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Submitted by flavorbabies 945d ago | opinion piece

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Is This the Best Title Sony Could Make?

Does the title sound as exciting as the game itself? If you answered yes then you must enjoy playing Nintendo Superstars Smash and Bash or Nintendo Super Speedway Race to the Finish in your free time. (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS3, Sony)

Chaostar  +   945d ago
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
MariaHelFutura  +   945d ago
Roses are overrated.
Campy da Camper  +   945d ago
Not when you forget your girls birthday.
MaxXAttaxX  +   944d ago
They should drop the All-Stars part.
It's overstated and makes the title a bit long.

"PlayStation Battle Royale" sounds more memorable.
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greyhaven33  +   945d ago
Sadly I fear your comment is over the heads of the majority of people on this site
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Treezy504  +   944d ago
You're right the name doesn't matter as long as the product is amazing, but I did hear a name that pretty much summed up PSASBR

How about PlayStation Universus

maybe capitalize the V in the title .
Yangus   945d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
majiebeast  +   945d ago
Its become so bad that now instead of focusing on gameplay journalists focus on the name of a product. Gaming journalism at its best right here on n4g. Or should i say n4marketing folk
flavorbabies  +   945d ago
The comments on this article: its the gaming community at its best right here on n4g.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   945d ago
I'm sorry but it's not original!! They got the idea from Super Samsh Brothers!!!
Wintersun616  +   945d ago
They took a concept and modified it to be different from the "original". I'm pretty sure SSB wasn't the first brawler out there either, it was just the first to contain lots of Nintendo household characters. There are only a handful of truly original and unique games and almost every modern game has it's roots somewhere.
DoomeDx  +   945d ago
Super Smash Brothers aint original aswell.

I remember an old third-party PSX game. Kind of underrated, but i forgot the name. which was exacly like SSB
The_Nameless_One  +   945d ago
You people can disagree with Wintersun616 comment all you want but it doesn't change the fact that he's right. I sure wish people would explain themselves when disagreeing with something. Would make a whole lot easier knowing the trolls from the people who actually have something to say.
Wintersun616  +   945d ago
Thank you, The_Nameless_One, good to see at least someone understands my point.

Again I find myself explaining my thoughts further; There were several brawling games out there before SSB. SSB took the basic concept of those games but made the characters be known characters who we're more or less affiliated with the brand Nintendo. I'm not saying SSB is entirely without innovation or originality.

Now when I look at PSASBR, I see a game that's going to take the basic concept of SSB but judging from the clip that was on GTTV, they have changed things too. On the surface they might look very similar, but when you pay attention to detail, you would know it's not a "blatant copy" of SSB. Naturally, SSB is the more original game of the two, but if PSASBR is a carbon copy of SSB, then I guess Forza is a carbon copy of GT and *game X* is a carbon copy of *game Y with similar gameplay and earlier release than game X* too.
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The_Nameless_One  +   945d ago
It's usually kids or fanboys that have no idea how game development works or have little knowledge of older games.
Larry L  +   945d ago
While I 100% agree with you wintersun, that SSB was not the first brawler. I believe powerstone was before the first SSB (though I may very well be wrong there. And even if I am wrong, the point still stands that there have been casual brawlers before Super Smash Bros.

That being said though, I do believe Nintendo invented the concept with the ORIGINAL Mario Bros in arcades. You know.....the one that was just Mario vs Luigi on 3-tier levels jumping on each other's heads. If you aren't old enough to remember that actual game or never saw it in arcades (it was pretty rare because it was a lame game no1 wanted to put quarters into), Nintendo added an updated version of it for people to play in Super Mario Bros 3, I'm sure everyone remembers that. It was the same thing.

So you're right, Super Smash Bros wasn't an original idea at all, it's just the best exectuted game of that type so far. And you can't expect Sony to not base their brawler on the best brawler out there. Sony IS ripping off Smash Bros a bit, but I don't think Sony is ripping off Nintendo any more than any other comany rips off another when making the same kind of product. You can't make it worse than an existing product and expect it to sell, right?

