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Leffen explains why he’s considering quitting Smash Ultimate

Published: 28/Nov/2019 12:41

by Kamil Malinowski

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dSuper Smash Bros. legend William “Leffen” Hjelte has raised come concerns about Ultimate and revealed that he is considering quitting the game. 

Leffen is one of the most famous Smash Bros. players in the world, having made his name as a Fox player in Melee. He’s known for being the first player to defeat all of the ‘five Gods’ of Smash – Adam ‘Armada’ Lindgren, Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma, Joseph ‘Mango’ Marquez, Jason ‘Mew2King’ Zimmerman, and Kevin ‘PPMD’ Nanney.

Ever since his accomplishment he has been a central figure in the Melee community, consistently making appearances at the biggest events and battling it out with the best of them.

NintendoSmash Ultimate has become one of the biggest fighting games in the world.

Like many other Smash Melee players, he joined the Ultimate competitive scene as the game continues to grow with Nintendo’s support. However, he doesn’t seem to be enjoying the game and has revealed he is considering quitting during a Twitter rant on November 27.

“Having to learn 3x the matchups in a game with 76 characters is an insanely bad disadvantage. Either joker main or quitting Ultimate most likely.” Said Leffen when talking about his current main – Pokemon Trainer.

The Swede claims he is massively disadvantaged having to learn how to use three different Pokemon against 76 characters when every other player only uses one fighter. Not only that, but he cites Ivysaur and Charizard as “so f*****g bad on defense” giving him even less fighting power.

He also suggested he may switch to Joker, however, he claims that while the character has a tonne of potential, he hates playing him online and that is his only source of practice.

Leffen even went on to say that Ultimate is “such a mess” for him, although, it has helped him realize he loves grinding games, even if he doesn’t like the game itself.

Finally, he added that he will be hosting some more boot camps for Ultimate players, so even if he quits playing, he will still have a hand in the competitive scene.

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Smash Ultimate’s Sakurai reveals which PS5 game he highly recommends

Published: 26/Nov/2020 21:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros series creator Masahiro Sakurai is known to play all sorts of games, and not just ones made by Nintendo. In a new Famitsu column, the Ultimate director revealed that he got his hands on a PlayStation 5 and what game is recommends the most.

In a translation by Source Gaming, the fifty-year-old explained how he really likes the new Sony console calling it, “nice to touch” due to its smoothness.

According to Sakurai, although he had some issues transferring his PS4 cloud saves to the next-gen console, he’s glad he can play them on PS5.

The first game he played on the console was The Ninja Saviors, but he also used the PS5’s upgrade feature to play an enhanced version of Watch Dogs: Legion. Sakurai was impressed with how the graphics look better in certain places.

Watch Dogs Legion screenshot
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Sakurai was enjoying the graphical upgrade for Watch Dogs Legion.

It should be noted, however, that this doesn’t mean that a Watch Dogs character will be coming to Smash Bros anytime soon. Although Sakurai does play the games upcoming fighters are from, he also simply enjoys playing through many titles.

Besides, if Ubisoft was going to get a representative in Smash Ultimate, chances are it would be Rayman and not a Watch Dogs protagonist such as Aiden Pierce.

In any case, Watch Dogs isn’t even the PS5 game he recommends the most, with that title going to Astro’s Playroom.

Sakurai suggests everyone play it because it “acts like a PlayStation archive” and found it to be a “fittingly fresh start to the PS5.”

That all said though, he wasn’t as impressed in other areas. Sakurai says he found the built-in hard drive to be lacking storage space. He also really hopes that the supply issues some people are having are rectified so others can get their hands on the console.

Astro's Playroom controller
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Sakurai thinks gamers need to try Astro’s Playroom.

It’s good to see that Sakurai is actively gaming while also working on Smash Ultimate’s next four DLC fighters. So far, there’s no indication as to when fighter 8 will be released, but some rumors have suggested it could be coming in December at The Game Awards.

Until then, hopefully, just like Sakurai, you have a PS5 to keep you busy.