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.

  1. Elden Ring
  2. FFXIV Endwalker
  3. Citizen Sleeper
  4. The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe
  5. Horizon Forbidden West
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
  7. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  8. Chrono Cross: Radical Dreamers Edition
  9. Neon White
  10. Halo Infinite
  11. Vampire Survivors
  12. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
  13. Cyberpunk 2077
  14. Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels DLC
  15. Triangle Strategy
  16. Mario Strikers: Battle League
  17. Multiversus Pre-Season
  18. Stray
  19. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  20. Nobody Saves the World
  21. Unpacking
  22. Total War: Warhammer 3
  23. Tunic
Being in the lower half, it will probably get pushed down the list a bit more as the year continues.


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