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Submitted by Blastoise 1072d ago | review - Playstation All Stars Battle Royale Review

Playstation All-Stars at the front line of the clone wars (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3) 1/5

Blastoise  +   1072d ago | Well said
"And finally, unlike the friendly forgiving accessible play of Super Smash Bros., All-Stars caters to the players who know best how to land their supermoves. Jump online and you’ll find a game every bit as punishing as Capcom’s technical fighters. Which is fine for players, but entirely missing the point of what makes Super Smash Bros. so good."

Yeah, but this isn't Super Smash Bro's is it? And I wouldn't say Smash bro's was forgiving or accessible. The better players will win. And fighter's SHOULD be like that. If you've taken the time to learn the moves of a specific character, then you should be able to beat the players who haven't bothered.
It's like the guy from Gamespot who said character's had too many moves, and that it was too complex then goes on to say it's a button masher. I don't understand this mentality...

Anyway, there's a lot of this review that is BS. All I'll say is All-stars is not a 1 out of 5. Despite how some people think it compares to Smash Bro's, whether better or worse, it's not a 1 out 5. Tom Chick does it again
j-blaze  +   1072d ago
but still, it's HIS opinion and i totally agree with him, oh i can see swarms of drones coming with their attack mode turned on 一_一

@ pokemon

it's ok to disagree... with drones i meant those who doesn't care about others opinions and will defend any game no matter what just because it's exclusive
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Blastoise  +   1072d ago
Yeah, funny how his "opinions" always seem to be against the most popular and controversial games.

Halo 4
Uncharted 3

Yeah, whatever. Even if they are his honest opinions that doesn't change the fact it's a poorly written review and that I disagree with him. Did you even read it?

Anyway why does anyone who disagree with him have to be a "drone"?
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P_Bomb  +   1072d ago
He also gave one of your favorite games this year (Resident Evil 6) a 1/5, along with Halo 4.

The problem with shock-jocks like Tom Chick is that he's just straight up breaking the review scale for the sake of being a hipster. 1/5 implies broken, unplayable, probably something like a cross between Amy and War Z.

Tom'd be better off with just a thumbs up/ thumbs down scale, or perhaps finding a new hobby lol. He really just doesn't seem to like decent games. How he got on metacritic remains a mystery.
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stage88  +   1072d ago
@j-blaze Oh, look its that guy with one bubble again... wonder why.
MariaHelFutura  +   1072d ago
Yeah, but some opinions mean less than others. Hence you forever remaining at one bubble. You probably think there is some deep reason for why you're at one bubble, but in reality it's because no one want to hear your opinion.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1072d ago
Tom Chick does it again. The man isn't a real gamer plain and simple.

***"with drones i meant those who doesn't care about others opinions and will defend any game no matter what just because it's exclusive"***

Wait if that's what "drones" are, don't you bash any game no matter what just because it's a PS3 exclusive? So what does that make you? An Anti-drone Troll?
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Aceman18  +   1071d ago
hey blaze why dont you remove the stick that shoved soooo far up your a$$.

your hatred for all things sony, or not made by a japanese developer is the dumbest thing ive ever heard. man i wish there was a way to take away the final bubble, and not allow people like you back on this site.

tom chick is an idiot, and his opinion doesnt mean sh*t to the majority of gamers out there.

also if this game was made by sony of japan would you then praise this game?

you can disagree all you want blaze, but its all true about you.
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rjdofu  +   1071d ago
Tom Chick strikes again.

With the aid of j-blaze deh weeaboo lulz.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1072d ago
Any respectable gaming critic knows this is not a one star game.
Even the critics that don't particularly like the game gave it a higher score than a 1 out of 5 because they know it has it's good points.
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360ICE  +   1072d ago
Yeah, I don't see where he's coming from at all. Super Smash could be incredibly unforgiving too, which is kind of what made it fun. I'd say the same for All-Stars. They're both more unpredictable than your average fighting game, but skill still matters a lot. I'd say All-Stars is less accessible, but then again the characters are more different from one another, and the difference between them in terms of strategy is bigger too.

