All in all, Tactica is a coherent package with great music, gameplay, and characters. While it never reaches the heights of its mainline predecessors, it has its own place in the universe and I’m happy it exists. Joining the Phantom Thieves on another adventure always feels like reuniting with old friends.
Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated holds up as a solid platformer to this day. While it definitely shows its age and level design philosophy of the era its from, it still has a certain charm to it that can’t be replicated.
With a mix of real life drama and supernatural elements, there's certainly a story in here that even newcomers to the series can enjoy. For longtime fans, you may even notice some cool references if you pay close enough attention. Sean and Daniel have a long road ahead full of twists and turns, and as the brothers seem to have already learned, life is most certainly strange.
For a $49.99 game, it does not deliver. A short underwhelming story with no replay-ability and forgettable characters will leave you wishing you'd spent that money elsewhere. My advice: wait until the price drops if you are considering getting it.
When all is said and done, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a fantastic entry into the series. The amount of content in the game is truly incredible and Mr. Sakurai and the teams at Sora Ltd. and Capcom have put a ton of work into the title. When the title was first mentioned at E3 2011, fans were ecstatic to finally be getting some new Smash, and the long wait up until 2014 was a hard time for many Nintendo fans.