Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a total frenzy of a game made possible by the sheer amount of 74 playable characters that you can choose from. These characters come from different popular games like Mario, Zelda, Street Fighter, Metal Gear Solid, and Pokemon.
Now, that’s one epic crossover! But with that amount of characters available at your beck and call, it’s easy to be intimidated. That’s understandable because we encountered the same problem. Luckily, we stumbled upon ProClockers, a site specializing in hardware and techy stuff, they also offer game reviews and excellent tier lists. Their SSBU tier list is a helpful tool if you’re a noob like us in this game.
After checking their tier list, we visited the SSBU’s main website to understand the game better. Their website, just like the game itself, is like a one-stop-shop where everything you need to know is practically there already. They have quick instructions on playing the game, an introduction to the different maps, and even a list of all the 74 characters you can play!
That’s when we found out that Lucina is one of the S-tier characters in SSBU, and we believe many players will also agree! Her impressive movesets include Shield Breaker, Dancing Blade, and Dolphin Slash. And with the recent updates in the game, these moves have been revamped. Players can now aim the Shield Breaker more freely, and the Dancing Blade is faster than ever before.
Her Final Smash, called Critical Hit, remains one of the most efficient ways to end a match. It’s a powerful attack that, when done successfully, can be a one-hit KO attack. But you have to be careful in using this because a mistiming can cause you to recoil and knock you offscreen. Surely, you don’t want to fall into the same mistakes we made! Luckily, you can always cancel Critical Hit by quickly pressing B.
If you want to have your own Lucina, you can unlock her either by playing Classic Mode or Smash Matches. That means you have to beat Classic Mode a total of five times as Yoshi. Lucina is the 23rd character that will be unlocked through playing the Versus Mode matches.
Going back to the game, though tagged as an action game, it differs significantly compared to other games in the genre like Tekken or Mortal Kombat when it comes to controls. There are no complicated buttons to memorize and press aside from pressing A or B combined with a single direction. Forget about the lengthy combo codes, scanning through move lists, and spending time in Training Mode because you can jump right into battle without these things. All you have to do is pick a character, and you’re ready to smash!
Contrary to other brawler-type games, the characters don’t have a health bar, but instead, you have to increase their percentage by constantly heating them with good blows. The higher their percentage goes, the easier it is for you to knock them off the map with a strong attack. The moment you knock off your opponent means victory for you. That’s why you better use your character’s Final Smash in the right timing because one misstep and you can KO yourself.
After playing the game, we can say that SSBU is an experience, and it’s probably the best Smash Bros. game to date. I wonder how they could even top this one! But more than just a fantastic amalgamation of different characters from different games, SSBU is an engaging and easy-to-play game for all ages.
It’ll never intimidate you with complex combos to execute, but rather it’ll ensure a fun and competitive atmosphere.