January 31, 2008
Well, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is now out in Japan and importers have already put their controllers down to blog about the game. Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft, who got his hands on an import copy of Brawl tonight, made a post about the anticipated fighter's online mode. Unfortunately, it seems his experience with Brawl online play hasn't been overwhelmingly positive.
See for yourself what he has to say:
"Back before Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released, footage of Nintendo Co., Ltd. in Kyoto and SSBB developer Sora in Tokyo playing each other online surfaced. The online aspect of the game looked very smooth with no lags whatsoever. I'm assuming it is smooth. Assume because I haven't been able to clock a single online brawl. Hello Xbox Live circa 2002."
Hopefully, things will be ironed out soon. After all, the game just launched in Japan today.