First Sakurai has to masturbate to the characters regulary for at least 3 weeks straight. THEN he has to picture said character going out on a date with Pit to see if there is chemistry involved. If the chemistry scores a 11.23 on the Richter scale then Sakurai gives the official order to start development.
Usually potential, variety, importance, and popularity. So no Ashley. She's not any more important than all the other characters. Also no Skull Kid, he's only a villain in one game that came out a long time ago.
>>258244043 The best selling FE game still has yet to surpass either of the first 2 golden sun games. Plus the shitpile that was shadow dragon sold half as much as dark dawn did, yet FE is the only one allowed to get a sequel? It's bullshit
>>258250371 >You probably should activated the lighthouse thing, it's kind of bad >Oh oops, maybe I should have told you guys it was going to unleash monsters everywhere and wipe out half the world's population, but good thing you saved that one person
>>258250332 That'd be pretty cool. Besides the Zelda characters (presumably since TP was the last game with a Sheik design at all) we seem to be getting the most recent versions of any returning characters.
>>258251172 This Djinn are absolutely crucial to the battle system of golden sun, without them you can't change class (meaning no stat increases or way to get more magic), can't use their buffs, and you can't use any summons. The past games always let you go back anywhere whenever you want to look for some you missed
>EARLY DEVELOPMENT STAGES Bring a new mechanic to the table (Little Mac, Robin, Rosalina) Be from a new/unrepresented series that's rose in popularity since the last game (Villager, Little-Mac, Mii) Be a popular character within an already prominently established series (Rosalina, Greninja) Come from completely out of the blue unexpectedly (Wii-Fit Trainer, new reto rep) Be a third party with great legacy power
>LATE DEVELOPMENT STAGES Easy to implement (Lucina) Similar to an already established character (Lucina) Come from a series that doesn't have many reps to begin with (Lucina) Be a third party with great legacy power
>>258251565 My problem with her was that she's boring. She's a white human that does yoga. Of course then they revealed that she actually does have a gimmick, which I can't really criticize until I try for myself.
I still hate her final smash though. It's so boring and stupid. At least they could've made something crazy and stupid, like having her hop onto a flying wii fit board and ramming other players while doing crazy yoga.
>>258251652 I think it would work well if he almost did something obscene, but had to always catch himself. Like if he had to shake his sword to charge it up, he would start to do the jerk off motion, but stop and timidly wiggle it in a less adult way instead
>There will never be a good Golden Sun game ever again ever never ever and they will never make a Golden Sun character playable with those awesome Djinn summons as a final smash or something ever never ever never
>>258252186 Honestly? Yeah. Punch out wasn't a game from my childhood, but I do think Lil Mac has more personality.
The thing is, I'm glad he's in because a lot of people wanted him in. WFT was more of a "nobody wanted but oh man, that porn."
I don't know. I'm sure there are a lot of people that like WFT because of the charm they managed to put into her moves and that intro movie. And it's not like my opinion is worth anything to begin with. And hey, she's not going out, so people might as well like her now.
>>258252923 I think you missed the point that I do not care for her or the porn. However, the porn was pretty much ALL that was fueling every single thread about her during the months after her announcement.
In order to be a playable character, you must have something that can work in your game that can transition into Smash Bros. Unfortunately, this is where a lot of candidates are axed from the list. Sonic literally plays with only one button, and Mario and Luigi are perfect for the platforming aspect. In the case of Wario Sakurai took it literally and made his movements exact to his WarioWare appearance and the end result was shit. Now with Little Mac and Palutena, you have their movesets/styles based from their games, and it comes out properly.
Next, if Sakurai wants to add filler to the rosters, he'll look at some characters who share body types and clone them. Case in point Marth, Roy, Dr. Mario and Lucina. Some outlandish cases like Ganondorf also apply.
Lastly, his personal taste come into play and don't pretend it doesn't. If he doesn't see something as fit for Smash, it's not happening regardless of how good or interesting it may be. His personal bias alone plays a key in the roster.
tl;dr Sakurai adds what he wants with a hint of what the fans want.
>>258239852 Most Smash characters are either a main playable protagonist, a recurring, important villain, or otherwise a central NPC whom the game's plot revolves around (such as Zelda or Palutena). Pokemon kind of break these rules, due to the nature of their series.
There has to be SOMETHING that can imply a recognizable moveset, even if it's a stretch like giving the goddess magic to Zelda, or giving generic ninja moves to Sheik (who they probably wouldn't have included if they weren't dedicated to Zelda having a transformation move.) Captain Falcon is an exception, his moveset was pre-existing from when the game was going to have entirely original characters and he was a convenient physical match for the model of the generic character he's a "clone" of.
They're usually either from a classic NES-era series, or a game that was released fairly recently before that iteration of Smash (or both, of course). If a character isn't an NES-era classic, and they haven't had a new game since Brawl came out, they likely missed their chance.
A Golden Sun rep is... questionable. In the lead-up to Brawl Sakurai mentioned that Pikmin was the only real viable new franchise for Smash Bros., kind of implicitly shit-talking Golden Sun's eligibility. That could be something he changes his mind on, like an Animal Crossing rep, but the new Golden Sun doesn't seem any more eligible than the first.
Be popular by having a good fanbase, or being forced on you by nintendo because they can't enough of shoving Rosalina down our throats DO YOU RIKE HER YET DO U RIKE HER HERE HAVE MORE ROSALINE U RIKE ROSALINAAA
But nah, out side of nitendo's lightning it's usually who Sakurai things would work as a good fighter.
To get into Smash you need: A. Iconic Nintendo character B. 3rd party with many games on a Nintendo system C. Retro character that has caught Sakurai-sama's attention D.Character from a company that is helping to develop the game. E. Have a creator who is Sakaurai-sama's butt buddy
>>258261220 >implying Dr.Mario was shit Pichu was originally two characters like Ice Climbers but due to the game coming out too soon it was cut down to Pichu; Pichu wasn't what he envisioned originally
>>258261341 Never underestimate fanbases. Somehow, Lloyd was more important than the character that inspired various game devs, is in every arcade, and is the most recognizable game character in the world, before Mario.
>>258260637 If you took a look at any of the dozens of possible movesets that people have made, you'd see Isaac would play nothing like Isaac. For one, his main magic focus is earth, including things like plants and earthquakes, which robin doesn't use at all. Secondly, you could go down the route of making Isaac a summoner fighter, where his moves revolve around summons and preparing to bring them out which no one on the roster does at all. There's also the djinn which could be linked to "setting" moves first and then unleashing the djinn but also giving the opportunity to not use the djinn and get a stat bonus for keeping them set.
Isaacs moveset practically writes itself in many different ways, all of which could bring something very unique to smash.
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