in a moment. Also getting on now. Why have you Why? Why have you been playing Smash more, Tyler? Well, because we already talked about last episode how Safarov was revealed and, uh, so sack awry released. This is it's so weird. The release date is supposed to be tomorrow for the character. Today, as of if you're listening to this the 22nd. Yeah, Yeah, that's right. Because it will be released tomorrow. That's true. So yeah, today for you guys listening should have been the release date. But sadker, I added in a mode where if you beat Safarov has a boss character and smash, you just unlock him and all the content that would be coming in the DLC packs. So if you get fighters, pass or if you prepaid for him, right? If you if you have the fighters past or if you bought that specific, uh, section of it for the CFR off, you'll get his stage. You'll get the music and then you'll get him is a character if you beat him. And there are three different difficulties easy, normal and very hard. Uh, I decided to try. You could unlock him if you beat him on any difficulty. I think the original plan was that everyone gets one chance at it. And then if they don't beat him, they just don't get him. Until the release date, I would have been way more better. In my opinion, Yeah, because it's so weird. It's like the release date is this. But for all of you who are going to buy him now, it's like a few days earlier. And it's like for all the wealthy and good players, you can have him now. I mean, it's weird, cause it kind of like it feels like a demo for a character that you've already bought anyway, because you just get him early. But, I mean, I'm not gonna I'm not gonna pass it up. I bought the fires past. So, you know, getting him early and trying them out absolutely fine by me benefits this podcast as well. Yeah, benefits benefits us. We can cover it earlier, or at the time that he releases for everyone else who didn't get to do it. But I decided to challenge myself. I unlocked him on normal mode. Uh, I did not do very hard because I wanted the character, Uh, but and I'm also a violent the main. So I wanted to beat him with Violet. Took a couple tries. It's an HP battle, so it's not a simple it's just knocking him off the stage, though that is still something you can dio on. It kinda nullifies one of his weaknesses, ironically, because Zachary said, he's a very lightweight character. He's easy to launch. But this boss battle kind of notifies that weakness. It's a It's a little more difficult, but still fun time. Uh, probably one of them or, ah, challenging foes. I've come up again since I have not played against human beings in a while, But I was able to lock him. And, uh, Kobe, how would you tell us about your first impressions playing playing Safarov? So I've actually I try I completely easy and normal And I was 10. Hit points were completely on hard, but oh my God, Masamune eggs gave me the business from a wide distance to and link. Couldn't, you know, couldn't pull out soon? The tune, my guy. But yeah, I got him to say I don't have the fires past, so I paid the six bucks for him individually. Once I found out you can unlock him that day. I'm like, This is nothing. I've never seen this before where you just unlocked the character five days before it actually releases you Early Christmas for me. I got myself suffer off and God, he is so much fun to play as and every I played with them and I don't play online. So I've just done normal matches against CPUs and I've done tag teams because I doing tag team and it's just he's just He's one of the more fun characters I've played as his range is incredible, although his attacks were slow, which is kind of a yeah, for May I like like characters. You can attack with more speed, but he's overpowered like his views holding B. I forget the name of the move, where you just basically just destroyed. Oh yeah, the flare mega flaring Giga Flare. Yeah, the Giga Flares broken. Its once he gets the one wing, he's more. He's even more broken. The it is recovery sucks, but again, something has to be bad with him. But I actually disagree with you on his recovery is actually pretty do you hold down? Down Be When you do it down Be Europe be or sorry Do you hold Do you hold in Upbeat to get his like crazy slash attack? Yeah, I tried. I pull it. I pulled that off on stage a few times and it's pretty sweet. Yeah, you can Actually, that's one of my favorite moves to just put in the middle of a combo is just hole is just charge up up me Because that's really sick. It is. But I don't think I'm having as much. I don't know if Sephora's not really my type of character. I joked that he seemed kind of like Violet on paper, you know, slow. At least you know, he has, uh, slow smash attacks. So I figured that Yeah, he has the attacks, but I figured he'd also be so it was actually pretty fast again, a lighter character. So little float here than what I'm used Thio. I don't know. I just can't get the timing of his of his attacks down. Super Well, uh, they they do leave you open. You can't Really Spam smash attacks his side b. I'm finding to actually be really hard to use for me because it's such like a little narrow window that you have to hit the opponent, especially if they're running around and shielding and spot dodging all over the place. I'm just not that much of a gamer where I could do it consistently, but for people who can you suffer off and for people who are better at the game than I am, that move is really good because it puts so much pressure on the opponent. You just have this imminent damage that's just circling around you, and it basically forces you to shield. We're safer, often. Get a free shield break. Then if you predicts it right, so that's a lot of power for for you to have. Just in the mental game of Smash, it seems, uh, his MASH attacks are really good. His aerials are kind of like Bilis. Yeah, but ah, little slower. And his up smash is Ah, very fun. Yeah, that's one of my favorite movies. I on YouTube, I see until it's a favorite of a lot of other, uh, smashers. Well, where it's just such a huge range, it's great, but yes, fr a game play wise. Not really my cup of tea, but he is very strong. I'm glad for his inclusion. He's super cool. He gets an extra jump with his, uh, one wing when he's down, which is really cool. You could do some crazy stuff with that. I'm pretty sure with some aerials, but yes stages. Really cool. I like that. It's awesome. Music's amazing. I was about to say the music again. I've never played final fantasy, but the music is super, super good. I don't even know what the hell is going on in the stage. But damn, it looks so beautiful. Uh, sacrifice seem to really like presenting it. And it's just a stage that doesn't really have any gimmicks. It's just tells a story in the background, which is really cool. Yeah, something, something that