people who only play one character in smash brothers are not to be trusted
Killager is gonna be the character most people flock to I think, because Animal Crossing is so popular, but I expect a lot of people might give up on them because they’re so weirdly technical. For first-time players it’ll be very confusing
That said I hope that’s not the case because Villager isn’t actually that difficult, and having a character with so much visual diversity between specials, smashes, tilts, and aerials actually makes it easier for more casual players to learn to recognize the vital differences betwen them. They’re kind of a great introduction to more precise and technical ways of playing (already they’re really helping me balance how I play)
So basically if this is your first smash don’t be scared off by Villager’s weirdness because they’re very rewarding to play as
I really like the point about varied and well-defined moves. Compare to Marth, who has 20 types of sword slashes. For a new player, the subtle differences are easily missed and he comes off as a character without any clear strengths. Is he fun and technical once you learn him? Yeah but…
The cool thing about Villager is that he has so many technical possibilities with his moves, and many are highly visible and intuitive. His slingshot aerials make the player more conscious of spacing, and his awesome recovery lets them try risky off-stage maneuvers. His moveset forces players to think about what they’re doing instead of just spamming the strongest move. I think that Villager along with other “gimmicky” characters like Rosalina and Mega Man will ease new players into the technical mindset that causes such a divide between casual and hardcore smash fans.
Hello potion seller. I am going into battle, but I want your strongest potions.
My potions are too strong for you, traveler.