Superbot Entertainment has confirmed that every character in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be unlocked from the very beginning.
where s the fun in that
It's like that in many fighters these days.
IT ensures that everyone will be able to play as thier favorite character as soon as they get the game. One mistake brawl made was hyping up sonic and snake and then locking them for the first 20 something hours of gameplay. Most people paid to play was those characters and they deserved to get thier money's worth right away .
@above And takes away all the fun of the challenge and rewards, tell me at least I'll unlock skins or s#*t like that!? O-T Uh... eh... OK, will take it because of the cross-buy thing regardless, but really dumb >:(
Yeah that kinda sucks as there is less of an incentive to do the story mode. Tekken did the unlocking thing well. But you get free VITA copy courtesy of Cross Play so no way am I complaining.
@sikbeta well they already have pre order skins available so I'm sure they'll be in game skins unlockable. I can see numerous obvious ones for characters like sack boy and fat princess considering she already has the pirate outfit. But kratos hasn't really changes much over the years so I don't know how many you'll be able to unlock. Me I don't mind not unlocking characters. I just want to play the thing.
I agree, I love going through story/arcade/etc. to unlock characters. I especially love Smash Bros. way of doing it, where you never know when you'll encounter a new character and you have to beat them to unlock them... I wish they'd gone with that style but oh well...
Well, that's a bit dissapointing.
But then that's just another way people would complain about it being a rip off of smash bros
Fun? Maybe the actual fight? Hence fighting game.
lol, what's with the disagrees? people just want to unlock sh*t and don't want to have fun with the actual game? That actually explains CoD's success
Unlocking is its own type of fun. In games like BF3, being forced to use weapons you don't want to use will force you to try new and different weapons, and you'll discover that you will actually have a good time using those weapons you would otherwise NEVER try out if everything in the game were available from the start. It adds more life to the game, through forced experimentation. Sure, playing with what you want right away is fun, but the feeling doesn't last that long compared to having to unlock everything. Plus, there's nothing to work towards if there's no unlock system. There's only so much time you can play a game before it becomes boring and repetitive, no matter how much you love the game. An unlock system delays that unavoidable feeling of repetition considerably.
Genuine question, does Smash bros have online multiplayer? Because all stars will. It would be considered unfair if somebody had a character you didn't have during an online fight, that plus a bit of a spoiler when you see them
It does, but it is quite limited in terms of game modes/customization and in all honesty the internet service/lag is hit and miss.
Hmm, any one whos played Smash bros will tell you unlocking character is fun "A new Challenger has appeared!" *Wolf from Star Fox kicks the **** out of you
D: Thats the only reason to play the story...
um what I could have sworn they said that they would have some unlocks :/ was hoping that they would keep some of the characters a secret
Paul Gale said in his site that many characters would have to be unlocked. Not sure which is right...
Well, one of them is wrong. I guess the unlockables will be alt skins, and maybe stages. They should have kept all the characters unlocked for online multiplayer, but should have left offline alone. They could have even made unlock all characters a "Shortcut DLC" like DICE did for all I care, I'd have liked to earn some of these awesome characters.
I think in an online centric game you need all the characters from the get go, but I hope that there are some secrets and some things to unlock
That's disappointing. I always loved playing non stop for days to unlock characters.
What is the actual point in that....seen this when they were answering peoples questions on the US blog....after they ignored all the complaints from people asking them about why did they add the New Dante.....arseholes, you can't just ignore a ton of people asking the same question nicely ¬¬ Anyway...it's sad to see a game such as this won't be getting any unlocks. They better listen to fan feedback and change stuff around because it's the one thing that keeps people playing after the storymode.
Because it is a stupid question. No one cares but the idiots. Who gives a $hit how Dante looks? They probably didn't answer you because it is childish to harp on about something that doesn't really matter. What difference does it make? All you should be concerned about is how Dante fights not how he looks. Just give it up already. Being an idiot nicely doesn't make you any less of an idiot. Besides there are still costumes to unlock. I asked on Playstation Blog and they said besides the ones you get by pre-ordering you unlock costumes as you play the game and there are about ten of them for each person. Each costume makes the character look different.Notice they said no CHARACTER unlocks but they never said no unlocks at all.
You know your a right arsehole you know that....unlocking characters is a great feature in games like this but oh look at this your totaly fine with it like every other thing about this game. I mean we get it you like the game as it is but other people don't, does it mean we hate it...no, we just think it holds more potential. You know what i find funny about people like yourself, you call the users comments and personal attack them while also falling into the immature/trolling categories yet the person you do this to hasn't offeended you so why feel the need to attack them in the first place. Having all the charcters unlocked dosen't add anything to the game, it's such a fun feature in other games but obviously you don't care because everything Superbot does with this game is golden to you. You've done nothing but bash anyones opinion if it isn't possitive....
so have you MikeCosgrove on re6 related articles, but you dont need to return fire that just makes you an ass as well
@DarkBlood - What's positive about RE6? Lol, sure looks like a mess to me.
