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Before ANYTHING, I'd like to remind you that I do play Smash competitively, I love 1vs1+no items matches and, in fact, I've only been playing Smash like this these days, except when I play with friends and familiars. I love Melee, I love Project M, and I love Smash 4 in a competitive way. I also think Project M is a brilliant idea, I did love Brawl, but I honestly feel that the game wasn't so great for those in the competitive side, the slide and speed really gave me and other people a bad impression on the game when playing competitively, and I also feel that the removal of things like L-Canceling was unnecessary, and many returning characters felt nerfed compared to their Melee counterparts. With Project M, though, it did change a lot of the stuff that I felt was kind of missing, L-Canceling and the speed was back, and the characters felt like they were stronger, and the returning characters were like they were in Melee. With that said, however, I think that spoiled the fuck out of the competitive community. Seriously, I love Melee and Project M, but most of their players are really, REALLY annoying. Melee, as great as it is, spoiled the community, I do know why (y'know, it's speed and more complex mechanics), but it's really painful to see them talk about how "superior Melee is" compared to the newer installments, and they just love to trash Brawl and Smash 4. Ok, everybody has their opinions (even though trash a game just because one is considered superior is totally passing the limits), and I do agree with them that Melee did the job better as a fighting game, and I felt that, after sometime, the game would be forgotten a bit, and that everybody would simply remember it as "the better game"... but then there was Project M, a reminder of "how Melee was superior", and was considered the thing that "fixed" Brawl. PLEASE, let me remind you that I love Project M... but I think that it kinda have went too far, you know what it is to mod a future game to work like a older one? I know, it's what they wanted, in fact, almost what all the Melee competitive players that liked Brawl wanted, a game that had Melee speed and mechanics, with the characters of Brawl. While I do praise the developers for putting all their love into making this, and all for free... I also see this as a desperate way to realize a wish. Let me put it this way: Imagine Street Fighter, among the best, Street Fighter 3 and 4 are there, and people wanted these two games mechanics to be mixed into one, it would make what most SF fans believe to be the perfect match... but that never happened, and most likely will never happen, now, I'm not saying that just because other fandoms won't have their "perfect match", doesn't mean Project M can't exist, but at least TO ME, I think that if we are going to have new stuff, let 'em have new features and mechanics, I prefer that than a copy and paste, they can be based in older mechanics and stuff, it's all fine, but Project M is a desperate way to make a wish come true, I believe that an entire development team to just make something so well made and so dream like, put so much love into it, to a group of people that is so close minded... is just dumb, I mean, really. Why can't you be happy with what we have? I know they are able to do this, but for fuck sake, why waste so much talent and time on something that is literally a desperate escape from evolution. Wanting it or not, thing has to change, I have no problem to see someone stuck into something like Melee... but Project M to me is the demonstration of something that had just passed the limits, this is a escape to not want to experience something different, and been really stuck in the past. I could understand skipping Brawl, but Smash 4 has so much, and it's pretty competitive! If you don't like these, fine, stay with Melee, but waste fucking time and talent to something that is slightly updated in comparison to Melee just to cheer already spoiled and annoying fans that don't like changes, and just like to trash other games in the franchise and enjoy a game that, while not outdated, but an old one, to death. With spoiled, I mean, if Melee didn't make them think the other games are "trash", than Project M did. NOW that we have this thing, that is an updated version with more characters that is not made by Nintendo, they will be stuck in here for a long time now. My biggest problem with this is, people hate Sakurai so much because he doesn't make a Melee 2.0... Geez, guys, are you fucking serious? I truly think that, while been a great idea, at this point, Project M is an offense to Sakurai's hard work, he already established how much love and attention he puts in his work, and although he said between the three older games, he still thinks Melee is better, he wants to move on, he wants to make a better product, and not just rehash a thing that has been already done.. and by himself! And he truly showed it with Smash 3DS and Wii U, he balanced the game between competitive and casual, and he made it well. But then, Project M just destroys that, I already knew Melee fans would give too much shit to Smash 4, but now they will definitively NOT give a shit about it, in fact, I've heard people that had played Smash 'til Brawl, and people that have never played Smash in their lives, playing Project M instead of the newer games, putting Sakurai's most recent work into it's shadow in between the community, truly spoiling the competitive fans... This makes me so sad in so many levels. Just to wrap up things, remember when I said "Project M "fixes" Brawl"? I putted that in quotes because... it didn't, it just changed the game for Melee stupid favors, not fix the game, don't say it like Brawl was broken, because Brawl, although not as competitive and, at least to me, not as enjoyable, did it's job right, it WAS supposed to be more casual and it delivered, it WAS supposed to be slower, it WAS supposed to be more friendly, it is what it wanted to be, so it is what it is, not something "broken".
I think this is enough, just wanted that go out. REMEMBER, I do enjoy Project M, but... well, you get what I mean if you read all this stuff.
Listening to: Eu GOsto de Jógos e Diversão! Podcast
Watching: Gorgeous Final Fantasy XV Footage
Playing: Smash Bros. Wii U