Before anyone rages, I LOVE this game. But a lot of things definitely show that it's a first game from a new company.
The UI is definitely bland and boring with generic looking blocky letters and rectangles.
The backgrounds aren't as dynamic as I hoped they would have been.
I feel like there are just a few things missing in this game.
I remember the first Smash Bros. I love that game but it wasn't super amazing. What made it so great was that it was a crossover fighting game with iconic characters with a decent fighting mechanism. Then when Melee came out, that's when they capitalized on something that was awesome and made it even better.
So all I'm really saying I feel like the sequel(s) to this game will be so much more amazing then what we already have.
You know, before this game came out, I didn't think a sequel would ever be necessary. But now, even I feel like there should be one in the future.
Like everyone else, I love this game to death; it's highly addictive. But it's lacking in a few major fields for me: online functionality, character balance, and most importantly, presentational quality. I can't wait to see a sequel with more lively menus, more versatile gameplay, and an overall more fleshed-out tribute to PlayStation's history.