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1UP Preview: PlayStation All-Stars Feels Familiar in All the Wrong Ways

1UP: "A few neat elements can't stop me from having a bad feeling about this." (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3)

sinncross  +   1309d ago
As long as the game is good and fun to play, I could honestly care less whether it is similar to Smash or not.

People just need to get over it already. It is not like Smash is the single only game in its genre... Konami have done.. Capcom have done it... other franchises like Digimon have done it.
jimbobwahey  +   1309d ago
Developers can't win. Half the time their games get trashed because they're not similar to other games, then they get trashed because they are similar to other games. No consistency or logic to the criticism in this industry.

As for me personally, I'm really excited for PlayStation All-Stars because it's shaping up to be like Smash Bros but with better characters, which is perfect for me.
TooTall19  +   1309d ago
Yeah plus better graphics and a portable version (which also has better graphics).
jukins  +   1309d ago
you hit that on the head. Superbot is making a game many of playstation fans and media have asked for. Now that they are getting it ,the media at least, is all skeptical because its not exactly like its inspiration.

in my opinion i like the lack of health bars and the use of specials in order to score points to win. with dedicated and hardcore fighting game players and game designers on board i cant wait and will be getting both versions on day one. That is if there is some sort of bundle like they did with mlb the show.
ShinMaster  +   1308d ago
Didn't expect any different from
How should I put this.... they will almost always favor Nintendo and sometimes Microsoft, over PlayStation.

Percentage doesn't work because it's not about knocking your opponents of the stage in the first place. PS Battle Royale is not about ring outs. It's about Super meter building, COMBOS and KOs.
You can't do this on Smash:

It's too similar? Not similar enough? Do they want to add more similar elements so that they can complain about the similarity later?
Make up your minds, haters!
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GuruStarr78  +   1309d ago
It wil sell, reguardless.. ill definitely be picking up a copy for my vita... I really wish sony would take the same route with lbp karting, and make a vita version with cross play, its kinda a no-brainer, especially after the lack of features in modnation road trip (namely the fact it had no online mp)..
Frankfurt  +   1309d ago
No Sony exclusives sells.

Is there any Sony exclusive in the top 10 most waited titles list from Nielsen? Nope. MS and Nintendo have multiple ones.

Is there any Sony exclusive that sells in six months what Gears, Halo, Mario sell in a month? Nope.

It's fact.
DarkHeroZX  +   1309d ago
Uncharted 3sold as much as gears 3 and is still selling wayy better. GT5 is 7million + and still going strong. Outsold 2 forza games by itself lol. Metal gear sold 4 sold about 6 million and is getting a reboot next month. Sony has the games
dafegamer  +   1309d ago
lol the only games on ms that sell are gears and halo nothing else. Sony have GOW, infamous, lbp
GT,Uncharted, Ratchet and clank. All those are multimillion selling franchises but anyway I know you buddy and I'm aware that you're a Xbox-Troll
P_Bomb  +   1309d ago

There are *several* Sony exclusives in IGN's top games of 2012 list so far, so it's unfair to cherry pick what people want.

The sales argument is passe. Current example: PS3 niche elseworlds spinoff Yakuza: Dead Souls has sold more than critically acclaimed 360 console exclusive Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings according to has Twisted Metal...a niche car combat game.

Numerous worldwide estimates out there, such as the afore-referenced vgchartz where MGS4 and Uncharted2 put up the same 5million+ numbers as Gears of War.

What about outside the Gears/Halo bubble?

LBP1 sold more than any single Fable game. GT5 sold more than any Forza game. inFamous1 sold more than any Crackdown game. Haven't even touched on other platinum sellers such as God of War, Resistance, Killzone, Heavy Rain, Demon's Souls, Ratchet etc.

Heck, MAG sold more than Prey, Deadly Premonition, Metro 2033, Ninety-Nine Nights combined. It's not a one-horse race anymore.
UnitSmiley  +   1308d ago
That's because there is so many more exclusives to choose from on Playstation. For example, say I only have money for 1 game. So I buy Little Big Planet 2 instead of God of War or whatever. You can't expect everyone to buy every exclusive when their are so many of them.

Gears and Halo sell a sh** ton because the owners of 360 are literally starved for exclusives, so when one finally does roll around of course it sells well.
Sucitta  +   1309d ago
as far as i know, the Vita version for PS All Stars is Cross Play.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1309d ago
Hopefully there is another way to fight where the basic attacks do damage. Also hopefully there are maps that we can fall off the edge. Some closed stages are fine but I want open ones too. The combination of different stages is a little weird but a little cool too.
smashcrashbash  +   1309d ago
That is all most people are concerned about? That it looks like SSB.In the Golden Age of gaming with Nintendo, Sony and Sega no one cared if one thing was similar to another. Did anyone care that Battle Toads, Final Fight, Streets of Rage, TMNT 2 and every fighting game was like Double Dragon. Or the games that followed Battle Arena Toshinden like Soul Edge and Tekken or the games that followed Street Fight and MK.Or that Sony was the one who started the path to modern music games with Singstar. Or the fact that this genre existed long before SSB with Powerstone and Digimon and several other games. Is that all this stupid gen cares about? Who is following whom?