But all that being said........I would say, because I've been a gamer for a long time, that Nintendo DID in fact create the brawler genre back in the early 80's, pre-NES, with Mario Bros in arcades. (though I don't remember off the top of my head what the EXACT name of that game was....I think it was just Mario Bros, but it could have been called something else. I was literally 8 yrs old the last time I saw one of those machines)
smashcrashbash  +   944d ago
It's not their fault. You can't blame their ignorance. Many people out there don't even know about the games that existed before SSB and don't want to know. They exist in a gaming bubble and know nothing about what existed before their favorite games did.

Even game journalists constantly flaunt the fact that they know next to nothing about gaming history by trying to as they cause chaos by trying to make the companies look like they have come up with something new and snub anyone who points out that it was done before.

At one time you needed gaming knowledge to become a gaming journalist but it seems that these days they seem to just take any person off the street, dress him up and let him type drive on a website. As long as PASBR is fun and well done I couldn't careless. I loved SSB and if this is just as good or better that's fine. I am especially loving the three special bars. That means three times the special attacks and three times the awesome.

@ Larry L. Just a suggestion. I agree with what you said but 'ripping off' is a fanboy word. Many companies 'copy' what each other does. If Sony came up with a winning idea e.g. double joysticks on a controller you would see how fast others would follow suit. Would you call the fact that Microsoft and Nintendo followed Sony's idea to put double joysticks on a controller 'ripping it off'?
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Angrymorgan  +   944d ago
I couldn't care less if it is a rip off.
As long as it's a good game, why should we care?
Pintheshadows  +   944d ago
I used to have a cat called Angry Morgan.

Anyway, I wish more people took your viewpoint. Everything rips off everything nowadays and you'd have an embolism if you worried about every one.
Angrymorgan  +   944d ago
Lol.
Exactly, why stress. Just have fun with your games.
TheFallenAngel  +   945d ago
Why so much hate towards this game? Because its taking the formula of an amazing game? I rather play as kratos and sweet tooth than mario and luigi. Plus the previews are saying that its a fun game with great characters, maybe that's why they hate it. Because of the better characters.
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dark-hollow  +   945d ago
Or maybe because its a blatant copy of SSBB?
Wolfbiker  +   945d ago
How is that a bad thing?

As long as its fun, who cares?
dark-hollow  +   945d ago
"who cares?"
the people who put a lot of effort making their games just to get ripped off blatantly by another dev?
Larry L  +   945d ago
First of all....everything is a rip-off of everything at this point. There are no more.....or at least VERY few, completely original ideas (in fiction) at this point. And you really just have to call it "an homage" if anyone starts talking "rip-off".

The fact is, it's shocking to me that a Super Smash Bros clone hasn't already been made YEARS ago by some random 3rd party or indie dev with tons of random characters no1 has ever heard of or cares about.

IMO that is the ONLY reason it hasn't already been done many times already. Because what other company besides Nintendo has a roster of characters in their stable to make a decent brawler or fighter? There's only one or two other companies with the roster.......Capcom, who've been using their characters for x-over fighters for almost 2 decades, so they've already done it........and maybe Square Enix, who have now done a fighter AND a brawler with their characters (Eherghiz and Dissidia). There's only one other gaming company left with a roster worthy of a fighter/brawler, and that's SONY. And I say it's about time they did it. It something people have been asking for since the PS2 days.
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Kalowest  +   945d ago
Kratos sucks
Mario, Luigi, and Fox are awesome.
Kirby is even kickass.
pandaboy  +   945d ago
yeah, from what I've seen of the roster so far it leaves a lot to be desired. Just shows you how weak the playstation character roster actually is. I mean fat princess, come on, surely they have some more recognisable characters than that...
Wintersun616  +   945d ago
@Pandaboy,

Sackboy, Cloud, Tifa, Vincent, Squall, Tidus, Vivi Ornitier, Balthier, Kratos, Zeus, Ares, Sweet Tooth, Nathan Drake, Sully, Nathan Hale, Sev, Solid Snake, Big Boss, Liquid Snake, Raiden, Wander/Ico, Crash Bandicoot, Cortex, Spyro, Cole MacGrath, Dante, Gabriel Logan, Sly, Bentley, Murray, Carmelita Fox, Ratchet, Clank, Dr. Nefarious, Captain Qwark, Jak, Daxter.

