Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is almost here and with a bigger roster than ever before and a stunning new story mode with World of Light, it's not surprising that fans of the Nintendo fighting game are eager to get their hands on it. For those Nintendo fans stoked for the latest fighter, we've got a round up of some of the biggest reviews out there while ours is still in-progress.
So what did the world have to say about the latest Nintendo Switch game? Let's see!
According to Nintendo Insider, "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate delivers the fight of a lifetime and an unfaltering experience that is ‘ultimate’ in every way imaginable. It really is something quite special, a celebration that’s rich in gaming history and, polished to perfection, the next must-have game on Nintendo Switch that you won’t want to miss."
IGN had to say, "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lives up to its name, offering the most comprehensive game in the series to date. It has an absurd amount to play, fight, and unlock – though that can be to its detriment at times. While the World of Light adventure mode isn’t reason alone to get Smash Bros., it’s still a consistently amusing and shockingly large campaign, and a worthy compliment to Ultimate’s incredible multiplayer core."
The Telegraph loved it overall, but seemed to think it wasn't for everyone:
The Verge's score is still in-progress, but they seemed to hit the nail on the head about "new" and why it's OK that it's a nostalgia play:
"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate won’t change your mind about the series. If Nintendo’s particular brand of chaotic fighting doesn’t appeal to you, Ultimate doesn’t offer much new, unless you happen to be a die-hard Ridley fan. Instead, it takes what people already love about it, and offers more. More characters to explore, more ways to play, and even more story to dig into. It’s a greatest hits collection, one that makes me wonder just what director Masahiro Sakurai could possibly do to top this for the inevitable next Smash game."
Overall, the world is eating up the latest entry into the famed Super Smash franchise. With more fighters than ever before and a heartbreaking single-player story mode, if you've loved the series up until this point - this is the game for you.
You can check out even more reviews over on Meta Critic right here. And stay tuned! Ours will be coming up shortly!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives on December 7th exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.