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Nintendo Improving Online Play For Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS

March 14, 2013

20120904-192754.jpgNintendo say they are working on improving online play for the new Super Smash Brothers games for both the 3DS and Wii U. This news come after a fan of Super Smash Brothers Brawl sent a letter of Famitsu, more specifically to Sakurai, telling him of  his troublesome time while trying to play online matches in Super Smash Brothers Brawl. The fan sent Sakurai the following:

“The other day, I had my first run at Smash Bros. Brawl online play. What I found was that nobody ever went on the attack; it was like everyone was taking the approach of waiting for the other guy to take the offensive. There were no items, either. I wanted to shout at them ‘This isn’t how you do Smash Bros.’! As the producer, what do you think of fights like this?”

Sakurai responded to the fans letter with the following:

“The idea of Brawl’s ‘carefree brawling’ motto was to get rid of as many restraints as possible and allow people to choose whatever play approach they liked. I’d like people to take some freer approaches with their gameplay, but the sort of battle style you describe in your letter is not interesting or fun. That’s why I’ll probably be thinking of a way to deal with that in the next game. We’ve learned a lot about net play since Brawl was released, after all, so a lot more is possible.

Of course, I suppose the fact that we’ve still got no-fee online battles available in a game that was released five years ago is another cause of the problem. It would have been nice if we could have revised the game rules as appropriate, but with the system we had, that wasn’t possible.”

While the fans complaint isn’t the only issue I can think of when talking about Super Smash Brothers Brawl’s online play (LAG), it’s nice to see Nintendo taking online play more seriously then in the past.

From → 3DS, Wii U

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