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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - PS3 Preview

I have to admit, going into this preview I did not have the highest of expectations. A developer I'd never heard of, making a game that combined all my beloved PlayStation favorites into what some people had already dubbed a Super Smash Bros. clone? I definitely had my doubts... -PSLS

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LostTokens1556d ago

Hopefully, but I'm a bit on the fence on how the devs will work in whichever characters. Would Sweet Tooth bring his ice cream truck against Kratos?

Actually, that thought makes me wanna see how this turns out!

T3mpr1x1556d ago

Yes, yes he does. Kratos can counter it with moves of his own.

Lifewish1555d ago

not sure how awesome it will be but i am interested.

dbjj120881555d ago

Hype! More smash bros is fine by me.

stormeagle61555d ago

I like the idea of the super bar, which is one thing I always wanted in Smash Bros. The Final Smash ball introduced in Brawl is ok but it's way too random.

D3stinySm4sher1556d ago

I've said it elsewhere, I'll say it again. I am a huge fan of SSB, so I'm sure I will enjoy this game as a result, BUT I am severely disappointed with how BLUNTLY it is cloning SSB. It's not just in the concept, that is fine and awesome, it is in the actual gameplay formula, even down to stealing MOVES of characters.

It's a little too blunt but if the game works well, shows enough spark, and - oh, right, its online actually WORKS - it could serve as a suitable non-traditional fighting game fix until the SSB4 comes around.

I'll remain cautiously optimistic.

Mikhail1556d ago

You are right. Still, they came from Santa Monica Studios and since this is a small preview, I expect they can tweak things and bring features that can differentiate it from SSB.

I assure you, every reviewer would point out the SSB clone thing and I think a majority of them would see it as a negative.

Machioto1556d ago (Edited 1556d ago )

&D3stiny there are all ways going to be a recurring character or set of moves in fighting games because they've tried all possibilities,for example, killer instant & street fighter both have black boxer,the ability to take another characters power is common,mortal kombat,ssb,street fighter and killer instant all have it,a finisher move after you beat your opponent is in some game, I don't Know why people are make a big deal about this because most ideas in video games came from either another game or movie,book,tv show.

Machioto1556d ago

@Jon I was on kotaku and some pointed out that the ssb game was inspired by a game called the outfoxies produced by namco and some of the people who worked on it did ssb.

jonboi241556d ago (Edited 1556d ago )

Actually gameplay formula is very different to Smash.

In Smash its beat the dude up till you can knock him of the screen. PASBR is beat people up till you can use your super moves to KO someone. You see in PASBR, there are no health and thus far the only way to score a KO is by hitting someone with a super move. Thus game formula is similar but different and strategies is different. And if you know anything about fighting games than you know how changing and adding gameplay mechanics can change the entire game.

Yes it easy to see that the moves characters use are a rip offs but to me I see Smash and see they ripped of moves from Street Fighter and every other fighting game before them. So they only thing original from Smash in my eyes is the damage and knock out system. It wasn't the first fighting game to combine popular characters from different franchises, I believe KOF did it first. Not the first fighting game to use items. Not the first fighting game to have environmental hazards, that's World Heroes. Not the first one to use platforms in a fighting games, Battle Monsters did that first. So really as much I love Smash Bros and Melee (Brawl was ok), it wasn't all that original. But hell did it re-invent wheel, plus it was hella fun and that's all that matters.

dark-hollow1556d ago (Edited 1556d ago )

i cant see how can anyonne deny the huge resemblance to SSBB.

vickers5001556d ago

"BUT I am severely disappointed with how BLUNTLY it is cloning SSB"

Why? You said you are a huge fan of Super Smash Bros, so if Playstation All Stars turns out to be Super Smash Bros with sony characters with little to no differences, then why on earth would that disappoint you?

Are you one of those people who are so insistent that developers be completely and utterly original with their franchises or else you are disappointed by them? Seriously, how does this bother you? Do you think that credit is being taken away from SSB? Because that would be ridiculous. And besides, I'm pretty sure SSB isn't even the first fighting game to bring together different worlds and crossovers/characters.

When I play a great/unique game of a genre that there aren't a lot of, I want developers to create more versions of that, I want more of that type of experience. I don't get angry and think "NO, YOU MUST NOT MAKE THAT GAME BECAUSE [so and so] ALREADY MADE IT. F--- you copycats", I think "YES! I get to play a new interpretation of an amazing game/genre".

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majiebeast1556d ago

Good preview video.

http://www.gametrailers.com...

I just wanna see what third party characters sony has in the game lets look at the micheal video again.

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BitbyDeath1556d ago

Kinda disappointed it's gone the kiddy angle and won't have any gruesome finishers or blood...

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