Anyone else here just absolutely hate that they removed story mode from Smash Brothers?
I'm so upset...the entire game has been ruined for me.
First of all, I did not get and will not get the 3DS one as it's far inferior and I can't imagine playing with such complex controls on such a small machine. I'm also upset that things were removed from the WII U because they couldn't be done on the 3DS (e.g. Ice Climbers.)
But now, every part of the game is just versus battles on tiny maps! I hate this! I don't even enjoy versus unless I'm playing with friends - and I don't want a game I'll only play when I'm with friends...They even took away my favourite part - the amazing coin toss game and turned it into... - you guessed it, a variant of a versus battle!
There's the classic mode, but it's so lame - it's incredibly short, you get no input into how many battles you do, and it always ends with a battle against crazy and master hand (who float in the air and spam crazy attacks at you???).
Then there's all these other modes like the crazy hand thing, and that stupid boardgame thing??? don't get me started oh man...I wouldn't mind them taking out story mode as long as there was some kind of progression in the game, like a path you travel across based on how many smash battles you've won, as you progress you unlock characters and stages?
even the stupid credits minigame was turned into a versus battle mode thing...nooooooo
What really made Smash Brawl for me was the Subspace Emmissary and all the little movies and boss you battled as you went through it, collecting the characters. It gave replayability (as you try to find all the secrets) and was a nice way to introduce all the characters. Now you start with nearly all the characters which doesn't feel like you earned them and they have no personality or story. I also liked the breathing room to learn how to use characters without worrying about falling off the side of the map every minute...
tl;dr - I really dislike the new Smash game and I doubt I'll ever play it much...