Masahiuro Sakurai wants to make Smash Bros Wii U more fun to play online than Super Smash Bros Brawl. Writing in his Famitsu column, Sakurai highlighted the issue of players going on the defensive which results in fights are are "not interesting or fun."
Sakurai wrote his column in response to a letter from a fan who complained that everyone was taking the approach of waiting for the other player to go on the offensive and no one was playing with items.
Sakurai admitted that this isn't how he thought Brawl would be played online and will be looking to find a solution with Smash Bros Wii U.
"The idea of Brawl's 'carefree brawling' motto was to get rid of as many restraints as possible and allow people to choose whatever play approach they liked," he wrote. "I'd like people to take some freer approaches with their gameplay, but the sort of battle style you describe in your letter is not interesting or fun. That's why I'll probably be thinking of a way to deal with that in the next game. We've learned a lot about net play since Brawl was released, after all, so a lot more is possible.
"I suppose the fact that we've still got no-fee online battles available in a game that was released five years ago is another cause of the problem. It would have been nice if we could have revised the game rules as appropriate, but with the system we had, that wasn't possible."
Have you had a similar experience of playing Brawl online. What do you want from Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS online?
[ Source: Polygon ]