One of the biggest complaints about Smash Bros. (and many Nintendo titles in general) is the fact that it’s exclusive to Nintendo consoles. Gamers have been requesting Playstation, Xbox and computer-friendly Smash Bros. for years. Unfortunately, Nintendo appears to be disinterested in branching out to different platforms. This has generated a demand in the PC and console markets for similar titles. One such title which is gaining popularity pretty steadily is Brawlhalla.
Unlike Super Smash – limited to Nintendo consoles only – Brawlhalla will be available soon on most major platforms. It’s currently available for both PC and Mac, with a port to Playstation 4 coming soon. The greater accessibility of the game has a huge potential for players to dive in and start brawling. The first major difference Brawlhalla has is its more user-friendly gameplay. Movesets and controls are very easy to pick up while retaining some depth. Different skills and abilities are available based on spawned weapons. This ensures a considerably more balanced experience while still allowing for diversity among its 17 different heroes. Brawlhalla assigns different stats to its heroes, and also different weapons. This gives players a nice array of options, letting them pick the hero that feels just right to brawl with.
Brawlhalla has a ton of game modes to offer, each with a considerably different experience:
In addition to many competitive modes, Brawlhalla also features a ton of party-like game modes:
On top of everything else, Brawlhalla is free to play. For those looking to get into the brawler genre, that makes it infinitely less expensive than Smash, which requires both a purchase of the game and a Nintendo console to play it on. The devs have stated that it will also not be ‘pay2win’ – as in when a game hinders a player’s ability to succeed without spending real money. Brawlhalla will make its revenue off of ‘vanity items’ such as different player costumes, weapon skins and realm packs.
There is no better time than the present to peruse the halls of Brawlhalla, as it’s available, free-of-charge, right now.
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