PS Euphoria: At the D.I.C.E awards tonight, SuperBot Entertainment and Sony Santa Monica won Best Fighting Game for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
congrats Superbot! I enjoyed playing your game and hopefully you will be able to make another one!
The industry knows a brilliant fighting game when they see it. Gamers, not so much.
I totally agree! If people actually played it rather than assuming it's just a Smash Bros clone, they would understand how great it really is.
I only played it once, but other than having a bunch of 1st party and special guest characters, and the fact it's part platforming you can't really compare them. I found SSB to be a little simpler and easier to understand from the get-go, picking up Smash you have better clues as to how you are doing and has easier to use controls, while in All-stars I couldn't quite figure how to win from picking it up Obviously if I played it more I would understand All-Stars better. I feel like the Smash concept back on the 64 was more novel when it was created and has has more games to build upon (the idea of getting Mario, Link, Pikachu to fight each other was pretty big back in the day). One thing All-stars could use is a competitive scene, or at the very least time to grow.
People should've just admitted that it was a SSB clone and then said they found it better than SSB, but instead die hard sony fans would point out ridicouless differences, in order to claim originality. So now all we talk about is whether it's a clone or not and not about if the game is good or not.
So true. I had my doubts about this game based on the discussions I had read here. But then I decided to go for it when it was on sale at PSN for 22€ a couple of weeks ago. And I'm glad I did. The game has its pros and cons and while the cons such as lack of different game modes and widely wanted certain characters seem quite big, they never stopped me from enjoying this game. I've had a good time with it and I'm just hoping for a sequel with a bigger roster, more game modes such as a health bar mode, more big name characters like Crash and Cloud.
well said bubble and agree however let that be a lesson to you NOT to form opinions on discussions bashing a game especially when said game hasnt sold much. it goes to show how ignorant people base opinions on what the masses say and you can essentially miss out on some great games in the process. bought the game day one and it certainly is great value for money in terms of how many hours ive sunk into it.Further hours shall be sunk in with the free dlc coming in 6 days!
I know bro, so many people jump on the crapwagon for this game but if you ask anyone who actually owns it and plays it regularly they love it. Personally it's the best game I've played on my vita so far next to wipeout, great for gaming on the go and addictive as hell
SSB isn't original either. Your point? No one claimed it was original, but there are differences when you compare the two games. Maybe if people stopped screaming 'ripoff' and played the game for what it is, it would have been received better.
The game is fun but I think they should have made a proper fighting game, instead of a SSB-like. Just imagine Kratos Vs Nathan Drake with Soul Calibur graphics or gameplay, that would be epic.
That would have been awesome as well. Or like a marvel vs capcom like system where you play as 3 characters and come up with all sorts of sweet combinations. But what they made is unique and stands out, amd it worked out to be come a great game. Im satisfied.
Then you realize there are a bunch of 1v1 stage fighters out there. I love the fighting system in Smash, it's really in a league of its own and a unique experience. Obviously Superbot tried to match that spirit, though the Sony fanbase might not be that kind of crowd. The future should be interesting, I see nothing wrong with imitation, Smash will always be special to me and other Nintendo players
I completely disagree. The art style of the different more cartoon characters would have clashed drastically with the graphics you're describing.
The problem is that PSAS wasn't a fighter, it was a brawler. Very similar genre, but it's like comparing Gears of War to Halo. Yes, you shoot things in both of them, but they're still 2 different games that are actually a part of different sub-genres. Was it the best brawler that came out last year? Yes. Was a game with the word Tekken in it the best fighter to come out last year? Regrettably, yes.
No one can beat tekken. I would be glad to proven wrong :D. Gonna try dead or alive on vita then i will decide if i will buy it or not. Hope it's good ^^
good for them. Its a great game with a competitive community.
i love Playstation All stars. the game is super fun both online and off with mates. highly competitive. one thing i particularly love about it is how different each character plays from one another. 2vs2 stock matches are a blast. the only fault that really grinds my gears is them damn rage quitters, but they usually the morons who spoil the fun on most multiplayer games out there
Nah I think there were other reasons for letting superbot go But before I start I would like to say I love ps all stars I bought it day one for vita and ps3 just to support it I played it every day for like a month straight I platinumed it and plan on playing with Kat and Emmet for a bit So I am a fan But I'm also a realist This game had some unnacceptable flaws glitches and balancing issues day 1 all the way from the ribbons not working to the character you picked being switched. Kratos was way to powerful and this would've been acceptable had we not been saying it for months prior to release. For a ps3 game it wasn't all that technically impressive and definitely had room to improve
well to be fair the ribbons don't affect gameplay and no fighting game is balanced on the get go.kratos was just annoying to play against and not over powered imo.the character switch glitch was extremely tedious but that got sorted around a month after release. as for presentation,I think the visuals and animations were spot on, nice crisp and colourful graphics definitely did justice to the games the characters represent. one huge gripe I have with the presentation is the awful menu and lack of great art work out options to view large 3d models of the characters. this definitely my fighter of the year but having said that I haven't picked up street fighter xtekken even though I really want to.I'm a massive street fighter fan but hating capcoms money grabbing methods
A shame really people clearly like it, just not enough money around in the world in peoples hands to support it. Gaming industry blows right now.
Nope. Tekken Tag 2 was better as fighters go.
Yeah TTT2 is my fav
this game is amazing and very fun. cross play adds a lot to it as well. second best fighting game this year for me is DOA5
Was there any competition?
DOA5,TTT2 and i believe sfxtekken(not sure about this one)
Not deserved imo. This isn't a better fighter than Tekken. Also this isn't a fighting game to begin with as it would be considered a 'brawler'. Just seems weird that this game would win that sold poor and had some pretty bad reviews.
Very surprising indeed. I love the game and would like a sequel. I hope Sony dirán't just give up on the game.
I agree with this. Battle Royale is so addicting!
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