Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Preview

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Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Preview

Take a sneak peek at the upcoming Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale.

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The charge AP mechanic just sounds boring to me, the most fun my friends and I had in Smash Bros. was from the normal attacks executed perfectly to do a ring out. If I had to see Link's special sword attack or Mario's special fireballs every time I earned a kill I wouldn't have bought the game.

I am looking forward to see the full cast but so far I'm not interested there either...

Yeah I agree with newwiseman here, the whole thing just sounds gimmiky and isn't really registering any excitement here.

Wow... it couldn't try to rip Super Smash Brother's any more if it tried. I've tried to devend Sony for a long while, but even I can't turn a blind eye to this without first going "WTF"

So... Radek isnt packing his personal teleporter? Why?

In other news im not exactly hyped for this. Theres just too little to go on at the moment.

Does anyone else feel they could use this to help resurrect old franchises they don't do anything with? Like if they lowered the price and had some older characters for DLC to measure how much people care about them. Like if they put Dart or Rose from The Legend of Dragoon as DLC to see how many people would want another Legend of Dragoon game. Granted I'm working under the highly unlikely assumption that they would lower the price of this at all.

A whole six characters? Even the original Smash Bros had 12. I think we're too soon to call this game a good idea.

Zero Serenity:
A whole six characters? Even the original Smash Bros had 12. I think we're too soon to call this game a good idea.

The characters aren't exactly powerhouses either.

Outside of Japan, what're the 'smallest' characters on there at release time? Probably Ness, really. It's kinda hard to judge the 'most' unknown of the rest, but the most well known (Mario, Link, Pikachu) are powerhouses of popularity in their own right.

I mean...Radek? Really? He was a villain in one Killzone game.

They're gonna have to do better. The 'preview' shots should be the stills which get people hyped up for the game and...yeah, not feeling it. Honestly? I think this'd work better if you had a "Microsoft vs. Sony" game with exclusives from both. Release it on both platforms, aim for cross-platform gameplay.

Amnestic:
Honestly? I think this'd work better if you had a "Microsoft vs. Sony" game with exclusives from both. Release it on both platforms, aim for cross-platform gameplay.

We can only dream...

Other than that, I might give this a try, but some characters are too obscure in these games, like Radek. I heard a lot of PS exclusive characters will be present but when I saw Radek, it looked like that was being stretched a little bit.

Its Radec not radek.

This one guy:
Its Radec not radek.

It's "throwaway villain", not "Radec". /snark

I mean, hell, I get it. I do. He's rocking the Space Nazi Stormtrooper look something fierce, but really? They went with him? Why not Luger? She was in at least two games, even if one was a forgettable spinoff.

I fully expect Nathan Drake to show up in this game, but don't you think he would've made a far superior character to tease players with and get them hyped up?

I suppose it kinda sucks for Sony really. For so long, MGS was a mainstay of the Playstation, then we had MGS2+3 on the PS2, and MGS4 was a huge deal for the PS3. And what happens?

Smash Bros. Brawl nabs Solid Snake out from under them.

.... So Sweet Tooth attacks with a bazooka and morters...

Yeah, I am no longer interested.

I've been waiting for Sony to make this game for years. Smash Brothers is the only game that makes me wish I had a Wii and I could never warrant spending the money for just one game. Now they just better not screw it up... give me a large cast and good gameplay and I'll be satisfied.

SoopaSte123:
I've been waiting for Sony to make this game for years. Smash Brothers is the only game that makes me wish I had a Wii and I could never warrant spending the money for just one game. Now they just better not screw it up... give me a large cast and good gameplay and I'll be satisfied.

As I've said elsewhere, the tragedy of this game is the fact that it's being made now and not two generations ago for the Playstation. Back then, Sony could have gotten away with using Crash Bandicoot, Sir Dan (Medievil series, Spyro and, many others. Back before they went multi-platform or, fell into obscurity.

