Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Smash Brothers Fan Documentary Chronicles The Rise Of A Fighting Legend

Super Smash Bros. was never meant to become a truly competitive fighting game, the series has always focused on being a fun party game over the more technical aspects of fighting giants like Street Fighter or Marvel vs. Capcom. The definitive GameCube system seller, Super Smash Bros. Melee, has become the most competitive game in the whole franchise going as far as being featured in this years EVO Fighting Tournament (EVO 2013). The game was placed against other major fighting games not yet featured in the tournament and fans were allowed to vote via a breast cancer donation drive to see which game would be featured. Super Smash Bros. Melee won the donation drive and ended up a major draw for viewers of the competition.

YouTube channel EastPointPictures has crafted an excellent documentary series which chronicles the rise of Super Smash Bros. (Super Smash Bros. Melee specifically) as a competitive fighting game featuring the major players in the competitive scene. The documentary title The Smash Brothers is broken into 9 parts clocking in at over 4 hours which may seem a bit lengthy but ultimately proves to be a very entertaining and fascinating look into a game never really meant to be played at a competitive level. With the upcoming 2014 release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, this series is a must watch for any fan of the series or fighting games in general. Enjoy!

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