Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Top five stages I want to see in Super Smash Bros. 4

           As promised, Super Smash Bros month has begun. I would go over what stages I want to see in the next entry in this fantastic series, what songs I want to see, what changes I want to be made and what characters I want to play as. Now, let's start with the stages. Why not the characters first? Well, I'm saving the best for last. The rules. These have to be stages we haven't seen in the previous games. In short, they have to be completely NEW. Second rule, only one per franchise. Third rule, they must come from Nintendo games. Now that this is out of the way, let's start this countdown with  number five.

5. Sealed Grounds (Past) - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Since every Super Smash Bros adds a new Zelda level based on the previous installment , it wouldn't be crazy to think that the next Zelda stage that will appear in Super Smash Bros. 4 would come from Skyward Sword. With that said, I went with Sealed Grounds (Past). Originally, I wanted the Ancient cistern to be the next Zelda stage but I couldn't imagine what section of it would be a Super Smash Bros stage given that the Ancient Cistern is a pretty ''enclosed'' level which doesn't fit Super Smash Bros because you need to push your opponents out of the stage to get a K.O. This is the reason why I put Sealed Grounds from the past on the list (And by Sealed Grounds, I mean the one in which you fight Final Ghirahim). I can image it being a simple looking stage but a fun one, like Final Destination.

4. Comet Observatory - Super Mario Galaxy

      Much like the number five entry, we can guess that the next main Mario stage is going to be from Super Mario Galaxy based on the history of Mario stages in Super Smash Bros. Peach's Castle was the main Mario stage in Melee and Delfino Plaza was the main Mario stage in Brawl, we can guess that the main overworld from Super Mario Galaxy is going to be the Mario stage in Super Smash Bros. 4. And I'm happy about it. I'm not putting this stage on the list just because of how likely it is that we will see it in the next Smash Bros. but also because of what can be done with the stage. Here are a few ideas. 1. You will fight on different parts of the level (Sort of like Delfino Plaza in Brawl). 2. You would be able to see some of the galaxies in the background like how Final Destination changes backgrounds. With that being said, the Comet Observatory is number four.

3. Sunset Shore - Donkey Kong Country Returns 

        Remember that awesome looking stage from Donkey Kong Country Returns? The one that happens during the sunset? Well, I want to see it in the next Smash Brothers! I was pretty disappointed with the Donkey Kong levels in Brawl. They were a bit too big and, more often than not, the stages killed you, which was quite unfair. Why not just stop with the moving camera for once? With this little complaint out of the way, I really want to see Sunset Shore mostly for it's style. Simply imagining shadows fighting each other relentlessly while the sun goes to sleep is just so awesome. Oh, and did I mention it would be in HD? If there is one Donkey Kong stage I want, it is Sunset Shore.

2. Chaos Vortex - Kid Icarus Uprising

   I had a seriously hard time picking a level from Kid Icarus Uprising. There are so many great levels from this game! Palutena's Temple, Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit, the Underworld. There are so many great levels but I had to pick one: The Chaos Vortex. While it isn't likely we will see this level as a stage in Super Smash Brothers 4, I still put it on my list because of how awesome it is. The level design itself is quite fantastic but imagine what it would look like in HD. The fighters can fight where Pit fought the Chaos Kin, so we don't really have to worry about where you would fight on this stage. As a bonus, why not have the Chaos Kin running around, killing those who don't move their asses? Just a thought. But anyways, the Chaos Vortex is my number two. 

Before we get to number one, let's recapitulate (Don't worry, it won't take long).

5. Sealed Grounds (Past) from The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword

4. The Comet Observatory from Super Mario Galaxy

3. Sunset Shore from Donkey Kong Country Returns

And finally

2. The Chaos Vortex from Kid Icarus Uprising

And my number one stage I want to see in the next Super Smash Brothers is...

1. Gaur Plains - Xenoblade Chronicles

        Holy molly! This f*cking level! Like with Kid Icarus Uprising, it was hard finding what level would represent Xenoblade Chronicles in Super Smash Bros. 4. But after thinking for a while, I decided to go for Gaur Plains. If there is one level in Xenoblade that embodies the feeling of going on a big adventure, it is Gaur Plains. If Xenoblade is ever represented in the next Super Smash Brothers, this is likely the level that would represent the game. Seeing all the animals running in the background, the Territorial Rotbart slowly approaching you fighters and smashing whoever is in his way, watching the weather slowly change as time goes by, day becoming night and vice versa and the Mechonis' face in the background, Gaur Plains HAD to be number one. Just imagining what it could look like, in HD no less, I can't think of a single stage I want to see more than Gaur Plains from Xenoblade Chronicles. Gaur Plains is my number one stage I want to see in the next Super Smash Brothers.

This has been xSUPERSONICx99. Smash Bros. Month has BEGUN!

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