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1UP - More than a Copycat: PlayStation All-Stars Shows Small Signs of Progress

1UP: "Despite deep similarities to the Smash Bros. series, Sony's arena-based fighting game can still stand on its own merits." (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS3)

trickman888  +   1209d ago
"More than a CopyCat"

ShinMaster  +   1209d 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 no good? Come on now, don't be so narrow minded.

Smash Bros has 'king of the hill' gameplay. It doesn't have PS characters and themes, an MvC-type combo system and KOs by Super moves with no ring-outs like Battle Royale.
The design is different. The characters and stages are different. The gameplay mechanics and rules are different.

There aren't that many popular 4-player brawlers flooding the market like FPSs, Adventure or W/JRPGs do, which is why this game may stand out as a "rip off" to some people.
Sure, it DOES borrow from Smash Bros. It's in the same GENRE. But it has plenty of its own unique implementations to make it its own game.

Games evolve by expanding on pre-existing ideas, game after game.
sikbeta  +   1209d ago
You know how could they have avoided that, by making it 3D instead of 2D, like powerstone, that way the game could have taken seriously, now it has the label of copycat or ripoff until the end
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1209d ago
^^^ How do you know people wouldn't call it a power stone ripoff or copycat? I'm willing to bet that no matter how this game turned out haters will find anything to say this game is ripoff or copy of something.
ShinMaster  +   1209d ago
Power Stone-clone, Smash Bros-clone, Marvel Vs Capcom-clone. It was gonna happen one way or the other.
This game was never safe from the haters and fanboys no matter what approach SuperBot took because of its.... exclusive nature.
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live2play  +   1209d ago
i wish they would have copied it more closely

its a good feeling knocking someone off stage with just a small percent of damage
jimbobwahey  +   1209d ago
It's a shame really, all the hands-on previews indicate that PlayStation All-Stars does it's own thing and isn't a direct copycat, but unfortunately all the insecure Nintendo fanchildren still whine about it regardless.

Why get so upset? It's only a game.
Bathyj  +   1209d ago
When a game creates a Genre, its people with no imagination, or high levels of cynicism that write it off as mearly a copy cat.

God, I can remember for years, game magazine writers (I'm sick of the wrongly used term, journalist) couldnt talk about a FPS without referring to it as a Doom-clone.

Is Saints Row or Sleeping Dogs just a GTA-clone?
Is Uncharted just Tombraider with a guy?

Do we really want a handful of genres in gaming, with only one title in each genre?
Rockefellow  +   1209d ago
What's even worse now is the term FPS becoming analogous with Call of Duty. If you bring up ANY shooter to a casual fan, or even your average person, they'll inevitably ask: "Oh, like Call of Duty?"
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1209d ago
***"Do we really want a handful of genres in gaming, with only one title in each genre?"***

According to most people, Yes we do.
telekineticmantis  +   1209d ago
Ehh Whatever...
Nintendo and their followers always claim originality, Sumo ring.. no Virtua Fighter.. Crossver yeah MVC, Fighters Mega mix, throw in The Outfoxies, and there goes SmashBros. So what's the big deal about this game? Nothing, Go through History everyone takes inspiration.

There are Copycats out there but this game has taken a different approach, it's getting old now..

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