorf and Falco would also be a nice touch.
Hopefully Nintendo realizes how much money they could make on DLC characters and the game debuts with a more conservative roster.
Since this game seems to be what they are hoping to sell their online service with, I’m not too concerned with online play in this game. Since there’s going to be a larger player base than the last worst-selling entry I’m hoping for some more matchmaking choices than just “items or nah”.
As for single player, I’d like something inbetween Melee and Brawl. Subspace Emissary was really ambitious so I’m not hoping for something that big, but a story mode would be nice. I’m really hoping they lean into the vibe from the announcement trailer. A very serious take on the encroaching Smash hell dimension that forces video game characters into battle is pretty funny to me.
What are y’all looking for? What new characters, modes or other changes are you hoping for?