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Edited by Xeirus

I find it ironic that they love this, but trash talk Super Smash Bros so much.

Edit: I feel like this came off more negative than I meant it to. I think this game looks awesome, and I'm not hating on Jeff, I just thought it was funny.

Posted by BeachThunder

Minimalist eSports?

Posted by rmanthorp

This game is very quickly becoming my favorite mini-eSport/vSport - It's awesome!

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Posted by rpwll

Man I'm so glad death sports are a part of videogaming again.

Edited by shiny_llama

I'm loving the recent trend of indie local multiplayer stuff. This and Gang Beasts in the same week or so, plus I still haven't played any Sportsfriends. Time to get some friends round I guess.

Edit - Of course Dan picks the gator.

Posted by HammondofTexas

I am actually very interested to see what everyone thinks about this game!

Posted by lilman1101

Woohoo more Giantbomb !

Edited by AMyggen

@xeirus said:

I find it ironic that they love this, but trash talk Super Smash Bros so much.

Dan really likes Smash Bros. I also don't see much of a mechanical similarity between this and Smash.

Anyways, this game looks really fun. As does Smash Bros.! :)

Posted by Crysack

The 'up-close swing battles' don't actually work out too well because of the parry system.

Edited by impartialgecko

I really hope Sony snaps this up for the PS4. I have a good PC but I want to play this on a couch with a bunch of people shouting at me.

Posted by baracudadk2

@xeirus said:

I find it ironic that they love this, but trash talk Super Smash Bros so much.

how is the gameplay even remotely like smash?!

Posted by Xeirus

@amyggen said:

@xeirus said:

I find it ironic that they love this, but trash talk Super Smash Bros so much.

Dan really likes Smash Bros. I also don't see much of a mechanical similarity between this and Smash.

Anyways, this game looks really fun. As does Smash Bros.! :)

I agree this game looks awesome as hell.
I just find it funny how much Jeff hates SSB and this game "borrows" pretty much the entire UI.

Posted by posh

@xeirus said:

I find it ironic that they love this, but trash talk Super Smash Bros so much.

jeff just likes to trash talk everything without thinking which is kind of annoying, he speaks in declarative statements and hyperbole as much as dan sometimes. he actually gave brawl 4 stars, it was one of the first reviews on the site

Posted by Edmundus

@xeirus: I'm tired of Smash Brothers but this looks really cool. They strike me as pretty different games, despite the obvious influence of Smash on the menus.

Posted by lilman1101

The soundtrack to this game is amazing.

Edited by Hassun

Online multiplayer is essential and I am very happy it's in this game.

Good to hear Kunio-Kun references.

P.S. If anyone is interested in buying a 4-pack on Steam I'm interested in buying one of them.

Edited by AMyggen

@xeirus: The menues and the UI is pretty much Smash Bros., I agree with that. I've always been under the impression that Jeff is pretty much indifferent towards Smash in a "it's not for me anymore" kind of way (he gave a pretty glowing review to the first Smash over at GS!), not that he hates it or anything. I'm sure he'd still give the new Smash game a 3 or a 4 out of 5 if he reviewed it.

Anyways, hope this game comes to the PS4. I don't really have a way to play local co-op PC games. Not that interested in playing a game like this online.

Posted by TechnoSyndrome

@crysack: 90% of people don't know how to parry though so you can just run up on them and ruin their day. Which isn't really their fault since the game doesn't tell you how it works anywhere.

Edited by Ett

I am disappointed that Online multiplayer is ball Tag mode ON by default.

Posted by perniciousdistortion

I suppose the real question is why everyone feels that they have to defend super smash brothers or any video game for that matter it's just an opinion somebody has, if you happen to like X game and somebody else doesn't oh well just deal with it

Posted by L44

Sudden death...

Posted by Jinx1

So its basically link fighting ganon.

Posted by colocho225

Mmmm, content...

Posted by JimiPeppr
Posted by Humanity

I thought this was going to be local only but now that I know it has online I'm tempted to get it. Jeff is absolutely right that I'm in no position to get 4 people in front of my pc to play this game.

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Posted by CitizenCoffeeCake

It is disappointing that games like Towerfall and Sports Friends have no online multiplayer, I've got them both on PS4 but have no means to actually compete with people.

Edited by DasaKamov

@perniciousdistortion said:

I suppose the real question is why everyone feels that they have to defend super smash brothers or any video game for that matter it's just an opinion somebody has, if you happen to like X game and somebody else doesn't oh well just deal with it

Of course, that's a two-way street. If you DON'T like a game and someone else does, don't go and insult their intelligence or personal tastes. That makes you look like an ass.

Although people get prickily about Jeff's opinions, I've never seriously seen or heard him do the latter. In the vast majority of Quick Looks he doesn't like, he'll state "I think this game is lousy" or "I'm not liking what they're doing with this game." The only times he really goes off on other people's opinions is when it's so over-the-top that you know (or SHOULD know) that he's not taking it very seriously -- i.e., Dynasty Warriors or Yoshi's Island. ;)

Posted by AssInAss

"Bunted right in front of your face and you shoved it down my damn throat." - Jeff Gerstmann, 2014

Loving the hell out of this game, so satisfying. Kid cousins have been begging for me to have a local mp game, and this has been perfect to play against them. Whole family likes it.

Posted by leotpp1

The song they like, during the first versus match, is actually from the "Corporate Lifestyle Simulator" soundtrack, which they played on UPF a while back, and they liked it then, too.