No Mike, what I see here is self-entitlement and immaturity on your part. Character unlocks are nice, but what do you gain from them? A sense of achievement, progression perhaps? The illusion of having more content? Surprises? It's a good thing, but at the end of the day having them locked is just an illusion of replayability. If the game is fun enough, you'll play it until it doesn't seem fun anymore. Also, they did respond to the questions, although why the question needs asking in the first place just shows how lacking in common sense most of these idiots are. Capcom, not Sony or Superbot are in charge of the Dante character. Same with the idiots condemning Sony for no Crash or Spyro... yet!
@Mike My god. You're in every single Battle Royal article, whining and complaining about something. Then you attack people and call them names because they don't agree with you. Real mature. Seriously. Shut up.
Hopefully there'll be a costume unlock for old Dante, maybe even new Vergil & old Vergil since they said every character will have many costumes to unlock. I'm also kind of wishing for a Kuro costume for Toro. Edit: also, Um Jammer Lammy would be an awesome costume unlock, there's many possiblities here actually when I really think about it, many even Kai for Nariko... If she's in it that is. Edit2: Also I would really appreciate the old PS1/2 or whatever costumes as unlocks
OMG I know right, I was one of many who has asked them and they've totaly ignored our comments. I mean way to treat your fanbase. Very unprofessional EDIT: Oh look at that smashcrashbash defending the hell out of the game again and being hatefull against someones comment who dosen't share the same opinion as him. Dude...nothing is perfect, they messed up big time here, unlockable in fighting games keep me hooked for days untill I've unlocked them all. Why wouldn't you want to see that ***No one cares but the idiots. Who gives a $hit how Dante looks?*** Idiots, why go there Obviously people give a crap with how many people have asked. Stop defending them man...jesus. http://blog.us.playstation.... EDIT 2: Oh wait they replied ***We understand that different people have their own favorite version of Dante. However, once players sit down and try him out they will realize that he’s simply a blast to play!*** Are they serious...own version of Dante. It's either the old one or the new one. Why are they trying to talk this down with PR bullcrap.
You need to understand its Capcom's way or the highway so if you want old dante go complain to them. They will probably add old dante as alt costume plus he looks extremely fun and crazy to play. Also having the entire roster unlocked is a good thing love it when i take over a game to a friends house and find out half the roster isnt there.
@Majiebeast Exactly. Thank you. People need to be angry with Capcom, not Superbot. Besides, he plays EXACTLY like Dante, regardless of how he looks. That matters the most to me.
They most likely have new Dante just to promote DMC.
Im pretty sure the only way Capcom would let Superbot use Dante is to put the new looking Dante in their game for promotional purposes.
You're blood pressure must go through the roof whenever you see a PS All Stars or Assassins Creed 3 article on the front page :P
That's a big downer.
Was looking forward to unlocking characters but i'll stick with unlocking skins. As long as there is something for me to aim for then i'm fine.
To those saying this is bad, you are all hypocrites. What if the content was DLC-locked like most games?
Actually, that is a bit disappointing. I like the ability to play through a mode and unlock characters.
but what is the big deal because people are acting like they are not getting something. I dont see why people would be disappointed. I mean just deal with it.
That sounds cool but i would rather you unlock from beating a story mode or something.
I'm mixed on unlocking characters. I do like unlocking them, but not when its one of the characters I want to play as. Example, having to unlock Sackboy instead of just playing as him from the jump. Now for the people complaining about Dante and the developers ignoring them... hasn't it been said multiple times that Superbot doesn't get a choice on what 3rd parties give them? I understand you guys don't like Dante because of how he looks and his changed backstory. Hell, I even understand that you guys dont like how this Dante hasnt proven himself yet to be an "All Star" like vanilla Dante has. But seriously, no one wants to hear it. You guys have tried to get Capcom and Ninja Theory to change him and it failed. Capcom decided to give Superbot this Dante to advertise their new game. If you don't like him just don't play as him. Their's nothing else you can do. Sorry for the rant :x
Fuck ya no unlocking. Now I don't have to do some stupid shit with a character I don't like before I can be my favorite character
Too bad not everyone sees it like that; I get sick of "Forcing" to play as someone just to be able to play as my favorites later. Tekken Tag Arcade was fun (and still is) however I HATED having to wait to play as Tetsujin.
Thats part of what made the SSB roster good. It felt much more better playing as characters like MewTwo after you put in the effort and time to unlock them. Increases lasting appeal, gives you a chance to learn the movesets of each character etc... As long as there are some unlockables though it doesn't bother me too much
Unlocking characters is cool in my book. It gives the game more replay value.
