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Submitted by TGF_Carlitos 118d ago | opinion piece

Will We Ever See PlayStation All-Stars 2?

All-Stars released on November 20th, 2012 in North America for PS3 and PS Vita. All-Stars sold a paltry 11,758 in its first week on PS3. (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2, PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

Lumkins  +   118d ago
I hope so. The first game...well, it wasn't great, but there's plenty of potential there. I think they need to really look at the roster when planning a second game. I've heard that the most recent update fixes tons of balancing issues, which is a good sign that they realize some of what was massively wrong with that game.
mcstorm  +   118d ago
I don't think we will se another one and I think its the same with MNR and LBP carting. Out of the 3 games I thought MNR was the most fun and closest to Mario Kart game I've played but had its own twists too it.

As for PSASBR I though it played better on the psv than the ps3 for some reason but it just felt like a half assed game a there was not really many game modes to it and with the sales being low for it the online side dropped quickly too.

I thin it was good o Sony to try and male games like this but I don't think we will see a number 2 of them.

For m id like to see them keep giving us new and fresh ideas like they did with LBP rather than try an copy Super smash bros or Mario Kart.
GuruStarr78  +   117d ago
Yeah, Sony needs a karting game.. I really enjoyed MNR (the ps3 version, the vita version was meh).

I hope we see a decent karting game on ps4, I know we'll probably get a sonic kart game, but I'd like to see sony put one out as well.
sinncross  +   118d ago
I hope there will be. Just needs a slightly bigger budget and a developer with pedigree (I think SB being brand new made it difficult for 3rd party devs to commit to giving a character).

I enjoyed the first game.
Travis3708  +   118d ago
I hope so as well and will be enjoying the first one in September :D
Dualshockers_Carlos  +   118d ago
PS Plus eh?

The game was fun but it kinda came and went.
chobit_A5HL3Y  +   118d ago
as is the case with most games~
SmokingMonkey  +   118d ago
Not hard to platinum either!

As usual the online trophies can be tricky depending on the competition.
Game0N  +   118d ago
Probably not. Sony doesn't see the value in it.
logan_izer10  +   118d ago
They told you this?
Artista  +   118d ago
lol
koolaid251  +   118d ago
11 thousand copies in 1 week the consumers tod Sony lmfao.
logan_izer10  +   118d ago
@koolaid You mean 127,000? And Who's tod?
http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
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elazz  +   118d ago
@Koolaid: It sold over a million copies in retail and several hundred thousand digital. I received the full game for free after an unplayable Vita version but playable PS3 version during a sale. I think it was fixed within 10 days and they gave everyone the game again for both systems and a refund!! The game was very good and I enjoyed playing it.

And currently with with PSplus I see it going to do really good and will perhaps make sure a part 2 will happen.

Just a bit more depth in gameplay, more characters and you have a super game.
hkgamer  +   118d ago
@elazz

same thing happenned wih me aswell.

its good that sony gives full credit refund plus free game when something fails.

so far got two games for free like that.
gangsta_red  +   118d ago
No, All Stars tried to capitalize on the Smash Bros formula. It was decent but didn't capture the charm, the design or the tight controls Smash Bros has long since mastered.

Smash Bros. characters meld so nicely because they have charm and personality and to see these iconic mascots fight is such an out of character experience that you just have to love it.

Sony All Stars not so much, as most of their characters are all violent and blood thirsty anyways. Not to mention most of their All Stars are third party characters. Kind of defeats the purpose of Sony All Stars.
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SG1_dapunisherX  +   118d ago
you right ssb is gangsta
Dualshockers_Carlos  +   118d ago
I kinda agree with you on the 3rd party stuff, it was kinda obvious they were just marketing the game (dmc and mg rising)
WeAreLegion  +   118d ago
I'm sorry, but saying these characters lack charm is a bit ridiculous.

Ratchet & Clank?
Sly Cooper?
Nathan Drake?
Sir Daniel Fortesque?
Parappa?

Meanwhile, many of Nintendo's characters barely have stories. So, why would I care about them? I just enjoy the games they're in. I don't like Yoshi. I just like playing AS Yoshi. The mechanics of Yoshi's Island are brilliant, but I couldn't care less about the characters.

The controls on PlayStation All-Stars are tight. Very tight. I don't know why you would state otherwise. I think it totally owns any Super Smash Bros. title, as far as mechanics and combo systems are concerned. It was created by a team of fighting game vets.
krontaar  +   118d ago
Those are the only decent characters. Nobody said anything about "stories" not sure why you brought that up because it doesnt matter at all.

