Well, I don’t want to get too off topic so I’ll leave my comments here.
The gravity is problematic imo - they’ve made the game “faster” paced but the controls feel sluggish and lag behind what you want to do so it feels counter intuitive. I even bought a gamecube controller to play ultimate and not use anything wireless but it didn’t really fix anything because the input lag is crazy and/or commands and actions just don’t register and I’ve even connected a dualshock to my switch to try it out. I could use a monitor with lower latency than my TV but then I’d have to go out and spend more money on a game I just don’t enjoy. Some characters like Marth don’t feel as good (I know he’s considered OP) as their clones like Lucina, at least Marth felt really smooth to play in brawl… other characters just have mechanics that are not fun to play against… I’ve probably spent 2000+ hours on the original smash and even brawl and I think they are leagues ahead. Every time I want to play ultimate, I get upset because it doesn’t feel right. I know this is a very unpopular opinion, but I just can’t seem to have a good time with it. I literally took every single character into offline matches to find a new character I have fun with and I don’t enjoy any of them. I’ve watched guides about the new game and studied as well as practiced hardcore mechanics and I’m simply not a fan. The only characters I’ll play are Marth and Lucina since Fox and Pikachu were absolutely gutted and I don’t enjoy their nair spam gameplay lol.
I think, again since I’ve played thousands of hours of smash brawl, I think about these things a little too much haha so I can be very critical. If they put brawl onto the switch, I’d buy it instantly.
Of course I’ve tried playing online and it’s not a thing. I bought a lan adapter specifically for the game ( I’ve gone above and beyond to try and have fun here lol) but the lag is too crazy. I did enjoy some 1v1s with a friend of mine online but even those games were hard to play. If I had more friends who played it in irl like I did in the past, maybe I’d still play it… who knows!
Which (back to the discussion haha) is why I’m kinda hopeful for this game! Smash was best when it didn’t overcomplicate itself and I’m thinking this game won’t do such a thing seeing as how this would be the first and possibly only game installment of its series. We shall see!