Wow, we’re already at the 15th edition of our Rate That Character Round Up? How many characters did we rate? Only God knows and I’m here to bring you this week’s ratings!
And we’re starting in the Wild West with Dillon from Spazzy! Let’s see if the harsh rules of the Wild West also apply to Smash Bros.
Verdict: “Dillon is an interesting character. His series isn’t huge, but it’s steady and it’s on the rise. He seems like a perfect fit for a new Smash game if that Smash game was developed in the same fashion as all the previous Smash games. Ultimate is a whole new kind of Smash, though.”
Next, NantenJex made a deal with the devil and rated the chances of the Devil. Could the devil successfully “convince” NantenJex with a “good” argument or was NantenJex able to overcome temptation and was fair and square?
Verdict: “Maybe if Super Smash Bros. was first released for the NES, Devil would have had a chance. As it stands though, he doesn’t really suit the fighting role anymore and is a fairly obscure NES villain. He has some legacy and will likely be back as an assist trophy but Sakurai has to really want a curveball character to see the Devil proving himself as Nintendo’s fiercest villain.”
Now, I have to be very honest: The next one was recorded a very long time ago and after we wrapped up our Rating, Sukapon never told us about her new job in Smash Ultimate. How mean! But that doesn’t stop PushDustIn to just release the Rate That Character-video for her. Was he right in retrospective? Well, let’s see:
Verdict: “Sukapon would be a retro pick that many would not see coming. She has a decent shot, but she’s competing with a number of other characters for the position. I personally think she has a good chance of becoming an Assist Trophy in the near future, but her obscurity and possibly legal issues will hold her back from becoming a playable character.”
After our debacle with Sukapon, Tris decided to take a look at one of the latest characters from Splatoon: The Octolings. Or better said, the “well behaved” Octolings. They’re nice now, but is this enough for Smash? Tris investigates!
Verdict: “The Octolings have become a major part of Splatoon, especially in recent months. There’s no doubt in my mind that they’d be Echo Fighters of Inklings if they make it into Smash Ultimate. Even though they’d therefore require less resources and time, I’m still hesitant to believe they’d make it into the base game…however, if Smash Ultimate gets DLC, I’d strongly believe that the Octolings have a chance…as long as Echo Fighters are fair candidates for DLC. Overall, I think they have a fairly even chance of making it into Smash Ultimate at some point, whether it’s base game or as post-launch DLC.”
That’s it for today. What do you think of the characters and their ratings? You have suggestions for characters we should rate? Leave a comment and smash that Subscriber-Butto…oh, wait, wrong place.