The game is extremely campy, especially with items on. The game has what some call "backwards progression." Basically, the more you know about the game, the slower and more simplistic the game will become. And just to make sure a certain conversation doesn't start from this, I am not saying it can't be competitive or anything of that sort. Sure, Brawl had a lot of content but a lot of it was poorly constructed. Some of the characters didn't have working kits or have any sort of style to their gameplay. What is the point of there being more characters if some of them are nearly unplayable or a complete bore to use? A lot of the items didn't have a lot of diversity in their use and often slowed down the gameplay even more. There were a ton of glitches that came up that made the game look like a poorly constructed fan-made game. The single player had a lot of problems as well, and it might have been because I expected more, but it didn't seem to take advantage of the fact that this is a smash bros game. It didn't give me any nostalgic feelings or that awesome sense that the characters were actually going through each other's worlds to make an ultimate fan service experience. And isn't that what Smash bros is supposed to be? A fighting/party game with a ton of fan service and nostalgic dream fulfillment. Also, the 2nd player aspect of the Subspace mode just seemed like it was tacked on last minute which made some areas way too mindless to get through thanks to the call back button. I think brawl really dropped the ball, both mechanically and stylistically. I admit I may have been over-hyped for the game, but I really have never felt so disappointed with any game. I tried to like it, I really did. I played it for months just hoping I was missing something about it that would make it fun. I never found that missing element of fun that I searched so desperately for.
It would be great if this game turns out better. I have a little bit of hope due to some of the statements about Sakurai being disappointed about aspects of Brawl. I'm not going to get my hopes high though.
Definitely not as high as my hopes for project M.
You might enjoy what was done to him in project M if you haven't seen it.
This demonstration was made before the current demo so there have been more changes. Also his jab during grab knocks a coin out of them, which I felt was a wonderful addition.