Multiversus — Great Game, Terrible Name

It’s like Smash Bros but with characters owned by Warner Bros

Now, this game called “Multiversus,” and the first thing that I think of is “Jesus, what a terrible name.”. I was browsing the different wikis on the internet, looking for information on whatever I was interested in at the time. I see these annoying ads, the ones you can never get rid of, showing Bugs Bunny and Batman fighting. At a first glance, I just dismissed it as an ad for the next season of Fortnite, considering all the crossovers that happen in that game. But upon further inspection, I learned that this is actually a game on its own and not anything Fortnite-related. And then I found out you can get it for free from the Epic Games Store, and that’s exactly what I did.

Turns out the game is actually quite good, much to my surprise. I mean, I didn’t think it would work because people already tried to copy the ever-so-successful format of Super Smash Bros, and all those attempts have proven to be unsuccessful. This one, however, might have some potential. But what was it like?

Batman, Bugs Bunny and Shaggy, just to name a few

Upon entering the game, I noticed that there is no story mode (there was a tutorial, though), which is typical of a free-to-play game. But here, you just enter a queue for a match, and you have a few minutes to brawl it out with a bunch of random people throughout the world (with the internet!) unless you’re playing with friends, of course. There are various different game modes to choose from, and matches actually feel satisfying. It’s been forever since I played any of the Super Smash Bros. Games, so I can’t compare them, but the matches in Multiversus are really enjoyable in how chaotic they feel, with everyone just running around and punching everything because that’s how it is with the Super Smash Bros format.

So yes, the game is definitely fun, but there’s just one aspect that I can’t help but criticise: the matches are too short. Seriously, they’re shorter than my articles. Each game only lasts something like two minutes. That’s hardly enough time to do anything, especially with my slow-ass computer. Now, if the matches could be longer, that would be really awesome and I can duke it out a little longer before moving on to the next match, because that’s what Multiversus is all about. You play one game and then you play another game; nothing too complicated. I do wish the combat had a bit more intricacy to it than just unique perks and a unique set of special attacks. If the characters had super attacks, now that would be really cool… kinda like Super Smash Bros, but if it’s like Super Smash Bros. then what does Multiversus do to differentiate itself from its competitor? I don’t know, because that task is not up to me; it’s up to Warner Bros. and how they fancy their game. I’ll probably still play it though… for now.

Who’s your favourite WB character?

In Conclusion…

In any case, the game is probably good for a month before you’ll supposedly get bored with it and move on to the next craze. That’s pretty much how I see the game going unless it becomes even more popular than Super Smash Bros, but that’s probably not going to happen.

At least Multiversus has Ultra Instinct Shaggy in it, so does that mean that Shaggy’s power level is canon?

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