Super Smash Bros Brawl is absolutely amazing first of all in the story mode the graphics in the cut scenes are GREAT.the control are pretty crazy at first but once you play a little while they are very easy. Another great thing about this game is you can play four different ways. you can play with just the wii remote, the wii remote and nunchuck,the classic controller or even the original gamecube controller. for me i prefer the classic controller but that's just me.
In other fighting games when you run out of hp you die but in this game you don't because there isn't hp there is the amount of damage you've taken which just increases your chance of dying but if you have 500% of damage you can still hang on and not die.
Talk about new characters there are many new characters including Solid Snake from metal gear solid olimar from pikmin and samus but this time you can be samus without her protection from her suit also there is wario meta knight king dedede pit (i don't know where pit came from) lucario from the growing Pokémon seris and games and even a Pokémon trainer who can summon three different Pokémon that you play as those three are ivysaur chariard and squirtle you also have lucas and ness and let's not forget sega's own Sonic the hedgehog. Just to remind you before you get the game and see that some of these character i mentioned aren't there and file a complaint you have to unlock some of these characters.
One feature of this game includes the final smash which is a special move(not every character has the same one)for example bowsers final smash is him transforming into Giga Bowser a giant version with a whole new look, hardly any attack hurts this gigantic thing! To get this ability to do your final smash you must collect the smash ball if you see it keep hitting it until it breaks but if your enemy gets it RUN!!!!!!!
And in conclusion Super Smash Bros RULES!!!! THIS GAME IS A MUST BUY OR RENT BY FAR!
Its got my vote on Best game of 2008. This was sooooooo worth the wait. It was above all my expectations. The final smashes are sooooo sick!! It is awesome that they put Sonic and Snake in the game. That means there is gonna be awesome combinations of characters in the future. Totally awesome game and sooooo worth the money. If you don't have it run (don't walk) to the nearest game store and buy it before it completely sells out.
Heres a hint. To unlock Wolf and Toon Link(Windwaker version) you have to beat Subspace Emissary first. :-)