For all the hell that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for being so similar the series it was inspired by, the game had quite the fanbase in the PlayStation Nation. Now, six years after release, online multiplayer is coming to an end.
Literally the only game I play on my vita . . . .
My vita is a Persona, PSP machine basically
Persona 4G is the best game on the system and my god what a game it is.
Yeah sure u do.......
another sad story linked to a server closure. being hated just for being on the same genre as SSB, PASBR was actually a very good game and a lot of fun. the only problem it has was that the game missed some character and they abandoned to support the game too soon (i remember the gravity rush/journey arena, dart and abe dlc that never come out and god knows what else), for the rest the game was fun incarnate... i hope sony will do a PSASBR 2, we playstation fans deserve a brawl fighting game too
It wasnt just hated for being in the same genre as ssb. The game had a shit ton of balance issues a, lack of modes and a small roster. The majority hated only killing with supers as well. I would like to see a part 2 with a complete overhaul .
only being able to kill with supers made the game so boring. Especially since some characters just had 2 very bad supers so you had to rely on a certain one (most often the lvl 3 one)
the game modes were not a lot but enough for me, there are balance issues even on smash bros and the killing mechanic for gaining points is more fun than knocking off people for me, it fells more mature too. the roster wasn't small neither but it lacked some iconic characters (even if a lot of iconic ones still was in the roster btw) and as i said the roster was growing up but santa monica cut the dlc updates. i hope for a better done second chapter too but the first one was not mediocre as a lot of you say
problem with this game to me was the way you finish people off. The ultimate moves got boring really fast and it was a stupid system. They should have just done it the way ssb did it
I loved it. Pulling off a big combo into a kill confirm made me feel so good. Especially against a tough opponent who usually beats you. I hope the system is similar in the sequel of we get one.
Mediocre game. Horrible roster. Smash had Snake and Cloud, not this which is baffling. Just a poor attempt. Nothing wrong with a smash clone but find a better developer, more effort into the roster. Simpler name and you can have a good game. They won't reach Smash levels but doesn't have to. The worst decision this game made was it wanted to smash but all the sudden was embarrassed to be smashed so the stage design is not designed to be knocked off but just chaos which didn't work. If you are going to copy Smash don't wimp out on the most important element. Sonic Racing Transformed went full Mario Kart and honestly, I think it was better. I hope Sony makes another go but learn from this game's shortcomings.
I played Sonic racing but MK8 is just better
you hurt bro?
i found it to be as dull as the franchise it was inspired by.
I’m surprised they lasted this long to close the severs. It was a good game but I after playing it for quite a bit I never went back
Am I the only one who wants to see nintendo do a smash bros x ps all stars of course running on smash mechanics and engine but with playstation roaster facing off nintendo side, that would be one of the craziest cross overs ever.
Maybe now the cross play arrangements, they could be persuaded.
That would be awesome!
That would actually be pretty dope. However, they would have a hard time roster wise keeping up. So it would maybe just be better to have them as guests in Smash like a Snake or Cloud. Even with taking a lot of the guest stars out, the roster of Smash would still field a noticeably larger field of fighters. While with psas already more limited roster there were quite a few 3rd party characters like Big Daddy, Fat Princess, Heihachi & even Isaac taking up real estate to make it up. Still would be dope to see a couple of characters like ratchet & clank or sly cooper joining in the fray. They'd be straight shoe in"s IMO.
I was leaning towards more of a next game approach dlc wouldnt do it justice, smash bros x all stars would probably make most sense as next iteration of smash bros because lets face it what else can they do to top what they are doing with smash bros ultimate? This all just speculation and opinion, this would really set the bar high especially being cross play between playstation and nintendo.
Doing battle royale before it was cool
How is this game?
A failed experiment with some good ideas.
If there's online trophies better get them now.
Damn that sucks, I was the top player in the world in this game. I know the game wasn't perfect, but I loved it.
Well that's not saying much as you were only playing against maybe 13 or so other people dude 😜. In all seriousness though, my neice played it quite a bit herself. She always played local though, so she is good there. Still, that sucks for folks who may have still have been into the online aspect. You never wanna see or hear that happen to a gamer & their experience.
Haha, yea fair enough. I'm glad your neice enjoyed the game. Maybe one day Sony will surprise everyone with a massively improved sequel. Not holding my breath.
Criminally underrated game. I'm sad to see these servers go down.
I fully agree this game was awesome, I played with Raiden and LOVED it. A much more serious game. Smash is good just not my cup of tea when it came to the two.
Still ti me better than smash and sad we still have yet to get a sequel
the one game i wanted to work but sucked
Despite all its issues, I absolutely love PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and I can estimate that I have spent at least a total of 250 hours playing the game. A lot of good memories of playing the game online with friends and strangers. I loved playing Dante, Jak and Daxter, Good Cole, and my main, Kat (Yes I mained Kat. Bite me ;p ). So it's a shame that the servers are getting shut down soon. I only hope for a sequel someday.
PSASBR at least has a 4-player offline mode, but the article has been updated to add that PS3 games Twisted Metal and Warhawk are also to have their respective servers shut down on the same day. I barely even got to play Twisted Metal online, PSASBR a bit more but not much, but knowing that we'll at least still be able to play those games after October 25th, albeit offline, is a saving grace. When it comes to Warhawk however, it's an online-only game, meaning that much like now-defunct MAG, when the servers go down, it's game over once and for all... I know the servers have been up and running for over 10 years, but still... all the DLC along with the main game will be like, completely gone, FFS. Edit: hey, wait a second, Warhawk was one of those few games on the PS3 that allowed us to turn our PS3 into a server. I know, I hosted a game for over 4 hours once in an attempt to grab the trophy. Doesn'it mean we'll still be able to play Warhawk even after the game's servers go down?
Probably not as you still had to log onto the official warhawk servers to start. Sony has taken away the only reason i use my vita with psabr and now the only reason, well the main reason, I subscribed to psnow was to play warhawk ugh . . . Hopefully a warhawk remaster or something happens
i didnt kno warhawk was still online!? dagonit
This is most depressing. I played this game online for hundreds of hours. This is the game my friends and I always played after scrounging up enough money for a bud sack before I had a job. So many memories with this one. I've never been more sad for a server shutdown. We really need a sequel.
I enjoyed this game back when it came out. It wasn't as good as Smash Bros, but that doesn't make it an awful game.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.