In our review for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale , we tried to make two points abundantly clear:
1. It is not a Smash Bros. clone.
2. It is absolutely a legitimate fighting game, not an over-simplified brawler for a younger, more casual audience.
And Sony Santa Monica lead game designer Seth Killian hopes the title will be a gateway to traditional fighting games for those who have never really been interested in the genre. In speaking to Eurogamer , Killian said the title will attract an audience that would be "intimidated" by standard fighting games. However, after playing for a while-
"But then they discover there’s all this stuff under the hood and they get into this game. That will hopefully lead them to fighters. It could be a great injection of new blood into the fighting game scene, which is critical to its continued success.
It opens the door with a simple control scheme. That’s critical to get new people into the door. I would love it if people who played All-Stars played Street Fighter and Marvel. You need a gateway drug. "
I'm going to agree with this. As most of you know, I have never been a fighting fan. I like Dead or Alive and I've enjoyed Soul Calibur in the past as well, but that's about it. PlayStation All-Stars is really very enjoyable and it has generated a fresh appreciation for the fighting mechanic. So that's definitely something to consider.
Related Game(s): PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale