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Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale Review (Empty Lifebar)

Call it a clone or a knockoff but Sony might be onto something here. The Playstation at this point is roughly a 18 year old brand with its own rich history at this point. There have been Smash Brothers clones since the N64 debut but none have felt right despite appearances. Some have been memorable like Dream TV having a car being a fighter but the balance has never been matched. Enter Sony’s Superbot Entertainment which is a split from Santa Monica, the studio that churns out God of War.

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djslimzz1334d ago

Really...5 out of 5... You give 3+ and 3- and find a way to give this game a perfect score!

Since when is "Sly Cooper has no block and instead goes invisible which is unfortunate" a con! It's like saying: "I give UMvC3 an perfect score, but as a con I say, It's too bad that Rocket Raccoon is short".

Anyway, you guys know what you are doing, and apparently, you are trying to tell the world that PASBR is as good as Zelda: Ocarina of Time!

jujubee881334d ago

..And I will call you a fool. Plain. Simple.

Look at the authors value system when it comes to ratings. Is a top rating something that got the author as involved as the last great game they played? Was the game worth every penny? ... Perhaps, it could be all of the above (and something else).

The only time someone should question a rating is when it is -1 or 11 out of 10. That's just a confusion on behalf of those that are suppose to have a value system.

ThatArtGuy1334d ago

MAN!!! You people really need to get laid. 5/5 is equal to Ocarina of Time?!? It's a five point system, not a hundred point system. There's less room for AAA games to breathe in a five point system.
If you have a four star rating system for movies, and a movie receives 4/4 stars, does that mean it's as good, or better, than Citizen Kane? Not necessarily.
You people have way too much time on your hands. (Maybe you've been using them too much.)

Magic_Spatula1334d ago

I agree that Sly Cooper not being able to block shouldn't be a con, because he doesn't need to. He has a teleport ability which serves as a dodge which easily works better than a block for him. Also, going invisible works well in many situations. Sly is one of the best characters in the game if used correctly.

djslimzz1334d ago

+ How is BIG DADDY not a PS Legend. By that Logic, the new Dante is...and his game isn't even out yet. Sorry...but this review makes no sense. As a gamer, I feel insulted when I read something like that!

abzdine1334d ago

then stop reading reviews and go check the game out for yourself. if you are a true gamer you shouldn't rely on reviews no matter how good or bad they are, end of story !

djslimzz1334d ago

I playd the game for at least 10h Thank u very much

kornbeaner1334d ago

A perfect score! HA! This is stupid, the UI in this game is something out of the 1990's but in a bad way, the Tutorials are lame and half way broken for some of the characters. Crossplay matches are full of lag, this game is fun and nothing more. To call this game perfect is an insult to the industry and the reviewer should be perma-banned from the internet.

bubblebeam1334d ago

Your commment would have a lot more credibility if your picture wasn't of Super Mario Bros 3 (an excellent game BTW).

I didn't disagree with your comment, as it is your opinion. I myself love it. For me, growing up with the PS1 and PS2, it brings back lots of memories and childhood fantasies (mostly unsexual....... :)

AusRogo1334d ago (Edited 1334d ago )

Calm down mate, its just a review. The UI is bland , yes, but cross play has yet to lag on **me and I haven't heard anything bad from anyone else.

soljah1334d ago

yep and that's why you buy and play fighting games for the ui and tutorials.
you can see that superbot spent their time concentrating on the actual fighting mechanics and smooth game play ,which they nailed.
is there room for improvement- yes. and hopefully SB will be around to support the game

TuxedoMoon1334d ago

From the looks of this review, I honestly don't think this guy played the entire game thoroughly. I had good reaction to the game the first time I played it, but the second time I played it, I started to notice the flaws and things that just didn't mesh well as a whole. The second play through and beyond made me realize how much I hate the combat system of killing your enemy with a special move.

This game is good, but to say it's a 5/5 is really too much. A believable score would be between 6-8. Flaws from my experience would be the weak story mode, the weak training mode and no command list, and probably character looks (they look like they are ripped straight out of their games instead of given a unique style to unify and make all the characters look and fit better together).

WeAreLegion1334d ago

How many fighting games have a good story mode?

None of them.

Weak training mode?!? It's the most extensive mode in the entire game! What are you talking about?

Yes, the characters look like they were taken from other games. Should they water down the art styles of different games, just to make them all look similar? No. Are you insane? That's the dumbest idea I've ever heard.

TuxedoMoon1334d ago

Both Mortal Kombat (9) and DCvsMK had a very good story mode. Soul Blade up to Soul Calibur 3 had a pretty good story mode too. Even Brawl had somewhat of a story/adventure mode. IIRC, didn't Blazblue and Persona Arena have a story mode too?

I never said anything about watering down, just touch up the characters to make them seem more unified in the game itself. They could've put a lot more detail into Sly and Spike for example. Parapa is a lot like Game and watch, so there isn't much you can really do with him other than increase the resolution and make him look prettier. I just find it lazy that they didn't try to put more of their own style into the game's characters. The whole game could've even gone the MVC route and be cell-shaded if they wanted to.

Calm Down Sunshine1334d ago

You're saying words that don't mean things.

"things that just didn't mesh well as a whole." - What.

"character looks (they look like they are ripped straight out of their games" - They have been... That's the idea.

TuxedoMoon1334d ago

IMO, them just ripping characters straight out of the game and not touching them up in some way is a little lazy. It's possible to touch up a character and still have the character true to their games. Why wasn't Toon link cell-shaded in Brawl? Because the shadings didn't match with everyone else.

The things that didn't mesh well, IMO, were the characters (art direction and decisions particularly), the game play, and the weak other modes available.

I recognize that it's a good game, but based on what I played and sticking to the main topic, it's not a game the deserves a 5/5.

Ultr1334d ago

some people just dont get the obvious.
Thanks for pointing it out :)

Really complaining that the characters look like they took them out of their own game?¿ BAHAHAHAHAHAHA made my day pal!!

Its a tribute to all Playstation Gamers, OF COURSE ITS MENT TO BE LIKE THAT!!

Ethereal1334d ago

I had a blast playing it with friends. So far, I really wish the UI was a bit more modern but maybe they were going for a retro look. Anyways, look forward to more characters!

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