Groups Similar Look up By Text Browse About
Retrieving of new articles is suspended since June 2022

Similar articles
Article Id Title Prob Score Similar Compare
232285 THEVERGE 2022-5-19:
MultiVersus is a shameless mashup of Space Jam and Smash Bros. — and it works
1.000 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232303 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-19:
Multiversus hands-on: Finally, a compelling Smash Bros. clone
0.965 0.632 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232103 THEVERGE 2022-5-18:
Escape Academy captures the fun of escape puzzles, without the cramped rooms
0.007 0.512 Find similar Compare side-by-side
231991 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-18:
WarCraft Arclight Rumble impressions: High production values, questionable costs
0.004 0.464 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232236 THEVERGE 2022-5-20:
Norman Reedus says a Death Stranding sequel is in development
0.002 0.421 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232444 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-23:
PSA: Fund your 3DS and Wii U digital wallets today before it’s too late
0.386 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232037 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-16:
Sony lifts curtain on PlayStation Plus revamp: New features, curious game list
0.375 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232302 THEVERGE 2022-5-20:
Obi-Wan is coming to Fortnite next week
0.373 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232267 THEVERGE 2022-5-19:
TikTok reportedly plans a ‘major push’ into gaming and games livestreamers could play with viewers
0.335 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232435 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-21:
The weekend’s best deals: Epic PC games sale, 1Password subscriptions, and more
0.322 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232251 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-18:
We made a PlayStation Plus explainer that’s better than Sony’s [Updated]
0.311 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232130 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-18:
Orphan Black ’s Tatiana Maslany goes green in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer
0.292 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232689 THEVERGE 2022-5-19:
More PlayStation 5 consoles are coming to Walmart tomorrow
0.288 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232228 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-20:
Blizzard offers refund for nerfed $25 Hearthstone card
0.284 Find similar Compare side-by-side
231995 THEVERGE 2022-5-18:
This Final Fantasy XIV music video is going to make you cry
0.277 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232136 ZDNET 2022-5-16:
Complete the MSCHF puzzle for a chance to win $1,000,000
0.267 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232100 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-17:
Testing shows AMD’s FSR 2.0 can even help lowly Intel integrated GPUs
0.254 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232364 ZDNET 2022-5-19:
Corsair M65 RGB Ultra review: A worthy rival for Razer's flagship mice
0.252 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232407 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-23:
The kids are older and not all right in final Stranger Things S4 trailer
0.250 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232405 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-23:
Mission: Impossible–Dead Reckoning trailer teases Ethan Hunt’s swan song
0.244 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232031 THEVERGE 2022-5-17:
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’s first trailer looks simply smashing
0.243 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232211 ZDNET 2022-5-17:
How to transform your life and career with language and skills training
0.238 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232491 VENTUREBEAT 2022-5-21:
For the metaverse, embodied reality is the true final frontier
0.237 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232116 THEVERGE 2022-5-18:
Peacock’s Queer as Folk looks ripped from the headlines in first trailer
0.233 Find similar Compare side-by-side
232108 ARSTECHNICA 2022-5-17:
Today’s best deals: iPad Air, recommended board games, and gaming mice
0.230 Find similar Compare side-by-side


ID: 232285


Date: 2022-05-19

MultiVersus is a shameless mashup of Space Jam and Smash Bros. — and it works

Lets just get this out of the way: theres very little thats original about MultiVersus, an upcoming free-to-play fighting game. It is, very clearly, designed to be like Super Smash. Bros. , only with Warner Bros. characters in place of those from Nintendo and other classic video games. This means that instead of Super Mario getting beat up by Sephiroth, you have Shaggy and Wonder Woman teaming up to fight Arya Stark and Bugs Bunny in the Batcave. Its strange and crass but also feels right at home in a world of Fortnite, Space Jam, Doctor Strange, and Rescue Rangers. As shameless as it may be, though, after spending some time with the MultiVersus, Im starting to think that it could end up being a big hit. Functionally, the core of MultiVersus is identical to Smash. Its a 2D fighter where the goal is to knock your opponents off of the level, which you do by causing lots and lots of damage; the more damaged your enemy is, the further theyll fly. Its also a game about chaos. Things move so fast that you really have to pay attention to whats going on, but theres still a good amount of strategy beyond button mashing. (Though I did win a few matches early on by being a button masher.) I havent played enough to really dig into the nuances of the gameplay, but it has felt like a surprisingly solid fighter with a good amount of variety for the attacks and characters. Related MultiVersus mixes things up a little bit by offering three main modes. You can fight one-on-one or in a classic four-player free-for-all, but the most interesting might be the team battles. Here, players square off as duos, with the goal of getting four knockouts to win. Its interesting particularly because, amongst the standard tank and bruiser character classes, MultiVersus also has support characters who can aid their teammates in battle. Ive only played with strangers so far, so the matches didnt have much in the way of coordination. But Im very curious to see what happens when high-level players start working together. Theres a lot of potential there. From what Ive played, MultiVersus has the core gameplay down, at least well enough for an amateur like me. But its real advantage comes from the fact that its both multiplatform and free-to-play, making it much more accessible than Smash, which has always been limited to Nintendo hardware. This doesnt mean that MultiVersus is the better game, of course, but it does have the opportunity to hit a big audience, much in the same way that Fortnite was able to eventually dwarf the battle royale games that came before it. Related This success will likely come down to things I couldnt experience in the alpha. MultiVersus has a battle pass and an in-game shop, but since I couldnt spend real money on the game yet, its unclear how generous it will be with unlocking new content. Similarly, MultiVersus will likely live and die on its character rollouts. In the alpha, there were 15 characters available, which feels small when youre used to the more than 80 in Smash Bros. Ultimate. The important part wont just be rolling out new fighters regularly but also making those rollouts feel like an exciting event, which is something Smash Bros. mastermind Masahiro Sakurai has perfected. As weve seen in the past, originality rarely has anything to do with success. And MultiVersus has the potential to open up this kind of fighting game to a whole new audience. Its far too early to tell if thatll actually happen, of course, but the pieces are there — and the field is wide open given the uncertain future of Smash. Youll be able to check it out for yourself soon enough. While MultiVersus doesnt have a final release date yet, an open beta will be launching in July. The game is coming to the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S.