Conclusion: Overall, I have to confess that I wasn’t expecting a huge amount from Playstation All-Stars, but it surprised me. The Supers system provides a good twist on the Super Smash Brothers formula, it’s obviously been lovingly put together and it’s simply a great deal of fun.
Excerpt: When I saw the ads for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, my reaction was “We’ve been here before, I recognize that tree.” Actually, to be honest, it was a tad more skeptical, something like “Oh, so Sony finally made a Super Smash Brothers.
Conclusion: PSASBR remains a good game on the Vita, but the weaknesses are magnified with a portable system that is more reliant on the fairness of strangers (or a lot of friends with Vitas) to get the most out of the game.
Conclusion: Things probably turned out better than most people expected and PSASBR defied the skeptics and showed itself to be more than a Smash Bros. clone. Unfortunately not enough time was taken to really balance all the fighters and that hurts.
Excerpt: I didn’t want to come into this review making comparisons between PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Super Smash Bros. , but the truth of the matter is that All-Stars is well aware of what it is getting itself into.
Pros: Expansion upon familiar mechanics, impressive use of PlayStation theme
Cons: Cross-Save is poorly implemented, super mechanic hurts the balance
Excerpt: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is the PS3’s take on Super Smash Bros, bringing together iconic characters for a celebration of both the past and present of the PlayStation brand, though celebration here doesn’t consist of food, drink and merriment, but instead lots and lots of fighting.
Excerpt: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Platform: PS3 UK Price (as reviewed): £37.99 Incl. VAT US Price (as reviewed): $59.96 Excl. Tax When Super Smash Bros.