PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is Sony's Super Smash Brothers

#201 Posted by drac96 (670 posts) -

The news that you can only score with supers leaves me a bit skeptical. They instantly kill, so the only reason to actually fight is to gain meter?

Other than that the game looks fun. Even if it is just a Smash Bros. Ripoff. I love Super Smash, so I'll probably love this too.

#202 Posted by KamasamaK (2409 posts) -

@evanbower said:

Celebrating Sony's rich history with franchises that started 3 years ago!

Poor premise for judgment. First, the only revealed character from such a new franchise is "Fat Princess" -- that's not franchises. Also, the original Super Smash Brothers had Pikachu and Jigglypuff whose franchise also premiered 3 years prior to its release.

#203 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

And I thought this will get us closer to the Legally impossible end all be all fighter featuring popular characters from gaming best franchises .... but people don't like it when someone else does it I guess.

#204 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6988 posts) -

I don't mind that it's a blatant rip off as long as it's good. 

#205 Posted by 3rdrocket (17 posts) -

@MmaFanQc: its retarded to think people are thinking its a ripoff cuz its a mix of characters from all different franchises thats not even a issue. Its that it basically looks like fucking brawl dlc with sony characters.

#206 Posted by MmaFanQc (102 posts) -

@Hailinel: so i guess i will see you stating that all the future and past FPS are blatant ripoffs of wolfeinstein3d? ...or maybe every 2d plateformers a ripoff of mario bros. ?

I would hate to live in a world where games couldn't lift good ideas from other games for fear of getting branded a thief. (Sorry guys, you can't use the dual analogue control scheme for your first person shooters because Halo did it already. You have to use the right trigger to move left, up on the directional pad to shoot etc. because that is the only control scheme not used yet.)

My point is that developers should be free to use what has proven to work without fear of being labelled rip-off artists, because someone has done it nobody else should try it? right?

#207 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY CORTEX

#208 Posted by Tofford (532 posts) -

They could have tried a little bit to avoid the Smash Brothers comparisons

#209 Posted by evanbower (1210 posts) -

@KamasamaK said:

@evanbower said:

Celebrating Sony's rich history with franchises that started 3 years ago!

Poor premise for judgment. First, the only revealed character from such a new franchise is "Fat Princess" -- that's not franchises. Also, the original Super Smash Brothers had Pikachu and Jigglypuff whose franchise also premiered 3 years prior to its release.

Speaking of poor premises, the Patapon are invading!

#210 Posted by KamasamaK (2409 posts) -

@evanbower: What's wrong with Patapon?

#211 Edited by hughesman (312 posts) -

to all the naysayers out there. like my boy parappa would say "YOU GOTTA BELIEVE!!!"

#212 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -
@hughesman

to all the naysayers out there. like my boy parappa would say "YOU GOTTA BELIEVE!!!"

Word.
#213 Posted by needforswede (492 posts) -

really I don't give a damn. Nintendo characters, Sony characters...who gives a shit, Smash Bros. is the most overrated "fighting game" of all time anyway. I understand it's not a traditional fighting game, and maybe that's why I think it's so lame (and the high ratio of lame-ass characters to decent ones). Honestly Soul Calibur V (def. not the best fighting game) is better as a party game than Smash Bros. in my opinion...and from my experiences.

This is a nice idea, but like Smash Bros., probably better on paper (again, in my opinion).

#214 Posted by oldjack327 (134 posts) -

Looks a little too smash brother's lite for my tastes. Smash Bros only works because it inverts a lot of the basic concepts of fighting games, it balances the inherent clusterfuck quality of 4 player brawls by forcing you to "ring out" opponents, as opposed to just mashing a health bar down to zero. If they wanted to go the health bar route (like the video suggests) I feel like they might have been better suited with a PowerStone 3-d set up, so that you have full 3d space to spread the players out. But, the game isn't even close to coming out, and it might turn out awesome, thus making all my concerns moot. Here's hoping the best for them... and the inclusion of Sly Cooper is kind of awesome!

#215 Posted by l4wd0g (1935 posts) -

Sony is sucking off Nintendo like $5 whore.

#216 Posted by MmaFanQc (102 posts) -

@KamasamaK said:

@evanbower: What's wrong with Patapon?

haters gonna hate.

#217 Posted by Mitch0712 (466 posts) -

Is that cameraman drunk?

#218 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

I'm pretty certain that if you looked at a Nintendo game hard enough, you'd find something that was clearly "inspired" by something else. That's the way the video game industry works. Sure, Nintendo fans should crow that they had it first, but why would you want to deny the magic of SSB style gameplay? If anything, the attitude should be, "You guys are in for some good times!" When did gaming become such a war? Remember when games was just about having fun?

#219 Posted by KamasamaK (2409 posts) -

@Mitch0712 said:

Is that cameraman drunk?

I believe that is Rey Gutierrez. Or I know he at least edited it.

#220 Posted by Centimani (550 posts) -

I am a huge smash bros fan, and this seems distasteful at first glance. If my favorite Ape Escape monkey is in there I'll never use another character though.

#221 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (735 posts) -

Fat Princess as a playable character means this is sold.

