Submitted by iambenk 1207d ago | opinion piece

If ‘All-Stars Battle Royale’ Is a ‘Rip-Off’ Does That Make It Inherently Bad?

Ben Kendrick of Game Rant writes: "‘Bayonetta’ designer, Hideki Kamiya, calls ‘PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’ a ‘Super Smash Bros.’ ‘rip-off’ but can a ‘rip-off’ still offer fun iteration on a past formula?" (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3)

trickman888  +   1207d ago
KwietStorm  +   1207d ago
If you want to be anal about it, just about everything in the consumer industry is a "ripoff" of something. So, if that makes a product 'bad,' then everything in our homes is crap. Gaming just happens to be over-saturated with critics.
JellyJelly  +   1207d ago
No, but it doesn't make it less of a rip-off either.

@KwietStorm - Not like this. They've copied everything down to the art style of SSMB. Not saying it's bad in any way, the game looks to be great. But to deny it's a rip-off is just stupid.
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ShinMaster  +   1207d ago
Because every 2D fighter is a Street Fighter rip off as well, right?
How about side-scrolling beat em ups? You remember those?
Did Nintendo copy the concept from 'Sonic the Fighters'?
Does that make them rip offs or clones? Come on now, don't be so narrow minded.

The art style??? You sir, do not have an eye for art or design.
* http://images4.wikia.nocook...
* http://files.g4tv.com/Image...
The art style is nothing like Smash.

"Copied everything" you say?
Wow, I didn't know PS Battle Royale had King-of-the-hill type gameplay or that Smash Bros had PS characters and themes, an MvC-type combo system and KOs by Super moves with no ring-outs.
The design is different. The characters and stages are different. The gameplay mechanics and rules are different.
Sure, it does borrow from Smash Bros. But it has plenty of its own unique implementations to make it its own game. More so than other games in the same genre.

Let's face it. There aren't that many popular games in this particular genre, that's why it may stand out as a rip off to you.
But if 4-player brawlers(which have existed for years) flooded the market the way FPS or JRPGS have, you wouldn't be calling it a rip off because there would be too many to care.
It's a game in the same GENRE of Smash Bros. but not a clone.

Where were you haters when 'Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble' came out? Or 'Digimon Battle Arena . . . Battle Stadium . . . Punch Time Explosion . . . Dream Mix TV . . . Jumpe Super Stars or any of those other brawlers came out?
Exactly. Double standards because it's a Sony exclusive with PS characters.

FYI, this is how games evolve. Similar ideas are taken and expanded on. Game after game.
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Cryptcuzz  +   1207d ago
This guy speaks the truth and has the facts to prove it.

Why so much hate on this game? If you like it, play it, if you don't then don't buy it. Simple.

No one is forcing anyone to buy or play this game.

Personally, I am going to be buying this game based on the beta and footage that I have seen and played myself.

For all others, why don't you do the same?
Jon_Smackenrow  +   1207d ago
Which aspect is it a Rip-off. Neo Geo combined their fighting frainces. Every FPS is a knock off of Wolfinstien 3D, I know I was there when it happen. Does that make COD or MOH or BF or Mindcraft of Decent or Halo bad?
Machioto  +   1207d ago
It should only matter if they aren't try anything new because this reminds of uncharted vs tomb raider both are action-adventure-platformers but differed in that the former is more grounded in reality that the latter.

@jelly Their art style consist of all the games each charter came from .
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Nexgensensation  +   1207d ago
does it? The game looks ify when I watch any trailers of it. The concept of the game is good but thats about it. The name of the game is too long and cheesy and character selection is god awful so far.

The name itself is a rip off.. Playstation All -Stars Battle Royale...
the title itself shakes my head in dissatisfaction.

