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I was really hoping this would be good as it is the first cross-buy game which means you get a free Vita copy as well with purchase of the PS3 version.
However, I played it and it is only somewhat fun. I blame the camera angles mainly as it shifts perspective and it is really easy to get lost. It isn't a button masher as there is skill to be learned for each character ..... it just wasn't that fun.
At best wait for the bargain bin and buy it.... Unfortunately with the cross-buy system it tracks the disc used to get the Vita copy and can only be used once. So chances are a used copy will already have taken the cross-buy copy.... I think this will be a problem for Gamefly as I could have used the disc and gotten a free Vita copy and returned the game. I'm honest so I didn't do that, but this will bite someone who buys it in the future.
1) at least it isn't a button masher
2) Sony characters & backdrops for the fights
3) environments adjust behind you
1) camera angle changes throughout match and when it switches to a high perspective it is hard to follow
2) just didn't feel fun enough to play more than once
posted by societydweller (INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN) Dec 6, 2013
Member since Jun 2013
I actually purchased this game because I accidentally activated the free PSVita version on my account while renting it. It turns out to be a fun addicting game. However very repetitive. Like I said in the title, it keeps the little ones entertained. And after I gave up on anything Nintendo that isn't Zelda, I've been waiting for something to properly fill the shoes of Smash Bros. And this comes close.
To be honest, this game is good but there are some things about it I would change. For starters, the graphics are excellent. The characters in the game are good but I think I would like a bit more variety such as Lara Croft or some of the AC characters to be included. The only thing I didn't like about this game is that the combat system blows. All I did in this game was jump around trying to score a hit. That is unacceptable. The character's attacks are way too easy to dodge/block and it's hard to get them to really face you in battle. But, other than that, the arenas were good in that you could tear things up. And the sound was good as well. The only other thing I didn't like was the score/kill system. Instead of just knocking out folks or killing them, you had it where you just accumulated "kills" and tried to avoid getting killed yourself. I say just fix it where you knock out/kill your opponent once and that's it. Also, every time you lose in one-player tournament mode, you have to start all over. That is very annoying! In the end, this game was good, but it could've been far better. After playing it once for an hour, I was ready to return it to Gamefly. Good thing I didn't buy it!