Well, if you don't know what Super Smash Bros. Brawl is then you've been living in a cave for the past 2 years. This game has had so much hype and so much anticipation. Not to mention it's been delayed twice. And plus the developers have had 7 years since the release of Melee, so you'd think they would've had enough time to make it perfect. So did Brawl live up to the hype? You'll have to read my review to find out. He he he.
This game's graphics are great for the Wii's capabilities. They've been greatly improved since Melee and they have almost no imperfections. There are a few little tid bits that are a little odd but they're only small complaints. The graphics true detail and amount of work put into them is truly shown when you look up close with the snapshot feature.
This game's sound/music or whatever you wanna call it is also awsome. Of course all of the songs have come from other Nintendo games except the ones exclusive to Smash Bros. But it's like they've went and only selected the best songs by hand (which is probably what they did). They've only took the best songs and tunes from every Nintendo franchise. Some songs stay stuck in your head for days while some grip you like a crocodile chomping down on your arm.
If I could give this game a higher score I'd give it a 100 and this is where this game truly shines. There are so many features in this game that it is mind boggling. There are 35 playable characters (hidden ones included) and they all have their own unique abilities and Final Smashes (move that can be used after destroying a Smash Ball that randomly appears in battle and unleashes massive destruction). Also there are around 40 stages, give or take, and they all are unique in their own ways. Some have background effects while some have other obstacles and features. Also there is a Stage Builder that, suprise suprise, lets you make your owns stages to fight in, choose what music and background there is. This game's story mode called The Subspace Emissary lasts upwards to 15 hours of play. I won't reveal anything about the story so I won't ruin your excitement.
Oh lord, don't even get me started on lastability for THIS game. This game could literally last some hardcore players for DECADES if it wanted to. There are so many unlockables and acievements that it'll leave you playing and playing for months. Some of the unlockables are so hard that they're nearly impossible to even think about attempting. You can make literally hundreds of custom stages if you use an SD Card to store them. Also you can take erotic, funny, strange, etc. Snapshots that you can laugh at for hours. You can also go online and battle people all over the world. I'd guarantee if this were to be the last Smash Bros. Game (which I doubt) there'd still be some sad, sad, hopeless people out there that'll still be playing this game for years to come.
Really, was there any doubt? This game is top-notch in every aspect from music to gamplay to how good they made the female characters look. This game is like when you take every Nintendo franchise, put them into a blender, fry them, add some extra spice then blows up in your face as you sit down to eat it, giving you everything in it all at once and sticks to your face forever (or however long you play this game) and the taste of greatness never really leaves your mouth for good. This game is undoubtedly one of the best games to come out this year, if not the best. Heck, this game is clearly one of, if not the best, games of ALL time and will be remembered and probably still played for years and years to come. Congrats to Nintendo for all the hard work and labor that you've put into this game, we all (us gamers I mean) truly appreciate it (and I'm sure you love all the cash to).