The main reason why I am disappointed by that direct is that I totally bought a fake leak saying that, among others, Geno and Banjo Kazooie were in this game. Incineroar and Piranha Plant both look like they’re going to be really fun to play as, and actually seem like unique fighters without being overly gimmicky like most of the Smash 4 additions. Geno didn’t get relegated to being an assist trophy (or god forbid a spirit) yet so there is still hope.
The DLC for the last game were almost all third party or legacy characters, and we’re all out of legacy characters so I’m expecting mostly 3rd party for the upcoming DLC. The fact that they also come with a stage and music tracks hint towards new franchises. I know Square is real stingy with letting Nintendo use music tracks so maybe having them be paid will make it easier to share revenue with other companies.
I’m not sure how I feel about Spirits mode. I like how they replace trophies and the character customization is intriguing, but a lot of those special fights look REAL annoying. Not psyched to fight 4 invisible Dedede’s that are spamming Gordos.
However, this game has Ridley, Inklings, K. Rool, Simon Belmont, and addresses basically every problem I had with the last two games, so I feel very spoiled. I’m a little disappointed by this direct but still ecstatic about this game.