11 gaming trends the industry can lose or embrace in 2018

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Let Go: Super Smash Bros. Melee

I know. You want to kill me already after a good start to this list, but hear me out. It is nothing against the community that made Super Smash Bros. the second best selling game on the Gamecube. It is nothing against the community that made Super Smash Bros. be respected on the fighting stage, but it is just an understanding that Super Smash Bros. taking up twice as much time as every other fighting game due to the presence of two games at major tournaments is just a broken system.

I do think Nintendo should do more to embrace the more fast-paced and stripped down aspects of the Melee gameplay as it relates to the latest version of Super  Smash Bros. Wii U, but I think if they just included a legacy mode that could make for a good compromise where the actual tournaments are concerned.

Nintendo has mostly kept this community at an ARMS-length (pun-intended) and given them a bone with the Gamecube controller being compatible with current consoles. However, with the Switch being its most popular home console probably ever and most traditional console since the Gamecube with an even better controller in the Pro controller, it may be time to finally let the best version of Fox in the series be put to bed in order to make way for the future.

It is time to let go of Super Smash Bros. Melee, but Nintendo is not the only one who needs to throw their old fans a bone…