What Can Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Reply to MultiVersus with?
Platformers, where characters from various franchises meet, are nothing new to the gaming world, Brawl All-Stars being the most famous example. Nickelodeon replies with All-Star Brawl, a surprisingly well-met game. But what can it do to beat rivals? Especially given that Warner Bros. enters the genre with its MultiVersus?
Not that Nickelodeon made a bad game. It’s a great colorful platformer where characters of beloved franchises meet, despite some old ones are not represented well enough. The gameplay is fun, and the expectations for the future are high. But now that first MultiVersus trailers have been published, it became obvious that Nickelodeon’s game lacks a lot indeed.
The first thing it lacks is too little sense made by single-player mode. Of course, these brawls are party games, but what if you want to play against an AI while your friends are offline? Warner Bros. emphasizes it has something to offer here, and Nickelodeon has already been criticized for this lacune.
The second (not so principal, nevertheless important) is voice acting. The creators of MultiVersus highlight the familiar voices behind the recognizable heroes and villains. As for All-Star Brawl, the creators of it seem to have neglected it at all. Now that the new rules are set, this is unforgivable.
The third, though it may be too early to speak about it, is updated. So far, the DLC only included new costumes. That’s okay, but where are the new characters? Where are gameplay tweaks? New modes? Well, Nick, you should try harder, because no classic IP can beat good gameplay and design. Think about it.
And what do you think about it? Do you like Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl? What do you expect from MultiVersus? Maybe you prefer Nintendo’s take on the idea? Let’s have a friendly discussion in the comments, so share your opinion.