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

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Not me, I had my fighting game heyday back when I was a teenager and I had the reflexes and time to put into studying all the moves. Now if I play a fighter at all I'm okay with flashy button mashing and character creation stuff.

So, who IS or was Polygon Man?

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
8 years ago

Just bought this. Have to try it out.

playaplus
playaplus
8 years ago

@world

1st playstation mascot (discarded before launch)

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

So he was supposed to be a mascot for the PS1 itself or for some unnamed game series?

playaplus
playaplus
8 years ago

ps1

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Hmmm, that's odd, I've been a fan of the PS1 since launch, with 572 of it's games in my collection so far, & I've still remember ever hearing of Polygon man, either as a game, or a mascot.

Guess I'll have to go over & Google him

****Edit*****
OK, after looking, now I remember him, just went over to Wiki & checked him out there.

World,
Here's the 411 on Polygon Man….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygon_Man


Last edited by BikerSaint on 11/27/2012 2:10:28 AM

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
8 years ago

I'm sorry but to deny that All-Stars takes the formula of Smash Bros is foolish. It clearly is a Smash Bros game with a few rules tweaked and a Playstation cast minus Crash Bandicoot.

I have played the game on two occasions and did not really enjoy it to be honest. I just do not like the concept of winning by building up that bar to get a special attack to gain points.

Underdog15
Underdog15
8 years ago

Every genre is just a rip-off of the first game of that genre… right?

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
8 years ago

No there is a clear distinction from say Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy or Tekken and Street Fighter. But All-Stars is just a copy of Smash Bros with a few little tweaks. Not that that is a bad thing, but I find it funny when I hear people trying to convince me otherwise.

Dirt
Dirt
8 years ago

Tekken and Street Fighter are both side-scrolling 1v1 or 2v2 fighting games, both use health bars for each character on screen, and both use cinematic finishing moves.

Now tell me, since Street Fighter came out in '87 and Tekken in '94, that obviously means Tekken blatantly ripped off SF, right? No, because there is a clear distinction. Remind me what that is, again?

kay Oss
kay Oss
8 years ago

NBA 2k vs NBA Live… are these considered rip off of each other? Mortal Kombat vs Killer Instinct? Street fighers vs Fatal Fury?? COD vs Battlefield the list goes on and on. Each Genre of games are a rip off of each other but the difference is what they do to make it different from the original regardless of how small or big the differences are. Without the original then most of these genre would not exist and get improved upon. Yes PSASBR is very similar to Smash bros, you can safely say it is ALMOST a Clone, but what makes this game different from the original is the characters and the tweak they made to the game. Therefore its a different game within the same Genre.


Last edited by kay Oss on 11/28/2012 10:54:43 AM

eatatjoes
eatatjoes
8 years ago

there were like 5-6 fighting games like smash bros before smash bros came out, so smash bros copied them to be copied by all stars, but they all add concepts and new things to change the game and put their style on it. no trolling here, i like this site.