#222 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (735 posts) -

@MisuseOfLasers said:

Man it would be the coolest if they could get Tomba in there somehow.

I agree.

#223 Posted by BPRJCTX (704 posts) -

Wow, the joke just became a reality...

Seriously, Sony just continues to dissapoint, over and over again...

What the fuck happened to that company, do they think this is what's gonna take 'hem out of the hole they're into?

This is exaclty the kind of stupid decisions that just continue to push them down.

I just can't believe it, what a shameful Rip off.

I guess ripping off the Wiimote wasn't enough for them.

It just looks so bad too, they just don't have the characters to support a game like this.

This is a game aimed at kids, and you have characters like, Kratos, Sweet Tooth, and Killzone characters in it?!

These charaters could have worked in a more serious fighting game, for 16 and over.

But this?

WHAT THE FUCK?!

This just has to be a late, really bad, April's Fools Joke...

It just has to...

#224 Posted by AngeTheDude (666 posts) -

@BPRJCTX said:

Wow, the joke just became a reality...

Seriously, Sony just continues to dissapoint, over and over again...

What the fuck happened to that company, do they think this is what's gonna take 'hem out of the hole they're into?

This is exaclty the kind of stupid decisions that just continue to push them down.

I just can't believe it, what a shameful Rip off.

I guess ripping off the Wiimote wasn't enough for them.

It just looks so bad too, they just don't have the characters to support a game like this.

This is a game aimed at kids, and you have characters like, Kratos, Sweet Tooth, and Killzone characters in it?!

These charaters could have worked in a more serious fighting game, for 16 and over.

But this?

WHAT THE FUCK?!

This just has to be a late, really bad, April's Fools Joke...

It just has to...

Is... is that you??

#225 Posted by AgentOHarah (66 posts) -

@msavo said:

I'm pretty certain that if you looked at a Nintendo game hard enough, you'd find something that was clearly "inspired" by something else. That's the way the video game industry works. Sure, Nintendo fans should crow that they had it first, but why would you want to deny the magic of SSB style gameplay? If anything, the attitude should be, "You guys are in for some good times!" When did gaming become such a war? Remember when games was just about having fun?

This times a billion. All videogames are a "Me too, but like THIS" one-upmanship contest anyway, as long as this adds something to the game aside from a different slew of characters, then I don't really see a problem with this. And It's never a good idea to write something off because of an announcement trailer...

#226 Posted by Hailinel (24407 posts) -
@MmaFanQc

@Hailinel: so i guess i will see you stating that all the future and past FPS are blatant ripoffs of wolfeinstein3d? ...or maybe every 2d plateformers a ripoff of mario bros. ?

I would hate to live in a world where games couldn't lift good ideas from other games for fear of getting branded a thief. (Sorry guys, you can't use the dual analogue control scheme for your first person shooters because Halo did it already. You have to use the right trigger to move left, up on the directional pad to shoot etc. because that is the only control scheme not used yet.)

My point is that developers should be free to use what has proven to work without fear of being labelled rip-off artists, because someone has done it nobody else should try it? right?

There's a difference between borrowing and adapting mechanics and taking someone else's design wholesale.
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#227 Posted by Gordo789 (358 posts) -

So Snake was in a Smash Bros game, right? What are the chances that we'll get him here too?

#228 Posted by BPRJCTX (704 posts) -

@AngeTheDude said:

@BPRJCTX said:

Wow, the joke just became a reality...

Seriously, Sony just continues to dissapoint, over and over again...

What the fuck happened to that company, do they think this is what's gonna take 'hem out of the hole they're into?

This is exaclty the kind of stupid decisions that just continue to push them down.

I just can't believe it, what a shameful Rip off.

I guess ripping off the Wiimote wasn't enough for them.

It just looks so bad too, they just don't have the characters to support a game like this.

This is a game aimed at kids, and you have characters like, Kratos, Sweet Tooth, and Killzone characters in it?!

These charaters could have worked in a more serious fighting game, for 16 and over.

But this?

WHAT THE FUCK?!

This just has to be a late, really bad, April's Fools Joke...

It just has to...

Is... is that you??

Ha ha ha!

Dude, i remember that!

No, it's not me...

#229 Posted by MiserableLittlePileOfSecrets (15 posts) -

The closer this plays to Smash Bros., the better it will be, in my opinion.

#230 Posted by MmaFanQc (102 posts) -

@Hailinel:

at this point, talking to you is pretty much futile, i was foolish to expect some kind of "arguments" but look like i was obviously expecting too much from you.

on that, have a nice day sir.

#231 Posted by Yurtigo (35 posts) -

Fanyboys are out today. Playstation All Stars Battle Royale FTW even though I haven't played it yet I know it's superior to Smash Brothers...

#232 Posted by MormonWarrior (2571 posts) -

I'm a huge fan of Smash Bros. and I could not possibly be more excited for this. They need to make sure there's Crash Bandicoot and Spyro in this, though, or they'll have messed up.

#233 Posted by ManMadeGod (1559 posts) -

@Xeirus said:

@KingCrimson4life said:

Drew returns from north korea is premium? fuck you giant bomb. You are North Korea

Yup because that's totally game related and you would get that for free from any other site.