PSASBR needed polish. A lot of it. The idea was there and it could have worked, but it was a sloppy, low budget mess. They should have put 100% into the project or none at all.
Game0N  +   118d ago
@legion You're right about the fighting mechanics and combos, PSA was all over that. Unfortunately there wasn't enough meat on the bone. Smash has so many diverse game modes its almost a party game.

@krontaar true as well, it was just a smidge over indie, at least thats how it was presented. Should have been backed like a big game.
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TekoIie  +   118d ago
"Meanwhile, many of Nintendo's characters barely have stories."

Compared to what? This guy: http://www.fightersgenerati...

The only character in smash that really supports your argument is Wii Fit Trainer. But even then I'd say the fan support for the character goes against you because these are just too funny:

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photo...
http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photo...
http://t.qkme.me/3uu6o8.jpg
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hkgamer  +   118d ago
i think the fight mechanics were too complicated for a casual game but not enough for a fighting game.

characters were also not as well known as mario, zelda pokemon.
telekeneticmantis  +   118d ago
I can agree on some of that, they should of made their game more mature, since PlayStation has always been the more mature consoles. They need not release a sequel unless they can get Crash/Cloud/Sephiroth and maybe some Spiro, and Snake. But I would definitely want to see their newer characters, like the leads from Tearaway, and Puppeteer.

They should also make scoring scheme more diverse, and make the collectable energy meta game more of a dimension to the gameplay.
hkgamer  +   118d ago
i guess that maybe true. not really sure what the big deal about smash is though.

problem for psallstars was that it tried to do too much. kind of like a fighter to compete with games like sf but not complexed enough. and not crazy enough as smash.

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ritsuka666  +   117d ago
Man, look the disagree for this guy. N4G is full of Vita fanboys. It's not even funny.
krontaar  +   118d ago
I sincerely hope not.
PiperMCFierceson  +   118d ago
I loved the game I really hope so . The problem was it was compared to smash bros to often. Both are awesome.
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GamingSinceThe80s  +   118d ago
I never played it but will give it a shot with plus.Now I just wish they would put Twisted Metal on plus to get people playing it again.It was one of my favorite and most played games last gen.But stopped being fun due to lack of people in the online rooms.So underrated it not even funny.Sometimes Sony makes games even they have no faith in and just won't spend the money promoting it.I bet there are millions of PS3 owners that didn't even know they made a new Twisted Metal last gen.
TGF_Zero  +   118d ago
You will enjoy PSA, it's pretty fun locally.Also it'll be free so no skin off your back.
PiperMCFierceson  +   117d ago
Yea I deff agree twisted metal was a riot , it really brought me back to to ps1 days . Sony has so much potential I just wish they didn't fail to capitalize on so many opportunities.
Emanno  +   118d ago
When Crash Bandicoot returns then everyone will see PS All Stars.
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NattyGraham  +   118d ago
I hope the next one is a 3D brawler. C'mon Playstation I.P are all 3D.
WeAreLegion  +   118d ago
I totally agree. I'd love to see more of a Power Stone type of brawler.
NukaCola  +   118d ago
I really would like to see a FF Dissiddia style fighter. I'd like SE to make one for console. But of course Square doesn't do what fans or gamers want
WeAreLegion  +   118d ago
Half the reviewers said it wasn't enough like Super Smash Bros.

Half the reviewers said it was too much like Super Smash Bros.

How are they supposed to make a brawler if all people do is compare it to Super Smash Bros.?
ShowGun901  +   118d ago
The differences between Super Smash Bros and Playstation All-Stars, of which there are none, make the sameness more exceptional!

JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT!!!

(cookie for the ref)
higgins78  +   118d ago
How could you not compare it to Smash Bros... it was a shameless copy and paste affair - minus the heritage, polish or magic. What's next? Sony copying motion controls akin to the Wii but in the hurry forgetting to make any games worthy of the hardware...
Caffo01  +   117d ago
you clearly didn't play it, the gameplay is a lot different and less casual with focus on combos..
Baka-akaB  +   118d ago
Well it was a clone trying to pretend it's not because built around the super mechanics . Said mechanics which handicapped the gameplay and limited any potential . So in a sense both side are right .

