'The game is NOT Smash 4.5' - Pro Smash players hands-on impressions with Super Smash Bros Ultimate on Switch

Players like Dabuz and Hungrybox dive in

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • June 13, 2018 at 8:01 p.m. PDT

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch was announced only yesterday, but it feels like we already know quite a bit about the game already thanks to Nintendo and the dedicated community of Smash players.

Players in attendance at E3 were the first to get their hands on the new title, for those that registered in advance, and many serious or pro Super Smash Bros. players did not miss that opportunity to play the game and share their findings online.

On top of that, Nintendo also held a special invitational tournament for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate featuring some of the best players from Smash 4 and Melee including TSM|ZeRo, FOX|MkLeo, C9|Mang0 and PG|Plup.

Twitter has been the go-to spot for quickly sharing thoughts and findings for Smash Ultimate, and we've collected a variety of impressions from Smash Bros. players including their thoughts on the title overall and the specific character changes they've noticed so far.

Smash 4 player Dabuz feels that the game is not in fact Smash 4.5 due to how many changes there are to the characters and the game's mechanics overall compared to the Wii U and 3DS titles. Top Melee player Liquid|Hungrybox thinks that Ultimate could draw in Melee players by decreasing the landing lag further and and increasing the "slide" or directional air dodges.

You can check out the collection of impressions in the gallery below, and please note that this game is still in development and could change in the final build plus the players' impressions on changes/ mechanics might not be 100 percent accurate.

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Sources: Dabuz, PG|ESAM, Liquid|Hungrybox, GimR, CLG|VoiD

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