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Submitted by 32froshes 1063d ago | opinion piece

I Think I Owe PlayStation All-Stars An Apology

Cheat Code Central's Josh Wirtanen writes: "Ultimately, there are a lot of good things about PlayStation All-Stars that I had missed in my initial, incredibly brief play session. As I watch the game struggle in terms of sales figures, I can’t help but feel a bit guilty about shrugging the game off for as long as I did." (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3)

toxic-inferno  +   1063d ago
While I'm not a journalist, I've got to say that I know the feeling. I played the Beta, and was not at all impressed. But the more I've played of it, the more I realise that it's a bit of a tragedy that it didn't do as well as it should have done.
guitarded77  +   1063d ago
It's addictive fun... I only wish there were more game modes. I'm not even a huge fighting game fan (I realize this is not a traditional fighter), so I know the game can appeal to a wide variety of gamers if they'd give it a shot. It's $40 for the PS3 and Vita versions right now, and I thought it was worth the $60 I payed at launch. I wasn't impressed with the beta either, but when I got the full game, it was great because I had a full roster, and there are so many unlocks.
toxic-inferno  +   1063d ago
Yeah, I'm the same. Never really played another fighting game in my life. But a few more game modes would certainly be good. Just some simple minigame based modes would be excellent, like having to collect LBP Bubbles that appear around the stage faster than your opponent would be great.
Jobesy  +   1063d ago
If anyone wants a dlc code for Isaac and Zeus from GOW Ascension pm me, I'm not going to use it. I'll send it to you later when I get home from work.
TheUndertaker85  +   1063d ago
I'm the same. Fighters aren't exactly my cup of tea but I do at least try what looks interesting. I got All-Stars for Christmas from my father-in-law. I incidentally liked the beta but wasn't fully convinced. The PS3-PSVita combo got me to at least add it to my Christmas list. Redeemed my Vita copy when I got back home and played enough to platinum the Vita version and started on PS3. Still need to finish my plat on PS3 but was actually pretty impressed with All-Stars all around enough to warrant the PS3 play through too.

DLC coming in is good too. I hope they continue to work on the title and DLC as there's a lot of potential already there.
Killzoner99  +   1062d ago
I've known since this game was announced that it would be the best fighter of the year. I also knew that most of the COD drones would never touch it. That's just the industry today. COD sells millions but innovative and original games like Playstation All Stars get ignored. That just shows you there aren't many TRUE gamers left anymore.
VitaOwner  +   1063d ago
I'm glad you are starting to enjoy the game! Better late than never. I've played this game online almost everyday since the game released and the game is as much of a blast to play as it was day one.
TheGrimOfDeath  +   1063d ago
I can't seem to play online or versus matches. I just need one more trophy and I can't get it because I always get kicked from versus matches when someone invites me and vice versa. One trophy, Friendly Competition.

Damn it Super Bot, making my OCD go worse.
VitaOwner  +   1063d ago
That was a problem but it was fixed with the second to last patch we got. It does sometime occasionally occur though, mainly if someone is trying to invite someone on the ps3 while on the vita and vice versa. Although it occurs very rarely now as opposed to quite a lot of times like in the past.
Gamesgbkiller  +   1063d ago
About time.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1063d ago
The game has its flaws but I've had a lot of fun with it and still play it every now and then.
It's a solid fighting game and considering it's a brand new IP I think they did a great job.
I really hope we see a sequel one day.
PSVita  +   1063d ago
I'm sure it's a great game but I was really hoping for a 3D fighter like project verse J. I wish the had a demo cause I'm considering it.
abzdine  +   1063d ago
journalism nowadays are fighting to be the first to give the info, no matter if it's false or true.

PSAS is a very very fun game for EVERYBODY.
admiralvic  +   1063d ago
Thats how journalism has always been...
DigitalRaptor  +   1063d ago
Really? I wouldn't say so at all. Back in the days of print, journalists wrote about the facts and presented fair reviews without so much bias as today's hit-driven blog Internet culture.

Far too many journalists these days don't play games enough to be able to present a fair analysis, make pointless comparisons, and use pre-conceived notions and overwhelming personal opinion instead of presenting facts.