@ Capt-FuzzyPants. No there is no mode like that. The developers and many people have stated many times that there is no mode where normal attacks do killing damage. But the people who have played the game have also said that it doesn't matter. The special attack kill format works very well.
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vividi  +   1309d ago
did anyone read the article, is a mess, it clearly say that the author had a bad feeling about the game because it feels to similar to Smash, but the only real complain is that is not like Smash. Man WTF!!! , this hate dont end, people just be happy and enjoy the game LOL
PersonaCat  +   1309d ago
Sony gets trashed because they make a game like smash bros....that gamers have said they wanted for years.. Yea, that makes a whole lot of sense. You really can't satisfy people nowadays lol
P_Bomb  +   1309d ago
A lot of the nay-sayers need to step out of their own bubbles and look at entertainment as a whole. Case in point. DC's Justice League and Marvel's Avengers. As similar in concept, influence and execution as Smash Bros and All Stars. Yet they perfectly co-exist.

Who came first? Who cares. Certainly not movie goers who just made the Avengers a blockbuster even though Batman/Superman existed before Cap'America, Hulk, IronMan, Thor etc.

This whole "FIRST" thing is solely a geek meme. I don't know if Coke came before Pepsi, Old Dutch came before Hostess, or if Shell franchised before Esso. If you asked most people if 'wrong familiarality' affected their purchases, they'd probably look at you funny.

All Stars is a first for the Playstation brand, same as Forza was for Microsoft. Nintendo have played catch-up with their own fair share of things, from the transition of cartridges to discs, to high definition itself.
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UnitSmiley  +   1308d ago
Lol at the article bashing the game for being too much like Smash Bros, then mocking it because they didn't copy the percentage system. *facepalm*

I pre ordered the game today (The alt costuuuumes!) I'm really excited for it and can't wait to play. I just sincerely hope they include some FFVII characters.
Hicken  +   1308d ago
Sony just can't win. are there still people out there who don't think there isn't some bias against them out there?
BrutallyBlunt  +   1308d ago
Bias against Sony? Who actually thinks like this? That's the problem here is people like you who seem to amalgamate everything under one umbrella. So your thinking is this, All-Stars is a Sony exclusive so therefore there is added pressure and bias? How ridiculous but then agian your whole reasoning for being on N4G is to promote Sony while being biased against the other two main ones, especially Microsoft because in some twisted way that corrects this 'unbalance' you see.

What a complete joke. Want me to prove you wrong? This article is from 1UP.

Journey gets an A rating, is that being biased against Sony?

Uncharted 3 gets an A rating, is that being biased against Sony?

Oh, so you want to pick on Marty Sliva since that is the person from 1UP? Ok, fine.

Shadow of the Colossus collection gets a A rating, yup, this person just reeks of bias.

Twisted Metal gets a B which is above the average out there, so much for being biased.

Hicken, you're the problem, not a site like 1UP. If anyone really wants to see bias they need to look no further than your post history. This article isn't even that bad if you actually read it.

I've never in my life seen someone so embedded in this nonsense of rallying behind one company and making it appear like David versus Goliath. We don't need cheerleaders acting like they are the form of reasoning while the media isn't when in reality members like this are just another form of extremism.

This person acts like he can't enjoy his products because of this bias out there that doesn't really exist. That everyone is picking on poor Sony so he feels its his duty to get the record straight. The only song off that record that keep playing over and over agian is how biased you are in favor of Sony. The media isn't the problem, you are.

If All-Stars falls flat, who cares? If it scores well and sells well good. Either way does it really matter as much as you make it out to be? No but i bet the entire time you'll be focused on the naysayers since that seems to be your full-time job.
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Hicken  +   1308d ago
Pointing out one or two instances where someone was right doesn't erase the many MANY times they were wrong. Be honest: this generation, the gaming media has been overwhelmingly negative in its view of Sony. A positive article or review here or there doesn't negate that.

Truthfully, I don't expect you to see it. To you, it's a product of the minds of delusional fanboys. Why, then, do the fanboys of other systems not feel the same? You don't hear "The media is biased against Nintendo" very often, and I can't say I've EVER heard that from the Microsoft camp.

Did you read the article? Hell, scratch the article; the above comments should suffice: the author's sense of foreboding stems from him feeling that it's too much like SSB, then he complains because it's not MORE like SSB. Can you NOT see a problem with that?

Is there something psychologically that prevents you from seeing the ridiculous nature of such articles, but yet compels you to attack those who question them?
BrutallyBlunt  +   1307d ago
Quite deflecting. Start leading by example instead of blaming everyone but yourself.

"Is there something psychologically that prevents you from seeing the ridiculous nature of such articles, but yet compels you to attack those who question them? "

Yes, you're not very sane so psychologically you will never see things as they truly are. Ask yourself an honest question, if your Mom or Dad read all 5,000 comments you've made over the past year here do you think they'd be proud of their boy? Do you think they'd be supportive of the investment you've made?

Ok, forget about them. Would you ever show your girlfriend all of these comments you've made and not be embarrased about them?

You know what i see? I see someone who's dying for attention and not very happy.
LiquifiedArt  +   1306d ago
I'm a hardcore sony fan.

Any anyone of us can see the glaring issues with the game. Now these may not be actual issues when some time is invested into it, but currently the entire way of killing people is up for question.

Superbot has to PROVE it to us! We are the ones who have played many fighting games over the years, including SSB.

If they would of stuck with the SSB formula and enhanced some elements, maybe thrown a twist, it would of been perfect. Take the bad things SSB does and make them better.

They unfortunely threw out the GOOD things, for "New" quesitonable things.

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