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Submitted by chrispseuphoria 962d ago | article

Three Reasons Why PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Is Not "Just a Smash Bros Clone"

PlayStation Euphoria: Ever since the initial rumors about Title Fight, many gamers have stated that PlayStation All-Stars is simply a rip off to Super Smash Bros. Honestly, I thought the same at first. All-Stars has the same concept of placing mascots together, the same idea of a platforming brawler, and the same “Final Smash” styled level 3 attacks. However, as I watched more gameplay for All-Stars, it became apparent that it wasn’t just a rip off to Nintendo’s popular fighting game series. PlayStation All-Stars has different mechanics, move sets and art styles which have innovated the brawler genre. (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3)

pixelsword  +   962d ago
I don't think it is either, but if you can think of more similarities than differences, then it's safe to assume that it at least inspired AS.
guitarded77  +   962d ago
Well, yes... definitely inspired by. We saw a pic of a Wii next to a dev kit in the early leaked images before announcement. Nothing wrong with that. I love me some PSASBR. My only complaint is I'd like more game modes.
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KingKelloggTheWH  +   962d ago
Here is one,it played completely different.Can we end this now?
Dj7FairyTail  +   962d ago
uh no it doesn't entirely.

AP system is the same as Percentage just different methods.

You build up both.
Then launch an attack to KO them.

Smash Bros. just have more ways to KO giving it more option, modes and replay values.
chrispseuphoria  +   962d ago
Two words you just said there. "Different Methods."

You just pointed out that PSA is not a clone. Building up your attacks and then KO'ing them is a part of the brawling fighter genre. Would you say Tekken and Street Fighter are clones because they both have health bars? No.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   962d ago
It doesn't sound like you've played SSB before. AP and percentage are entirely different.

""Then launch an attack to KO ""
...uhh ok. That's usually how it works in fighting games.

(bellow) ""SSB started to concept of a Company bringing all of their franchises together and fight each other""
I believe Sega did that before.
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jakmckratos  +   962d ago
Eh. I liked the gameplay and I love Sony 100 times over any other publisher/dev but I found the roster too small, the kill system frustrating and the lack of a fun whacky storyline using Sony's beloved characters incredibly disappointing. Also no Crash. We were always gonna complain without Crash.
SoapShoes  +   962d ago
I don't get people who complain about the roster saying it's nothing but 3rd party ads and no good characters. There are a lot of iconic PS characters on there. The DLC has been kinda lame but there are plenty of great PS characters in the roster.
josephayal  +   962d ago
you cannot compare supersmash bros to ps allstars
The game at least an 9.3 out of 10 for me,BTW what CLONE? I will say that Nintendo copied Capcom when it came to putting different franchises together in a 2D fighter when they saw how popular Street Fighter v X-Men was.
Kran  +   962d ago
Do you even lift, bro?

Killzoner99  +   962d ago
Clone , lol . Not even close. Smash Bros is a terrible game , PS All Stars is not. Nuff sed.
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Kevlar009  +   962d ago
The word "clone" has loose meaning in the video game world. MonsterHunter is a "clone" of PhantasyStarOnline but with different mechanics and item sytem, you can't say they're identical in execution.

While you can say PSAS:BR was deeply inspired by Smash (which it was), you can't really justify the statement "It's just a poor/better copy of Smash"

The first time I played All-Stars I even tried playing it like Smash (pressing Up for jump, Smash Attacks, trying to ring out opponents). Getting 4th place amongst bots told me that's not the way you play. I call it a "clone" in that it copies the same idea (getting a bunch of PS Charaters in an brawler), though it's executed differently in gameplay.

I have to give them a hand in going for a different approach. They could've copied Smash in every way, but they decided to go a potentially risky route. It lifts some burden from trying too hard and let them make their own mark.

