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#1 Edited by StrainedEyes (1324 posts) -

Why? Because Brawl's cutscenes were uploaded online.

In his bi-weekly column in Weekly Famitsu, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed some new details about the upcoming game. One major detail he covered was the exclusion of a story mode and CG cutscenes and his reasons behind it.

In the previous game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the development team took advantage of the rare occasion of having multiple different series' characters all appear in the same game, so they painstakingly created a special story called the Subspace Emissary, complete with cutscenes for players to enjoy. It was a project that obviously took a lot of thought, time, and energy. And then, the obvious happened...

"Unfortunately, the movie scenes we worked hard to create were uploaded onto the internet." Sakurai lamented. "You can only truly wow a player the first time he sees [a cutscene]. I felt if players saw the cutscenes outside of the game, they would no longer serve as rewards for playing the game, so I've decided against having them."

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This is unfortunate. The cutscenes during Subspace Emissary were kind of awesome.

#2 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Oh Sakurai, You silly goose.

#3 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19335 posts) -

Kinda weird that an article is being written about this now when this was said during E3 week.

And I think Polygon's misinterpreting his words. Sakurai doesn't mention anything about there being no story mode, he just says that the cutscenes will be available to everyone at the start of the game.

#4 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

HAHAHAHAHAHHA.

Sometimes I feel like Nintendo is completely oblivious to what the hell is going on in this era of gaming. That being said, the story mode and cutscenes are literally the thing about Smash Brothers that I care the least about. Knowing Nintendo though they're going to try to make this game as non-competitive friendly as possible.

#5 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Will there at least be events?

#6 Posted by wjb (1662 posts) -

"You are enjoying our game wrong."

#7 Edited by TheSouthernDandy (3866 posts) -

I don't...I can't...What is...

What?

....WHAT?

#8 Edited by jimmyfenix (3854 posts) -

Classic Nintendo once again!

#9 Posted by MocBucket62 (1227 posts) -

I'm torn on this. The Subspace Emissary cutscenes were kind of fun to watch but also, I was kind of annoyed with it being just a silent movie the whole time. What the hell was going on? I wanna know!

But yeah, this kind of stinks that we won't have a story mode. Will they go back to the adventure mode from Melee? That wasn't really a story, it just had your favorite Nintendo characters going into different Nintendo worlds.

#10 Edited by MentalDisruption (1634 posts) -

Bummer, I really liked the way the Subspace Emissary was set up. It was much more interesting than just popping into one of the Nintendo stages and having to fight the enemies and main characters from that game with no context. It's not what I play a smash bros game for though, so no big deal.

#11 Edited by Petiew (1347 posts) -

The guys at Nintendo must have some super high stakes betting game over who can say or do the stupidest thing of the year. It's not possible for them to be so legitimately crazy, right?

#12 Posted by TheHT (11240 posts) -

ಠ_ಠ

#13 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -
#14 Posted by JasonR86 (9697 posts) -

lol. What the fuck ever dude. Because cutscenes of Mario giving Link a high five leaked and a small percentage of people saw it you cut an entire mode? Right. Good decision.

#15 Posted by gaminghooligan (1443 posts) -

Nintendo is so dumb sometimes.... I'm gonna talk to that rabbit about this.

#16 Posted by cmblasko (1233 posts) -

That's a dumb reason, but I really won't be missing anything if there is no story mode this time around.

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#17 Posted by 49th (2755 posts) -

What a fucking weak excuse. I really liked that story mode.

Nintendo is so ass backwards.

#18 Posted by DystopiaX (5310 posts) -

Misleading title. There will be a story mode, just no cutscenes.

And yeah, this is weird.

#19 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3362 posts) -

Nintendo, you can take away our cutscenes, you can take away our story mode, but you can never take the hundreds of fan-fiction stories on the internet divulging nin-unviverse relationships that probably shouldn't be described on this forums in case of facing permanent ban.

#20 Edited by JadeGL (863 posts) -

Booo! I watched my husband play through the last Smash Bros and I loved the cutscenes. There's nothing better than seeing Kirby cut a damn spaceship in half. t's really too bad that they would leave out a pretty important aspect of the game just because of youtube. I would think most people feel like winning the matches is the reward for playing, not the cutscene, but Nintendo seems dead set on alienating their fans at the moment, so who am I to try and stop their self-immolation.

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#21 Edited by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

What the hell has made Nintendo go so crazy about internet video? Did Youtube kick their dog or something?

#22 Posted by MEATBALL (3236 posts) -

Well, that's incredibly stupid.

#23 Edited by Toug (313 posts) -

Sakurai, I love you, but I will NEVER understand you.

#24 Posted by TheHT (11240 posts) -

Misleading title. There will be a story mode, just no cutscenes.

And yeah, this is weird.

According to Gamespot, there won't be a story mode either.

#25 Posted by GS_Dan (1403 posts) -

Kinda weird that an article is being written about this now when this was said during E3 week.

And I think Polygon's misinterpreting his words. Sakurai doesn't mention anything about there being no story mode, he just says that the cutscenes will be available to everyone at the start of the game.

Wait, so there are both a story mode and cutscenes? This thread is weird.

#26 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19335 posts) -

@gs_dan said:

Wait, so there are both a story mode and cutscenes? This thread is weird.

I don't know about an actual story mode but yeah, we know there will be cutscenes. Full versions of the kind we saw with Mega Man and Villager's reveal.

