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Sakurai Says He Has Has No Plans To Balance Super Smash Bros Further, But Will Be Working On Online

Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has told Famitsu that he has no plans to balance Super Smash Bros on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U further, but he did say he remains committed to improve the experience online. It sounds as though patch version 1.0.4 is the final update to include major gameplay tweaks.

In the future, do you plan on adjusting or balancing the game further through a patch?

Sakurai: We don’t have any such plans, but at the very least we will be working on a few things connected to the online play experience, bit by bit.

If we were to do something like tweak characters’ customized special moves, then there’d be no end to it. But with that said, if there are any glaring issues, we may address them.

That’s because with customized special moves or items, you can only play with them enabled online with players who are in your friends list, isn’t that right?

Sakura: When playing with your personal friends, I think it’s probably more interesting that you can almost cheat a little through customizing your character. *Laughs*

Thanks, Fred

82 thoughts on “Sakurai Says He Has Has No Plans To Balance Super Smash Bros Further, But Will Be Working On Online”

    1. The game is unbalanced. All fighting games usually are. Post release balancing should be a must for every fighting game released. When you get it to the publics hands, you have millions of testers.

        1. Meh, a group of Mac’s are annoying but you can get around most Mac players. They’re predicable. Ganon on the other hand…lol

        2. luigis recovery is horrible. All you have to do is meet him with an attack when he does his tornado and he’s dead.

    1. If you can’t beat them all, then you’re not a good smash player. The only problem is they changed bowser’s suicide dive. He dies first. Like how does that even happen when the opponent is going down first.

      1. diddy can react to pretty much everything, he is really hard to punish at times many smash players have talked about banning him, i don’t want him to go the route of metaknight

          1. true, but diddy is really tricky to punish even some pros say so, but he is not unbeatable, I just don’t want him ban

    1. Don’t be an ass. Why not YOU try to actively search for news 24/7, while also collating and deciding which provided news should be posted, while moderating the shit comments section

      1. Lol searching 24/7? Most of this news is fansubmitted or ripped off the front page of other websites. And you must be high if you think the comments are moderated.

        1. You know, maybe sickr has a job to work, games to play, children to feed, sex to have? Just a thought.

          He’s obviously gonna get news from other websites or straight from Nintendo, you think he’s gonna have direct contact with Nintendo PR? Lol

          Trust me, the comments ARE being moderated. You just don’t realize it.

  1. “tweak characters’ customized special moves, then there’d be no end to it”
    Sakurai no one cares about that they care if character is broken ( diddy kong ), or buff up a few guys like megaman, ganondorf( needs some super armor, or to be a bit faster). Sakurai u did a damn good job, but please listen to smash players, or else they will bitch bitch, and bitch. Its good though u will fix major things but pay attention to everything

    1. This idoit was working 24/7 on game with a messed up hand, with barely any sleep just so he give the game to fans, I don’t always agree with him, or take his word on everthing, but Sakurai is no idoit.

      1. Yawn yawn bitch bitch, Sakurai’s just a crybaby. You don’t see other devs complaining actively about whatever issue they have, they GRIN AND BEAR IT

    2. He recently said that he was tried of Smash, so it’s pretty possible that we’ll have a new director for the next generation of Smash. I didn’t mind everything that he had done, but it would be nice for him to step down and let someone else take the helm

    1. there still a chance depending. Sounds like he doesn’t like pay dlc, that gives only characters, maybe Packs like MK8. Remeber too no DLC was plan for MK8…

  2. I have trouble with Sonic (in the hands of an experienced sonic-player). He can roll all over you and stop on a dime w. shielding. Are Yoshi or Falco are good counter picks?

        1. He is very powerful but he has a huge weakness and that’s in his recovery and air moves. He isn’t broken you just have to know how to go up against him

  3. Honestly, all the fast characters need to be nerfed or all the slow characters need to be buffed. My Ganondorf is 100x better in this game than in brawl, so I’m grateful for that, but he needs a speed buff. Actually, I will never forgive sakurai for his laziness with ganondorf. Why does he have warlock punch? Give him a fucking projectile love or something.

    1. Yeah another Olimar fan in Smash. Finally. I thought I was the only one. I wish Olimar still carried 5 pikmin with him instead if 3. Sad I know.

        1. Also 2 of his special moves are totally worthless.Default b just revive pikmin and down b bring them close….It should have fuction like rosalina if u use it once it does sonething and then recover the pikmin.

    2. Olimar has got so much nerf and he wasnt even strong in brawl to deserve it.

      -he was reduce to 3 pikmins
      -changed his strong up special(his only good special attack)
      -down b is even more worthless now with 3 pikmins
      -overall he seems to do less knockback than brawl

      so stupid it was a great character but now auck ass

  4. Pfff… who needs effing balance anyway. The world is unbalanced as well and no one is complaining. Quit whining and train more. Who wants an ass-easy game that has no challenge? But if Smash is too hard for you “posers”, why don’t you go back to your Street Baby Fighter Ultra Mega Supreme DLC Bullshit Edition 5.1243?

  5. Please let this be Sakura’s last Smash game & please have someone that won’t be lazy with Ganondorf work on the next game! The fact he doesn’t change Ganondorf because that’s his main is bullshit. It doesn’t matter what you want out of the character but what we want out of him when playing as him. At least allow us to use customized characters & miis online. Fuck this “but we want everyone to know what they are going up against online as far as movesets are concerned” bullshit! It’s handicapping for the casual player, to be honest.

    1. Gannypoo at least needs his Dead Man’s Volley, Ground Smash, his trademark sword, and levitation in his moveset. Oh, and include more brutal attacks to make him seem like a threat for once.

    2. I concur. It’s like if in Team Fortress 2 you could only use your alternate weapons (like using the bow and arrow instead of the default sniper rifle) in offline mode- which the game doesn’t have. I would have liked to see custom specials allowed in online to mix things up.

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