1 Nostalgia blindness
2 Melee fanboys often treat Brawl and Smash 4 like the absolute worst things ever because of it
That's why I Hates Melee Fanbois
SSBU is the best Smash Bros. game and than Melee and 64 and Brawl and 3DS.
3 The character balancing is actually somehow even WORSE than it was in Brawl and Smash 4
4 Something like half of the entire character roster is literally made out of clones
5 Brawl and Smash 4 were both way bigger and overall more polished games
6 Many of its stages are almost as bad for competitive play as Brawl's
In what way? Battlefield, dreamland and FoD are very similar to each other, FD is battlefield with removed platforms, pokemon stadium isn't bad, just some of the stage changes are dumb, and yoshi's story is battlfield with moving cloud platforms and tilted ledges.
7 The AI is the absolute worst in the series
8 Fox and Falco should NOT be this damned overpowered
9 It wasn't even the best Gamecube game; look at Resident Evil 4 and the first two Metroid Primes for examples of reasons why
10 Yes, the single-player mode was good, but it really wasn't THAT good
11 People treat it way too seriously as a competitive fighting game, even more so than they did and still do with Smash 4
12 Seriously, it had Pichu in its playable character roster
That is like rubbing it in Raichu's face. If characters like Pichu can get in, just put in Raichu already.
13 The later games also had way better character rosters
14 Seriously, it's the most rushed-in-development game in the entire series, and it actually kind of shows at times
15 No Sonic or Pac-Man
16 Target Test being changed in Brawl REALLY wasn't that big of a deal
17 Even the graphics were laughable compared to some of the other games on Gamecube
18 There's a very big difference between having the best soundtrack of a series and the best actual gameplay
19 Though not as badly as in the later games, the single-player mode still involves a LOT of cheap/fake difficulty
20 It's the one game in the series that literally just about no one ever uses powerups in
21 It should have had Final Smashes way before Brawl, but ended up not having them due to how phenomenally rushed it was
22 You Need to have a Pikmin Save Data on your Gamecube Memory Card just to get a trophy.
So, Basically, if you didn't have enough time to buy Pikmin, You're never gonna get all the trophies.
23 The stages were not so creative