Brawlout lacks gameplay variety and standout characters. It may be good enough for Smash Bros. fans supremely desperate for a Switch release, but everyone else can safely sit this one out
Brawlout is a Smash Bros.-like fighting game that's equal parts admirable and frustrating.
Brawlout is positioning itself as the sort of indie Smash, especially with its addition of Hyper Light Drifter and Juan into the mix. With proper post-launch support, and most importantly, an audience, it could grow and fill that Bowser-sized hole that Smash Wii U left. Until then it'll serve as a fun party game that could be a little more.
Brawlout is fundamentally a great take on the Smash Bros. format, and they've nailed the weight of the characters, movement, and the pure fun that getting four players together for some combative carnage can bring. Unfortunately the limited roster and the unrewarding grind of the in-game store can temper that somewhat, but as a starting point for a new indie fighting franchise there's a lot here to like.
Good but limited Smash Bros. like game that can conquer the hearts of those that are waiting for a real Smash Bros. game while they're waiting.
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An enjoyable enough party fighter that doesn't quite do enough to stand out.
In its current state, Brawlout is a competent Smash clone. While its frantic and deep mechanics are a fun time for competitive types, the overall lack of features can make the game feel empty at times. However, with promised updates and patches, this game could take the spot as one of the better fighting games on the Switch.
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If you're a Nintendo fan desperate for a Smash clone to pass the time you may have some fun with Brawlout. Just be prepared to deal with the grind and have a couple local friends that you can battle with
Brawlout doesn't quite reach the bar set by Smash Bros, but it does prove itself to be a fighter worthy of recognition.