It's a terrific soundtrack, and y'all should check it out. The track in question is called "Scream" and the album is called "Zombies" from bignic.

Posted by MachoFantastico

Getting a real 'The World Ends with You' vibe from the art style and soundtrack, which I highly approve of.

Posted by FLStyle

Yep, looks like they improved upon the original version in every way.

Posted by GermanBomber

Nice! I've been waiting for this game. I don't know what it is, but I also don't like Smash Bros. but for some reason I'm really into this game... might be the art style.

Posted by Rowr

Haha the 8 minute mark is awesome.

Posted by csl316

Lethal League is pretty rad.

Edited by GorillaMoPena

I want a full clip reel of quick looks where someone asks the price and other person goes "I don't know"

Not that I'm bothered by it because I can just easily look up the price if they don't tell me.

Edited by divergence
@xeirus said:

I find it ironic that they love this, but trash talk Super Smash Bros so much.

Edit: I feel like this came off more negative than I meant it to. I think this game looks awesome, and I'm not hating on Jeff, I just thought it was funny.

he likes it because its windjammers played from a side-view. :)

Posted by steveurkel

why is dan pretending not to know what this game is ... they played it and he was the crocodile and kept spitting balls into people and it was glorious as hell

I don't get it, he is acting like he has no clue of any of the mechanics here. They usually don't act this clueless on these type of videos.

Edited by predator

I like that Klaus Veen track. It could easily be a Todd Edwards track, it's so similar.

Posted by Donuts

Could have really made use of this game a few days ago at a small party..

Posted by Mr_Creeper

@beachthunder: "MinEsports" -Brad (iirc)

THIS. Because I hate it so much it'll have to end up being the name.

Posted by mrsmiley

@rowr said:

Haha the 8 minute mark is awesome.

Dan: What's happening!?!
Jeff: AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by SASnake

@xeirus said:

@amyggen said:

@xeirus said:

I find it ironic that they love this, but trash talk Super Smash Bros so much.

Dan really likes Smash Bros. I also don't see much of a mechanical similarity between this and Smash.

Anyways, this game looks really fun. As does Smash Bros.! :)

I agree this game looks awesome as hell.

I just find it funny how much Jeff hates SSB and this game "borrows" pretty much the entire UI.

Having the same UI is alot different to having the same gameplay....

Edited by jArmAhead

I think the ball should always be dangerous by default. Otherwise you can just go wail on the ball with no consequences until it's been tagged by the other player. Makes it too easy to do stuff like smiley dude's side switching super.

It is disappointing that games like Towerfall and Sports Friends have no online multiplayer, I've got them both on PS4 but have no means to actually compete with people.

It's the worst trend in indie vs games. They really, really need to start implementing online because most people don't have access to all of their friends in a way that they can actually play those games with them. As someone who's moved around a lot and hasn't had a lot of time where I've had my gaming buddies in the same STATE as me let alone same city, it sucks that Online isn't a priority for these folks. Nice to see online is in this. Hopefully that shows other devs that online is a feasible feature to implement and they'd probably sell a lot more if they could make the game playable for those who don't have the means to play local for whatever reason (and there are many potential reasons).

Posted by MB

Weird how people chose this as a place to complain about Jeff's opinion on Super Smash Bros.

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Posted by Konig2540

@sasnake said:

@xeirus said:

@amyggen said:

@xeirus said:

I find it ironic that they love this, but trash talk Super Smash Bros so much.

Dan really likes Smash Bros. I also don't see much of a mechanical similarity between this and Smash.

Anyways, this game looks really fun. As does Smash Bros.! :)

I agree this game looks awesome as hell.

I just find it funny how much Jeff hates SSB and this game "borrows" pretty much the entire UI.

Having the same UI is alot different to having the same gameplay....

Also Jeff doesn't hate Smash Bros.... He gave Brawl 4 stars, but stated it's shortcomings with:

"So the questions you need to ask yourself before deciding to invest in Super Smash Bros. Brawl concern your own personal level of love for Nintendo's rich history and your ability to rustle up enough enthusiastic locals to get into the multiplayer. If both of those are in your favor, then this is definitely a game you'll want to add to your collection. But if you aren't big in either department, you probably won't understand what all the fuss is about in the first place"

He probably just doesn't have crazy Nintendo nostalgia... and he is in a very fortunate place of having a large group of video-games-people around him all the time, many of us aren't.

Posted by Splodge

@mb said:

Weird how people chose this as a place to complain about Jeff's opinion on Super Smash Bros.

Is it though... How dare he. How dare he! Well I never... *harumphing noises, drinks more slush from big-gulp*

Posted by JayCee

This game has style for days- I dig it.

Posted by FujiSyusuke808

I fucking love this game, and you should too.

Edited by chinery

At the start of each round after the first one, the person who died first in the last one gets a small window where only they can hit the ball. Which is why Jeff's "jump in" strategy kept failing; I assume his colourblindness played a part in not noticing!

Posted by m2cks

why is dan pretending not to know what this game is ... they played it and he was the crocodile and kept spitting balls into people and it was glorious as hell

I don't get it, he is acting like he has no clue of any of the mechanics here. They usually don't act this clueless on these type of videos.

That's pretty much Dan in a nutshell. If it's not Metal Gear or wrestling, he doesn't have much space in his brain for other things. And I love it.

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