One of the most prominent players in the competitive scene for “Super Smash Bros 4” now has a new team, joining an appropriately famous lineup of players. Nairoby Quezada, better known by his nickname Nairo, is now officially part of Team Liquid, adding yet another strong talent to their already impressive roster.
Nairo is one of the best-known players in the game, considered to be in the top 3 of all players, and he recently scored some impressive positions in various rankings, continuing his climb to the top. While some argue that he still has a little to learn about presenting himself to his fans, it’s undeniable that the player has a lot of potential and knows how to realize it properly.
Because of this, we expect to hear his name a lot more in the future, especially now that he has a solid team behind his back. Nairo’s strategy might change a little in order to accommodate to the unique style of Team Liquid, but we have no doubt that he’ll also retain some of the characteristic features that define his play style. He’s been around for quite a while now and has a strong sense for the game, so there’s no doubt that he’ll manage to come up with a style that fits his new team while also retaining the elements of his gameplay that made him unique in the first place.
Meanwhile, the game has been offered at a discount for the Wii U. The 3DS version doesn’t seem to get the same promotion, so those who still don’t own the game on the Wii U should hurry up and take advantage of the fact that Best Buy are selling it at a 15% lower price. Getting the game for $45 is a pretty good deal right now, considering the amount of content that it offers and its expansive gameplay.
The title offers many hours of entertainment for those who like a more competitive gameplay style and it’s one of the most active games in the competitive scene for a good reason right now. We expect that its popularity won’t die down anytime soon, perhaps at least not until the next game in the series comes along.
Which will likely take a while, as the studio will try to do whatever they can to get the balance of the current title as close to perfection as possible. But even with the various updates for “Super Smash Bros 4”, will it eventually be refined enough to consider it a perfect game?
According to most critics and fans, that’s unlikely – the problem is that players will always try to figure out the one obscure strategy that works better than most others, and will use it as much as possible. Whether it’s a character that works right in certain circumstances, or a sequence of actions that can give the player some unexpected advantage, if there is a “winning” strategy in the game, people will use it.
Competitive players are not only not an exception from this, they are actually the ones who would exploit something like this the most, and part of being a good player in this field often involves trying to figure out unforeseen ways to utilize some of the game’s mechanics to one’s advantage. Some see that as dirty play, but for others, it’s part of the game – any game – and some players attend tournaments just to see what their favorite players have come up with.