In my opinion, this is the reason you bought a Wii. Well, OK, there are other good games such as Zelda, Metroid and Mario, but this is them all in one convenient package! The graphics are some of the best on the Wii, and they are really brought out by the many awesome cinematics in the campaign. Yes folks, there is a campaign just in case you don't know. It is loaded with cinematics that are great. Then, there's your regular classic mode, which is always fun for unlockables and if you need another thing to do. Also, dont forget the many challenges, competitions, and training you can do. This is one of the major differences from other Super Smash games... It has very good one player. Multiplayer is awesome as usual, with even more such as co-op and online play. Online play is good, and can be a bit laggy. It clears up a few seconds after the game begins(most of the time), unless you're stuck with someone in Japan(no offense-were just an ocean away, not directed at the people). Now, some people have said things such as- there is no motion sensing or no moves have changed. Well, I personally think it's good there's no motion sensing. Don't think I'm crazy! It means nobody will get mad and chuck their Wiimote at the TV when they lose due to not swinging hard enough, and people wont swing their gamecube controller, disconnect the wire, and screw up every bodies experience. Also, I think there's enough new characters to make up for no new moves(but there are the Final Smashes), and people might get mad for getting rid of some moves. It met my expectations! WITHOUT A DOUBT WORTH THE RENT AND/OR BUY!
I'm rating this based on my 7 & 9 year old children. They loved playing SSB Melee on the GC so much that we didn't even bother renting this game. We purchased it on day one, and they have really enjoyed playing it when they can get the chance. After the homework and chores of course. We haven't been able to play online only because our wireless connection is so weak. The router is upstairs while the Wii is down in the living room. The best part of the game is that you can use the old GC controllers vise the wand & chucks. The kids are getting tired of them quickly. The wand and chuck's are great for certain games, but SSB Brawl is much better the old fashion way. With the wand and chuck's they're flailing around the living room trying to get those special moves in. "They're gonna put someone eye out one of these days!!"