Am I the only one who is not impressed with this game, still?
Color auras around characters just shows how weak the idea of a Smash Bros. game in HD is with complex, realistic characters. The majority of Nintendo's all-stars and bright and vivd and don't need a hue of color around them to be spotted. But the inclusion of a special gauge, while interesting, is kind of silly and acts as a portable Final Smash. That's a no-no for me unless it can be switched off.
I dunno, I mean, they're gonna get all kinds of crazy support for this game from a bunch of developers, but I still doubt the concept. The fact that they're getting MvC players and such doesn't make sense to me since the Smash Bros. style is so... decidedly non-Capcom. That, and it's a blatant rip-off of Smash Bros.. However, this will hopefully increase Sakurai's incentive to raise the bar with the next installment- someone's copied his baby, he sure as hell better fight back.
My suggestion would be to sign on the Project M devs.
EDIT: After, you know... reading through the page before this, I agree with some of the points made. Sony doesn't have a rich background and they barely have All-Stars. I mean, Parappa the Rappa is... he's not an All-Star. Plus, these characters barely have movesets that define them. You know, the characters Nintendo has chosen to put into Smash Bros. are recognizable most because their gameplay mechanics- the play style of the characters shaped the games they were in and made them very unique. Having Nathan Drake and a Killzone character in the same game doesn't make sense because they're essentially shooter characters, and are going to be shooting stuff. Sure, Sly has a decently recognizable moveset, but using the entire roster of weapons that Kratos has doesn't really focus on what made his gameplay style so addictive in the first place. Kirby, Mario, Samus, hell- even Link and Pokemon Trainer heavily utilize the mechanics that are seen in their games to better differentiate them. I'm not saying the characters in this game aren't going to have variety- I'm sure they'll try to milk the hell out of making them unique- but they won't have the recognizable movesets of Nintendo characters. Smash Bros. maps out every move simply and recognizably- there's a great deal of history and heritage to the movesets. What the hell is Parappa the Rappa going to use, a microphone?