Review by Matt S.
Let's talk about bloat, because Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is perhaps the most clear example of the issue that I have with bloat in video games. As an attempt to give Smash Bros. fans absolutely everything that has been in previous editions of the series, right back to the original on the Nintendo 64, Smash Bros. Ultimate certainly achieves that. It also remains a hugely entertaining fighter with a fundamentally strong gameplay structure. But at the same time, thanks to that sheer density of content, Smash Bros. Ultimate has lost touch with its heritage and purpose, and it very much feels like a game that's overloaded with content for the sake of having content.