E3 is in a few weeks so hopefully there will be more characters shown off. The article made it sound like the six listed were the only ones who would be in the game and that would just be absolutely insane. The only other fighting game I can think of to have that few characters was the original Mortal Kombat. Sony can't really expect their game to do well with only 6 character. Even if they add more as DLC, releasing a game disc with only 6 playable characters would be moronic in this day and age.

No Soul Reaver, I guess their only going for newer characters... but then whys Perappa there?

Im surprised more developers don't do this, I guess most don't have a big/famous enough roster.

Zero Serenity:
A whole six characters? Even the original Smash Bros had 12. I think we're too soon to call this game a good idea.

I'm like 99.9% certain that these are just the revealed characters, and the only reason anything is known about them is that they were in the released demo build footage. There was a screenshot (yesterday I think), that showed the making of another character from the game, and apparently it was someone from ICO (that's what was being said. As someone who never played ICO I had no idea if it makes sense or which character it was supposed to be).

Amnestic:

This one guy:
Its Radec not radek.

It's "throwaway villain", not "Radec". /snark

I mean, hell, I get it. I do. He's rocking the Space Nazi Stormtrooper look something fierce, but really? They went with him? Why not Luger? She was in at least two games, even if one was a forgettable spinoff.

I fully expect Nathan Drake to show up in this game, but don't you think he would've made a far superior character to tease players with and get them hyped up?

The thing about hype is timing. This is a bad time for us to be super-hyped because when the game comes out months (a year? more?) later they'll have used up their best cards and we'll have forgotten about it.

Whats more from a dev perspective, these might be the 6 characters they've finished the most work on.

But then they can't drip feed at too slow a rate either, I think the Killzone dude was a mistake and maybe Pappa (although it does show they're going for some of the friendly characters too) but Sly, Princess and Kratos were all really awesome characters to reveal and since we basically know they're going to have Drake too we can have fun imaging what his character is going to be like (theoretically). I hope they get the maneuverability and charm of Drake in, instead of just making him a brawler.

We're almost certainly going to get Cole too and hopefully Sackboy, an awesome joke character would be Flower ( :D ) but other than that I'm finding it hard to guess who else would be in there. Motorstorm and Gran Turismo aren't character abundant and some of the other good exclusives (Valkyria Chronicles, Heavenly Sword) aren't Sony things.

For the people calling out Smash Brothers clone, this AP thing is a big deal, it almost completely changes the idea of Smash Brothers and I think it's less a clone, just in the way we called Saints Row games GTA clones and League Of Legends DOTA clones.

I'm a little disappointed, what I _wanted_ was basically a Smash Brothers clone :(

I fucking swear, Noire from Hyperdimension neptunia better be in this. Or Laharl.

...people think this will only have 6 characters? Really? Say what you will about Sony, but odds are they're smarter than that to only think of 6 characters

Still not sure about this. The problem with these franchises is that they clash horribly. Sure Brawl clashed a little, but it was the bright campness of Nintendo that made it seem ok and became the only fighting game I enjoy. This...not so much. I know that odds are the game is still in the works, but something is deffinitely off.

Also, this game does not get approved until I see Ratchet and Jak screens and/or announcements.
Special approval if they are seen fighting each other
I bug my friends to buy it if Sly is in the mix too
I buy if I see Jak punching Nathan Drake in the face
I drive a hard bargain, but my tastes are simple.

Note: Lost Frontier Jak will cancel out everything previously mentioned. Anything else is fine from Precursor Legacy to Jak X (troll-hair Jak vs angsty Jak doesn't matter too much. They have their own advantages during combat like RBY eco vs guns and D/L eco ), but I will say that Jak 2 is my favourite game in the franchise. Justsayingisall.

Also, am I the only one who thinks putting Ico or Wander in this game is a bad idea? Neither character really gives me the impression of a fighter. Ico is a little kid who only swings his stick because for about half the game he has nothing else. Wander is a lover, not a fighter. Have you SEEN him swing that sword? Stabbing colossi is one thing. When he swings, it's like he's doing it the way he sees in the movies as opposed to someone who actually knows what they're doing. He's no Link, that's for sure. However, I would like a SOTC level design. Oh the possibilities.