That's just off the top of my head without much thought put into it, and I even left most of the villains out of it. If you happen to recognize only a few of those names, then all I can say you've been missing out on A LOT of good games.
pandaboy  +   945d ago
-_-

anyone can list a majority of unrecognisable non-popular playstation characters with 3rd party characters to make a list look big, that doesn't mean they have mass appeal like nintendo characters do. It doesn't mean I don't think those game aren't good either.

I expected that illogical response when I wrote my reply. Can't believe how often people use the straw man fallacy on this site. It's pathetic that I have to clarify myself like this.
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Lord_Sloth  +   944d ago
@pandaboy
Ostrava, Yuria, Maiden in Black, Dart, Rose, Lloyd, Sackboy, Drake, Chloe, Lezaravich, Yoshitsune, Shizuka, Wander, Ico, Kratos, Zeus, Parappa, Lammy, Logan, Lian Xing, Hale, Capelli, Chimera, Cole, Ratcher&Clank, Dr Nefarious, Jak&Daxter, Radec, Sevchenko, Nariko, Kai, Bohan, Rohn, Atta-Kai

I could go on and most of those names are quite recognizable and NONE of them are 3rd Party.
WeskerChildReborned  +   945d ago
Well i'm not a real fan of fighting games so i'll probably be skipping this.
_LarZen_  +   945d ago
If the name had been: Nintendo All-Stars Battle Royale

No one would complain. The name is good enough.
NAGNEWS  +   945d ago
why not
called Battle Royale: All-Stars
_LarZen_  +   945d ago
Becaus it has characters from many Playstation games, hence the name Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale.
Sgt_Slaughter  +   945d ago
No dude. Nintendo would have been bashed to hell for it cause that's what people do on this site. They see that a big developer is coming out with a great game, and they bash it to look cool and to troll... it's an endless cycle. Same goes for all Sony games like this one.
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ninjagoat  +   945d ago
One of many titles.
StrongMan  +   945d ago
Now the critics complain about names of Sony products again?

No one complained about the name Wii.

No one complained about the name Kinect.

No one complained about the name 3DS.

But they had a problem with the name VITA.

They now have a problem with the name Playstation All Stars Battle Royal.
Shikoro  +   945d ago
Yes, fanboys suck and we can't do anything about it...
DarthJay  +   945d ago
Um, what? Everyone complained about the name of the Wii and Kinect, and some still do.
SuperLupe  +   945d ago
Nah man, its a conspiracy against Sony.
Fez  +   945d ago
Tonnes of people complained about the 3DS... cos it was too close to the DS and average joe would be too thick to tell the difference.

I remember people saying Kinect was a stupid name. Same with Wii, how could you not think Wii is a stupid name.

Playstation All Stars Battle Royale sure is catchy though...no one could possibly find anything wrong with that.
360GamerFG  +   945d ago
No one complained about wii and kinect? Are you high?? Foe being a sony fanboy automatically mean you believe in delusional conspiracies??
StayStatic  +   945d ago
I smell a law suit
BinCs  +   945d ago
I smell a butthurt fanboy
StayStatic  +   945d ago
I smell a troll :P , because theirs no way in hell I am a Nintendo fanboy , I don't even own Smash Bros or a Wii for that matter , PC / PS3 all the way :P
TheFallenAngel  +   945d ago
I wouldn't be surprised if they actually had the blessing from Nintendo to make this game.
DoomeDx  +   945d ago
Yeah. Then every FPS game should be in a lawsuit aswell.

100th CoD copies..
StayStatic  +   945d ago
Well if you want to go that far its like 100 Doom / Wolfenstein clones , but I get ya point :)
SuperLupe  +   945d ago
Asife from the title I have to admmit I'm not excited one bit by this game.

That said I've never understood why people like SSBB in the first place.
Hicken  +   944d ago
If you don't get why people like SSB, then you don't get the appeal of a brawler.

Which means, naturally, that you wouldn't get the appeal of a brawler using some of the most iconic faces in Sony's history.

Then again, you seem to be "not excited" by most things Sony, so even if you DID like brawlers, I doubt this game would appeal to you.

