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Submitted by blitz0623 1176d ago | review

IGN: Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Review

Colin Moriarty:
"I know it’ll be hard for some skeptics to believe, but PlayStation All-Stars is its own game, and it even happens to do some things better than what inspired it. Give it a try and see for yourself."

+ Fun, dynamic gameplay
+ Unique goal and scoring system
+ Robust roster of characters, stages
+ Great cross-play, cross-save Vita/PS3 options

– Lack of presentational quality (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS3) 8.0/10

Chuk5  +   1176d ago
I'm happy this game turned out well. I liked what I played of it. they should getr weirder with the characters next time though. Like, throw captain blasto in there or something.
NeverEnding1989  +   1176d ago
It should be a 9/10. I guessing the docked point is because IGN has an app on Xbox Live.

Edit: Uh oh, the people agreeing with me didn't realize I was being sarcastic :|
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blitz0623  +   1176d ago
8 is a damn good score, especially with all the hate the game was getting before this day.

Interestingly enough, the only con he mentioned in the end was the lack of presentational quality, so 8 seems too low if you only judge by the summary. Still, if that's the only thing that stood out negatively, I have a lot to look forward to in the game
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JoGam  +   1176d ago
I just read the Walking Dead review and IGN gave that game one negative too but scored it higher. Reviews are too funny.
xursz  +   1176d ago
why would you complain over a 1/10 difference in your opinion to his?
shammgod  +   1176d ago
Reverse trolling?!?! Nice touch!
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1176d ago
lol I just addressed you in the gamespot review.

http://n4g.com/news/1124672...

Looks like good or bad review people like NeverEnding are going to be bringing up the "live app" when it comes to PS games.

Edit:

Anyway we should be giving SuperBot a lot of credit for being able to make this game so solid that a lot of reviewers are actually judging the game on it's own merit and thereby seeing how good Battle Royale really is.

It's really tough for a dev to make a game in genre that is dominated by a great and established game without people comparing it to the standards of that established game.
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Jinkies  +   1176d ago
An 8 really, from what i've played of it, it's at least a 9

So the same old crap Black Ops 2 gets a 9.3 for example, yet a well made, creative new game like this gets an 8.

I'm not saying an 8 is rubbish or I'm not happy with it, it's just the review dosen't really fit the score, I mean it sounds like he enjoyed it alot...

Hell even an 8.3/8.5/8.8 since the scoring has reverted back to the old ways but just an 8....come on IGN, even Borderlands 2 DLC for example, Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage Review got an 9.3

See blitza0623 gets it above

"Interestingly enough, the only con he mentioned in the end was the lack of presentational quality, so 8 seems too low if you only judge by the summary"

Thats what I'm talking about, the review dosent really match the score.
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Chuk5  +   1176d ago
Well, it's not the same reviewer. It's not like tom chic who gave halo 4 a 1, and then gave black ops 2 a four. Different writers at ign.
kopicha  +   1176d ago
IGN is IGN. Their review score is last thing on earth that matters
ape007  +   1176d ago
this is a clone of Smash, CoD is CoD, many copied and many failed
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Jinkies  +   1176d ago
Super Smash Bros is basicaly a clone of the Arcade game the Outfoxies...whats your point.

If the same old game with minor improvments can keep getting good scores why is it games like this where the developers have slaved over the game to make it good get lower ones despite it being a nice change the standard FPS games we keep getting.

Besides like I've said above the only con he mentioned was the Presentation but even then how did menus and cut scenes drop it by 20 in the review. It dosent really make sense, it seems like a small flaw to drop the score that low. It's at least a solid 9 by what he's writen about it
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SoapShoes  +   1176d ago
Call of duty was just a Medal of Honor clone and a clone of every other shooter when it made the switch to modern.
ape007  +   1176d ago
smash bros is the king of that genre and MOH was made by former IW devs
Sizzon  +   1176d ago
Yes it is a clone, a big Playstation fan myself, just gotta accept the facts here.
despair  +   1176d ago
@ape007

you do realise that MoH has been around longer than Call of Duty right? Also this game has more differences than similarities to Smash, play it first then criticize.
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Count  +   1176d ago
The ''same old game'' with ''minor improvements''? Sounds to me like you're undermining the games in question a lot.

Firstly, compare the Outfoxies arcade game that Super Smash Brothers was based off of to any Super Smash Brothers game. You cannot sit there and tell me that it's ''minor improvements'' and the ''same old game''. Honestly.
kupomogli  +   1175d ago
@Count

Exactly, and you can't say the same about Playstation All Stars. The games while looking the same, are very different.
Norrison  +   1176d ago
It's clear you don't know how epic the DLC is in Borderlands. If you don't like the review go find another review, there's plenty with better scores.
ambientFLIER  +   1175d ago
Creative new game? Really????? Lol. It's smash brothers with Sony characters. I have nothing against it; the more the merrier, in fact, but creative it is not...
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WildStyles  +   1176d ago
This game is getting nothing but 8's and 9's. Can't wait to play this.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1176d ago
stop complaining! an 8 is a good score! well done super bot!
KingOptimusAscend111  +   1176d ago
Yes!!! Finally IGN does something right.
Eazy-Eman  +   1176d ago
I still can't believe that people complain about 8's, it boggles my mind. People either want a 9 or a 10 and if it's anything lower they start to moan. It's seriously annoying.

