Super Smash Bros
Super Smash Bros for Wii U was released this past week. It's really great to see this video game franchise continue to go strong. This is one of those games that is just plain fun to play. There are several things that are great about Super Smash Bros. First, it is a family friendly game. Sure, it is a fighting game, but unlike games like Mortal Combat and even Street Fighter, it is much more cartoonish and playful. Therefore parents can feel comfortable allowing their children to play it. It is out just in time for the Holiday Season, and so I'm sure it will be a popular gift this year. Another great thing about Super Smash Bros is that it is not one of those Role Playing Games that consumes your entire life like Halo and other similar games. It is one that you can pick up and put down, and revisit whenever. I'm not tying to say that Role Playing Games aren't great. They are. But sometimes a less involved video game is what players are looking for. For years Super Smash Bros has been a great game of this type. Being from Nintendo, this game features all of the classic and beloved characters that fans of this company have come to appreciate over the years. The great thing that Nintendo has done is to create a lot of crossover appeal between the games. And a game like Super Smash Bros in which so many of the Nintendo characters are featured can generate interest in games specifically featuring one of the characters, too. Not only is this a fun game, but also a good marketing strategy.