Sony is taking a play out of Nintendo's playbook, but will it be enough to push them back up to where they need to be?
'Let’s be honest with ourselves right now, Sony is a tad bit late to this party' The irony almost made me fall off my seat.
Well I think its going to do well over the course of its life time.
Agreed, and the irony is that this article is a tad late to the party. Let's hope that it's reviewed in it's own rights. The second irony will be that, if the reviewers do as I think they may, they'll reduce the score because it ISN'T like the game they compared it to!
Pretty funny isnt it. Still, rantgaming is a joke of a site, even by N4Gs standards.
The article is one paragraph long. Most pointless read of the week... *sigh*
You could not be more wrong. Relating this to Smash is like relating Halo 4 to Battlefield: Warfare. Just because this game is a 4p-side-scrolling fighting game, doesn't make it a "clone". That's like calling Halo 4 a clone of Black Ops because they're both 1st-person shooters.
This looks to be a direct clone of smash bros, but in the end of the day others get to enjoy Nintendo's successful awarding concept. So it's not really a bad thing. The only thing that confuses me is that there are some that won't admit that it was extremely heavily inspired by smash bros. It is pretty much the exact same game with a set of Sony characters instead of Nintendo. If this is not a direct clone of a game then I dont know what is. There is a difference between a game developed in the same genre, and a game developed in the same exact format as another. Rated E For Everyone
Except it's not "the same exact format". Sure there are influences from SSB, just like there are some minor influences from other games http://www.ign.com/wikis/pl... as well as elements from first-party PlayStation games that shape the game both mechanically and thematically. But if you tried playing Battle Royale the same way as SSB you'd get nowhere. You people judge it simply by the way it looks. 4 player brawler with first-party characters and that's it. So yes, it does fall within the same exact genre, but not a "direct clone" as you call it. As someone who actually plays both I can tell you that the mechanics, rules, moves and combo system are different. http://www.youtube.com/watc... SSB is 'king of the hill' gameplay. Battle Royale is not.
"This looks to be a direct clone of smash bros..." Stop. No, really. Stop. I'm going to try and say this politely: WTF? We've spent the entire summer here at N4G, debating about how PSAS IS or ISN'T a clone; it's been established- by people that have actually put their hands on the game(like myself), instead of people making shit up(like you)- that it's only a "clone" on the basest level: it's a four-person brawler on a 2-D platforming setup. A dozen other games in the vein that you're not calling a clone, including games that are FAR more of a clone. Aren't you tired of spewing such BS? The guys who MADE the damn game said they were inspired by SSB. But it's not a clone in the slightest. If you were less of a fanboy and played games instead of your preferred company, you might have known that. Usually, I just disregard your comments, or see them as mildly funny. But THIS crap... not one of your best efforts. Bubbles down.
I totally agree. The Nintendo PR comments are getting very boring now and it amazes me how someone who talks so much garbage has 7 bubbles. As for All Stars being a "clone" why don't you do a little more research and actually play the game before making such a flamebait, ill informed comment?
All I can say to this is you have some nerve Hicken. Yes, it has been established that PSAS is very heavily inspired by SSB and shouldn't be called a clone but to sit there and call LX a fanboy when you flatout have admitted your utter bias towards other game systems and your scary devotion when it comes to Sony is sickning. And I find it funny when you state things like making sh*t up when you have been caught making sh*t up about how the WiiU controller wouldn't feel comfortable in your hands.
Really? We are still on this?
Sadly it seems so. A hurricane just hit but sadly horrible blog sites that should actually be nothing more than a forum posts still have power and are able to write nonsense.
Since when does Smash Bros use 3 tiers of Supers to score points with every changing backgrounds from a mashup of games that can actually harm you, as well as picking up weapons from other game franchises? News to me!
Horse beaten to death approved in seconds?
Snk ripping street fighter? Tecmo ripping off tekken? Onimusha blade warriors ripping off smash bros? I can keep going if you want
Seriously when will you people learn to do your research. ever heard of THE OUTFOXIES that game was the true Originator. Nintendo hasn't Innovated much anything new in Years. they just spit out the same franchises over and over and over.
Smash bros. Ripping off THE OUTFOXIES. I'm right. look up THE OUTFOXIES then you'll see where I'm coming from when you see the gameplay videos on Youtube.
Lol its the same site who said that sony cant do a brawler game cause they dont have "enough recognizable characters" and the sad thing is that its the exact same writer who wrote that article. Guys pls it clear that this guy just want some hits on his site. Just click on no and move one
Why does everyone sit here and either condemn or defend this for being a smash bros clone or not? Everyone wanted a something like smash bros for playstation and now that its in your lap everyone complains about it. I have both beta demos and with only 6 characters its all kinds of fun to play.
Okay this is getting boring now. SSB was never an original idea, Nintendo ripped off several ideas that already existed. Even the picking up weapons isn't an original idea. You need new material. Very tired of listening to who Sony is ripping off. They make games that don't emulate anyone and people look the other way. The single moment that they emulate anyone we have to listen to months and years of what it is a copy of.Sony and friends made the first MMOFPS and it got NOTHING but negative criticism from most people.But the moment anything they make even resembles any other game we have to listen to endless crying from gamers. When Uncharted 2 came out Microsoft clowns INSISTED that it copied Gears of War when TPS cover systems existed long before Gears was made. SSB and PASBR are games that exist with in a genre of games that existed long before SSB did and only the people who know nothing about gaming history and only know about the present are the ones who insist on the who is copying who story.So before people go on a year long campaign about if PASBR is or isn't a clone, STOP and remember this.Most of us don't give a $hit. Save you words. Those who have decided to buy it or not aren't going to have their minds changed by you repeating the same thing over and over again. It is pointless and serves NO purpose.
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