#27 Edited by StrainedEyes (1324 posts) -

@fluxwavez said:

@gs_dan said:

Wait, so there are both a story mode and cutscenes? This thread is weird.

A story mode is likely and yeah, we know there will be cutscenes. Full versions of the kind we saw with Mega Man and Villager's reveal.

Were do we know this from? All I can find is that they will most likely make more of those intro videos for the rest of the characters.

There will be a single player "campaign," that much is confirmed. How much story it has is not looking good based on what they've said.

#28 Posted by Milkman (16781 posts) -

I don't know what people in the Smash Bros. community think of the Brawl story mode (as an extremely casual fan, it was fun enough though it's obviously not the main appeal) but this is one of the dumbest reasons I have ever seen for a cutting a feature in a game and is another in a long line of Nintendo's "WHAT THE FUCK IS A INTERNET?! I DON'T KNOW!" hilarity.

#29 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19335 posts) -

Were do we know this from? All I can find is that they will most likely make more of those intro videos for the rest of the characters.

There will be a single player "campaign", that much is confirmed.

Yeah, I mainly meant "single player campaign" as a story mode, but not as a Subspace Emissary kinda thing. I think it's been explicitly said that Subspace Emissary is pretty much dead.

I also meant cutscenes as those intro videos and not Subspace Emissary style cutscenes.

#30 Posted by DeeGee (2124 posts) -

The single player in Melee was significantly better that the flaming piece of shit that was the Subspace Emissary. It had no cut scenes either. The first level is just you taking your character through a level of the Mushroom Kingdom. It was amazing to be shooting goomba's with your bow as Link.

Fuck, there was even a level where you were in a temple from Legend of Zelda and you could be Yoshi eating redeads. It was amazing.

#31 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

This has to be the most retarded thing I've heard all day. Congrats.

#32 Edited by BisonHero (6512 posts) -

@fluxwavez said:

Kinda weird that an article is being written about this now when this was said during E3 week.

And I think Polygon's misinterpreting his words. Sakurai doesn't mention anything about there being no story mode, he just says that the cutscenes will be available to everyone at the start of the game.

Yeah, I still haven't seen any direct quote from Sakurai saying "We totally cut story mode, you guys". It's just a whole lot of him talking about cutscenes and how the YouTubes spoil it for everybodyz.

#33 Edited by alwaysbebombing (1584 posts) -

Did Nintendo forget what the internet is?

#34 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3782 posts) -

Aww, I really liked Subspace Emissary.

...and I wanted to see if Villager and Pokemon Trainer would be friends...

...I bet they would be.

#35 Posted by SaintOfKillers (64 posts) -

Did Nintendo forget what the internet is?

To forget something you have to know/understand what it is first

#36 Posted by YI_Orange (1147 posts) -

@wjb said:

"You are enjoying our game wrong."

My thoughts exactly.

#37 Posted by GorillaMoPena (2123 posts) -

Nobody tell Nintendo that everything from all their games will end up on the internet.

#38 Posted by Evilsbane (4618 posts) -

Hi we are Nintendo, you know all the different ways you can play and love our games? NO!

#39 Posted by Evilsbane (4618 posts) -

Did Nintendo forget what the internet is?

Your implying that they knew what it was in the first place?

#40 Posted by MikeJFlick (443 posts) -

Perhaps they are trying to turn it into a E-sport game? Bad move either way, alot of people, myself included prefer their fighting games with stories(KOF's has had me addicted since 98').

#41 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

You shouldn't be allowed to make video games once you hit 40.

#42 Edited by kishinfoulux (2301 posts) -

And this game continues to sound terrible, like I've been saying.

#43 Posted by Barrock (3533 posts) -

I will not be purchasing this game. It sounds more awful every time they talk about it.

#44 Edited by GnaTSoL (793 posts) -

No story means they SHOULD stock-pile on the characters. This could turn out to be a blessing..... I hope... I mean, this is like the game that could absolutely put into overdrive console sales..... Just for one game.

Hell. I bought a gamecube and Wii just for smash bros. I sold my wii after like a month but hey... they still got my money.

#45 Edited by pyrodactyl (2024 posts) -

GREAT, took them way too long to make the game last time because of these dumb cutscenes and pointless story mode.

His reasoning for removing that stuff is stupid though.

#46 Posted by ThePickle (4182 posts) -

Screw the Subspace Emissary, I just want to see Bowser get knocked off the screen and your guy does their taunt and then a trophy of them falls with all the other trophies and you get to shoot the credits.

#47 Edited by JackSukeru (5911 posts) -

I think I liked it fine back in the day but will not miss it at all. Somehow I just didn't expect them to do it like they did last time.

Still, their quoted reasoning for why they're not doing it sounds hella dumb. A weak excuse at best.

#48 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Hey uhh.... where can I see the cutscenes? Apparently I missed them, and I didn't play Brawl long enough to bother with the story mode.

#49 Posted by Budwyzer (579 posts) -

You shouldn't be allowed to make video games once you hit 40.

Or atleast remain on LSD 24/7.

#50 Posted by Hunter5024 (5669 posts) -

To me Smash Bros is a multiplayer game, so this doesn't really bother me by itself. However between this and the comments about the reduced roster, and the simultaneous development, I'm pretty worried that they're rushing this game.