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Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Review | Original Gamer

Original Gamer: "I'm not impressed with Playstaton All-Stars, it's that simple. It's a game that didn't have a lot going for it outside of its cross-universe cast, and that really begins to show after four or five hours. Yes, it's great that Sweet Tooth gets to fight Sly Cooper, but that shouldn't be what holds a game together. You could create a fighting game with characters no one has ever seen before and it would be great so long as it was fun. That's the thing. Sony All-Stars isn't fun. It's a giant fan-service for people who have supported Sony for the last 15 years, and that's about it."

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Godchild10201301d ago (Edited 1301d ago )

I don't agree with the score, but I'm sure he wouldn't agree with mine. When you add a negative because a character is missing, it just means you were just looking for something bad to say about the game. Having them in the game wouldn't change how the game played. If Spyro and Crash where Sony's IPS, then we could've said otherwise or if they were still in the hands of the developers that created them, then again, we could've say otherwise. He should've complained about 2 Coles and not the lack of a Non Sony IP.

Since this review is later than the others, you may have received the latest patch, which adds Medusa's Gaze/head. That Gaze is a big game changer if you are losing and "The Fish" grants the user more AP, which makes gaining your level 1-3 supers faster and sends the character hit flying. Almost every item in the game makes a difference and can change how the match ends and there are a few that don't.

I didn't have problems with the MP when I started. I saw people higher than me, and I still won. I learn how to use the characters and made the best of it. Just because you don't know how to use a character, that doesn't make the MP a "Fickle Mistress." I think they said they were going to change it though, so I guess people didn't like how it.

Why didn't the writer complain about the story for each character or how they meet up? Or a mention of the boss? Maybe he likes those things. It is the writer's opinion and I can't change that. I can't wait to see the writer's SSBU review.

At the end of the day, I don't think PSASBR was a fan service, but a game that is going to help promote some future game that some of the characters are going to be in or a game in the franchise the character is came from. I still enjoyed it and I can't wait for the DLC.

Y_51501301d ago

I love how they had both Evil and Good Cole as seperate characters, it makes sense to me. I cannot wait to play with Kat! :)

MizTv1301d ago

My friend try's to tell me there the same but I play this game every day and you couldn't be more right about cole

dgonza401301d ago

It does make sense, but it being the first PSABR I would've hoped for another character, you know?

HarryMasonHerpderp1301d ago (Edited 1301d ago )

I just cannot understand scores like this for Playstation All Stars.
Sure there isn't a lot of content for this kind of game but to be fair it's the first in what I hope to be a long running series.
You can tell most of the developers time went into the combat and making each character look and feel like they do in their original games.
You strip everything away and you still have a solid fighting game with an interesting mechanic.

So a 4/10 to most people is a game you wouldn't go anywhere near, a game you wouldn't recommend to anyone.
It's probably broken and the fighting sucks.
This is not what PS All Stars is.

The game truly comes alive in the multiplayer, the amount of times I have had a tense close match when playing with friends VS people online I've lost track of. It's been a while since I have played a game where every move counts and when I win I just feel awesome lol (apart from Demons Souls/Dark Souls) When I lose though I want to get better and train with my character.

*Sigh* 4/10...People can go well it's his opinion (an you would be right) but some opinions are just wrong.

Seraphim1301d ago

Godchild, I'd have to disagree. This game was definitely a fan service. For years, going back into the Gaming Advisory Panel and PS Forums gamers have been asking for this game. No whether or not that was truly the reason behind finally making such a game only Sony knows. But I wouldn't be so quick to say it wasn't a fan service.

As for the game itself. I have no intention to buy it or play it. Amazon was kind enough to give me a dl code for the Vita when I bought the Assassins Creed bundle Black Friday. The past week I've been toying around with PS All Stars and it's, to say the least, a very solid game. "4.0 Way Below Average" it definitely is NOT. As you pointed out, Story, etc, definitely some areas to complain about. At the end of the day it's a fun game, the formula works well considering the variety of characters and coming from a non believer, it's a solid game that's been fun to play. At the very least deserving of an Average Score. It still amazes just how pathetic reviews/reviewers can be.

Godchild10201301d ago (Edited 1301d ago )

I made a mistake and forgot to add "only" a fan service. SuperBot did a great job bringing some of the characters from the PlayStation Universe into one game, but I still think it promotes the other games that each character will be in. I’m not saying that is a bad thing, but that's how it feels when you play through the each characters story to the end, at least for some of them.

I wanted this game for a long time, but it just wasn't as I expect, but I wasn't disappointed. As you said, whether it was intended by Sony to be a fan service or not, is beyond any of us that doesn't know what is going on behind the scene.

What I find funny is that I have seen more reviews for PSASBR on N4G, than I have seen for any other game. I know there are more games with more reviews, but they don't get posted as often as I have see reviews for this game. Maybe it's just me?

MizTv1301d ago

You can't even justify your own review

Killzoner991300d ago

Dude you don't know sh*t about gaming. This is the most piss poor review I have ever read. It's obvious you're a troll. I bet you never even played the game. You probably watched You Tube videos or something. Don't come around here anymore Godchild , you are not welcome here.

WeAreLegion1301d ago

I haven't met a gamer yet who didn't like it, oddly enough.

garos821301d ago

Game is awesome.spent heaps of hours so far on it, and will spend heaps more when kat and emmet arrive soon.the game isn't perfect but it's fun as hell

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