This game is bloody fantastic. I had my reservations with some of the systems prior to going in, particularly the scoring system. Having played this game a ton since release, all of my concerns were put to rest -- this game is amazing. Jeff, I have to respectfully disagree with your review here. You bring up some very valid points, but the game is so fantastically fun that they end up being nothing more than minor annoyances. If you're into brawlers, get this game. It might look like a Smash Bro's clone, but dismissing it as such would mean you'd be missing out on one of the best multiplayer brawlers ever made.