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Life Lesson Super Smash Bros Pt. 2

John Rowland

Posted on August 10, 2018 23:00

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(NOTE: This piece is given to us by a special friend.) From seeing your favorite characters make Smash's roster, to reliving the glory days of your childhood, life is a lot of fun when you get your way. But that's not always the case and sometimes, there's nothing you can do about it. So, how do you cope with reality when faced with such misfortunes? The only real solution is to look on the bright side.

Ladies and gentlemen, it's been announced that we're getting Simon & Richter Belmont from Castlevania, as well as Chrom and Dark Samus, and far more, all in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And last, but certainly not least, the long-awaited and much-anticipated King K. Rool! I guess my prediction was wrong . . .

Folks, I have a confession to make. For anyone who has read my 1st or 3rd gaming article, I'm sure it's clear that Dixie Kong is, or was, my most wanted Smash newcomer, and has been since Brawl. This time around, I yearned to see her confirmation more avidly than ever. Don't get me wrong, I'm just as delighted as the next guy that King K. Rool finally made Smash's roster, and that many gamers will enjoy reliving the memories of beating him to a pulp, but I really would've rather seen Dixie first.

Truthfully, my main objection to getting K. Rool without Dixie is that they share some solid history together. Who's the one who fought K. Rool alongside Diddy in DKC2, and again in DKC3? Correct -- Dixie. That being said, I wasn't exactly thrilled seeing K. Rool using his blunderbuss and propeller pack from those games, but no Dixie. Call me crazy, but that somehow doesn't feel right.

Now of all the newcomer candidates, why would I want Dixie Kong? That's a good question, and the answer is simple. After observing how she journeys with, and dares to rescue, her friends during their adventures along with her joyful demeanor, it's evident that Dixie absolutely loves them all to death. Furthermore, there's one thing she has that essentially no female fighter in Smash currently does -- an unambiguous boyfriend. Simply put, Dixie is not only a fighter, but is also very loyal and faithful to her friends -- probably the best friend or girlfriend a monkey could ask for. That's the kind of character I had hoped would grab Smash fans' attention -- someone so feisty, yet so loving. But I know that's just ridiculous wishful thinking, and probably wouldn't have happened anyway.

So, although I'm happy that King K. Rool is finally here, but also somewhat heartbroken that Dixie Kong isn't, I still stand by the point I made in the first part -- that Smash isn't about having our demands met, as satisfying as it is. Of course, it's still early, and there's hope for more challengers. But, with all things considered, Dixie will be lucky to get in as an assist trophy. Nonetheless, I'll be a good sport and not hold anything against Mr. Sakurai and his team, especially after everything they've already done.

As I've said before, not everybody's wishes for newcomers, or game content in general, will be granted. As with Bomberman, several fans are disappointed that Shovel Knight is an assist trophy, but are happy he's represented at all. So let's be glad that King K. Rool's arrival has not only made countless followers more hyped for Ultimate's release, but has also averted another potential Waluigi outcry.

John Rowland

Posted on August 10, 2018 23:00

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