Melee is a defining game for the Smash series, the platform fighter, and the fighting genre in general. There's no doubt the impact that Melee continues to have on the gaming scene, but it just isn't worth the hype. If you're willing to put hundreds of hours into this game, I hear that the combat gets extremely technical and deep due to glitches and unintended techniques. Even with these, there are only three or four viable characters with characters like Bowser and Ganondorf left completely out of the meta. On the casual side of things, this game's a blast. Easy to pick up and makes for a great party game. Although it fairs better than Brawl, this game feels week standing next to Ultimate and the Wii U versions.