This is lazy beyond belief, they haven't nearly enough franchises to take characters from and ripping-off Smash Bros this shamelessly...There is taking a concept and building on it and then there is complete plagiarism. I say go for it but it's probably an experiment.

Crash and Spyro or no sale at this point.

I like the characters, but I hate the art style. Why is so goddamn dark and dreary? I love the stages of Smash Bros and MvC2 because they're colorful which allows for a lot of detail. Not to mention, it's hard to see things when it's so dark.

dragongit:
Wow... it couldn't try to rip Super Smash Brother's any more if it tried. I've tried to devend Sony for a long while, but even I can't turn a blind eye to this without first going "WTF"

A SSBB type game with Sony characters is more or less what everyone wanted since SSBB came out, so I can see a lot of people liking this. As long as they do something that in the game that is truly something new, not copying it note for note, I'll be ok with it.

Never really realized how shitty the PS roster was till now...

It kinda sounds like an interesting concept. The AP charge thing reminds me a lot of the mechanic used to score points in the brawler Shrek Super Slam, essentially a poor man's SSB with Shrek characters, and I did enjoy that somewhat.

But this looks too much like SSB for me to get too interested in it, tbh. I'm sure it'll be worth a look-see, but I can't see this as a title that I'd buy a PS3 over.

... Especially since I have a Wii and Brawl right beside me.

If they just go completely crazy with it, put in as many characters as they can, I'll pick it up

So, they're even mimicking SSB's tradition of slowly releasing the cast list, stages, modes, all that? And why are three of the four visible stages from God of War? I get that he's the most prominently violent character, practically designed to be in a game like this at some point, but come on, at least tease us with something other than a game where Kratos fights everyone else.

If the Journey pilgrim isn't in it to do some amazingly beautiful attacks with it's scarf, an opportunity will have been missed.

Draconalis:
Never really realized how shitty the PS roster was till now...

I am a Sony fan and I just had this thought too...

They are making this game way too late. Before some of their best IPs died off or went muti-platform.

Catchphra - "full house" not for this game...

Since Smash Brothers doesn't really have any competition, I think this is legitimate.

Smash Brothers is far away enough from traditional fighters and action games that it's pretty much its own genre. What's wrong with Sony making their own version? The tweaks they've made are pretty much equivalent to what differentiates a lot of shooters.

On a different note, what the heck is with that roster? Where are Jak, Daxter, Ratchet, Clank, Sly's buddies, Crash, Nathan Drake, Cole McGrath, the guy from Resistance 1 & 2 who looks like Cole McGrath? And why are so many of these suggestions from Naughty Dog? See if you can get some third party stuff in there. Get Spyro, Rayman, Altair, Ezio, hell, just shove anyone you can license for a semi-reasonable price in there. It's free advertising for their companies, it advertises your platform as where those games "belong", and it's "just Nintendo's characters" vs anyone who isn't Microsoft or Nintendo exclusive, making your game more appealing.

I'm a PS fanboy. I actually do care about these characters. So... PLEASE DON'T SCREW THIS UP SONY!!! PLEASE! I BEG YOU!! DON'T FUCK THIS UP! If this is good... I'll give everyone there a free blowjob.

Amnestic:

This one guy:
Its Radec not radek.

It's "throwaway villain", not "Radec". /snark

I mean, hell, I get it. I do. He's rocking the Space Nazi Stormtrooper look something fierce, but really? They went with him? Why not Luger? She was in at least two games, even if one was a forgettable spinoff.

I fully expect Nathan Drake to show up in this game, but don't you think he would've made a far superior character to tease players with and get them hyped up?

I suppose it kinda sucks for Sony really. For so long, MGS was a mainstay of the Playstation, then we had MGS2+3 on the PS2, and MGS4 was a huge deal for the PS3. And what happens?

