Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the complete package

Since its debut nearly two decades ago, Super Smash Bros. has become a fixture for Nintendo. As with Zelda and Super Mario, each new Nintendo platform brings with it a new Smash Bros. But the hectic fighting series is also different from the company’s other tentpole releases. Whereas Mario Kart is designed to be easy for anyone to pick up and play, Smash Bros. can be dizzyingly complex. And that complexity has only ratcheted up over the years with new characters, features, and modes. A new player might be able to pick it up and have fun, but there’s a good chance they’ll have no idea what’s actually happening in a match.
In that way, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch could have been the most overwhelming game in the…

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