First Titanfall, then Watch Dogs, then Destiny, and now Smash Bros. Good fuck, at this rate Bayonetta 2 and Sunset Overdrive are going to suck too.
But no, let me explain why Smash 3DS is disappointing. The game plays fine on 3DS. Surprisingly well in fact for a handheld version. But the game drops the ball everywhere else. I know it's a handheld so there's going to be sacrifices, but there's absolutely no excuse.
49 Characters are playable, 35 are available at start. With that much available at the start, it removes the incentive to go unlock everthing else. In fact, here's the official Smash Bros. site
. With the exception of Lucina, EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER ON THE FRONT PAGE IS THERE FROM THE START. You already have all the good characters, why do you want to unlock the others? I talked to the guys on Neon Cabaret about this and they all agreed with me when I said this alone makes the game a complete disappointment. The characters you do unlock? Duck Hunt. Jigglypuff. ROB. Characters NOBODY want to play as.
Event mode is gone. There's no single player campaign. For a game that's supposed to be more personalized, it really sucks dick at doing so. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm bored of Smash. That's not a good thing to say, especially when the game hasn't even been out for a weekend. My experience with this has me holding off on the Wii U version (which from what I heard is going to be very similar).
TLDR: Smash 3DS sucks, Wii U is fucked.