Continuing on from yesterday's (it was yesterday's when I started, but I've been working on it in parts) post, here's the rest of the default characters.
How does Link not realise she's Zelda? Idiot. Anyways, Sheik is obviously similar to Zelda, but I like her Chain move is quite handy and she's a lot faster. Okay, little secret here. Zelda in Brawl creeps me the hell out. Not her attacks or Final Smash or anything, but the way she just kind of glides along when she walks. It's really off-putting. Anyways, Sheik suffers the same problem as many Final Smashes, you need a flat stage to ensure a hit.
A big hulk of power is the best way to describe Bowser. His attacks remain great to use. I like his Down + B move, just because I love attacking opponents from the sky, or in the sky. His Final Smash is good as long as you're not on a too complicated stage.
You may have seen me mention my brother's Samus laser charging. Well, DK offers me up a big charge with his Giant Punch move. His Final Smash is frickin' wierd (though not as wierd as Luigi's). His Up + B Spinning Kong attack is always good for inflicting pain and recovering.
Hmmm...any chance I can skip this one? No? Okay. Yoshi's always been a bit odd. I love the character, but the moves I question. I think his only good move is the Down + B Yoshi Bomb, as the Egg Roll is uncontrollable at the best of times, and the Egg Throw hardly counts as a recovery move. The eating of people is best left to Kirby as well.
Peach eh? Her new Vegetable move is cool. What was her Down + B before? Yeah, anyways I like the nod to Super Mario Bros. 2 with that. Oh okay, it was in Melee according to Super Mario Wiki. Filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler, filler. Final Smash = Rubbish. Stupid Peach.
I hated these guys in Melee. Now after having to use them in SSE, I'm quite partial to them. I think it was their scrolling stage that irritated me, and now they have a cool stage and an awesome Final Smash. The Squall Hammer is a useful move as you can use it in midair as well.
You may have noticed my nods to midair attacks. This means that Pit to me, is awesome. Not to mention I have and love Kid Icarus: Myths & Monsters on my Gameboy. His Palutena Arrow attack is amazing and his A button combos are good for 'trapping' your opponents. I don't use the Mirror Shield much, but everything else gets good use.
I like his stage, and Ashley's Song (let's start off good). The Wario Bike is cool, but again needs a flat stage to be really good, or an enclosed stage Stamina battle. His Final Smash of Wario Man is rather disappointing compared to the other high speed, high power Final Smash.
Never played Fire Emblem. Never liked Marth & Roy. Ike, however, seems to destroy everything. According to Snake's codec, he handles a two-handed sword with one hand. His Aether attack is good because of grinding damage from the initial sword throw and then damages if it's a recovery move. His Final Smash is a good close contact one because you can get everyone at once, and it's got very good knockback.
It has an é in. Spell it with an e and I judge you. Obviously the favourite for most people is Charizard, but I love Squirtle. A bad thing about the Pokémon is that they only really have two B moves, as Up has to be a recovery move and Down is to change Pokémon. Love the Final Smash and that the Pokémon Trainer is Red, not Lucas.
Why Diddy and no Dixie? Harumph! His Final Smash is uncontrollable and shabby. His Peanut Popgun attack is pretty useless. I don't like Diddy. NEXT!
His combos are amazing. His Final Smash too. Meta Knight's whole persona in the games is spot on as well. His B attacks leave something to be desired, but that's easily made up for by his regular aforementioned attacks.
I never used Ness in Brawl very much, so when Lucas seemed like a Ness clone I wasn't too fussed. I tried him out and now he's the most used character on Brawl. The main reason for this is the very cheap PK Thunder move, as unlike Ness' it can score mutiple hits. Yeah, Lucas = Awesome. Ness = still crap. His Final Smash can be quite handy and I've no idea why people knock it.
Oh lord, he's powerful. So many KO's with the Jet Hammer. The Waddle Toss is cool too, especially if you get a Gordo. His Waddle Dee Army Final Smash is one of those where you can press B and then sit back and laugh as everyone else is shoved off the edge of the screen. His Up + B Super Dedede Jump is useful, not only for causing damage, but for avoiding attacks too.
Captain Olimar & Pikmin
Olimar is one of my most used characters too, but he suffers from the Pokémon move limitations too. You need B to get Pikmin and then B + Down to summon them all back to you, leaving him with only two special moves that cause damage. Pikmin Throw can be great though, depending on which Pikmin you throw. I always try and get white ones (for Poison) or Red (for fire damage). His Final Smash cannot be avoided as far as I know, which is very, very handy.
So, that's part two done. Expect part three soon, which will deal with the first half of the secret characters.
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