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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 SlaughterFox13 (SACRAMENTO, CA) Apr 26, 2014
Member since Apr 2014
First watching the intro video when starting the game, I had high hopes. Had fun characters that played VERY well. The game however is quite silent with unmemorable soundtracks. With the DLC characters, the roster was not very big in number. The unlocks felt very worthless since most of it was for my online tag even though you had to pay for a pass to play online.
The characters felt unbalanced, some being way more overpowered or faster than others. Some characters would have long ranged attacks yet NO close range attacks, some attacks could not even stun enemies. Some characters have ONLY close range, that being a little better when using weapons. There are about five weapons in the entire game, most with the same feel of attack, guns for long ranged attacks and melee weapons for close ranged attacks.
Going into this game, I expected it to be memorable, like most fan-based fighters should be. Not the case, however. Instead some controls felt clunky, some characters not even moving when attacking. Making me feel like I am a solid brink wall with arms, thrashing around in the same spot. There isn't a running machanic. If you are a slow character, tough, you're just going to have to get used to being slow and clunky. You can not throw a weapon up or down in the game. Weird since there are plenty of throwable weapons in the game. Feeling like a clunky wall yet?
The character attacks are impressively well made. Most characters have the very same attacks they do in the games they appear in. Sometimes the background of the map causes attacks and such, very fun when playing with three other players. The game felt funner with teams of 2 on 2 or just a 4 man free for all, no 1 on 1 play.
I did like the game, it just did not feel memorable is all. Maybe it wasn't supposed to but when you have Ratchet and Jak fighting each other, you can't help but want it to be memorable. All and all, I feel it should have been a free HD copy installed into the PS3 or somet
Biggest drawback of this game is you have to buy an online pass to play online when clearly the main focus of a title like this is online play. The game feels like it was rushed. The leveling system is completely useless. Each character in this game has very unique moves, fighting styles, and abilities, which could be either good or bad but with 20+ characters its a bit much. A good portion of your play time will be testing out each characters move set to see which one you prefer the best. I give this game a sad 6 because for a rental unless you have a group friends that are willing to learn a characters move set and play the game there's nothing much to it. The story mode is very lacking in depth. This game could have clearly been better if it's development wasn't rushed. As a side note it leaves a bad taste in my mouth how much of the content in this game (characters, costumes, extras, ect) that you can only get by purchasing through playstation+.