Friday, October 12, 2007

Mini-article: Why the Brawl delay is a good thing

As every gamer on the face of the Earth now knows, Super Smash Bros. Brawl has been delayed in both North America and Japan until early 2008. I'm really not all that concerned. In fact, I'm glad Brawl was delayed.

Now, before you go calling me a madman, hear me out. First of all, look at Holiday 2007. Between now and the end of the year, we'll see the release of Super Mario Galaxy, NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, Battalion Wars 2, Zack & Wiki, Trauma Center: New Blood, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Medal of Honor Heroes 2, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Rayman Raving Rabbids 2, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. And that's just for Wii! Don't you think there's enough on the way these next two months?

Second of all, and undoubtedly most important, this extra time will let Nintendo makes Brawl the absolute best it could be. More development time means more characters, more items, more stages and more modes, as well as an overall increase in quality of the whole package.

So then, would you rather have Brawl this December, or would you rather wait a while and get it when it's bigger, better and badder than ever before? I feel the answer is quite obvious.


WJUK said...

Er... that line-up for you lot maybe...

But in the UK, we're still looking forward to Metroid! The shame of it all!
Not Metroid. The waiting.

Hell, we're also waiting for Zelda.

PsychoDuck said...

Oh, sorry WJUK! I forgot to account for Europe! Very sorry! But you'll still have a few good titles to look for! Metroid Prime 3, Endless Ocean, Super Mario Galaxy, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure and Nitrobike all look well worth the cash to me! And you'll have 'em all by Christmas :)

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