@ MikeCosgrove. Because all you do is whine. You don't complain you whine. On and on and on and on and you repeat the same thing over and over again. You think it is doing something but you are just being annoying. Do you think that if you say it a hundred times they will give you the Dante you what. It is someone else's character and they give them what they want. But you seem to think if you jump in and repeat the same $hit over and over again that they will change it. They won't. Using this Dante of the other does NOTHING to the game. Does it change how he fights? Does it change his moves? Does it give him some hidden power? No. You think I am trolling? What is coming into every article and repeating the same crap over and over again as it will do something is? If it is someone else's character they give what they want and you accept it or you don't. They accepted new Dante and we have to live with it. But no instead of being mature about it you whine and b***h constantly. Why don't you go to the people who make Dante and ask them why they didn't give us original Dante. But no you annoy Superbot who has no control over the character and annoy them instead. I am sure the people who keep asking haven't wrote to Capcom and asked them why they haven't given us original Dante.No poke and prod the people who have no control. And I am the @$$hole? It makes NO difference. You don't see the people who made the new Dante changing him do you? Why? Because they are probably tired of listening to people like you whine about it.
Lol I love it when people only target one person for whining when other people do it...its a commenting site thats what people do. Do I think your a troll....urmmmm yeah thats how you only have two bubbles I mean all your replies to peope who hve a different opinion are full of hate, personal attacks and immaturity. No body has done it to you and its uncalled for. Dont like someones opinion, write a respectful written reply or ignore them. Simples
But that's one of the best parts of SSB. I know they don't want to be a clone and all, but the idea of unlocking characters is fun and adds a reason to play. It's just fun.
No. It does NOT add fun. It takes away hours of your life you could spend doing something that you haven't done five MILLION times already.
I think it's just annoying. I bought brawl to play online and vs my friends but I was forced to play the god aweful story to unlock characters
Exactly. That story sucked.
Thank God! I don't want to grind for hours and hours to unlock a character. It was SO ANNOYING on Brawl. I love All-Stars, but playing through the campaign like thirty times to unlock all the characters is NOT fun.
Awwh man. I was actually looking forward to having some hidden characters. Or have boss types that you can unlock and make playable. Oh well, no surprises I guess lol
In my opinion this seems like the right idea for a game that will entice casuals more than core PS fans. Most would agree that casually gamers might want to play as any character out of the box. Un-challenging for us core gamers but fair. No doubt Sony will have some type of hard mode for core gamers where they can possibly have the satisfaction of unlocking secrets or additional content.
I cannot believe some people actually support this crap. I think they should have added requirements to be able to unlock characters during matches(something i think the next smash bros should have) Beat this opponent in this amount of time, using this move in this way bla bla bla. Unlocking characters has always felt satisfying in fighting games. Be it the last three smash games or DBZT( ya, try taking the time to unlock 150 characters in DBZ games). I wouldn't mind having the game pushed back as long as needed for them to change this.
"ya, try taking the time to unlock 150 characters in DBZ games" - You "No." - Me Video games are supposed to be entertaining. I have fun playing Little Big Planet. I am engaged by the story of Heavy Rain. Playing hundreds of hours of a DBZ fighting game to unlock 150 characters is not entertaining, no matter which spectrum of entertainment you enter. I love DBZ games. Don't get me wrong. I would just prefer if all the characters were unlocked from the get-go.
I actually like this idea however they should at least put 2 secret characters to unlock, u know just to brag about when ur friends come over.
I don't really like this for many reasons. Mainly I want it to be a surprise when I get the game to see who is in and who isn't. On the other + side, I can get to main characters from the start which would be good for tourneys and stuff.
Makes enough sense, I think they made the right choice, what with the game being multiplayer-centric, some people just want to jump online and wail on other people with their favourite characters. Is that so bad?
For those who want to pound away on some static AI and get a carrot dangled infront of their face, I guess so. But I have hundreds of hours logged into Street Fighter AE, and I didn't have to unlock any of the characters. Getting Gouken was annoying in 4, I don't want to go through that crap again.
Now I can take the game to any PS3 without hauling around save data and everyone can play their favorite person right from the get go.
Good point :)
Awww! That's the fun part of games like this! Not that much of a problem but for some people, like me, they like to spend a lot of time on the game to find out who is in the game. I know with Super Smash Bros Melee back in 2003 I spent a lot of hours trying to complete challenges to finally get some of the really hard characters, (Mew-two and Ganondorf I think were the hardest 2). Ah well, it's not a deal breaker by any means. Still looking forward to this!
They don't even know how many characters are in the game yet besides what we've been shown...
For those who complain and bitch about how "Bad" it is to have unlocked characters out the gate, try Fighters Megamix; you will appreciate the idea of unlocked at the start.
i will stick to smash brothers, this game lloks like a really crappy ripoff they're copying all the wrong things
Are they supposed to copy the right things? LOL