Ohai thar!

Welcome to the first of my Weekly Game Review Blogs! Since everyone else here writes blogs and I didn't, I felt left out and finally mustered enough gumption to actually write one.

Since this is week one, I will review my favorite childhood game: Super Smash Bros. Melee. Leave a comment below saying what I should improve on and what game I should cover next week. I'm new to this blogging stuff, so any suggestions are always welcome.

Without any further ado, let us review this masterpiece.

The Review

Super Smash Bros. Melee, released for the Nintendo Gamecube (that little purple lunchbox) in 2001, is a sequel to SSB64. It is a fighting game that includes many of Nintendo's most popular characters. Unlike most fighting games of the time, like Tekken and Street Fighter, which had complex button combinations and finishing moves, Melee has a much simpler control system. All characters have the same controls, with the only difference being what each move for each control input is.

Melee has many strong points. The multiplayer component is impeccable, and can lead for hours of fun. The game also has a diverse selection of maps and characters to choose from as well. The controls are quite simple, but there are many advanced techniques to learn in Melee as well, making it a game that is easy to learn, but extremely hard to fully master as well.

I would not call Melee a perfect game, however. The singleplayer experience leaves much to be desired (It sucks. Hard.), and its controls are extremely sensitive. For example, to short hop, one must press the jump button and release it in less than 1/12 of a second!

Overall, I would give Melee a 8.5/10. Its single player needs more work, and its controls need to be less sensitive. However, its multiplayer is excellent, and can be played for hours with friends. If you have not played this game, you are seriously missing out on a good game.

Still Here? Wow!

Well, this wraps up Week 1. Tell me in the comments what game I should review next! And tell me what I should improve on! Or what I did well!

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