Big in news lately has been a new Super-Smash Brothers-esque game set to release on the Playstation 3 on October 23 called Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. Left with speculating based on only a few films online it seems to have an eerily similar design and gameplay to that of the Super Smash Bros series (2D levels, interactive background, outrageous animation to simple moves, and cool special moves available to each characters).
The current characters have been plucked from different series for this game and include: Big Daddies from the Bioshock series, Colonel Mael Radec from the Killzone series, Fat Princess from Fat Princess, Kratos from the God of War series, Heihachi Mishima from Tekken, Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series, PaRappa from the PaRappa the Rapper series, Sly Cooper from the Sly Cooper series, Sweet Tooth from the Twisted Metal series, and Toro (Japanese mascot for Playstation). Two characters unconfirmed but highly likely to be playable characters: Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series, and Cole MacGrath from the Infamous series. There is also other rumors include: Ezio from Assassins Creed, Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank, Sackboy from Little Big Planet, and James Bond.
This is a wide range of characters and touches base with a wide range of gamers. It’s great in getting everyone involved with this game, along with the homey feeling of the eerily similar game play to Super Smash Brothers this game is bound to be a huge success. There are some characters I do and don’t like in the game.
Big Daddies- Love it. Each characters abilities are tailored to what they’re like in their own games. Having a big bruiser our there in a Big Daddy is sure to please anyone who wants to lay down powerful blows. It adds diversity to the game seeing as he seems to be alone in the “Big Bruiser” type role.
Fat Princess- Eh. It helps expand the game to wider range of players so that’s a positive. Her moves seem artificial. Like in the way in Super Smash Bros when DK plays the bongos it does damage. Doesn’t really make sense. I probably won’t be using her much but I’m not against having her included.
Colonel Mael Radec- Not a fan. He doesn’t really add much to the game other than the sniper rifle he seems to be carrying around everywhere. His moves seem unimaginative and his suit of armor isn’t even cool compared to some of the other characters.
Kratos- Love it. The fighting mechanics in the God of War series are so good its hard to imagine that fans of the series won’t be a little of upset with the downgrade but I’m excited they added him. He has such a combination of strength and speed it seems like he probably should be unfair to play with. Yet remember that God of War was almost strictly a brawler so he may have a disadvantage from range.
Sly Cooper- Like it. Bringing back a fan favorite. He could be cool to play with, using some type of stealth in the game. Yet he seems to be at such a disadvantage it may make me question how a Big Daddy just got K.O.ed by a punch from Sly.
PaRappa- Hate it. Who even played those games honestly? I never even heard of them before I looked it up when I first saw the previews. He’ll use weird moves like rapping and skateboarding which I hate. He doesn’t offer much either. No, just no. Wasting space for another cooler, character to use.
Heihachi Mashimi- No. If I wanted to play Tekken, I’d play Tekken. He doesn’t bring anything new to the table. Classical fighter, uses a combination of strength and speed. Space waster. Old character used in similar game. Yawn…
Sweet Tooth- I never played the Twisted Metal series but I’m going to have to say yes. His crazy personality combined with that creepy clown face add some to the series. His obsession with fire seems like it could be cool and I want to see this ice cream truck used some how.
Nathan Drake- Eh. I really like the Uncharted series but Nathan just doesn’t really add much. No special powers, no insane abilities. Unfortunately he probably is a space waster.
Toro- I personally am opposed, but that’s probably not the case if you went to Japan. He could be kind of cool but I’d definitely rather have a similar character to him that I know, like Sackboy.
Snake- For all intents and purposes he’s in the game. Like it. Personally never played Metal Gear Solid series. But it is considered to be one of the best game series of all time. If it’s that good he’ll definitely have some cool moves so Snake gets the thumbs up.
Cole MacGrath- Love it. I only played the first inFAMOUS but I’m already pumped for his electrical moves. Brings something new to the table. To me Cole personally is a little bit of a flat character but his moves make up for it.
Ezio- Please be in the game, please be in the game. This guy would be so hype jumping from platforms stabbing people. He might not bring something insanely new to the table but he seems to be on a completely different level then all the previous characters for agility so that could be cool.
Sackboy- As much as I’ve been hating on the younger audience characters i love Sackboy. He never really brawls or fights anything in Little Big Planet, so it’ll be interesting to see what he does. It will also be awesome to see that little creepy stitched in smile after he K.O.’s someone.
James Bond- No. He’s not really a game character. Doesn’t bring much new to the table. Would be space waster.
Ratchet- Never played Ratchet and Clank so undecided here.
Players I would like to see
Commander Shepard- Biotics could a nice addition to the game. Along with help from some of his squad in his power moves. He makes for an interesting character. Also the reapers shooting a giant laser into the game would be a nice interactive background.
Chimeran Hybrid- His moves probably wouldn’t bring much new to the table but his look will help create diversity. Plus Resistance is a Playstation exclusive so give the nod to those guys.
Deathclaw- This would be interesting. Give something to rival Kratos’ brawling ability. No special powers, just strength and speed.
The Dohvakiin- Thu’ums would be awesome to use in gameplay. Very unlikely though because each character in Skyrim is unique to the player. An interactive background with dragons would be a nice touch as well.
Player I DO NOT want to see
Isaac Clarke- Hated Dead Space series. No attachment to what’s going on, just run around and do this type of thing. Anyway, doesn’t bring anything unique to table. Rumored to be in it, will be disappointed if he is.
Anyone from COD, Battlefield, or Medal of Honor- No explanation needed
So what do you guys think? Will you be getting the game? What do you think of the current and rumored characters? Also let me know what characters you guys want and why.