And that begs the question: why bother commenting?
leahcim  +   945d ago
yes
Wolfbiker  +   945d ago
PlayStation All Stars could become a new branding with Battle Royale as a subtitle....maybe they could do a PAS: Adventure or Racing or whatever lol seems like it would be cool...PlayStation has been around and built a large enough cast that it can now do some fan service/ Nintendo esqe style things which would capture both casual and hardcore markets alike.

Win for everybody.... as long as they're good.
WillGuitarGuy  +   945d ago
Having Battle Royale as a subtitle sounds cool. It's just that if a PAS: Racing were to happen,,,I can't imagine Kratos driving a car...
flavorbabies  +   945d ago
Kratos: The All-Star Race and Chase, Smash and Crash champion!

What are they doing to our Ghost of Sparta?

:(
Pintheshadows  +   944d ago
How do you know he doesn't have a driving licence?

He could drive a chariot.
kanetheking  +   944d ago
kratos don't need cars he will run he runs forever in the gow games =p
Lior  +   945d ago
I don't see people arguing about all the call of duty copies that have come out over the years
Virus201  +   945d ago
I can't wait till Microsoft comes out with their version of a Smash Bros games. It's also going to be awesome.
StrongMan  +   945d ago
They will need more characters than Master Chief, Marcus Fenix, dog from Fable 2, and Porsche from Forza 3.
Dlacy13g  +   945d ago
lol...you gotta love it. What seems to be a great game from all accounts so far still manages to find someone complaining about something. Shorten that title!!!! I am just completely entertained by that gaming journalism gem.
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Braid  +   945d ago
They're at least trying, I'll give them that but thanks, I'll just keep sticking to Mortal Kombat. I couldn't be any less hyped than that for a game. Too colorful for my taste. Kids gonna love it, though.
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FunAndGun  +   945d ago
lol, but Braid isn't too colorful for you and its rated E10+

haha
Braid  +   944d ago
Oh come on, that was a cheap argument. You know what I meant, I was implying my taste when it comes to "fighting" games. Braid is a platforming game, it's a totally different genre.

When it comes to fighting games I choose Mortal Kombat, Primal Rage (Arcade), Killer Instinct (NES), Bushido Blade (PS1), Def Jam: Fight for NY (PS2) and alike with a more serious tone over the cartoonish ones.
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Larry L  +   944d ago
I think his argument makes perfect sense. Especially when you consider the fact that Super Smash Bros and now this game.....the "brawler" genre.....which really is completely diferent from the "fighting game" genre, are FAR more akin to 2-D platformers than fighting games. These "brawlers" are in essence just "VS. Platformers". You're playing in a small, confined platforming level.....basically trying to "jump on the proverbial head" of another player, instead of trying to jump on the head of a Goomba or Koopa Troopa.

Think the VS. levels of Super Mario Bros 3 when you play the game 2-player. It's the same exact thing, If you enjoy colorfull platformers then Super Smash Bros and now PlayStation All-Stars should be right up your alley if you actually think about what the genre is.

ANd on a side note........I'm a fighting game fan. Always have been since KARATE on NES. And to add, I was a HUGE fan of Primal Rage. You're telling me that you look at Primal Rage as a "serious" and "not colorfull" fighting game? C'mon dude. That was THE #1 most colorfull and goofy fighting game of the time, maybe of all time when it comes to being goofy. Probably even more so than Clay Fighter.
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schlanz  +   945d ago
Ripoff or not, the game will be fun. I'm a huge Smash Bros fan and I can't wait to play this.

Haters be damned.
goldwyncq  +   944d ago
All Stars Battle Royale= ASBR

Doesn't sound that bad to me.
Pintheshadows  +   944d ago
If I made a game i'd call it 'schlibbilybanglewoobledro ops : the most extreme woobly droops eVAR' just to irritate this particular 'journalist'
Skateboard  +   944d ago
I wish for Lavitz from Legend OF Dragoon, a spear character would be awesome.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/...
LordMe  +   944d ago
Kratos kinda reminds me of this guy in the picture...

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WillGuitarGuy  +   944d ago
loooool

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