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Submitted by aprea 1191d ago | opinion piece

What Do We Think About Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale So Far?

Superbot’s upcoming brawler, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (AKA Sony’s Smash Bros clone), releases in less than two and a half weeks. After getting some hands-on time with the beta, we’ve decided to bring Dusty Cartridge’s own Mark Ankucic and Martin Gladstone to discuss what they did and didn’t like about the game, if any improvements still need to be made prior to release and much more! (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3)

Hellsvacancy  +   1192d ago
I played the beta, twice, thought it was meh, deleted it
HeavenlySnipes  +   1191d ago
I did the same thing, but to be fair, I didn't really like Smash Bros back in the day either. There were people that really knew what they were doing during the several beta matches I played though, so there is a market for this game
guitarded77  +   1191d ago
I get where you're coming from. I pre-ordered and thought the betas (private and public) were just okay. I still have it pre-ordered because I know that there will be more game modes, more characters, and the cross-buy. I think the retail version with everything, will make the game beyond "meh".
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Temporary  +   1191d ago
I downloaded the Beta and really enjoyed the demo. I cant play it for hours straight though i only pick up and play a few rounds then play something else.

It's a demo but it really doesnt properly demo the game because itll release with lots of different game modes. It's supposed to just be to demo the combat system, which i think is very fluid and fun.
andibandit  +   1191d ago
I could only play it for 5 minutes before i got tired of it. I deleted it now anyways.
miyamoto  +   1191d ago
My constructive criticism to make the game better:

the bad
First of all the game looks bland,
and it has no life at all (
soulless, no spirit of fun
it does not scream fun like Street Fighter II
the characters are too small on PS3 much more on the Vita.
art direction has no festive or warm feeling
graphics look sterile
characters are lifeless and stiff
the music is atrocious
the marketing is dumb…come on dumbstep?
the developers take the game too serious
the game takes itself too serious
game design is gloomy
no story mode like in Tekken

the good
the fighting mechanics
the character line up…Nariko is awesome
the balls & generosity Sony had to grant the PlayStation community's requests. That is very important.

the possibilities

should have been made a 3-D fighter like Power Stone 2 and God of War: Ascension to really capture the 3-D generation the characters’ original games were made for...
... and most specially in order to save Sony from the unnecessary uproar of Nintendo men-children fans with Peter Pan syndrome.

but hey Sony can get it right maybe with the sequel.

never the less anybody can find a way to have lots of fun with this game specially fighting game fans.
Happy Gaming.
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smashcrashbash  +   1192d ago
Played the beta, had fun, preordered the game, can't wait for the whole thing
cee773  +   1191d ago
I've been enjoying the beta I've been playing since the end of yesterday 3days past the beta yes it was still playing only took a while get connected to a match

Kratos is my guy won a lot with him

Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses like parappa's number 2 super is deadly you could score at up to 5 kills with that super if your slick enough
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-Mika-  +   1192d ago
It a fun game but it a unbalanced mess. Sly cooper and kratos are just overpowered.
smashcrashbash  +   1192d ago
Sly is over powered? It just shows how many people's view of over powered is different. People were saying Parappa was over powered. Besides Kratos is not over powered. His AP just goes up too fast. They said they will adjust it.I can beat Kratos and Sly with Fat Princess and she has the shortest reach in the game. Sly isn't over powered in the least. Must be your skills in question.
pixelsword  +   1191d ago
Everyone's overpowered when you can't beat them. :D
BitbyDeath  +   1191d ago
They're all overpowered when i play :-(
Insomnia_84  +   1191d ago
LOL @ BitbyDeath
Temporary  +   1191d ago
Ive seen some beasts with every character. A skilled player can make any character look OP.
badz149  +   1191d ago
nobody is really overpowered in this game
it just need practice and if you play with your fav character enough, you'll be the overpowered one for other people!

