Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reviews are in: Here's what you need to know

CNET | 12/6/2018 | Morgan Little
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Every single Smash Bros. character is headed to the Nintendo Switch with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, coming to stores Dec. 7. Thursday morning, the review embargo lifted and the critical consensus is clear: Smash Bros. Ultimate lives up to the hype.

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Resident Smash Bros. expert Alfred Ng got an early copy of the game, and found it has what both casual and hardcore fans want.

"For now, SSBU plays like a well-balanced game with new elements to keep it fresh and interesting for a long time," he said. "The meta game could develop to a point where one character is broken and overpowered, but until then, SSBU has a great shot at bringing Smash players from across the fandom together."

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Gamespot's review Edmond Tran's review-in-progress gave Smash Bros. a 9/10.

"Situational downers don't stop Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from shining as a flexible multiplayer game that can be as freewheeling or as firm as you want it to be," he wrote. "Its entertaining single-player content helps keep the game rich with interesting things to do, as well as bolstering its spirit of loving homage to the games that have graced Nintendo consoles. Ultimate's diverse content is compelling, its strong mechanics are refined, and the encompassing collection is simply superb."

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The game features every single Smash Bros. character yet (and new additions such as Castlevania's Simon Belmont and yes, a Piranha Plant), more than 100 stages, more than 800 music tracks and countless other additions to the long-running franchise. And our resident Smash Bros. competitive expert has given it a tentative thumbs-up after getting an early hands-on with the game.

Here's everything we know so far about what could be the single-most anticipated game for the Nintendo Switch, from new characters, online modes, Spirits to Nintendo's DLC plans. Or, if you're totally new to the...
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