him and the team seem to take a lot of pride. And as they should, Yeah. I mean, holy shit, it is beautiful, like they like. The switch is mean done for not being able to handle, like, you know, graphically challenging games, but damn like games like Smash and, uh, Breath of the wild and Odyssey just really pushed the boundaries of what they're able to do. And it looks gorgeous. In my opinion, I think that he is a slightly worse version of cloud. I actually think clouds the better between the two. And I prefer I prefer to use him. Maybe because I play this him longer. But again, like you said, like, his attacks are more simple, I would put it. I think that there are more of a complicated character which, if you can pull off his moves, it's gonna pay off because he do so much damage and like that. But yeah, I like cloud more. But that wasn't there's a ton of memes that wasn't many. That wasn't the only big announcement made during that direct. They started right away with me Costumes Tyler. Oh, they did? Yes. So I was caught off guard by down like, Oh, we're gonna g o get right into the heart break. Yeah, me too. It was It was a final. It was a lot of final fancy. It was the Arab tifa Barrett and the choke bows. I think we're the first four. It was all final fantasy. Except there was a There was 1/5. There's a final one. There has been a casualty in in the smash regulation smash speculation. Character speculation. So Gino will not be in smash. Brothers will not being smash brothers. He returns to his roles and meat costume justice He did and smashed for terminal montage is not happy about this. Not not a lot of people who made him. He made a specific animation of separate Killing Gino and stealing his smashing right. Yeah, there's there's this one video where it has like the guy like he's like talking about funny, like the choke about hat looks and that just cuts to the Mario seven stages and he starts screaming at the top of his lungs. Just killed me. He's like, No, I'm going thio kill myself. Uh, Gino will never get in. I mean, it's ultimate. He couldn't even get ultimate. He'll never get it. The absolute funniest thing that Sacher I could dio is at him as the next fight. Oh my God, he's a guy. He's costume man. Like they fight the costume. He Adam is the next fighter. That would be the absolute funniest thing that you could have. They put they make sore a costume. The end, It's gonna break. As I have to say, The fact that they didn't, though, is is promising it is it. I mean, man, that's a I feel like story is a lot more negotiation then then would normally be, uh, needed for DLC characters. Inclusion. Especially a third party, cause you gotta go through Not only square Enix also fucking Disney and that shit's gotta be an absolute slog fest. Oh, my God. Sacher I and Disney corporate in the same room. God, I feel so bad for him. Gosh, but, hey, this is sad guy we're talking about. Could do literally anything. We're talking about God here. We're talking about the God here. Yeah, we're talking exactly. Oh, my God, To bring that up, because s Oh, that was so funny. That was really, really funny. Gino not getting in was the cost of the me costumes. Almost always, like produced as much. I don't want to say hype because it's not always hype as shown by this particular instance, but a lot of it. Yeah, like we had Sands Cup head. Now, you know people were hyped for sands. People were height. The sands got a costume people were high, I think people hyper cup head Uh, e don't know what they worry about. Gino, you know, they were destroyed about Gina demoralized. They were demoralized by Gino. I mean, personally, it doesn't really matter to me too much because I never played super Mario RPG. I would still like to see him because it seems like an interesting character, But you know me away, another decade, it it's that if they ever make smash again after this Yeah, yeah, but that's all I have on stuff all the way in their mind. There wasn't update and I do of the patch notes here. So, uh, for pageants Oh, wait. Yeah. Clouds. Um, yeah, she got an update. Yeah. For all the skins that have his Advent Children outfit, he got a new final smash using his his What's it called? The Fusion sword? I think. I think so. Where he splits the dude. He's the it's called on the slash. But I think the only slash version five it iss but holy shit. Like Sacher I and the team, they always know how to make these final smashes just absolutely devastating, like it's the It's the Ike final smash essentially, where you just put someone up in the air and you just slash the shit out of them with your sword. But then he like for the final, he rears back and just slams that sword downwards, and it's just super satisfying to watch. It's funny, because that was in the reveal trailer, but nobody picked up on it. Some people did. Um, what was it? Some people thought that it would be a specific final smash if he used it against Safarov specifically, but not that it was just a kind of secondary final smash for him, which they didn't have to do that at all. No, they had no reason to do that. But they did. And it's just so cool that the team wants to pay attention to detail. And they're like, Oh, this omni Slash doesn't really appear or isn't super fitting to the cloud. We see an Advent Children. Let's add his thes last version five and let's also animated and c g I in the trailer to Yeah, it was pretty neat, like Steph Roth. I think they were just super proud to have him in, and it really shows in the way that implemented him so much attention to detail. So much care put in tow, making him feel at home and smash. I see I saw something I agree with It feels like final fantasy is like a part of smash now, whereas kind of before with with just cloud and just the one stage and just the I mean, most guest characters have one stage where he I saw someone say, Like he was the one who felt most like a guest character. Yeah, because smashed is a really good job of just absolutely integrating the third parties into Just smashed where they feel at home where cloud kind of felt like there was just more to be desired from from final fantasies inclusion And now a separate. It feels like they absolutely remedied that. So super happy about Steph Rock. Glad for the addition. Yeah, So what file Fancy Got a new stage. Nine new tracks. Three me cause for me costumes and suffer off. Yeah, they got there. They got their dio e was about to say they Yeah, the exactly. Probably like Oh, my like the exact saw, the probably saw the reception of cloud of smasher like Holy shit. Uh, we should, but we should drive, but more of that in There s Oh, yeah, I was really need to see and super full. Yeah, we'll just have this old just wait to see where the next hook out. Who knows what the next smashed? You know, there's no point in speculating, but there's zero.