Games of the Year 2022: Multiversus Pre-Season
Multiversus is what happens when you take the core gameplay of Smash Bros, give it a slight twist, and then set it in a world of Warner Brothers characters instead of Nintendo characters. I've been surprised by how much fun I've had with it.
I'm calling this my rating of the "pre-season" since I joined when it was in late closed beta and have been playing fairly consistently through open beta too. The game just went into "season 1" but I actually think I'm going to take that as an opportunity to take a break from it.
The core gameplay here is good but could use a little more refining. I also wish matchmaking was more even since I've had lots of matches where I just get steamrolled and feel like I can do nothing. But that's kind of a general fighting game thing, not necessarily specific to this game.
The part I'm really interested in is seeing how they support this game over time. If they treat it like a Fortnite style live-service game, it could get super interesting as time goes on. Especially if they continually add new characters, stages, and modes to play around with.
If you're a fan of Smash Bros, I can easily recommend checking out Multiversus. It's free to play and it scratches the same core itch.
For me, it's landing a little lower on my list. I've had a good time with it, but competitive multiplayer wears on me after awhile. If this had a full single player mode built out I would be ranking it higher, but for this "pre-season" it's landing down near Mario Strikers.
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