Some of you may have noticed the similarities between Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. franchise and the newly announced PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale .
Of course, those who have played Sony's effort at various shows and presentations will tell you there are definite gameplay differences. That, however, has not stopped the constant accusations that Battle Royale is nothing more than a rip-off of Nintendo's popular series.
Well, in speaking at a Q&A panel at Evolution 2012, director Omar Kendell addressed such accusations ; this was in response to an irate fan:
"PlayStation All Stars is it’s own game. I think that’s really the only way I can answer that. I understand that Smash players -some Smash players, not all Smash players do this- will sort of base how successful PlayStation All Stars as a game is on how accurately it recreates the Smash Brother’s experience. But that’s not really our goal.
Our goal is to create a unique combat experience for PlayStation All Stars that we fully admit borrows from many different kinds of games including Smash, but our goal is not solely replicate the Smash Brother’s experience. I think based on ten minutes… maybe if you played it ten more minutes you’d have a different appreciation for the game. I just really would ask that players like you approach it with an open mind."
I'm not sure anyone will argue that PlayStation All-Stars was at least partially inspired by Smash Bros. but at the same time, we also believe Sony has made a game that plays a little differently. Guess the gamers will have to be the final judges when Battle Royale drops onto store shelves on October 23. Should be entertaining.
Related Game(s): PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale