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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." (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3) 4/10

Godchild1020  +   1064d 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.
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Y_5150  +   1064d 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! :)
MizTv  +   1064d 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
dgonza40  +   1064d ago
It does make sense, but it being the first PSABR I would've hoped for another character, you know?
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1064d 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.
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DivineAssault  +   1064d ago
ya ok..
Seraphim  +   1064d 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.
Godchild1020  +   1064d 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?
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MizTv  +   1064d ago
You can't even justify your own review
Killzoner99  +   1063d 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.
WeAreLegion  +   1064d ago
I haven't met a gamer yet who didn't like it, oddly enough.
garos82  +   1064d 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
dark-hollow  +   1064d ago
Late reviews formula for hits:

If the game is well received give it a poor score.
If the game is poorly rates then give it a high score.
MizTv  +   1064d ago
Haters gonna hate
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Dark_Legend  +   1064d ago
Playing with a friend 2 vs 2 alone is at least a 7.5 worth
Ezz2013  +   1064d ago
so what about this game guys
should i buy it or not ??!!
Janitor  +   1064d ago
Um, yes?
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Ezz2013  +   1064d ago
ok i will take your word for it and give it a try
fatalis95  +   1064d ago
my problems with this game are the menu double pressing so annoying it can sometimes take awhile to find a match (i play 2v2 stock) and some people just to do 1 move to get there super. other than that the gameplay the characters moves the pace of the game is awesome.

also anyone tried going back to ssbb after psasbr its so slow lol
Thirty3Three  +   1064d ago
This reviewer is an obvious ninteno fanboy.

Or he just sucks at the game.

And I agree with fatalis95; I went back to melee after playing this- melee's controls ended up feeling SUPER blocky, unresponsive, and just... horrid.

It's morons like this reviewer who are making this game 'look' bad to those who hadn't played it before.

Idiots like this reviewer, ruined the Metacritic review.
fatalis95  +   1064d ago
and i agree with your avatar, should be 1 of crash's supers XD
Y_5150  +   1064d ago
No, NO WAY! his level two super should be him riding the hog! lol
mt  +   1064d ago
forever alone person is the only person who might dislike a game to give it below 5. really the game is not that bad 7-8 at least.

or unless you are comparing the game with super smash game.
Rageanitus  +   1064d ago
I never really liked smash brothers styles games (im more of a street fighter person) but I don't know why this guy gave a below 5 rating :S

Having said that I see the ps3 version for 30 dollars now after christmas special (this includes a copy of the vita)
dkgshiz  +   1064d ago
Another anal pained reviewer who got his ass dominated online. These people just can't admit that they suck badly at the game so they get anal pained and create these junk reviews that are clearly for hits.
palaeomerus  +   1063d ago
The game's just not very good. It's a typical casual friendly "filler" game. It's not quite shovelware but it's not ever going to be a very big deal. Fanboys love to whine when someone points that out and it causes them to act like fools. Then they brag about acting like little kids because that's about all fanboys can do. The idiots who try to promote this game are just ridiculous and pitiful. They are actually worse than the doofy chumps who tried to make Haze, Lair, Twisted Metal, and Sorcery sound good. These are the same type of people who tried to pass off heavenly Sword as an incredible action game (it was just okay)and who chirp about God of War III being photorealistic and who still try to get people over-excited about how amazing FF XIII Versus and Last Guardian will be. Sony hurts their brand with half baked shitty little "me too" games like Playstation All Stars: Battle Royale.
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Killzoner99  +   1063d ago
GET OFF THIS SITE NOW palaeomerus.
This is the #1 game in the world.
NUFF said
Blastoise  +   1064d ago
It certainly aint perfect but the gameplay makes up for everything else. Even when I lose I can't help but want to play another game right after. Learn some moves, play online & just have fun. No less than an 8 from me
Demureg  +   1064d ago
I was really excited for this game...then I played it.
Godchild1020  +   1064d ago
You signed up less than 8 minutes ago, just to say that? Are you not going to let us know what happen after you played it? Did you like it more or less, what made you feel that way. What was wrong and what do you hope they change or remove. Anyway, congrats for at least trying.
Riderz1337  +   1064d ago
They gave Medal of Honor Warfighter a 6.5 -


I know it's a different reviewer but I don't give a shit lol.

This review is INVALID!
Killzoner99  +   1063d ago
Who is this butt hurt loser writing this review? There's noway he even played the game if he gave it a 4 out of 10. This is the #1 game in the world right now so I don't think his opinion counts for much. I've never even heard of this guy before so I don't think this review should count on metacritic.

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