if you wanna talk overpowered, see Seth from SF4! that's both overpowered and CHEAP!
ThePsychoGamer  +   1192d ago
So far I'm not sold on the game, hopefully DLC of a Character that should have been in the game to begin with (Kiryu Kazuma) will change that.
Hicken  +   1191d ago
Boo freakin' hoo.
godofboobees  +   1191d ago
Poor baby. Wanna dlc for a bobo too?
ThePsychoGamer  +   1190d ago
If you don't like my opinion, fine, but don't be so rude.
videoxgamexfanboy  +   1191d ago
Played the beta. It was cool but ill stick with smash. I do like the combos tho. I'll wait til its 20$
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1191d ago
Good call, BECAUSE IT'S NOT LIKE YOU CAN OWN BOTH. It's not like they can co-exist in one room lol.
videoxgamexfanboy  +   1191d ago
Or maybe I DONT WANT BOTH!!! Did that thought ever cross ur mind? I swear some of u ppl say the stupidest shit. My comments in no way bashed this game in fact my comments were more positive than negative. I just prefer ssb over this game for a number of reasons. Like I said this game is cool but in my OPINION it barrows to much from smash and I don't care for most of the cast so far. For me this game is a bargin bin purchase at best.
Reverent  +   1190d ago
@videoxgamexfanboy, hypocrite, much?
smashcrashbash  +   1191d ago
No one cares if you stick with Smash. We are not talking about Smash. We are talking about PASBR. Anyone ever tell you it is rude to join in conversation with off topic sentences? Go talk about Smash on the Nintendo side.No one cares.

@ Blastoise. Good point. I am not sure at what point SSB had a 'strong single player'. I swear some Nintendo people are downright deluded. Single player in all SSB games were barely anything special. What I find especially funny is that people are judging it based on six characters, two modes and two levels. We haven't even seen the extent of the whole game and all the unlockables or story mode or anything but people are basing all their judgements on an unfinished game. The beta is two months old and not even the final game. In fact the latest Superbot build even has the amount of points you have gotten at the bottom of the screen on each characters image so you can tell who is winning or losing. It's a huge improvement and I bet half the people here don't even know about it. No more second guessing who is winning and losing.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1191d ago
"***In fact the latest Superbot build even has the amount of points you have gotten at the bottom of the screen on each characters image so you can tell who is winning or losing. It's a huge improvement and I bet half the people here don't even know about it. No more second guessing who is winning and losing.***"

Yeah I saw that during the MLG tourney, but I wasn't sure if it was actually the game itself or if MLG did that themselves. If it is the new build, then kudos yet again to SuperBot. They are definitely listening to people's complaints and suggestions and are implementing them.
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-Alpha  +   1191d ago
^ Superbot confirmed that you can turn on on-screen scoring a long time ago. They just prefer not to.
videoxgamexfanboy  +   1191d ago
Who the hell do u think ur talking to lil boy!? I can talk about whatever I want to talk about! Are u and who ever agreed with u Gunna stop me? Nope!! To hell with this smash bros clone. U need to learn to respect others opinion. Now go play in the street kiddo.
MmaFan-Qc  +   1191d ago
yeah yeah, videoxgamexfanboy, you have sand in your vag, now get over it son/.
profgerbik  +   1191d ago
"To hell with this smash bros clone"

Well that got negative, it appears you had a deep seeded hate towards the game after all eh?

Everything in this world comes from another idea, that is how humanity works unfortunately. We build on each others ideas. Nintendo is no different.

So I guess since Smash Bro's exists there can never be another game similar to it?

Oddly you sound like a clone to me. Of course I am just basing it off this comment.

I had no issue with your first comment.
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Blastoise  +   1191d ago
It would be nice to hear praise for this game for a change.
Instead of "such and such is overpowered" "I don't like how you win using supers" & "It's too much like smash bro's". And people are really making out like the beta is full of technical problems when its really not..

I think its a great game and I don't understand the hate. I don't think any character is overpowered other than how fast Krato's gains his points.

The graphics are great, it runs totally smooth, the supers are awesome, every character has like a million moves & the characters themselves are very different.

The only complaint that I agree with is occasionally getting lost when there are a lot of the same characters on screen. Other than that, this game is a blast.

