Sony has said numerous times that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is its own beast; it is not a rip-off of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series. Those who have played Battle Royale do tend to agree.
But one veteran designer isn't buying it. The man who helped bring you Bayonetta , Vanquish , and Okami , Platinum Games boss Hideki Kamiya, doesn't think too highly of the new brawler. In a series of Tweets (as summarized at Gaming Everything ), Kamiya labeled PlayStation All-Stars a "rip-off," as you can see.
"No, I don't like that game," "It's just a rip-off" and "I don't like rip-off" are pretty obvious, wouldn't you say? There's no doubt that the game had to have been at least inspired by Nintendo's popular franchise, but current beta testers are basically all saying that in terms of gameplay and style, it's definitely quite a bit different. One of those, "gotta play it to understand" situations, perhaps?
Related Game(s): PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale