posted by Rango
10:08 PM on Saturday Jan 31, 2015
Think I've mentioned before I'm a pretty big fan of Fire Emblem. The addiction I had with Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn is part of the reason I'm an Ike main. I was pulling for Lucina to be confirmed well before the trailer revealing her, but Robin is a special case. I had little to no interest in playing as her. A mage knight? Hmm, eh. Maybe my Robin in Awakening just wasn't very strong, but I didn't see a terrible amount of potential. Unique for sure, but not much worth outside of a try.
First few weeks of Smash, Robin is a fad character. Everyone wants to try her, but no one can do it right. I faced maybe one good Robin, but after playing some more FE Awakening and seeing some potential, I started using her more and more.
Keep in mind, I use the female Robin, so I go by the she/her pronoun. One reason is because I dig Michelle Ruff's voice. The other reason is because I use the Red Robin - a company I used to work for and still my favorite restaurant. Yummm!
But yeah, she's so much fun. I've always enjoyed Mage Knight characters in RPGs. Anyone who can use a sword and magic is incredibly versatile and stays in my party. Robin is pure fun. Not too braindead and takes some tactics to work with, but well-rewarding for those who stick with her. Thoron is a great way to tackle anyone who's landing and deal serious damage, Nosferatu is a one-of-a-kind attack for Smash - one that could risk the game's balance if programmed incorrectly - and the book-tossing is a great secondary attack. She's incredibly diverse and varied in her moveset and there's nothing like outsmarting your opponent with tactics and not just strength. Her aerial moves are great killers, her BThrow is as strong as Sonic's, her Elwind can spike, and Arcfire can combo into a UAir kill move.
I'm looking forward to using her more often, so if you guys wanna play me sometime, you know where to find me. Definitely looking for more matchup practice. And if anyone wants to check her out, I have Robin vids on my YouTube channel.
Till then, it's TIME TO TIP THE SCALES!