Reviews and Problems with All-Stars: Battle Royale
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Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
9 February 2013
Excerpt: Back in the 90s, the pitch for Super Smash Bros will have been one of the oddest things to come through Nintendo’s doors in a long while. The thought of the company’s mascots battering seven shades of shit out of one-another in a scrappy cartoon brawler must have made about as much sense as… Well,...
Excerpt: One would have expected Sony to release a mascot brawler many years ago given the depth of its first-party line-up and large number of PlayStation exclusives. While it’s taken a while to come to fruition, the platform holder has finally produced a rival to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros.
Excerpt: Impulse Gamer recently reviewed PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on the PS3 which received a 8.5/10 and was basically Sony's answer to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Even with the weird and diverse roster, this fighter/brawler worked considerably well on the PS3.
Review: Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (Sony Playstation Vita)
7 December 2012
Excerpt: Sony isn’t the first company one thinks of when one thinks of giant, mascot-filled brawls; while they have a few characters who are notable as Sony exclusives, for the most part they don’t really have the large, crazy roster one would expect for such a game type.
Conclusion: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is an interesting first attempt at bringing Sony's characters, stages, and items together in the traditional Smash Bros. style, but it fails to carve out enough style of its own along the way.
PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale review: All in the family
25 November 2012
Excerpt: During most of 2012 it was impossible to turn on a radio or TV in any town without hearing Carly Rae Jespen’s viral hit known as “Call Me Maybe” (admit it, you’re humming the first few bars right now).
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale successfully brings the fight to Smash Bros. (review)
20 November 2012
Conclusion: The endless comparisons to Super Smash Bros. may seem unfair, but the reality is that most consumers will take one look at PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and immediately compare it to Nintendo’s popular series. Luckily for Sony, All-Stars stacks up well against such fierce competition.
Pros: Not a simple clone Yes, PlayStation All-Stars is clearly inspired by Super Smash Bros., but developer SuperBot Entertainment was smart enough to work from scratch when it comes to many of its mechanics. While Smash Bros. requires players to knock opponents out of the stage in order to score point...
Cons: Questionable roster Many of the 20 fighters you can pick from represent some of the most popular games in the industry, like the Big Daddy from BioShock and Nathan Drake from Uncharted. Others, while not as relevant as they once were, are an important part of Sony’s history, like Jak and Daxter a...
Excerpt: Sweet Tooth, Dante, and Sackboy are now co-stars in the same game. Let that bizarre reality sink in for a moment. In PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, Sony and SuperBot Entertainment take a crack at the four-player, item-centric fighting game genre, popularized by Nintendo's Smash Bros.
Pros: Stellar presentation, Fantastic Sony fan service, More beginner-friendly than most four-player melees
Cons: The path to victory isn’t always all that satisfying, Wrestling with the controls, Sometimes-spotty hit detection