GamesBeat: PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale: Really, though? (preview)

This week, Sony announced a new title for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale (PSASBR), in which classic PlayStation characters (Radec from Killzone, Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal, Sly Cooper, Fat Princess, and Parappa are the ones they showcased in the demo) duke it out for the ultimate all-star title.

This concept may remind gamers of a certain game (pretend you’re saying it with me even though you’re not): Super Smash Bros. The demo bares more than a slight similarity to the Nintendo hit. The camera is side-scroller-esque, the characters each carry their own quirky abilities, and the maps are dynamic in ways very similar to Super Smash Bros. Brawl (SSBB). Even the sky-respawn shows up in PSASBR. (By the way — worst abbreviation ever.)

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NukaCola2184d ago

Well to writer of this garbage article. I really like the games these character come from. I like Smash Bros. I am now getting a fighter like SSB featuring Sony's icons who I and millions of other love. And it's cool to see classics like Parappa again. Plus my kids can play a family friend fighter with me and learn about some of the greats from back in the day that are classic because they aren't released time and time again. Yeah Zelda and Mario are fun, but it's also great to get to see characters from other games I enjoyed as a kid.

Majin-vegeta2184d ago

Lol you haters can keep hating while we play our game and smash each other :D.

thorstein2184d ago

Where did venturebeat get a Preview Copy?

MmaFan-Qc2184d ago

With all this noise I can't help wondering if some people feel threatened.

It's not like Nintendo originated all the concepts within Smash Brothers by themselves, in 1999 alone you also had Rakugaki Showtime and Powerstone released.

...and frankly I think some competition will force Nintendo to work a bit harder on the next SSB

btw, just because a game isn't original doesn't mean it's a complete write-off. I mean, Crash Team Racing copied a lot of elements from Mario Kart. But here's the thing: it's a really good racing game. It's fast-paced, there's some good track designs, the weapons are balanced: it's probably one the best racing games I've played. In comparison Mario Kart 64 comes across as a bit weak, or so I feel. Okay, yes, we should strive for originality, but innovation and quality are not automatically synonymous. A good idea may be executed poorly and if someone is going to try something else with that idea, why shouldn't they? Maybe this game will bring something new. Maybe it won't. Maybe it'll be an enjoyable experience, maybe even BETTER... and is that really so bad?

Finally, I'm getting pretty tired of people claiming Sony are totally unoriginal. For all their strengths, Nintendo launched the 3DS with a range of games that were almost entirely sequels. The games we're getting excited for from Nintendo are both Mario games. They'll be fun and interesting, but it's still a Mario game. Sony launched the Vita with Uncharted, yes, but we also had Escape Plan and Gravity Daze. Not to mention the fact we've had the likes of Vib-Ribbon, Patapon, Flower, Journey and LittleBigPlanet, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Demon's Souls Heavy Rain, God of War.... all have been published by Sony or created by Sony's internal development teams

they created a lot of new stuff, ...if you care to look for it and not just arbitrarily designate it as ripoff bastards. Meanwhile others still surf on their old copy & paste bad habit....but i know...i shouldnt say that, it may offend some peoples.

moeqawama2184d ago

Well said... Bubbles for you, sir

Omar912184d ago

I couldn't say it better myself sir... good job, bubbles

Regent_of_the_Mask2184d ago

I'm really loving how butthurt the Nintendo fanboys are over this. Thinking about using gameplay from this game with Smash Bros music over it & posting it on youtube for more laughs. lol

Fylus2184d ago

It's already been done. It is actually really funny:P

jonboi242184d ago (Edited 2184d ago )

I actually think this is a good idea for Sony. This helps expose its franchises and characters to a newer audience. I mean when I first played Smash Bros I had no idea who Captain Falcon, Samus (never played Super Metroid till after Smash), Marth, Roy, Ice Climbers, Ness, or Pit was. Now I do and I've played a lot of the older games they were on and maybe this will help the Sony characters become bigger icons. Still this game biggest key has to be its roster. With a majority of 3rd party franchises starting on Playstation and a number of huge games being released on Playstation consoles I think this game can have one the most diverse roster in any fighter/brawler game. Still you can't have a Playstation All-Star roster with out Crash Bandicoot. Oh for the love of god please but some Final Fantasy characters, Cloud Strife please! Oh and Batman!

Bowzabub2184d ago

Sony thanks you for the free ad.