aims to satisfy the Unpleasable Fanbase
of Super Smash Bros.
, but that doesn't stop it from facing some divisiveness of its own.
- Broken Base: Several members of the Smash community still prefer Melee or Brawl over Project M. This seems to have lessened with the release of Project M 3.0, but this may simply be because of Roy, Mewtwo, and Turbo Mode.
- Want to easily start an argument? Bring up whether Fox and Falco should be nerfed.note
- On the topic of Falco, there's some arguments on whether or not it was a mistake to return him to Moveset Clone status from his Divergent Character Evolution in Brawl. Some fans say his animations were fine as they were and didn't need to be turned back into a glorified alternate costume for Fox. Others cite that Falco was the Ken to Fox's Ryu, and his playstyle was different enough already to justify changing it back.note
- Default Setting Syndrome: Since the general tournament settings are coded to be the default, this is inevitable.
- Genius Programming: The Project M Clone Engine was the first Brawl hack to allow adding two more playable characters to the roster rather than overwriting an existing character — something which had kept eluding Brawl hackers who had been researching it for years.
- Hate Dumb: Mention it around any Smash player, competitive or casual. Mention it.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: This game turns Hanenbow into Skyloft, where players brawl on a floating stage that tours around Skyloft. Cue the reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, and Skyloft is one of the stages to be revealed in the new game, with the exact same concept of a floating stage that also tours around Skyloft.
- Most of the stages in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS have a "Final Destination Mode", which turns them into something similar to the tournament-friendly versions of Brawl's stages featured here.
- This game splits the Pokémon Trainer's trio of Squirte/Ivysaur/Charizard into three separate fighters. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS also splits Charizard off into a single fighter.
- Love It or Hate It: Opinions on the mod range from "It's the best Smash ever made" to "It's a deviation of a good game that didn't need to be fixed." Of course, this kind of debate is to be expected since the Smash Bros. fan base is infamous for how much it argues over how the games "should" be played since they offer such a wide variety of playing options.
- Memetic Mutation: 'Please secure your wrist strap to safely contain hype.'
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Many characters who were considered useless in either or both the Melee and Brawl meta are showing up as completely viable picks against Melee standouts like Fox and Falco. While the meta has yet to be fully fleshed out, it's already looking like the gap between high tier and low tier is much, much smaller than it was in Melee.