What happened to Sony’s ambitious fighting game?
It's one of those games that had it all going for it but the awful character selections (most picked to promote upcoming games) and that stupid "can only knock players off the stage by a level 3 super" where you saw the animation over and over brought it down. Like seriously people were comparing it to Smash Bros anyway so I don't know why they just didn't have a percentage bar and let us knock them off the stage without supers.
It wasn't about knocking them off the stage, it was about hitting them with any level super.
Still that shit got boring fast The same animation over and over and over and over
I'd prefer they just had a normal HP system.
Even that would have been better
Roster was lacking, and win condition was weird and not really satisfying
I remember when Dart was pulled from the game and caused a bit of a backlash
it wasn't pulled from the original roster, it was supposed to be on the next DLC pack, alongside abe and a gravity rush/journey stage, after the isaac/zeus one, but santa monica stopped the support.
I loved this game. It would have survived the controversies because it had a modest but hardcore following. If they had just dedicated their resources to that audience they would have been more successful. The game was fun but the characters were way too unbalanced. Kratos and Drake and Sackboy were horribly overpowered and they didn't do enough to fix that.
Honestly, just clone Smash Bros and use PS characters and you’re good. I loved the gameplay and had fun, but more options would have been nice.
what happened? it was mocked for retarded reasons and santa monica stopped to support it because yes. i agree that the roster missed some characters (it was still a good roster tho) and an extra mode or two could've been really appreciated, but the game was awesome and a lot, a VERY lot fun. the killing mechanic was perfect and i prefer it way more than the knock out mechanic smash bros has, fuck that mechanic. also, it wasn't a smash bros rip off, it's just the same gaming genre, the rip off complaint was the most stupid i ever read about PSAS. i hope sony tries again with the brawl fighting game genre, doing a sequel with a huger roster and giving the project to a first party studio and not to a born-from-nowhere studio (they, i repeat, did a good job with the game, but graphically wasn't so advanced to be honest). i miss playstation all stars every day of my life, c'mon sony, don't listen to the nintendo fanboys and the idiots, try again.
"it was mocked for retarded reasons" Was it, though? I mean, it was a very lackluster fighter in general. It definitely attempted to go after the SMB crowd but did it so poorly. And the character selections were severely underwhelming let alone the goal of "power up and then hit someone" was about the only way to win.
It was held back by a poor roster and some terrible decisions. The game could have been so much more.
It wasn't very good, so it went away?
Best not smash bros game is Rivals of Aether. Playstation has the IP to do it, but instead of trying so hard to not be smash bros. Just make a better version of Smash bros.
These articles again?
I saw a video on this by Beta64 on YouTube. Easier to watch that if you don't wanna read up or find things about it. He mentions towards the end that Sony seemed to lack interests in it. While they wanted so many characters to be in it they were only given the ones that ended in the final game cause other publisher wanted to advertise newer games. It was a project that was unfortunately treated very poorly. The team behind it were very enthusiastic about it and had history in making fighting games as well. I'm honestly disappointed in how it all turned out for them
was weird in alot of ways. wasnt bad but not good either. i dont need another one tbh.
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