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!?

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Thirty3Three2010d 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_Mcringleberry2010d 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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Moncole2010d ago

If you didnt like the review just ignore it.

G20WLY2009d 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 ?

Ultr2010d ago

Wow I kick Kratos all day, his supers are like the easiest to avoid... even lvl 3 super. what is this guy smokin?

PopRocks3592010d ago

Obviously something different from yours, if you get my drift.

Blastoise2010d ago (Edited 2010d ago )

Someone whining about Kratos again?

Get better. I own Kratos with Sly. It's all in the timing

ForgottenProphecy2010d 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.

Blastoise2010d ago

How can a game with "amazing" gameplay be a 6? The gameplay is the most important thing.

Rockefellow2010d ago

"Boy, this game plays beautifully, almost perfectly-- but boy, these terrible menus sure do bring it down. 6/10"

ForgottenProphecy2010d ago (Edited 2010d 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.

BlackTar1872010d ago

yea lol 6/10 because of Menus and tell me or remind me again how many people were on SSB roster?

ForgottenProphecy2010d 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.

BlackTar1872010d ago (Edited 2010d 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.

MYRMIK2010d 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!

WeAreLegion2010d ago

Smash Bros. is fun. He's right. It's just not as fun as All-Stars...

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