It wasn’t the best year for fighting games to be honest. 2015 thankfully should be different and a lot more jam packed. Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and yes, Street Fighter V (oh calm down already Geoff!), will crowd the genre once more. That doesn’t mean there weren’t standout titles this year though. Who er… punched better than the other?
And the winner is…Super Smash Bros!
Forget your traditional fighters, Super Smash Bros is all about fun! It’s the same game as previous iterations. Except it has a ton of polish, new content, and one heck of a roster of fighters from Nintendo’s vast libraries. That and the game looks gorgeous (not quite Crysis, but sexy nonetheless) and runs stupidly smooth on both the 3DS and Wii U. There is not single hiccup or any inclination of lag to be spotted.
It may be a fun brawler on the surface, but it’s also surprisingly deep. There are only a handful of possible input commands and moves from each character, yet they all feel completely different. Mastering them all and playing offline and online (which works, surprisingly) across the plethora of game modes will keep any gamer busy for a very, VERY long time!
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Last Updated: December 19, 2014