Most of their characters I don't even qualify as fighters
sweet tooth?
fat princess ?
rapper the rapper? smfh...
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majiebeast  +   1207d ago
Yeah lets see who doesnt qualify as a fighter in SSBB
-Rob the robot he was a peripheral for the famicom/nes thats like if sony put a dualshock controller in the game
-If fat princess isnt a fighter then how is Olimar a fighter he works the exact same way as FP
-Pokemon trainer

Stop trying so hard too hate on the game especially when some of Nintendo's roster choices in SSBB were alot worse.
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DigitalRaptor  +   1207d ago
I'm sorry but you are the same guy who said only yesterday that this game will not be good because it has too many PlayStation characters. I'm sorry, but as explained in my PM to you, that's foolish and you are looking that way too.

The name itself is one of the LEAST important parts of the game considering, yet it's one of your MAJOR gripes. And how is the title a rip-off? PlayStation = Sony, All-Stars = description of game, Battle Royale = the subtitle perhaps?

And the characters really just are who they are in a PlayStation themed game. Your attempts to suggest that it shouldn't have Sony characters in there is bewildering since Sony created Superbot Entertainment FOR THIS PURPOSE. Convincing thoughts otherwise is redundant.

What is even more confusing is how you are "shaking your f***ing head" at Parappa the Rapper, yet you seem to have no problem with Olimar, Ness, Robot etc. being in Smash Bros when many of them don't qualify as "fighters" either.
Nexgensensation  +   1207d ago
where and who to begin first?
@kobe no...

@majiebeast- before we can even talk about super smash brothers brawl lets wait and see if this game gets a 2nd installment.

@digitalraptor- yes the character select in this game is awful how you have big daddy in the game but dante from dmc not in there. how you have parapper the rapper in the game but no spyro? if spyro is not in this game..... smh
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1207d ago
@Nexgensensation are you stupid?
ProjectDeputy  +   1207d ago
dude go back to ur xbot or girl console wii
we dont care what u think
frelyler  +   1207d ago
Didn't super smash brothers "rip off" power stone?
Lord_Sloth  +   1207d ago
Smash Bros came out 1 month before Power Stone's Arcade release, so no.

Also, Power Stone is an arena fighter.
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jc48573  +   1207d ago
I bet many of us have played SMB and Hideki Kamiya happens to enjoy the game a lot. It takes more than just "rip off" to win the hearts of people who have played SMB. I like Sony, but I also love SMB as much as Nintendo people do.
ginsunuva  +   1207d ago
It is so evil that it is now filled with the very soul of Satan himself. It is so evil no man must ever speak of it ever again. It is so evil that Kotick, Wada, and Riccitielo fear the very thought of such a thing.
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DirtyLary  +   1207d ago
Only console game I'm interested in this year.

Can you still get the beta off the Hong Kong store?
smashcrashbash  +   1207d ago
Let me answer by saying this. Were Tekken and Soul Edge bad because they basically copied Battle Arena Toshinden? Was every game that followed the GTA formula bad? Or the Singstar, Dance Dance Revolution or Parappa formula? No, no they weren't. People during the better days of gaming, not this twisted, corrupted version of it, did not care who was 'copying' or taking cues from who. All people cared was if the game was good or not. That is all. Taking cues from someone else was not a problem. For the love of cake, Superbot admitted they took cues from SSB, people put up videos showing the differences between them, people testify to say it plays differently, people say they are enjoying it, we have seen it has more depth to it then anyone even thought WTF do people want? Will Nintendo give people a cash prize for defending them and calling anything resembling their games a clone? Give it up already. They didn't even invent this genre.

@ Nexgensensation. I am sorry but Jiggly Puff,Pokemon Trainer, Mr Game, Ness and Watch and Ice Climbers qualify as fighters but Fat Princess, Parapper and Sweet Tooth don't. Dislike PASBR all you like but now you are just making up stuff to win an argument. And as for Spyro not being there that is not up to them. Spyro is not their character to use as they please. Your excuses are flimsy at best. Just another bias SSB lover again trying to find reasons to hate on PASBR.
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