One feature that I know a lot of fans would really appreciate is the ability to change a character’s costume or even skin. The closest thing Brawl had to this ability was the option to change between Wario’s WarioWare outfit, and his “classic” look. I’ve always wondered why other characters didn’t have their own outfits when there are so many possible looks for all of these characters. Better yet, if Nintendo did do away with a few clone characters then they could show up as an alternate skin for others on the roster. Mewtwo with Lucario as an alternate skin is an option that would surely satisfy fans of both characters – while still maintaining room on the roster for others with a more unique move set.
One of the biggest complaints about Super Smash Bros. Brawl was that it removed the speed that was established in the title’s predecessor, Melee. This was done to open up the game and make it appeal to a wider audience. While this reason makes a lot of sense from a sales point of view, there were a lot of people who just went back to playing Melee to fulfill their hardcore needs. The best thing that can be done in the next Smash is to include an option that simply allows anyone playing to decide which type of speed they would like to play on. If there was a switch located in the options that just allowed players to change the tempo of the game between Brawl and Melee then it would satisfy every type of consumer that the game appeals to.
Better Story Mode
Okay, I’m an absolute diehard Smash fan, but I’ll be the first to admit that Subspace Emissary was awful. Every stage was almost the exact same, it only allowed two players to play at once, and it was super short. No one really expects a lot from any fighting game’s story, but Subspace Emissary could be turned into something that is a lot of fun. The ability to play four-player co-op through the whole mode would be enjoyable, but the best thing the developers of Smash 4 could do would be to add some variety to the levels. Each platforming adventure between boss battles was nearly identical, but if they put as much detail into each level as they do with each stage then each section is sure to feel fresh and new.
Add-ons are something that has always seemed to elude any Nintendo game, but that’ll be something the developers will be aiming to change with Project Cafe. There is a lot of money to be made with add-ons and you can be sure that any DLC release for the next Super Smash Bros. would sell like hot cakes. We understand that Nintendo is under a very strict schedule to complete games, but if they offered DLC then it would benefit both the fans and the company’s bottom line. The downloadable content could include new trophies, items, stages, costumes, and even characters that weren’t able to make it into the final game – due to a lack of time.
That’s our list of things that we here at Game Rant would love to see incorporated into Super Smash Bros. 4 on the Wii 2. Odds are that you, the reader, won’t agree with every suggestion that we have posted, but that’s why we have a comment section. Be sure to let us know what you want in the next Smash, and which of our suggestions you thought made less sense than Rebecca Black’s Friday.
E3 is less than a week away, and if Nintendo does plan on revealing the next game in the Super Smash Bros. franchise – that will be the place to do it. Nintendo’s press event will begin on June 7th, and we know that you probably won’t be in attendance so feel free to check out Game Rant for our live coverage of the conference as it unfolds.