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The fighting game community is a tightly knit group of enthusiast who have taken their love of fighting games to the next level. In fact, the “next level” was taken so literally by some that they decided to elevate the games that they play at the tournament, including overhauling Super Smash Bros. Brawl into the community-loved mod known as Project M.
This under-the-hood total conversion for one of the most popular Wii games around features a girth of changes that would be too much and too many to list here in this article. However, the FGC felt that Smash Bros. Brawl wasn't living up to its full potential and they decided to use their expertise to bring the Wii's prime-time fighter up to par with their standards. This includes modifying frame hit data, hit-box sizes, combos, air-juggle releases, special damage and more.
One of the biggest complaints was that the game felt highly imbalanced as far as characters go, and some of the fan-favorites seemed to be on the shorter end of the stick as far as balance went. So quite naturally, modders did what they do best and decided to give equal measures of lovin' to some of the less-loved on the roster.
The result of a lot of hard work, years of refinement and lots of balance tweaking, Project M is really stepping up as a prime-time fighter in the tournament scene.
Celebrating the mod's wide-spread success throughout the community and to promote its appearance at the upcoming Apex Tournament in 2014, a new promotional video was released – by the community, for the community – to help hype up Project M's presence and to get gamers geeked about the upcoming Apex showdown.
The presence of Smash Bros. in the tournament scene will probably step it up a few pegs as the newest Smash Bros. for the Wii U preps for release in 2014. That's also not to mention that Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube was one of the surprise hits of 2013's EVO, bringing in record amounts of concurrent viewers as everyone wanted to see who would come out on top in one of the most epic battles in FGC history.
If you want to be a part of the new history being written in the tournament scene, thanks to the support and release of Project M, you can learn about being a part of the Apex Tournament or learn more about where it will be held to witness greatness, by paying a kind visit to the official website.