"A strong single player campaign ala Smash Bros’ Subspace Emissary" Are you kidding me? Campaign in brawl was a complete drag!
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one2thr  +   1191d ago
^^^All of this
I agree, and this game is so freckin competitive. I and 3 other players made it to 4X AP Overtime, and I thought it ended at 3X, this game is most definitely a day one purchase.
As for other people its like people are never going to accept change or something different, this game is perfect for the playstation platform(s), I literally couldn't stop playing the beta, I played the Hell out of it.

15 more days and it will be mine... I wonder how many matches went on during the beta...
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1191d ago
I'm not comprehending all the hate for this game either. I guess people just aren't open minded enough to it's battle system or people just never wanted to like the game in the first place. I really hope the game sells well.
Blankman85  +   1191d ago
This is what I imagine when I read you and Blastoise's comment

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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1191d ago
Of course you of all people would imagine it that way. It's ironic coming from you considering you're one of the people on here that needs to "grow the hell up."
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GuruStarr78  +   1191d ago
I'll wait for this one to go down in price... then I'll get it (for Vita).
Qrphe  +   1191d ago
I've never liked these type of games. I did consider getting it at one point just purely due to Cross Buy (because damn, what a deal).
r21  +   1191d ago
I liked it :) I am looking forward to the game and playing online, the campaign and the characters!
DivineAssault  +   1191d ago
idk if ill ever sit down n play this game very much.. I didnt with smash bros so im sure i wont here either.. Its beautiful looking & fun to play but idk how long that will last.. I will own it at some point because its cross buy but unless theres a good story mode & lots of unlockables, it wont be at launch
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1191d ago
I THINK the beta is really good.

I KNOW i'll be playing the full game on November 20th.

Come November 20 i'll be fighting me some online "They iz overpowerz" noobs and unlockin' me some goodies.
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Griffin4871  +   1191d ago
Smash clone.
Veneno  +   1191d ago
You're a clone of the people that say Smash clone, meaning you haven't even played it.
Baka-akaB  +   1191d ago
It's always awesome to see the irony of the " its a clone" guys being folks without a shred of original thoughts .
Griffin4871  +   1191d ago
A clone of Smash. There.
Baka-akaB  +   1191d ago
It quite frankly bored me . It seems like a well done game , but nothing seems to be appealing to me in the game so far .

Also it didnt seem to even have the depth and shenanigans that make that genre usually compelling
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xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1191d ago
"Also it didnt seem to even have the depth and shenanigans "

Wait what??? What kind of "depth and shenanigans" do other fighting games have that this one doesn't? If anything this game has ALOT more depth than other games of the genre because Playstation gamers are familiar with characters. Kratos isn't just another random fighter in the list. He's a pissed off walking apocalypse. Nathan Drake isn't just some random fighter, he's the witty, charming treasure hunter of the Uncharted series. Cole MacGrath isn't just some fighter he's the savior of empire city OR the end of mankind. Unlike most fighters which feature a 3 second cutscene or a paragraph in their respective games we actually know and care about these characters.

Oh and as for shenanigans, if racoons, clowns, gods, treasure hunters, heavenly warriors, superheroes, plush dolls, princesses, lombaxes, robots, ottsels, emo demon hunters, scuba suited walking tanks, cyborgs, singing karate fighting puppies, cats, and skeletons ALL fighting to the death for your entertainment isn't enough "shenanigans". I'm afraid nothing will ever be.
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one2thr  +   1191d ago
You sir/ma'am have OWNED he or she... Dang, I'm glad im not at the business end of that comment.

But seriously kudos, for providing the info that this person was/is lacking about PSASBR.

Sn. I'm a beast with Sweet Tooth >:)
Y_5150  +   1191d ago
Such a beautiful set of words you have there!
Baka-akaB  +   1191d ago
Lay off the crack guys .You just coming off as rabbid fanboys mouthing off whenever you dont have your way .

Notice how i didnt go in details much , and still said it's a well done game and use word like "SEEM" everywhere . Or notice how unlike some i didnt make any silly comparisons to smash .

I only gave it a superficial trial and wasnt interested enough to go deeper hence gave a superficial opinion .

Go crazy over people actually trashing the game instead of going mad because i'm not interested thus far .

