The messed up battle video thing sounds a lot like a SSBB replay I once saw where there were two versions that alternately replayed - the actual one and a different one where the player lost. I think it's because of the AI doing something different than before, which would upset the entire sequence of events afterwards.
As for me, I played a great triple battle over random matchup today - My opponent was absolutely thrashing me thanks to accuracy hax (I missed 3/5 stone edges and focus blasts while he hit with every single stone edge) and effective tactics, but he eventually started making some pretty dumb moves. I managed to survive through 5 of his pokes with only a Metagross.
Battle ID: 73-98756-07705
Last edited by M Bakhsh; 1st July 2011 at 3:12 PM.
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