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PlayStation All-Stars Shows that Sony's Greatest Strength is their Greatest Weakness

GotGame: Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale was Sony’s answer to Nintendo’s Smash Brothers series. This is not to necessarily say the game is a rip off, but clearly Sony was looking at the success of Nintendo’s prized fighting franchise with green eyes when they decided to pursue their own fighting game franchise.

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Belking1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Nope it shows that Sony doesn't know their audience well enough. Basically the same problems they are having with vita. They focused too much on the hardware with vita and should have locked in some hardware moving titles.

_FantasmA_1325d ago

I don't get the hate for this game. It is not trying to be SB. The only thing similar is that they take characters from many of their franchises and let them fight it out. Thats it. The similarities end there. And 16 of the characters in the game are from Sony. Only 4 of them (Raiden, Heihachi, Dante, and Big Daddy) are from third party. Not only that but Sony didn't even use alot of their characters. Gabe Logan? Nathan Hale or a Chimera? You can't put all the characters in one game. They will probably put more in each game that comes out after, but with all this negativity they might not make a sequel. Best game of 2012 for me for sure.

maniacmayhem1325d ago

"The only thing similar is that they take characters from many of their franchises and let them fight it out. Thats it."

That's pretty much the foundation and point of Smash Bros. That is a huge glaring similarity. There are more similarities then just that too. Level design, some fighting mechanic even though PSAS is much more different, the rivals. But basically the whole presentation is lifted right from Smash.

Highlife1325d ago

The game that will never be would be so much fun is to take characters from each console (xbox, PS, nintendo) and just have one huge game. Have the game work on all platforms. Let the fanboys duke it out with there console exclusive charactors. Or have Kratos and Master chief beat the crap out of Mario and Luigi. Would be great.

cervantes991325d ago

"That's pretty much the foundation and point of Smash Bros. That is a huge glaring similarity. There are more similarities then just that too. Level design, some fighting mechanic even though PSAS is much more different, the rivals. But basically the whole presentation is lifted right from Smash."

Well you can say that about pretty much every game on the market today. Everybody copies from everybody - get over it.

MaxXAttaxX1325d ago

You're delusional if you think that character mash-ups and rivalries are original concepts of Smash Bros.

The level design is nothing like Smash Bros. One of the biggest differences is that the game doesn't even focus on ring-outs.
It has combos and super move set ups that just don't happen in Smash Bros. And these are definitely not the only two games in the brawler GENRE.

maniacmayhem1325d ago

@Nathan

Then tell me Nathan, what other fighting game that took different mascots or characters from different genres from its own company and put them in a 2-D 4 player fighting arena?

The level design are similar, both Smash and PSAS you can interact with the levels and even change them in certain instances that can change the way players fight.

And don't forget i said:
"some fighting mechanic even though PSAS is much more different"

You must be delusional if you don't even consider PSAS Sony's answer (and it's own) to Smash Bros. as the article stated because that is exactly what it is.

MaxXAttaxX1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Sega and Capcom are examples of companies that did character mash-ups before Nintendo.

I like how you got VERY specific in that first paragraph because you want the answer you only want to hear.

* Are PlayStation All-Stars, Jump Super Stars, Digimon Rumble Arena, Battle Stadium, Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble, DreamMix TV, Rag Doll Kung Fu, that River City Ransom 4-player fighting game, etc clones or rip offs?

* Are Tekken and Dead Or Alive Virtua Fighter clones because they're 1-on-1 3D fighting games?

* Are Fatal Fury, Guilty Gear, Skull Girls, KoF, JoJo's Bizzare Adventure and BlazBlue all Street Fighter II clones?

* Is Forza a Gran Turismo clone?

* Is Super Mario a Pac-land clone?

It's called a GENRE. Get over yourself.

And they're not on even on the same platforms, release dates(like COD and BF) nor share the same characters to be able to compete. That is what an "answer" would imply.
One appeals to Nintendo fans, the other to PlayStation fans which have been asking for a game like this for years.

maniacmayhem1325d ago

@ Nathan

Sega did the Virtua Fighter + Fighting Vipers together but it was a one on one battle. Capcom did their X-men vs. Capcom which was a tag team battle.

I got very specific in my paragraph because I knew you pull out unrelated games that did not have the same play style or theme of Smash. Which is exactly what you did.

You are trying so, so hard to not see the GLARING similarities that you start to bring up other games in it's own specific genre and try and act like those are supposed copies too.

And because they weren't released in the same time means they're different or because they're not on the same platform makes them different also? You are seriously trying way too hard to defend the obvious.

"One appeals to Nintendo fans, the other to PlayStation fans which have been asking for a game like this for years."

Really? Sony fans been asking for a game like this? Then why wasn't it a success?

MaxXAttaxX1324d ago (Edited 1324d ago )

I never said there weren't any similarities. There obviously are similarities, much like the examples I gave above, which share similar "themes" and "presentation" with each other the same way SSB and All-Stars share a theme. So I stick to my point.

I actually play both games and that's how I know the differences between them. The same way I know the differences between Tekken, DOA and Virtua Fighter even though they share the same 3D 1-on-1 play style, theme and presentation. The same way I know the difference between Forza and Gran Turismo. Or any 2D fighting game with the same exact premise and mechanics.

I brought those up as examples to show how ridiculous your comment was. "Level design, some fighting mechanics, rivals"? Give me a break.

They're similar because they're in the same genre. You need to get over your bias and understand that.

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Dread1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO LOLOLLOL

and move was not trying to be the wii mote

and trophies are not trying to be achivements

etc etc etc

listen blind dude

Sony is just copying and perhaps improving on good ideas. JUST LIKE ALL COMPANIES WHO WANT TO MAKE MONEY, including MS.

zebramocha1325d ago

@dread if the move was a copy,why didn't nintendo release that instead of the wiimote?only thing they have in common is,that they use gyros and achievements are just the evolution of high scores in the arcade days.

itBourne1325d ago

It goes full circle. Sony was doing all the kinect stuff with the eye toy on ps2. The "new" xbox experience they jst showed at ces. Sony showed that years ago.

Nerdmaster1325d ago

What? How can anyone say that it's not nearly identical to Smash Bros? Did you even see both of the games?

MaxXAttaxX1325d ago

Did you even play both games thoroughly? Or are we just judging by its looks.

majiebeast1325d ago

Problem is they shouldve had multiple chars from soemf ranchises like Ratchet and Clank having Nefarious and Quark as playable beside Ratchet. God of war having Kratos,Zeus and Hades.

soljah1325d ago

i also thought ps all stars was a great 1st effort and the cross play between vita and ps3 was seamless. superbot was on to something and proved they understood how to make a fighting game. was looking forward to future dlc and a sequel on the ps4 but i guess thats not happening now.

riverstars861325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

PSBAS2 has as much as a chance at coming out as Shenmue 3.

maniacmayhem1325d ago

It was a great attempt but the first entry from what I have read from others was lacking. And like I have said many times in the past it came out right next to CoD.

If anything it should have been a DL title only for maybe $20-25 dollars.

I would have liked them to go a different direction instead of the copied Smash Bros route. Maybe do an a game like Capcom X Namco. That game was Japanese only but it was fantastic and it was a fighter but a strategy game.

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