This is almost entirely subjective but I much prefer the non-human characters to the more realistic or anime ones. Again, this is just how it feels to be, but it feels a bit oversaturated with them now.
This is admittedly because I often have less of an interest in the series they belong too, but I also find a lot of the novelty factor is gone when a) it's a character from another beat up, in another beat em up and b) when it's just two human characters hitting each other.
Give me Donkey Kong twatting Jiggypuff while Fox McCloud stares on in horror dammit.
EDIT - I was going to say that it feels like the series has moved away from the cartoony mash up and more towards animey beat em up characters, though probably half the cast of the N64 original could be classed as humanoid (albeit Mario, Luigi and Ness edge towards the less realistic side of it).
I'm also biased as I generally prefer Nintendo characters due to the sort of niche gaming hero-athon it's become now.
I agree, human/sword characters are everywhere now. It was interesting seeing Snake in Brawl because of how regular he looked. Now we have so many, Banjo is a nice change. I'll try him out later. But yeah, give me more Rayman or differently shaped characters. Even Plant is more interesting in this regard.
Parksey wrote:I'm also biased as I generally prefer Nintendo characters due to the sort of niche gaming hero-athon it's become now.
I agree with all of your post, but I thought I was the only one who still felt this bit! I haven’t got the fighters’ pass due to it being all Nontendo (and the stupidity of the first character when his main game hasn’t graced a Nintendo machine ever). This character is definitely not encouraging me to pick it up either.