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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Review - Dusty Cartridge

Mark from DC writes: Right, let’s nip this in the bud: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is not like Super Smash Bros. Firstly, Smash Bros is fun. Secondly, there were brawlers before Smash Brosand there will be brawlers after Smash Bros. Thirdly, no, this will not be a solely comparison-based review because every game should stand on its own merits, regardless of what has come before it. DO YOU GET THAT!? CAN WE STOP COMPARING THEM NOW!? (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3) 6/10

Thirty3Three  +   1072d ago

It deserves at VERY LEAST an 8/10, most people agree. Personally, I would give it a 10/10, and most would give it an 8.5 or 9 out of 10...
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1072d ago
To this particular reviewer, it deserved a 6/10. He isn't the first nor will he be the last person to not think the game is great.
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Moncole  +   1072d ago
If you didnt like the review just ignore it.
G20WLY  +   1071d ago
Yeah, but what about the menus?!

Dustycartridge went on to say: "I got this other game, right, it looks like crap, makes a "boing" noise everytime you jump, the controls are unresponsive and it's basically broken. But OMG the menus! They're so pretty - the best I've ever seen, so overall I'd give it at least 8/10, cos the menus is wot makes/breaks a game"

W T F ?
Ultr  +   1072d ago
Wow I kick Kratos all day, his supers are like the easiest to avoid... even lvl 3 super. what is this guy smokin?
PopRocks359  +   1072d ago
Obviously something different from yours, if you get my drift.
Blastoise  +   1072d ago
Someone whining about Kratos again?

Get better. I own Kratos with Sly. It's all in the timing
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ForgottenProphecy  +   1072d ago
The gameplay is the only thing going for this game. The menus are mediocre, the roster is lacking, and the music, although catchy, is just alright. Don't get me started on arcade mode.
However, the balancing is near perfection, and gameplay is amazing. 6/10 is spot on for this game.
Blastoise  +   1072d ago
How can a game with "amazing" gameplay be a 6? The gameplay is the most important thing.
Rockefellow  +   1072d ago
"Boy, this game plays beautifully, almost perfectly-- but boy, these terrible menus sure do bring it down. 6/10"
ForgottenProphecy  +   1072d ago
You obviously didn't read what I said. Let's do some basic math. 6 points for just gameplay, so obviously gameplay is the most important thing. The arcade mode was garbage enough to bring it down at least a point, same with the boring menus/loading screens ect... And shouldn't a "roster fighter" have a solid roster? IMO, many, MANY characters are missing out, even First Party characters like ICO, Wander, Nathan Hale, and so on. There are the other two points.

Don't get me wrong, I like this game a lot. But it doesn't deserve any GOTY awards.

Who said 6/10 was a bad score? I personally feel like it is a "good" score.
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BlackTar187  +   1072d ago
yea lol 6/10 because of Menus and tell me or remind me again how many people were on SSB roster?
ForgottenProphecy  +   1072d ago
First of all, I mentioned more than just the lackluster menus/loading screens

When did I personally mention SSB? The only one in that series I've played is Brawl, and personally I'm not a huge fan. All-Stars is great, but you can't give it a perfect score, or the dev's will think that menus/rosters/ ect don't matter. Everything should be perfect for a perfect score. With nothing great about the game other than the gameplay, I feel as though a 6/10 is suitable. What's wrong with a 6/10, I think it's a good score. It's a passing score in school.
BlackTar187  +   1072d ago
Hey forgotten when did i mention a perfect score?

And i feel sorry for your report card in my house hold a D is not a passing grade its a failing grade. I don't accept a 6/10 a passing anything.

You say Gameply is great which is by far the most important thing. And you mark it down for menus and music which by your own admission isn't even that bad. 6/10 is never a good score.

i am also not saying the score isn't correct i'm just pointing out the hilarity with your scale.

How is 20 a small roster? I think you are being a little silly about your scale.
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MYRMIK  +   1072d ago
Twenty characters is not enough for some people? There is such a thing as quality over quantity. Sure, there are some that would have been great as characters in the game. Maybe they weren't obtainable, who knows. But I have yet to even get beyond the training for some characters, because I've had fun learning how to play some too much.
Also, the fact that the game is getting knocked by some for menus is just ridiculous. To think an update for the game even improved the menus some. I'd hate to hear these peoples' gripes at a restaurant. The food is great, but look at those curtains!
WeAreLegion  +   1072d ago
Smash Bros. is fun. He's right. It's just not as fun as All-Stars...
TooTall19  +   1072d ago
This game has way more competitive online than Smash Bros.
Soldierone  +   1072d ago
I have no issues with Kratos at all. I avoid him well. The one I have issues with is the Helghast. People jump to the end of the map constantly, and on flat maps they do it easily. You go knock them into battle, and they just run to the other side. Constantly shooting and throwing the nade. They get their supers extremely fast by doing it and end up winning.... When you get stuck in a game with two people doing it, it slows the pace down a lot....
1Victor  +   1072d ago
@ Soldierone sack boys are the worse with the bouncy wall crouching in a corner and dropping electric mats next to them
Soldierone  +   1071d ago
I've yet to run into that issue. I haven't played anyone that plays him well.

I think this is where edge of maps would be handy. If they keep running to the edge, we would be able to knock them off the map at least.
j-blaze  +   1072d ago
i would give it the same score to, good review btw
DigitalRaptor  +   1071d ago
You haven't played the game. Funny though.
MYRMIK  +   1072d ago
Not only does the reviewer not understand that characters have strengths and weaknesses beyond what is capable of their level 1, he even insults those that like the game: "if you have no idea how a brawler or fighter actually works, and you have no critical thinking ability that allows you to differentiate between ‘fair’ and ‘unfair,’ then you could really enjoy this game."
Listen, reviewer: just because one person's level 1 super is better than another, doesn't mean the game is broken. It might mean that's just one of their strengths. To actually get to that level 1 with that character might be tougher.

Another amusing section: "You know what these games had that All-Stars doesn’t? An acceptable and fair way to actually win based on the skill of the players in question." - Just because you're not good, doesn't mean there's not a way for you to win. You were probably beaten by players with more skill.
WeAreLegion  +   1071d ago
This game was designed around skill. It was made by fighting game fans and developers. These are the top fighters in the world, btw. This guy gave the most balanced brawler in history a 6/10 for balancing issues.

He sucks at the game. That is ALL there is to it.
Rodney25  +   1071d ago
Fuck reviews, the game is fun as shit. Who cares if the menus look like ass last I remembered I was playing the game not the menus they get me where I'm going easily then I'm okay a really flashy menu is a bonus. Remember Brawls menu some white background and that's it. No one cared then why now, and lvl1 are worse and better than others for balance reasons. A guy gains AP like crazy should have an awful lvl1 and visa versa although there are exceptions *cough sly* that's what patches are for. Overall 8.9.

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