it was too much like smash , and a smash with less fighting possibilities and winning options
Dan_scruggs  +   118d ago
Sony should have taken the time to build an entirely new fighting game play mechanic. Not just steal the look and feel of Smash Bros. Look at Final Fantasy Dissidia. Totally new and unique formula with fun epic game play and flashy visuals. That's what should have happened. But clearly Sony was trying too hard to capitalize on an already established franchise on a competing system. Besides Smash games only come once a generation but its made so well that it remains the pinnacle of it type till the next iteration. Sony has to put more time and effort into the next one if its going to stand the test of time.
crusf  +   118d ago
Because the similarities are plainly obvious to anyone. The game will always be compared it. Same deal with GTA clones and Kart games. When someone makes a game that is completely different then anything before it any obvious imitators will be called out. That's the way it works
TGF_Zero  +   118d ago
They can't not have one. Sony has the roster for it. There were some questionable absences that were hindered by licensing issues. If you have the lemons, make the lemonade.

Try again!
ibrake4naps  +   118d ago
Like a better, more mature smash bros!
mikel1015  +   118d ago
What's more mature about it? Please tell me
crusf  +   118d ago
*Like a less balanced,clone of smash bros!
Fixed it for ya
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Kurisu  +   118d ago
PlayStation All-Stars 2 featuring:

Drake
Joel
Ellie
Crash Bandicoot
Cloud Strife
Delsin
LARA CROFT (she'll always be a playstation all star)

And many more!

PS All Stars 2 on PS4, if done PROPERLY, would be amazing. The first game was underwhelming but if 2 was done PROPERLY and not a half hearted attempt it could make a solid PS4 fighting game. And with the interactivity of the PS4 it makes perfect sense.
Monkeycan8  +   118d ago
Classic Lara Croft*
TGF_Zero  +   118d ago
Like with all dem polygons and pointy breasteses? Sign me up!
Kurisu  +   118d ago
Naturally :)
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   118d ago
So glad you said Lara Croft instead of Laura Croft.
Pet peeve of mine.
Baka-akaB  +   118d ago
It is really ? i've never witnessed occurrences of "Laura croft" .... with my ears and eyes keep bleeding with "rogue/rouge" on all platforms , and let's not forget Marvel's Rogue
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   118d ago
Yeah heard people calling the character Laura all the time (mostly American media) for some reason. How can people get Rogue and Rouge mixed up haha?
Kurisu  +   118d ago
When I was younger my step mum thought she used to be called "Laura Toft", so I've got used to the mispelling of her name quite early on xD. But that was in the 90's, how people these days STILL get it wrong I don't know!
solidsheep  +   118d ago
I would like to see them try and make a simplistic moba game and try to blend it with fat princess mechanics.
mohuzas  +   118d ago
I don't know if the problem is the fact that it copied Smash Bros too much, or the fact that it didn't copy it enough :/
Game0N  +   118d ago
I like this ^
mohuzas  +   118d ago
Thank you :D
Lucreto  +   118d ago
They should make another one.

They will have to sit down and look at all the problems people had with the game.

A better roster for one. 2 Coles was a joke.

Be unafraid to copy Smash brothers. There is nothing they can really do in improve upon it.
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higgins78  +   118d ago
LOL! unafraid to copy Smash Bros? That is exactly what they tried to do initially, only 1 problem, Nintendo make polished, brilliant games, Sony as it turns out don't - in comparison.
Baka-akaB  +   118d ago
Come on Sony clearly does. This game however steemed from an ill thought initiative ... giving to a makeshift rookie studio . Especially for a type of game that might have been hadled better by a japanese studio ... like cyber Connect 2, DImps etc
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oasdada  +   118d ago
Yeah the last of us nd every other hit are nintendo games.. get you loud and clear
higgins78  +   117d ago
The Last of Us and "every other hit" are your examples...ok. I have owned every PlayStation since the original and the majority of its best games. I also however have done the same with Nintendo since the SNES and let me tell you, Sony (thus far) have nothing on Nintendo.
Drasill  +   118d ago
I played the first for a few minutes at a Walmart kiosk and it was terrible.
Caffo01  +   117d ago
you played it for a few minutes and you're ready to call it terrible? what an idiot.
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Sheed  +   118d ago
If they do make a psabr2

1.) Fix the balancing - i know it's better now after many patches but holy crap psabr had some of the worst balancing i've ever seen in a fighting game. Parrappa literally stands no chance against Kratos or Raiden in both attacks and special moves