...and that kind of leads us to why All-stars is not that much of a clone. It has its own identity! Please deal.
SilentNegotiator  +   1072d ago
Then WHY did you POST the article?!
Blastoise  +   1072d ago
If I didn't post it someone else would *shrug*

Thought it'd be better to get it on n4g sooner rather than later lol
Walker  +   1072d ago
Tom Chick, are you ok man ?
Ezz2013   1072d ago | Immature | show
ritsuka666  +   1072d ago
Good review. ;3
r21  +   1072d ago
Oh how adorable, I bet you and j-blaze would hit it off quite nicely.
BlaqMagiq24  +   1072d ago
Having fun trolling with your life partner j-blaze?
brbobcat  +   1072d ago
Bad troll is bad.
Moncole  +   1072d ago
Oh this guy again, just ignore.
jukins  +   1072d ago
i love the way people go out of there way to troll. if only they were as constructive in the real world . . .
Riderz1337  +   1072d ago
He does this just so his horrible looking website can get hits. I mean seriously has anyone looked at the way the website is designed? Did he get help from a blind person? The logo is f*cking hideous and this guy is in love with the color blue. I had no idea as to how this idiot gets his reviews accepted on metacritic. It looks like he made this website in less than an hour and now all he does is troll video games just so he can get hits.
godofboobees  +   1072d ago
Hahaha tom chick you fail once again. You're a Harvard grad, act like you know something prick. This guy is the ultimate troll
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Hicken  +   1072d ago
I doubt he's actually a Harvard grad. If I were Harvard, I damn sure wouldn't claim him.
Riderz1337  +   1072d ago
According to Wikipedia,
"Chick attended Harvard Divinity School and received a Masters of Theological Studies with a focus on the Old Testament."
So basically he received a master in being a hobo. Theological Studies? No wonder he trolls in video game reviews. The guy wasted his time and money receiving his masters in Theological Studies and now he's pissed off. Also having the last name "Chick" probably doesn't help.
MattyG  +   1072d ago
OH MY GOD. I just found out that Tom Chick also plays Oscar's gay lover in the Office. That explains everything... (DISCLAIMER: I am not homophobic, just kidding around)
Riderz1337  +   1072d ago
Seriously the guy referred to Super Smash Bros 40 TIMES. Do ctrl-f and search for "smash" in the review.

Now do ctrl-f and search "stars" for PS all stars...20 TIMES.

MattyG  +   1072d ago
Go home Tom, you're drunk. Again.
Treian  +   1072d ago
This guy tried way too hard to troll.
Williamson  +   1072d ago
It seems like some reviewers are angry at superbot for so called "copying" smash bros and they give it low scores. Based off of metacritic the positive reviews outweigh the negative ones, but most of the time I just judge a game by playing it rather than an individuals opinion and this game is absolutely not a 1/5.
ayabrea93  +   1072d ago
I thought I'd give this review a fair read and see what points he made but as soon as he insulted Sackboy I was gone.
dafegamer  +   1072d ago
this guy easily replaces Jim Sterling as Master Troll of videogame critics.
I hope that someone can contact Metacritic to get rid of his bullsh*t reviews
MattyG  +   1072d ago
Exactly, the fact that he is even on Metacritic is ridiculous. Take his review away and PSASBR has a 78 Metascore, and while I take Metascores with a pound of salt, some consumers put a lot of weight in Metascores. 4 points might make an average consumer reconsider their purchase of the game. Same with Halo 4. It's now one of the lowest scored Halo games, which it wasn't before Tom Chick's review went up. Metacritic really needs to consider the content and veracity of a critics work, not just the volume of it as it seems they currently do (they require around 100 reviews before they will approve a site).
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StreetsofRage  +   1071d ago
Which is why metacritic is irrelevant. This day in age everybody and their grandmothers have sites.

Halo 4 is the highest rated Halo according to the more respectable gaming sites/mags. Add the random garbage like this and you get a significant drop in the average.

Do yourself a favor, don't use metacritic, find 2 or 3 good sites/mags and stick with them. I personally stick with Game Informer and IGN.
kratoz1209  +   1072d ago
This guy is just a troll looking for attention
TheLastGuardian  +   1072d ago
Yet another hit seeking review from Quarter to Three. Far lower than any of the other review scores for PlayStation All-Stars. PS3 version goes from green (generally favorable) to yellow (mixed or average) on Metacritic all thanks to Tom Chick.

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DeltaCanuckian  +   1072d ago
This is the same idiot that gave Journey a 2/5. Why do his reviews continue to be posted here, and why the hell is he on Metacritic?
Dark_Overlord  +   1071d ago
Best solution is to down rank the site (the little + next to the website name at the top will open it) with enough negative votes, the site will be banned from here :)
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ps3vita4life  +   1071d ago
Are you sure you're not reviewing call of duty black ops declassified. Come to think of it he'd probably give it a 5 since he's a dumba** troll that doesn't know how to review.

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