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Quick Look: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

EVERYONE'S all here! Can science finally be applied to Smash?!

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Dec. 6 2018

Cast: Jeff, Ben, Abby

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Who dares seek to apply science to a non-fighting game?!

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United States of....wait wrong Smash.

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I'm not normally a big Smash fan, I like them, but I'm not deep into them or anything, but something about this one has me excited to play it. Hopefully this'll tide me over until my copy arrives tomorrow.

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Edited By bathala • 

Damn there’s content

Might finally try Smash with this 🔥PORT🔥

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Tredik • 

EVERYONE'S all here! Can science finally be applied to Smash?!

No.

Waluigi sucks.

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I cant believe they kept on items like a bunch of casual noobs.

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I'm so excited to play that single player mode. I love how they've tried to give some love to characters who didn't make the cut with the spirits system. ❤️

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Sad this is only 28 mins.

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What do we have here??? 15 hours to go!

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Even Jeff seemed vaguely on board with this!

It looks like a hell of a good package though, that single player mode looks great, I just hope there's a difficulty option.

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Nice to see they licensed Barkerville for this game

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ChrisFlavin

Even Jeff seemed vaguely on board with this!

Yeah I was also going to say, Jeff sounded surprisingly excited about everything in this game. I think it's just one of those things where everything about the Smash Bros package is a thing that Jeff would be way into, he just doesn't like playing them.

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The Ken fights were all Echo fighters.

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Man, there are a buttload and a half systems for that single-player mode, considering this is a Smash game. But I guess it's a buttload and a half of a single-player mode, considering this is a Smash game.

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"Does he bleach?"

Wow.

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A reminder that this is still the greatest headline typo in gaming

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Edited By KnockingNick • 

Good lord, there are so many things in this game.

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Why is Ben yelling through this whole QL?

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Huge package! Definitely gonna pick this up. Most likely digital because I have a boat load of eShop points to burn and using them to cut down on Smash’s price will make this a steal. Also best part of the QL is Ben playing Escape from the City and Jeff replied with:

“Oh man. This is a Hell.”

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Around 9:30 Ben refers to the Pokemon "Haunter" as "HAUNT-AR" and this completely threw me off.

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This is the first time I've ever been intrigued by Smash. Might have to get this.

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headphone warning...

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@dew said:

Dew

Nice to see they licensed Barkerville for this game

Shoemaker better be getting royalties.

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I haven't played a Smash since the Gamecube one and I can't wait to get this, even though I'm no longer in dorms and able to play 4-player Smash whenever I want. The amount of insane Nintendo game lore packed in there combined with the single player mode is more than enough to get me in.

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Music of the year! the Mappy medley and the Wii Shop Music remix are too good!

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I'm a bit confused how they have everyone together which is like the dream team for live content we are starved for right now and all we get is a 28 minute smash quick look this week. Even this is short and completely unexpected was hoping to see more here.

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@steveurkel: Almost as if they are recording tens of hours of game of the year podcasts, along with other 'Holiday' video content.

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ChrisFlavin Online •

@steveurkel: Almost as if they are recording tens of hours of game of the year podcasts, along with other 'Holiday' video content.

I'm hoping the podcasts are shorter and we get far more hilarious video content this year.

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Ken's Classic path seems to be versus echo fighters and other 'player 2' variants of main characters and that's pretty funny to me.

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Deathpooky

I haven't played a Smash since the Gamecube one and I can't wait to get this, even though I'm no longer in dorms and able to play 4-player Smash whenever I want. The amount of insane Nintendo game lore packed in there combined with the single player mode is more than enough to get me in.

Exact same situation here.

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@chrisflavin: this was just begging for a quick look live .. but even if they are making that content it seems like a waste not to have any of it live

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Thank goodness they got around to playing this I was real worried it wouldn’t get a chance to crack the top 3 in GOTY talks but now I can sleep easy.

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its happening!! party time next

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@steveurkel: It's mostly because they spend around 30ish hours on just the game of the year ranking content. Then they still have their 2 main weekly podcasts. Then they need to make a week or 2 of content for over Christmas and New Years. Despite having everyone there, there's only so much studio space to get all of this done.

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Some sensitive ears up in here!

Looking forward to this but probably wont have time to play much for awhile.

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Does Ben not have it so the selected music for the stage plays over the character select? Because that's like the best feature for the game when I played it the other day. It happened at the end but not during the first part when they played multiplayer.

The Spirits mode seems like an alright fusion of Ultimate MvC3's Heroes & Heralds mode and DBFZ's crummy story mode.

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@mister_snig said:

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@dew said:

Dew

Nice to see they licensed Barkerville for this game

Shoemaker better be getting royalties.

Drake too, if they add "Barkerville (Remix - 2014 Vinnyvania version -)"

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In my experience, these games are only fun in a casual setting with friends. If you're playing with tryhards or people who are actually passionate about a character, they're the most infuriating games ever made.

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good time for multiplayer game huh :)

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So, I have a question. I have never in my life played a Smash game. When I play fighting games, its mostly for single player as have neither the patience nor the reflexes to be even marginally competent when it comes to multiplayer. Should I play this game?

From what I have read it sounds like there is plenty of single player content, but having never played these games before not sure if its any good?

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It's nice that this port got over 10,000 updates.

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I haven't played Smash since Melee but I am getting it tomorrow. Any newbie wanna play Online sometimes hit me up!

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I always love it when fighting games make time for us single-player folk and give us something meaty and creative. This looks great.

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Holy shit that spirit mode has a Sphere Grid