We’re back for more Rate That Character-episodes!
What awaits us this week? Well, not as much as before, but we still have plenty of characters to rate.
How about we start rating one of the most requested episodes we received since we launched the series? Is Klonoa worthy as a new character or is NantenJex not so positive about Klonoa’s chances?
Verdict: “Klonoa has many friends outside and inside the gaming industry, That’s a factor, that shouldn’t be too underestimated and could be one of Klonoa’s biggest chances to get into Smash Bros. as a fighter. But this is where his chances already stop. It’s a critically acclaimed series, but not a series that left a big impact on the gaming industry like PAC-MAN and Sonic did. Even the last attempt making Klonoa relevant again unfortunately failed and Klonoa is now sadly in Bandai Namco’s list of dormant franchises
Even with him having an unique moveset to Smash Bros in mind, Klonoa’s ability would also be perfectly suited as an Assist Trophy, if not, even better here. We see his chances as Assist Trophy far bigger than as an actual fighter. There’s a big uncertainty about the status of Klonoa in the air, which blows any favorable pros away as a playable character in Smash Bros.”
Next, we have everyone’s favorite secretary. The best, you can wish for as a major. But does Isabelle have, what it takes to be a Smash Bros.-Fighter? Well, it’s up to Tris to approve the invitation-letter…
Verdict: “With the announcement of Smash Ultimate and the previously mentioned introduction of Echo Fighters, I actually feel that Isabelle’s chances of making it has risen. I believe Isabelle has enough recognition and popularity to be an exciting pick. As most characters in the Animal Crossing series are proven to be able to do the same activities as the main Villager, it’s not unlikely for Isabelle to be an Echo Fighter of Villager, and I personally believe this is how she would make it in. I don’t believe her character as a whole proves to be too much of a flaw at all, as she had no problem throwing shells in Mario Kart 8. Therefore, I believe Isabelle to be a strong candidate to make the cut as an Echo Fighter.”
Now we’re already at the end of this week’s Round Up and…hu? What is Chain Chomp doing here? Did he mistake the room for application as Assist Trophies with the room for application as a fighter? Well, since he’s already here, Tris can rate his chances to see if his career goes beyond the tennis court. Doesn’t hurt us to do it..hopefully.
Verdict: “Chain Chomp makes for a cute surprise as a playable character in Mario Tennis Aces, but beyond that, is simply an enemy or obstacle at best when it comes to other games. I strongly feel that Chain Chomp’s only chance in Smash is to return as an Assist Trophy.”
That’s it, folks!
Hope you’ll tune in next week!