2.) Better Presentation - I seen flash games that have better looking menus than that. from the character select screen to the story mode everything just looks extremely uninspired in terms of presentation.
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Caffo01  +   117d ago
actually some of the best players were Parappas, you just need to know how to play with him. Kratos and raiden were nothing special to fight against for experienced players.
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higgins78  +   118d ago
The first game bombed didn't it? I think a sequel would not be the answer seeing Sony has a poor heritage whereas Nintendo's is rich - the reason Smash Bros is a sucssess and Sony's attempt to do a copy and paste failed. Most if not all of Sony's once great exclusives were sold/lost. The majority of their characters are flash in the pan...Sackboy anybody?
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   118d ago
Dude give your fanboy ranting a rest.
higgins78  +   117d ago
Sorry. I should jump on the anti-Nintendo bandwagon/self-proclaimed 'hardcore' thing...far more widely accepted.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   117d ago
Nothing wrong with liking Nintendo, your comments are anti everything that isn't Nintendo bandwagon/self-proclaimed "hardcore" though.
jakmckratos  +   118d ago
The kill system just didn't work...sorry. I'd much rather a direct Smash Bros rip-off than what they had....some characters had such easy kills(RAIDEN!!!) while others were nigh impossible(Sir Dan)

It wasn't even at all but the combat was still fun as hell and each one of those characters equals about 10 Nintendo characters to me
breakpad  +   118d ago
IHOPE NOT!! the first was a failure and Sony couldnt care less about this game who left it completely unsupported with all thecrap caracters inside it..NEw DANTE from DMC (NOT the old real DANTE)!!, no CRASH ,NO CLOUD ,NO SEPHIROTH, NO SOLID SNAKE!... WTF Sony
oasdada  +   118d ago
I wudve prefered a game more like street fighter... but oh well
_FantasmA_  +   118d ago
It got ripped for being too much like SSB, even though it wasn't. People complained because they had to learn combos and use skill to win with good characters. Then people complain because they wanted it to be like SSB. Make up your damn minds. I poured many hours into this game and maxed out a few characters. It was great game and I would like a sequel with even more characters.
thejigisup  +   118d ago
PlayStation all stars battle royale was/is a fun game that fell short of high expectations due to a what I would consider a varied yet small roster, limited game modes, lackluster story, and quite frankly bigger and more established competition on other platforms.
If there was ever to be a sequel to this game which I would definitely invest my time and money no problem as long as it improved a few things. Health bars would give more appreciation to the amazing combo system. Sony has tons of memorable characters with amazing stories that have left impressions on the gaming community at large utilize those characters and give them a reason to fight and that game will flourish. Look at mvc and smash bros they both have large rosters and cater to their most popular and fantastic assets. Give gamers more options and we'll bite.
our_games_are_art  +   118d ago
awesome sauce. There is a very dedicated PSBR community waiting for the announcement. Off topic: I hope the original game being on plus for sept gives this IMO underrated brawler a 2nd wind :)
CervantesPR  +   118d ago
I know i will get a lot of disagrees but i personally think that smash bros is way better and this is coming from a die hard playstation fan. You know what would be epic??? If sony would collaborate with nintendo and let kratos be in smash bros.
Tresyn10  +   118d ago
I only disagree with the kratos part, he belongs with Sony, I love SB, one of the only reason I will get a Wii-U later this year or next year but im looking forward to PSASBR next month... if they do make a part two, Sony, listen to the gamers they can and will help make a great sequel.
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jujubee88  +   118d ago
I WANTS IT! I NEED THE precious...
bitedabullet21  +   118d ago
I wpuld love to see a sequel..console games need to have more defined characters as the wii has.. we need more party games on ps4 *like mario kart and smash brothers* automatic sytem seller
jujubee88  +   117d ago
I feel like Media Molecule is building those kinds of games.

First, Little Big Planet. Now they are coming out with TearAway on PS4.

These are games w/ a lot of creativity in characters and environments and loaded with fun gameplay for all age groups and types.
FoxGamer  +   117d ago
I seriously hope in a sequel !
I always wanted a game like this since the PS2 days and I loved the first one and it's, by far, one of my most played games ever and I consider this one probably the most fun 4-players game on PS3 if you don't count LBP2.

At the moment, I don't have any intention to buy a PS4 (too many shooters, and I hate them), but I'd buy it if they'll announce a PlayStation All-Stars sequel !

The community around this game is big and still very active, so I believe Sony is not going to let this franchise dying just because the first one wasn't that awesome in term of sales.
Squatingdog  +   117d ago
Be sure to checkout the community twitter/hashtag for part two:
#allstarsround2

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