As you well know, Sefirot It has already been released in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and fans who buy the character and overcome its corresponding challenge can now unlock it before it officially opens on December 23. We have already tried it and here we bring you a brief analysis.
Remember that this content pack also includes a new stage, the Northern Cave, along with 9 new music tracks. All this has been added together with the possibility of buying new suits for Mii fighters and version 10.0.0 of the title.
This evil character from Final Fantasy VII was confirmed for the game at the 2020 Game Awards with a spectacular trailer. Later, Masahiro Sakurai, director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, offered a more complete presentation about the character where he showed us in detail all his possibilities and movements along with the rest of the content that his pack includes.
The reaction to the announcement of this character has been really extraordinary among the fans, something that was reflected in the results of the survey we carried out a few days ago. Now, what is Sefirot like on the battlefield? Let’s move on to analyze its characteristics.
If we compare it with Steve, the character previously added as DLC to the game, we can say that Sefirot is much easier to handle. That does not mean that it is standard or boring, but that it has more similar mechanics to other characters present in the game.
His main weapon is the huge sword Masamune with which he will attack left and right. Many of its attacks are based on its movements, which has the peculiarity of doing more damage in the central part when Sefirot is on the ground and at the end if Sefirot is in the air. This sets him apart from other classic swordsmen present in the game.
Of this sword too surprises its scopeespecially up and down where it can even smash through the platforms and hit the fighters below them. The wing that appears when it is in danger, that is, when it has a high percentage of accumulated damage or has few lives left compared to the rival, also stands out as a differentiation.
His normal and running attacks are really fast and can be directed. As for the strong attacks, as I mentioned, those that are up and down stand out, although the sides also have a great reach with the sword.
The normal air attack is a small explosion with little force, while the lateral ones are based on movements with the sword. If we do one of these on a wall, we will see that the character can remain suspended, something very useful to avoid falling down ravines. One of the air attacks that we will use the most is the downward air attack, where the fighter descends quickly. It is powerful, but also risky if we do it over a ravine because we will fall down it.
As for special attacks, my favorite is the Glow, the standard special attack that can be charged to create a huge and devastating blast perfect for attacking from a distance. Of course, you have to be careful with the reflects. Another useful special move is the downward special attack, which fires spectral flares at surrounding enemies and explodes them. This mechanic is really groundbreaking and I really don’t find it like any other fighter.
As to your recovery, We can say that it is quite good although somewhat risky. Testing the character I have fallen down the ravine numerous times if his wing is not activated. His shield, known as Centella, also stands out and is activated as a downward special attack. Reflects physical attacks and protects from shots, but does not return the latter. Finally, his Final Smash doesn’t have too much power, but it does cause different negative effects on opponents such as reversal of controls or flower that drains life.
Let’s now talk about the scenario that accompanies Sefirot on his arrival in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: the North Cave. It is a fairly standard scenario in terms of its layout and playability, but its main feature is that it tells a story, specifically the end of the Sefirot game, Final Fantasy VII.
On stage, we can see some familiar images as we fight, such as the almighty Meteor and Holy summons, as well as the Highwind airship. However, beyond the visual spectacular, the North Cave does not bring much new to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Related to this, we should also mention that Sefirot’s journey in classic mode
Finally, we also remind you that this pack of the second Fighters Pass includes, as usual, new melodies. Specifically we have 9 new Final Fantasy melodies. This great number of songs stands out enormously considering the few melodies of the series that were in the base game. We now have a total of 11 tunes from the franchise.
By way of conclusion, I would like to add that Sefirot as a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate It has sorprised me for good. I must admit that when this character was confirmed at the 2020 Game Awards I was not entirely convinced with how it would be implemented in the game and if it would be another standard swordsman, but after testing it for a few hours I have been able to discover a villain really full of a repertoire of unique and very fatal techniques for the opponents that have made it my favorite character in this second Fighters Pass.
Remember that this pack is available for those who have bought the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2Or the Applicant Pack 8 separately for $ 5.99 on the Nintendo eShop. By purchasing the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 from the Nintendo eShop for $ 29.99, players will have access to Min Min, Steve, Sefirot, and later three other unannounced Applicant Packs as they become available. Each set includes a new fighter, a stage, and various music tracks.
Finally, we remind you that the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 1 for $ 24.99 on Nintendo eShop, which gives access to first five applicants packs that were previously released. Joker, the Hero, Banjo and Kazooie, Terry Bogard and Byleth are available as downloadable fighters and can be purchased individually for $ 5.99 on the Nintendo eShop.