Thursday, October 9, 2014

Alternate Costumes DLC for Super Smash Bros. 4

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has been out for just about a week now here in North America. Playing this game has no doubt been a delight. It really has transferred over well to the portable system. One thing I really like is how they've expanded on the simple palette swap and made actual alternate costumes.

However, I believe there's a lot of room for improvement in this area. For instance, what were they thinking with Little Mac? All characters have 8 alternate skins/costumes. But Little Mac has a whopping 16 alternates. It seemed like they just tried to throw in every possible combination for him. Some characters like the Villager were great in this area. Each alternate costume for the Villager was completely unique and a good tribute to the Animal Crossing series. Then, there's other characters who have nothing but simple skin swaps, such as Donkey Kong and Bowser.

My hope is that they can fix this with some DLC. They could do a lot of great things with this. Just imagine, playing as these characters via alternate costumes after the break:

  • Dry Bowser (alternate for Bowser)
  • Pichu (alternate for Pikachu)
  • Raichu (alternate for Pikachu)
  • Lyn (alternate for Lucina)
  • Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess styled Link (Link)
  • Young Link (Toon Link)
  • Pajama Link (Toon Link)
  • Lucas (Ness)
I'm still puzzled with a few choices that were made in this regard for the game. For instance, the one skin that resembles the outfit Link starts with in Skyward Sword. Why does he have his hat? I can't imagine it would've been very difficult to take the hat off and just show his hair. A big complaint I have is with Ness. They decided to go ahead and take Lucas off the roster for this game. But why would they not at least make him an alternate costume for Ness? Their moves are similar enough.

Overall, this is just one area that I can complain about Super Smash Bros. 4. And with DLC confirmed through a very reliable source, I'd say they should have no problem fixing this. What do you guys think? What are some alternate costumes you'd like to see?

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