After bouncing off DNF due to my old-man hands and brain not being able to do anything close to the kinds of combos required to be good at that game, and since it's presented as entry-level and basic, apparently that genre is one I'm just done with. So I wanted something a bit more casual, and something I wouldn't have to plunk down $20-$60 to find out if I'm even decent at it, or enjoy it...so the pricetag on this one really spoke to me.
And goddamnit: this game is a fucking delight! 2v2 was something I was incredibly skeptical of, but it really is the best way to experience the game because characters really bounce off each other and interact with each other in fascinating ways, and I think certain characters would suddenly become massively imbalanced in 1v1.
Characters have classes that give basic ideas of things like weight, offense, speed, defense, and the game is massively populated, so rounds take less than 30 seconds to get into. There are perks that change things, but don't weigh too heavily on the game...
Unless it goes bonkers and becomes pay-to-win, or they overhaul perks to make them way more broken, this feels like it could become quite a delightful diversion.
And I hate myself for having this much fun with it!