- May 7, 2018
Is Travis indie enought?
Oh I definitely don’t disagree there, this was my original response:Has it really been that long? Damn, time flies.
While I'm not opposed to HK getting something in the game ala Shovel Knight and Undertale, I don't feel it has influenced the indie scene quite like Touhou and Cave Story, though. These two series are legit japanese indie classics and should get a playable character before any other highly popular modern indie game imo
When you try to Literally Who an icon of the indie/doujin game scene that's been around for decades.
When people talk about a character "deserving" to be in Smash, it almost always devolves into armchair sales talks and marketability rationalizations. Plus, many gamers in general still view indies as a lower class of games that don't deserve a spotlight as much as those from high profile companies. It's "be in the millions and highly marketed or get out."
100% this.Shantae, I don't care about the nonsense about her being in the game as a PNG file already. She has far closer ties to Nintendo than almost every DLC character with all of the early entries being exclusive to Nintendo handhelds, Smash doesn't have enough female fighters, her style and moveset fit right in and Wayforward would be keen to have her there so there wouldn't be a lack of music or skins unlike other guests (cough Cloud cough).
Honestly he'd be an inspired character to include. His moveset could be very unique and tricky like the Villager.
This is the meanest thing I've ever read in my life.Yeah Reimu. Touhou has gotta be the biggest indie game series ever right? Or real close.
Also, im just gonna say it, fuck hollow knight, especially in this context. I already think the game is outright boring but giving up a ying yang ball summoning, ofuda shooting flying shmup shrine maiden to play as a funko pop manlet who does a sword slash, a bigger sword slash, shoots fireballs and, what, shinesparks? would be the lamest trade ever.
I can confirm that there is a spirit in the base game getting promoted to the playable roster in the near future.
Quote has the uncomfortable situation of being technically owned by Nicalis because of that publisher's complete bullshit.I don't think any indie char should be in smash, but if I had to choose one I think Quote would be most fitting: he's got a lot of history of Nintendo, is one of the oldest and most influential indies, is from a Japanese dev and still pops up in games from time to time.
If Reimu somehow gets in it'll be hilarious though, the salt would be incredible.
If there was an indie character added right now, and all of these prior examples was disconfirmation, I would vote for Quote from Cave Story 100%. Curly Brace can be his echo fighter.