How about you go through the SHIT LOAD of free content from the past couple of years or grow a pair and pay the ridiculously cheap member fee or shut the hell up.

This post personifies what everyone feared would happen when the membership launched: self entitlement. All of the "behind the scenes" content is locked behind a pay-wall now and it was never like that before. I can understand if they wanted to change the site's business model but you have to understand why users are going to be upset. Being a prick helps no one.

#234 Posted by Hailinel (24407 posts) -
@MmaFanQc

@Hailinel:

at this point, talking to you is pretty much futile, i was foolish to expect some kind of "arguments" but look like i was obviously expecting too much from you.

on that, have a nice day sir.

I made a statement in response to your argument. If you don't feel like refuting it, that's not my problem.
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#235 Posted by TheMasterDS (2051 posts) -

Get Solid Snake in there, make him have the same moveset he had in Brawl. That'd be real classy. 

#236 Edited by jasondesante (603 posts) -

if they steal the percentage health concept, basically the genius idea that makes smash bros its own genre of fighting game.....if they steal that then I've had it with these theifs, Nintendo is the only game company that ever comes up with new ideas. Then a masterpiece like kid icarus comes out, and it gets less attention than this sony smash bros rip off.

Lets pay attention to the games that are actually creative and works of art, instead of this derivative b/s

#237 Posted by Xeirus (1297 posts) -

@ManMadeGod said:

@Xeirus said:

@KingCrimson4life said:

Drew returns from north korea is premium? fuck you giant bomb. You are North Korea

Yup because that's totally game related and you would get that for free from any other site.

How about you go through the SHIT LOAD of free content from the past couple of years or grow a pair and pay the ridiculously cheap member fee or shut the hell up.

This post personifies what everyone feared would happen when the membership launched: self entitlement. All of the "behind the scenes" content is locked behind a pay-wall now and it was never like that before. I can understand if they wanted to change the site's business model but you have to understand why users are going to be upset. Being a prick helps no one.

So you think a prick post deserves a non-prick response. Cool.

Try running a website like this and let me know how it turns out.

#238 Posted by Skanker (254 posts) -

This game has a terrible art style. It looks so washed out. They've had to give the characters some strange outline so they stand out from the background properly. Bleh.

#239 Posted by TheMasterDS (2051 posts) -

Really hoping they include K Rool this time, that'd be great. I would also like Flint from Mother 3. They better take out the final smashes, fuck the final smashes!

#240 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

Meh, Ill buy it

#241 Posted by Hailinel (24407 posts) -
@Xeirus

@ManMadeGod said:

@Xeirus said:

@KingCrimson4life said:

Drew returns from north korea is premium? fuck you giant bomb. You are North Korea

Yup because that's totally game related and you would get that for free from any other site.

How about you go through the SHIT LOAD of free content from the past couple of years or grow a pair and pay the ridiculously cheap member fee or shut the hell up.

This post personifies what everyone feared would happen when the membership launched: self entitlement. All of the "behind the scenes" content is locked behind a pay-wall now and it was never like that before. I can understand if they wanted to change the site's business model but you have to understand why users are going to be upset. Being a prick helps no one.

So you think a prick post deserves a non-prick response. Cool.

Try running a website like this and let me know how it turns out.

Why are you arguing about this in this thread?
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#242 Posted by GozerTC (457 posts) -

@DrDarkStryfe said:

I will buy if Kevin Butler is a character.

This right here. :)

#243 Posted by 49th (2731 posts) -

No items, Kratos only, Last Location

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#244 Posted by RoyCampbell (1096 posts) -
#245 Posted by marchismo (71 posts) -

Flower petal as an unlockable?

#246 Posted by NintenJoe (40 posts) -

@OllyOxenFree: Too soon? lol

#247 Posted by habibyjohnson (85 posts) -

Definately has to have Crash Bandicoot, Cortex, Nathan Drake and Ps1 era Spyro right?

#248 Edited by xyzygy (9948 posts) -

I don't know, it just seems like such an obvious ripoff. I think this is hugely different than the games mentioned by someone on the first page, like King of Fighters and other fighting game crossovers. This game looks to do exactly what Super Smash Brothers did back in the late 90's by mixing characters from non-fighting games, characters who we otherwise wouldn't be able to control in this manner, and take items and props from their games and incorporate them into their movelist. This is the massive different between fighting game crossovers and Super Smash Brothers, and this is exactly why this Sony SSB can be called a Super Smash Brothers ripoff.

On another note, this is something that Sony continually does - that is, do what Nintendo or Microsoft does first. I can't think of one thing that Sony has done first that has since been adopted by Nintendo or Microsoft.

#249 Posted by NautoAceOne (21 posts) -

I would like to see

Deadmond, Crash, Spyro, Danny Trejo from PSMove the Fight, Echochrome, Big Beat from Big Beat Kitchen from TV Superstars, or someone from Eye of Judgement, there are too many franchise.

#250 Posted by ArcLyte (884 posts) -

This just makes me want to play some smash.

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