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Published: January 26, 2008
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Over the past couple weeks, I've gotten to know the "hardcore" side of Smash Bros. If you want to play the game with no items on "neutral" stages, go for it. But I personly like playing Smash Bros because of the randomness and wacky stages.

Only a few more days until it's released in Japan, then the Smash forums can stop posting rumors!
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cylun's avatar
Of course you can fight me on hyrule temple with mewtwo. Items? Sure.
*doesn't turn on a time limit for the stock match, because most people don't know what it is*
Try and catch me now :D

*3 hours later*
"this game's winner is...fox!"
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OmegaChosen0's avatar
Yeah now everyone is TOURNEY FAG and I am FUCK YOU I AM HAVING FUN HERE
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Redmond17's avatar
If you ask me, a real hardcore pro would be someone who strives to deal with the randomness that makes the game fun -- err, I mean, "unfair" -- rather than tell everybody then have to be the same for anything to matter.
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EluanTupy's avatar
Smash Bros' "hardcore" fanbase is the very definition of the phrase "Stop Having Guys".
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MasterKnightDH's avatar
You mean "Stop Having Fun Guys" but yeah.
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InfamousTamago's avatar
I bet that if the game makers were to release a game with only one flat level and one character with only a palate change, they would complain that game lacked choice.
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ShinChuck's avatar
This is just perfect. I remember getting grilled once by a couple "hardcore" players for suggesting we turned on items or tried a different stage other than the ONE SINGLE ONE we were using. They were just horrified, like I had suggested we play the game the way the developers originally intended, in the way that differentiated it from all other fighters out there.
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Darkangelsv1's avatar
Darkangelsv1|Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true... and so sad...
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LioSKETCH's avatar
LioSKETCH|Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a difference between "hardcore" gamers and actual hardcore gamers. What's funny is I kicked the butts of those who claimed to be hardcore gamers with some pretty low-tier characters.

There's a point to playing games and its not showing off skills. It's to have fun.
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ChaosBladewing's avatar
The thing "hardcore" players dont seem to realize is that it really doesnt take all that much skill to win as Meta Knight on Final Destination with no items against most average at best players.

Skilled players can go along a bit more with the dynamics.
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Timic83's avatar
I normally love LFs stuff, but he was really being mean with this. We have fun with no items FD, because we actually have to use skill to win. It makes winning so much more satisfying. Whats more satisfying, beating someone in chess, or beating someone in chess because their hair randomly caught on fire and they smashes the chessboard?

THeres nothing wrong if you wanna play items, but don't act like your tough sh*t if you win with them. Thats like winning fencing fight because you were given a beam sword.
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The-Reploidst's avatar
Your comparison is too over exaggerated to get the point across. A better one would've been:"-or beating someone in chess because they got sick on the spot?"

My point? Extreme exaggerations don't get your point across.

My thoughts lie in line with battousaiJoe's, if you can't win without all the items off, then you can't call yourself the best.

The best players can adapt to situations depending on many different factors, including the inclusion of items. They may be an X factor, but you deal with X factors on a daily basis in your life, and like your life, you have to adapt to those X factors to function normally.

The same can be said for games like Brawl.

So, in gist.

"If you can't handle the X Factor, you can't call yourself the best."

That's all.
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battosaiJoe's avatar
The way I see it, being the best is the ability to win in any situation under any circumstances. If you're good enough, you can compensate for items and levels and use them to your advantage even if you choose not to pick them up. It takes just as much skill to win with items on so-called "unbalanced" levels, and if you have to have items off to win, then I ain't gonna call you the best.

But then again, that's just me.
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whenbananasattack's avatar
I think he's less making fun of the people who play "No items! Fox only! Final Destination!" and more making fun of people who mock others for playing a different way from themselves.
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WolfUrameshi's avatar
Thank you for creating this humorous comedy. It further proves my point that Smash is, was and always will be about fun. It's not meant to be turned into a Marvel VS Capcom 2 clone.

Screw Final Destination. Screw No Items option. Screw hacks. Screw Brawl+. I want my Brawl the way it's meant to be, thanks.
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chaosnano's avatar
And this is why I don't play Smash anymore
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Patcheresu's avatar
Wow, you just summed up the attitude of every Mac activist/Stop Having Fun Guy in the world.
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LioSKETCH's avatar
LioSKETCH|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is exactly why I don't play Smash Brothers with people I don't know personally.

These "Stop Having Fun" guys are so annoying I feel like I could hurl.
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pikamario99's avatar
Fortunately, I don't know anyone like that. I imagine they'd get rather annoying. [/understatement]
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Morggehan|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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RyoKasami's avatar
This comic speaks so many things to me.

This is my perfect matchup:


All items
Falcon Only


All Items
Mewtwo Only
Big Blue

XP Awesome stuff.
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handsockpuppet's avatar
Ha, it's even more funny now that I've quit Brawl and went back to Melee simply because Brawl isn't as good when it comes to "hardcore" gaming.
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