To most of these journalists, PSAS was a "Smash Bros rip off" and they couldn't get past that to give it a review based on its own merits. What kind of journalists are these?
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admiralvic  +   1063d ago
@ DigitalRaptor

I was speaking in general, which is why we have the term "Yellow Journalism". Very interesting subject if you look it up. (One that has been noted for 100+ years)

As far as the rest of it goes, I rather not get in a debate on this subject. While there are some people like you mention, there are also a few good people too. Ultimately a lot of this comes down to how you read their actions. Like I noticed critics had mostly valid concerns over Smash Bros (dated menu, lack of modes, special system), where as the community wanted a more Smash Bros like experience.
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Ezz2013  +   1063d ago
i still don't have it it worth it ?!
-Alpha  +   1063d ago
You can probably find it for $40 or cheaper now. If you are into online MP and have local/PSN friends, it's a blast. Don't expect a great SP at all, and don't expect a ton of tweaks for MP (would have loved a lot more tweakable options/modes) but the core gameplay is addictive and matches get intense.

It's a great casual game, but also has some good depth for strategy, especially in 2v2/Stock
Ezz2013  +   1063d ago
i don't play MP alot
i only wanted to know about the SP being good or bad
Muffins1223  +   1063d ago
for the vita yea...its best experienced on the vita.Fighters are always great on portable :)
redrim217  +   1063d ago
I had a load of fun on my tod playing on the Vita!
capjacksparrow  +   1063d ago
Each character has their own little story with a cutscene and rival. I would definitely suggest it.
Ezz2013  +   1063d ago
well, that's what i wanted to hear
thank you guys
i will give it ago
CaitSith  +   1063d ago
If you're going into the game expecting a good story, then I suggest you wait until it's cheaper.
khowat  +   1063d ago
When drake won't stop kicking barrels

When someone cancels your super when there is 10 seconds left

When you're nariko and everyone stays right next to you when you have your level 2

Those characters who's supers last forever

When raiden just won't stop slashing you

When kratos kills you while you have your level 2 with his level 1

When cole freezes you then insta-kills you with his level 1

Those characters who's level 1 supers do nothing

When everyone dodges your level 1 when you're raiden

When your opponent uses his level 1 and kills everyone with 5 secs left and wins

When you keep coming back for more, that's how you know its an addicting game
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1063d ago
I know that feel bro.
Not long ago I had one of those online modes where they just spam you and I ended up losing. I also lost 10 belts -_- threw my controller and turned the PS3 off.

About 5 minutes later I turned on the PS3 and was back on PS All stars lol
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DarkHeroZX  +   1063d ago
And Sly said "Let there be Thunder Flops!"

And the arena became silent, not even a peep. He bagged 3 in 1, twas an amazing feat.

Seriously I'm such a monster with sly. Every time people see a Sly with a black belt, they either quit before the match starts or everyone fights for second place.
-Alpha  +   1063d ago
*wrong person, nvm
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sandman224  +   1063d ago
I played the full version at a friends house. I must admit I liked it way better than the demo.
NateCole  +   1063d ago
Come PS4 unethical and biased reviews will be significantly reduced with the fact that players will be able to view and play gameplay of actual full games.

This is a clear case why i hate unbalanced and biased reviews. It hurts good devs.
gmoney0505  +   1063d ago
The people who reviewed the game just dont know the ins and outs of the game. Not knowing how to cancel with dante, Not know comobs to get meter building quickly, Not know super setups or to comob into supers, knowing when to dodge or when to roll, using L1 to block, knowing the frames of character moves to know when to punish.

Known of this are in reviewers review of the game which gives an incorrect review. Knowing these things will give insight of which characters are higher tier and which are lower tier.

From the first paragraph of him talking bout not enough time to get supers, i knew then he didnt know how to play the game at all. Reviewers need to learn how to play a game properly before reviewing it and trying to give it a bad score or pass because they dont know how to play games.
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BigStef71  +   1063d ago
Its a very fun and addicting game. Keep the new characters and stages coming
telekineticmantis  +   1063d ago
What's this
a game journalist that actually admits to being human. I wonder if I'll ever get an apology from anyone for GTA, or Skyrim.
32froshes  +   1063d ago
Any apologies for Skyrim should come from Bethesda. We're a year and a half out, and there are still game-breaking bugs. The fact that some outlets called this GOTY back in 2011 is just absurd.
telekineticmantis  +   1063d ago
I never experienced
any serious bugs that game was just boring and had no exciting features to it.
spoonard  +   1062d ago
I just wish I could get some of my dipshit friends to play it and enjoy it like I know they would. But they can't get past the "It's just a copy of Smash Bros.!"

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