posted by quizzworth (HANOVER PARK, IL) Jan 12, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
I rented this game hoping playing without the online pass would be ok, it wasn't. It definitely has some Smash Bros to it, from the gameplay to the end boss. But the learning curve is a bit higher as each player really has its own set of moves and skills to learn. I don't suggest renting this unless you have friends to come over and play because without online it gets a bit repetitive at times. Fun for a bit but the online pass makes it worth the purchase not the rental.
While I was hoping to have a fun party game, similar to super smash, this game fell short. The graphics are very nice and the interactive stages are cool, but the gameplay is often very chaotic and hard to even follow your own player. You most likely will just spam one move over and over to get to your level 3 attack. The single player is awful. In order to get the platinum, you must play the single player "arcade" mode for EVERY character. Honestly, its the same thing each time and the cutscenes are just still pics. And if your renting you won't get an online pass. Save your time, and pass on this one.
Though it’s a few years late, Sony’s answer to Nintendo’s Super Smash Brothers does not fail to impress. If you’re a fan of Sony’s franchises like Ratchet & Clank, God of War, or Jak and Daxter, this game is a nice addition to the collection. Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale is a multiplayer, multi-tier 2-D fighting game directly modeled from Super Smash Brothers with a few elements having been changed. The most noticeable difference, besides that absence of Mario and friends, is the way that enemies are finished off. Instead of just beating them into oblivion, you build up power-ups by dealing out damage and utilize those power-ups to vaporize your opponents. Other than that, it’s essentially the same. Battle Royale brings something that was previously missing to the PlayStation Network, though I’m not entirely sure gamers were clamoring for it. It’s everything that SSB was for Nintendo. It was an innovative way to bring everyone’s favorite characters under one roof in a simple format that’s more fun than most other party games.