Smash Bros. Brawl nabs Solid Snake out from under them.

Just to be clear, they are going to expand the roster, yes? Cause as of right now it is the smallest thing ever.

I can actually think of a reason for Radec. He's the only notable Killzone antagonist that wears the armor. He's the only villain that actually looks like a Helghan.

All these nintendo fanboys are making me laugh, oh jeez, my sides, please no more, I beg you..hahahhahaha.....

Smash Bros is fun and all, but whats bad about MORE smash bros? You're acting like this is a bad thing. "Shameless rip off!!" I'm sorry but nintendo doesn't own the rights to coop 2d brawlers. And if copying them is really such a problem, the fps genre wouldn't exist. You honestly think those are the only characters? Those are the only ones REVEALED. Nobody is that stupid to honestly believe they would release 6 characters on a full priced game.

"the roster sucks!!" I guess if the ONLY games you enjoy are nintendo games I can see why you would be upset, but honestly, Mario and friends are getting a bit boring. And you talk about them scraping for characters? Ice Climbers and Pit? Mr.Game and Watch? The only reason people still know about those are Smash Brothers.

BrotherRool:

For the people calling out Smash Brothers clone, this AP thing is a big deal, it almost completely changes the idea of Smash Brothers and I think it's less a clone, just in the way we called Saints Row games GTA clones and League Of Legends DOTA clones.

I dunno, to me it sounds like "Just wait for strategic Final Smash" stuff or whatever. One mechanic these days doesn't make something less of a clone, and I really can't imagine this mechanic really changing things up all that much.
That being said, platform brawler is pretty much a genre on its own at this point, so calls of it being a clone are not really worth worrying about in the first place.

Still, I don't get this choice of characters to announce. This doesn't feel like a taste of an incredible experience, it feels like barrel-scraping. The roster is getting better, but sheesh, would it have killed them to give us a more substantial first bite?

Hell, between the announced characters and the chance to have Simon Belmont fight Optimus Prime and Solid Snake along with the not-yugi kid from Beyblade (for the "why are you here" WTF lolz) I was more interested in another, obscure platform brawler than how I was when looking at the current roster for this game.

beefpelican:

Just to be clear, they are going to expand the roster, yes? Cause as of right now it is the smallest thing ever.

Yes. My point was less about the roster size and more of a comparison of the people they've got on it.

Don Savik:

"the roster sucks!!" I guess if the ONLY games you enjoy are nintendo games I can see why you would be upset, but honestly, Mario and friends are getting a bit boring. And you talk about them scraping for characters? Ice Climbers and Pit? Mr.Game and Watch? The only reason people still know about those are Smash Brothers.

While true, those weren't in the first game. This is my supposition, but I'm guessing Sony wants to turn this into a series of games rather than a one-off. This is the flagship title, so to speak. I've already shown you the roster from SSB.

This expands the 12 to 25, just over doubling the roster. Some were similar (Link<->Young Link, Falcon<->Ganondorf, Mario<->Doctor Mario) but they still expanded. The inclusion of Marth and Roy was arguably a primary driving force behind moving more of the Fire Emblem series out of Japan, so in that respect it was excellent marketing.

My point being, Sony need to have this game be brilliant. They need to dazzle. People have already likely played (or at least heard of) the SSB series. This is a game for showing off their best, core characters, which hopefully we'll see more of in future previews. As it stands now? It's...kinda disappointing what they're showing. Will keep an eye on it, but the point I wanted people to take away from my posts is not "this sucks" but rather "They need to do better."

I'm hoping it succeeds. Really, I do. I have my PS3 sat beside me. I hope even more that Microsoft follows suit and eventually we get a Microsoft vs. Sony vs. Nintendo huge crossover game with an enormous roster which we can play on whatever console we wish.

Edit: And since there appears to be a 4th SSB game on the way, Sony's gonna have competition.

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