On topic this game looks very cool, I especially love the ability to play with vita players on a ps3 and vice versa, will buy over christmas break!

Edit: Actually I'll buy it when i've finished persona 4 :3
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kayoss  +   1176d ago
I say buy it now... buy the PS3 version so you can get the Vita version for free.
I'm waiting for mine in the mail, but i have to go pick up another copy for my wife. She's been playing the demo for the last couple of weeks on the vita that she stole from me forcing me to buy another Vita.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1176d ago
i agree.

it goes

1. unplayable

2. barely even remotely playable.

3. horrible

4. little good, mostly bad though.

5. medicore some good, some bad

6. flawed, but worth a shot if your into it.

7. has good points, a fun game, flawed but has something going for it.

8. great game, some aspects are missing but its worth to check out.

9.amazing, it has very few flaws and is near perfect.

10. a legendary game, everyone should play this, even if your not into it. its almost flawless and amazing.
SilentNegotiator  +   1175d ago
If you've seen enough modern reviews, however, you will definitely note that most reviewers typically only rate on a 7-10 scale (with any score between 1 and 6 being a terrible title), which shifts the perspective quite a bit.
abzdine  +   1176d ago
they kept their word apparently the game is not just a mess of PS Heroes. I'm picking mine up in 2 small weeks.
Der_Kommandant  +   1176d ago
Every playstation fan should have this game.
WeAreLegion  +   1176d ago
Been playing it ALL night. I recommend it to EVERY PS3 owner. Seriously. Go buy it. It's phenomenal! It doesn't just beat every Super Smash game. It reinvents the brawling genre!
TheEnigma313  +   1176d ago
The way he's reviewed the game sounded like he was going to give it a 9 or higher.
r21  +   1176d ago
This game so far has been getting positive reviews :) Cant wait to play this :D
DivineAssault  +   1176d ago
i was a bit worried about this after seeing PS games get bashed left n right as of late but this is a worthy purchase.. Cross buy is an excellent value for a great title like this.. Going to pick it up later today.. Too bad i gotta work ;(
wenaldy  +   1176d ago
Reviews dont matter if you enjoyed the beta.. The beta actually sold me..
CaptainSheep  +   1176d ago
Exactly. :D
I'm getting the game because I loved the beta and played it for days despite buying some killer games. Looking forward to later today when I get PSASBR. *_*
BigStef71  +   1176d ago
I wonder if SuperBot Entertainment will become part of the SCE family
dboyc310  +   1176d ago
They are Sony created that studio to make this game. Good review and the score doesn't bother me. I'm purchasing the game base off my experience with the beta which was great. Could see myself investing plenty off hours into it.
BigStef71  +   1176d ago
Same here
strigoi814  +   1176d ago
This can do Cross play right??
Septic  +   1175d ago
Yeah it does :)
izumo_lee  +   1176d ago
8 is a very solid score for Superbot's first forray into what may be a long standing franchise in the Playstation library just like how Super Smash has become for Nintendo.

Remember when Smash first came out it was a solid title it was with the sequels that Smash was able to cement itself, i can see the same happening with PSAS & the sequels that will follow. I just hope that the PS fanbase support this game well enough to garner more games.
Fez  +   1176d ago
Is it pronounced Sir Daniel Fortescue or Sir Daniel Fortesk? I would say the latter...
MRMagoo123  +   1176d ago
its the first one fortescue like the fish.
nolifeking  +   1175d ago
LOL! Telling someone how to pronounce something in text. Hilarious,
MYSTERIO360  +   1176d ago
Although 8 is a great score i still think this game should of got a 9. It seems the reviewer is saying if the presentation was corrected the game would of got a 10, doesn't seem quite right.
deletingthis34675334  +   1175d ago
8/10 is also a 4/5. It's still a very good score. I don't know why people are complaining.
shempo  +   1175d ago
this game got good scores except gamespot which was reviewed by a lame nab nobody like and doesnt have a single clue about fighting games
Phil32  +   1175d ago
I'm definitely picking this up. It looks to scratch that itch for a party-like fighter.
nolifeking  +   1175d ago
I may be flagged spam, but I think I've found the fault with this game. It's. Different, but it should be the same. It should be the same but different. At least what I got from gametrailers. Where is that by the way. The gametrailers review.
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