Edit: Do not take the fact I called it a clone that I meant it was a rip-off. Just to clarify
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Zerotino  +   962d ago
Lol I'm sorry what? The online is playable? Thats my biggest gripe with PSA. I love the game an all but I find it hard to play for more than thirty odd minutes since it can sometimes take a good five minutes just to get into a damn match. And even when it does it likes to f*ck about and drop connection or act like a broken record player. Gameplay wise yes I adore PSA over smash bros. But no, The online is awful, at least i can play against others on SSB.
chrispseuphoria  +   962d ago
Smash Bros is unplayable for online with its ultra laggyness. At least when PSA is working, you can actually get a good quality game with a usually smooth frame rate. That is what I meant by the online being playable in PSA. It's not good but at least its playable.
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Ck1x  +   962d ago
People actually sill care about this game? You guys are fighting about whether its a clone or not and the studio that made this game had a Wii and Brawl running in the background. Sony has laid off employees at this studio, because the game failed to meet whatever goals Sony wanted for it! To be honest they never had a chance to make as successful of a brawler like Smash Bros.. Because none of their character IP's have been around long enough to establish that kind of dedicated fanbase... Its not about whether or not its a clone, but it has more to do with ever since the PS1 days. Sony has brought out games and stated that this is either a Mario, Zelda or Mario Kart killer. Now enter PASBR and I'm pretty sure Sony had imagined something similar was going to happen and this is the game that Sony says everyone has been asking them to do. To those that are saying the game doesn't play like Smash Bros., I would sure hope that it doesn't seeing as they had the competitors product right there in front of them while making the game.
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r21  +   962d ago
I never saw Sony state any of their games to be a 'killer', only fanboys do that. They had a Wii and Brawl to understand the concept of a brawler seeing as you know SSB started it all. The devs decided to make something similar but different to SSB and that resulted PSASBR.
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Dj7FairyTail  +   962d ago
SSB started to concept of a Company bringing all of their franchises together and fight each others in a four player brawler.

Sony took that Idea.
Jumpstar took it
Konami took it 2 years after Melee.

People say SSB copied Power Stone when the gameplay aren't the same.

Even people said SSB copied Marvel vs Capcom just because it a crossover.
chrispseuphoria  +   962d ago
First off, I believe SuperBot was let go because Sony wanted them to lay down the ground work. Santa Monica were the first to think of the idea and then SuperBot worked in all the fighting game conventions which materialized into All-Stars. After that, the game was then given back to Santa Monica for DLC. Plus, PlayStation has a bigger influence on Facebook than Nintendo. If you look at the stats, PlayStation have 31,833,030 fans. That is nothing to scoff at. "PlayStation not having the fanbase" is a weak comment because that simply isn't true. What is true is Sony's lack of marketing behind the game.

Sure, they had a Wii and Smash Bros in the studio because its the same genre but the mechanics are completely different. I have a question for you. Have you actually played the game or are you a blind Nintendo fanboy who isn't open to other ideas on the brawler genre?
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Ck1x  +   962d ago
Lol! Did you actually just post Facebook numbers here? I said dedicated fanbase. Which if you look at the majority of Sony's 1st party games, they don't sell better than the 3rd party offerings on their own system... Its not about anyone being a blind fanboy, because that I am not! But I'm also not some delusional "Sony does everything right fan", that sees the company as the be all end all of gaming. No I have never played PSASBR, but I don't want to either. If I want to play a Smash Bros type of game, then I'll just play the next game in that series. Just as if I want to play a God of War type of game I'll buy the next game in that series as well! So where you are trying to single me out as some Nintendo only fanboy, you fail. Because I will definitely be getting a PS4 at some point in the near future, but you probably have never owned anything outside of a Sony console though...
r21  +   962d ago
Good read :) I love this game but my god, their matchmaking is pretty bad. Maybe its because its my region but it makes up when i can connect to a match and pound with BD.
Corpser  +   962d ago
Sure is not a clone of Smash's popularity or sales

Smash Bro Brawl 11.5 million sold
PS all star: < 0.5 million sold
o-Sunny-o  +   962d ago
The game was pretty good but I'm not recently playing it. Also its killing my Vita memory come on downsize those updates. BTW Kratos would kill Mario because he's use to killing Gods. Both games (Smash and PSAS) shown me good times.

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