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User Info: Limelight788

Limelight788
6 years ago#1
I think many people forget how important Sakurai's four criteria's are. Each and every single character in Brawl fulfills them and Sakurai is going to select characters that are meeting all of these criteria. They are in here: http://www.smashboards.com/showthread.php?t=146816

The following four criteria (and do read the thread on Smashboards):

- The character's inclusion must make people want to buy the game.
- The character must be unique
- The character must fit into the style of Super Smash Bros.
- They must contribute to the game balance.

These are the most important criteria that Sakurai follows. It makes or breaks a character's inclusion.
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User Info: Neonivek

Neonivek
6 years ago#2
Except... Sakurai himself doesn't follow... his own criteria.

User Info: ShadowMegaman1

ShadowMegaman1
6 years ago#3
Neonivek posted...
Except... Sakurai himself doesn't follow... his own criteria.


Who is to say he doesn't?

User Info: Limelight788

Limelight788
6 years ago#4
Neonivek posted...
Except... Sakurai himself doesn't follow... his own criteria.


I see no reason why not to use the criteria. They're what makes great characters additions and I agree.
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VictoryBadguy
6 years ago#5
Not all of the Brawl newcomers fit these criteria. I don't think the inclusion of ROB made a ton of people decide to buy Brawl, Toon Link is anything but unique, and Meta Knight obliterates gameplay balance.

I don't think any of us can know how Sakurai chooses characters.
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User Info: Neonivek

Neonivek
6 years ago#6
ShadowMegaman1 posted...
Neonivek posted...
Except... Sakurai himself doesn't follow... his own criteria.


Who is to say he doesn't?


Says his games.

"I see no reason why not to use the criteria."

I only stated that Sakurai does not use this criteria. I never said that it wasn't a good criteria to go by.

Heck the only reason I think Jigglypuff should stay in the game is because her moveset is unique and simply cannot be replicated.

User Info: ViewtifulGene

ViewtifulGene
6 years ago#7
ShadowMegaman1 posted...
Neonivek posted...
Except... Sakurai himself doesn't follow... his own criteria.

Who is to say he doesn't?


Clones. So much for the idea that only unique characters will be playable.

Meta Knight. So much for the idea that characters are added to keep the game balanced.

Japan-only characters. So much for the idea that characters can only be added if they make more people want to buy the game.
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ShadowMegaman1
6 years ago#8
VictoryBadguy posted...
Not all of the Brawl newcomers fit these criteria. I don't think the inclusion of ROB made a ton of people decide to buy Brawl, Toon Link is anything but unique, and Meta Knight obliterates gameplay balance.

I don't think any of us can know how Sakurai chooses characters.


Don't speak for everyone about R.O.B, Toon Link functions very differently than Link, and as long as I can beat Meta-Knight he isn't broken.

Depends on your perception.

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Green Mamba
6 years ago#9
I would agree that pretty much all playable characters so far hit one of those criteria at the very least, but no way does every single one hit all of them.
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User Info: Neonivek

Neonivek
6 years ago#10
"as long as I can beat Meta-Knight he isn't broken"

You heard it here first. So long as a character can be beaten it isn't broken.

So all those games with broken characters with infinite easy to use combos are fine... because you still have a chance to win.
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