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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Wins Best Fighting Game At D.I.C.E 2013

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. (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS3, SuperBot Entertainment)

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The_Infected  +   1093d ago
Great news. Sucks Sony let them go but I guess Sony had to with poor sales.
showtimefolks  +   1093d ago
i think the game series will continue, and i wouldn't be surprised if this game sells atleast 1-2 million which is pretty good for a new IP. I am talking about lifetime sales

i am glad all comments till now are positive before Nintendo fanboys get here only to say SSB rip off only to not take credit away from Nintendo because they weren't the 1st ones to do Brawler type of games

anyone who has played all star battle royal(which i still believe is a bad name lol)know that its a very very good fighting game. I am hopeful sony santa monica will find another developer or do in house development for a sequel on PS4

the 1st one did a lot right but there is huge room for improvements


lol hopefully me bringing it up means others will leave the topic alone. what i don't get is one game is exclusive to sony or to nintendo so why can't we have 2 great games in a genre? why is it no one should ever copy or get inspiration from it and maybe improve on the idea or bring some fresh takes
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Ripsta7th  +   1093d ago
And yet you brought it up lmao
Skips  +   1093d ago
PS All Stars Battle Royale 2 could be a brawler with the God Of War MP mechanics. 3D environments with lots of interactivity in the stage! That would be epic IMO.

Do it SSM!
Mocat  +   1093d ago
"The other nominees were Persona 4 Arena, Soul Calibur V, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Street Fighter X Tekken"

And this game won, yea this is BS and you people know it.
This game won't even hold viewers during EVO.
Best fighter my ass.
badz149  +   1093d ago
Says who? You? Have you even played the game? Or you are just one of those typical "this is a Smash Bros clone and it sucks!" Kinda guy? I think you are so shut up!
ArchangelMike  +   1093d ago
I'm absolutely loving All Stars (I've got the PS3 and PS Vita cross play versions).

I have to be honest, my first hour with the game was: "OMG this is a button masher!" OMG I can't tell what's going on!" "OMG why is their life not going down?".

But once the game mechanics 'clicked' I realised I had approached the game from the totally wrong perspective. When I realised the game mechanics (not the mechanics I assumed on the game), I discovered an immensely fun and tactical fighting game.

Definately misunderstood, but brilliant.
007Bond  +   1093d ago
Sure it's only winning cause it's the only fighting game out there lol. Sometimes copying Nintendo should be the last thing on P$ console.
chrispseuphoria  +   1093d ago
Have you actually played the game, 007Bond? It isn't copying Nintendo.
badz149  +   1093d ago
Did you see the list of games it has beaten for the award or you're just talking out of your back? The only game? Pfft...haters will always hate I guess!
HeroLv9  +   1093d ago
congrats Superbot! I enjoyed playing your game and hopefully you will be able to make another one!
Veneno  +   1093d ago
The industry knows a brilliant fighting game when they see it. Gamers, not so much.
chrispseuphoria  +   1093d ago
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.
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Kevlar009  +   1093d ago
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.
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andibandit  +   1093d ago
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.
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Wintersun616  +   1093d ago
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.
garos82  +   1093d ago
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!
axerated  +   1093d ago
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
kenshiro100  +   1093d ago
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.
ShugaCane  +   1093d ago
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.
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Veneno  +   1093d ago
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.
Kevlar009  +   1093d ago
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
dgonza40  +   1093d ago
I completely disagree. The art style of the different more cartoon characters would have clashed drastically with the graphics you're describing.
coppermek  +   1093d ago
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.
SAE  +   1093d ago
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 ^^
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Sleet  +   1093d ago
good for them. Its a great game with a competitive community.
garos82  +   1093d ago
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
smashman98  +   1093d ago
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
garos82  +   1093d ago
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
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profgerbik  +   1093d ago
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.
NBT91  +   1093d ago
Tekken Tag 2 was better as fighters go.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   1093d ago
Yeah TTT2 is my fav
abzdine  +   1093d ago
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
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black911  +   1093d ago
Was there any competition?
supremacy  +   1093d ago
DOA5,TTT2 and i believe sfxtekken(not sure about this one)
JBSleek  +   1093d ago
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.
Unztayble  +   1093d ago
Very surprising indeed. I love the game and would like a sequel. I hope Sony dirán't just give up on the game.
Kluv  +   1093d ago
I agree with this. Battle Royale is so addicting!

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