As a Daisy fan, I’m just a little upset that Nintendo is completely disregarding Daisy and going straight for Rosalina. I’m not too upset about it, however, though I really do wish that Nintendo wouldn’t just put Daisy in those Mario Party and Mario Kart games as another princess for little girls to choose when they don’t want Peach.
I could go on a long rant about how Daisy should be included in Smash Bros. and Super Mario 3D World, but what would that do aside from start yet another tumblr crap throwing contest?
…but you know what? I’m going to talk about Daisy and Nintendo anyway and what I assume to be the reason why so many people may not like her.
I agree with a lot of what you said. Daisy certainly isn’t as well developed as the other two but it certainly isn’t by a wide margin, considering even the most well developed Mario characters aren’t that well done.
Perhaps one reason why some people might be getting mad about it is that Rosalina’s development comes mostly from Super Mario Galaxy 1. She didn’t have much of a role in Galaxy 2 and 3D world has only just come out. Galaxy is much newer than Super Mario World. Being on better systems and being made at a time where they try to put a bit more into the story than a princess kidnapping means the character they introduced there had better opportunities to be developed.
What I’m getting at is Daisy won’t become a better character if Nintendo doesn’t put her in their non-sports games more often. Though that’s more of an argument for putting her in 3D World than Smash Bros.
At the same time, why not put her in Smash Bros? Fighting is a sport, it might be right up Daisy’s alley. She wouldn’t be the least developed character there - I don’t think we know much about Wii Fit Trainer, after all. Her moveset wouldn’t be too hard to come up with, they could all be sports related. (Maybe she could drive a kart around the stage as her final smash?) Obvious movesets might not make for good movesets though. Rosalina’s certainly isn’t obvious, but looking at the one they gave her, it’s very creative and is probably going to give her a unique play-style.
It would be nice to see her in Smash Bros, yes. I’d be okay with it if it never happens, and I’d prefer her to have more appearances in the non-ensemble games to be honest. Even if it isn’t in a playable role.