Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Playstation All Stars Battle Royale Preview SDCC 2012

San Diego Comic Con 2012 afforded me the opportunity to try out Sony's new brawler Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. Here's the full demo video:

The load times are quick and the controls are fluid, showing a clear willingness to put the polish on the game. The characters all had different movesets and drawbacks, allowing players to pick characters that play to their fighting strengths. Having this differentiation is very important, though I wish they would have had more characters. Perhaps closer to the game's release, we'll be able to see the full roster. The level designs are also great, switching from one environment to another and

The gameplay was hectic and incredibly fun. This game looks to be perfect for parties or non-serious fighting gamers. The only issue I can foresee is that Playstation 3 owners typically do not own more than 2 controllers, so you'd have to invite friends with controllers over to play. Though that's not a huge issue, Playstation just isn't known for local multiplayer and that may work against it.

All in all, Playstation All Stars Battle Royale is a fun game. It's on par with Super Smash Brothers for me, albeit with a much smaller character list. Though it won't be killing Nintendo's title in the slightest, it's a nice, fun game for PS3 owners who'd like to see Nathan Drake push a pillar onto Fat Princess.
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