And what kind of argument is the game got depths because i "know" the characters ? People knew most of the characters of the others as well . It's not even a sound or valid argument and what people refers to about the depths and gameplay shenanigans of a game .

I wont bother further , it's obvious i wouldnt be able to say anything without foam coming out from you guys . Hell i'm glad i didnt go into details in what i dont like in the game SO FAR .
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Redempteur  +   1191d ago

Let me tell you why your comment is debatable:

First .
being familliar whith the characters means nothing if they are different from their respective game movesets. i'm talking movesets , not characters moves ..i'm not saying that those moves are bad just that everyone will have to learn those characters from scratch because they behave differently in PSABR . notable example are , nathan drake , and cake princess or even sly raccon .
Heck even kratos behave totally differently for his games. your argument that knowing the characters = depth is void simply because they will need a learning curve since they are different.

"we actually know and care about these characters. "
So do i , but the simple fact that all their moves are nerfed because only supper moves works mean that they are at best a mere shadow of their selves

Third ,
"Unlike most fighters which feature a 3 second cutscene"
Based on the beta and on various videos i've seen , PSABR is no different.

Fourth ,
"if racoons, clowns, gods, treasure hunters, heavenly warriors, superheroes, plush dolls, princesses, lombaxes, robots, ottsels, emo demon hunters, scuba suited walking tanks, cyborgs, singing karate fighting puppies, cats, and skeletons"
Means nothing if what everyone pick is kratos..
( again based on the beta .. )
Also diversity means nothing if you can't balance your game properly.
Also by sheningans i bet Baka-akaB means "advanced techniques" something that lead another game to the path of victory and that i'm again not sure PSABR have..these are the kind of things that leads a game like this as his own thing and not just as "another video game" a notables example recently is "ultimate marvel vs capcom 3".
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Veneno  +   1191d ago
I completely own with Sweet Tooth as well. I say cry more to the idiots that say this game is unbalanced. No one says ST is overpowered because he requires alot of strategy to win, and everyone thinks they can just mash away with Kratos and win when I destroy every Kratos and Radec that comes my way haha.
StrongMan  +   1191d ago
I love the beta!
garos82  +   1191d ago
First time I've ever pre ordered and paid in full for a game.loved the beta and was pissed it expired! Can't wait till the end of November
LiquifiedArt  +   1191d ago
I kept my preorder, but I have to say that they took out all the GREAT things about smash and simply left this "Super-System" empty shell. Its pretty dissapointing.

When you look at how much development time was devoted into the SUPERs, you'll soon realize it was wasted. It could of been used for additional characters/levels/combos.
BigStef71  +   1191d ago
I wonder if should buy this game at launch or wait for the complete edition because I know theres going to be DLC for this game. I haven't had a chance to play the beta. I heard it was really fun tho
sypher  +   1191d ago
Loved the beta, whopping ass with Kratos so a Day 1 buy for me!

Who else watched the PSASBR MLG games?

And i wouldnt be surprised for the full games to have more modes with some kind of health system or other ways of scoring such as capture the flag. But i personally thought the Super system works so well, the choice between the 3 levels really creates a paradigm which makes for fun matches.
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MasterCornholio  +   1191d ago
I thought it would be a clone of smash brothers but after playing the demo I realize that even though it looks similar it plays very different. I need to see some reviews though because even though the beta was a pleasant experience to me I still felt that there was something lacking in it. Also I could barely play the game with my crappy internet connection which is probably one of the main reasons why I won't get it.

Xperia Ray oops I mean.

Motorola RAZR I

Love my new phone it completely owns my old one.
iHeartHelloKitty  +   1191d ago
In a fighting game you look for basic stuff not really a story that's bonus. Arcade, Local vs, Multiplayer Online vs, Survival, and Replay modes. Smash bros had a story mode well this isn't Mario its not at all. Game is fine with basic Arcade endings.
xBASED_CONDUITx  +   1190d ago
this game is gaurantee for me
im a huge ssbm and ssbb fan and this game is better in so many ways just hoping that it will eventually include all the playsation exclusive characters.
HeroLv9  +   1190d ago
Fun game! getting two copies day one!

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