I honestly believed that the "Title Fight" project should definitely have been dropped immediately as soon as SuperBot was not able to get their hands on a Final Fantasy rep, Lara Croft, Crash, Spyro, Snake, or Wander (among a plethora of others, no doubt).
The mere fact that a game titled "Playstation All-Stars" was released without these characters' inclusions not only is an insult to the characters themselves (inadvertently denouncing them as unworthy of "all-star" status), but also to the fans of the PS brand. I don't blame fans of Sony's console (me included) feeling betrayed that characters like Big Daddy (having no bearing or weight AT ALL on the PS brand) or Nariko (a character from a generally forgotten game) were included over characters that actually helped to sell ACTUAL Playstation consoles (I purchased a Playstation 1 just to play Final Fantasy VII and Tomb Raider, I kid you not. That later stemmed into a love for MGS, Crash, and Spyro).
The exclusion of these characters is not unlike a Super Smash Bros. game with Mario, Link, Kirby, Pikachu, and Samus taken out. As much as I hate to make that analogy, it holds LEGITIMATE relevance in this issue.
So if we take a look at the game's final state upon launch, what conclusions can we draw?
1. This project was just a "premiere" game for SuperBot to establish their name, and Sony was merely just holding their hand until its release, in which Sony let them go. 2. A quick cash grab by Sony (which... Backfired, for the most part) 3. Advertisement (Dante > DmC, Heihachi > TTT2, Raiden > MGR, Radec > Some new Killzone game being released, etc.) 4. Encourage Vita sales. 5. Because Sony hates us.
My apologies, I did not intend for this to be another roster complain thread, because I'm sure it will be taken in such a way :(
Back to the roster topics again shesh. While the roster is missing characters the ones they do have are still big for PS.
I find it amusing folk cry "these are not PS characters" yet then go on to say "I want crash and spyro". Crash, Spyro, Snake, Cloud, Sora, Lara the list goes on are not playstation characters. Sure they did mean something back in the day but now they simply are not.
Out of 20 characters(soon to be 22) only 4 here are not PS characters. I think that speaks for itself.
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I won't disagree with you TC, but I will say what a lot of other people say: 1st vs 3rd parties. The difference between this game and SSB is that SSB didn't have to go out of its way to get all of its characters (barring snake and sonic). Cloud, Crash, Lara, Spyro= all third party, thus not owned by Sony. Mario is owned by Nintendo. Crash is not owned by Sony. Thus, the situations are actually a lot different.
But I do agree they should have been in, if only to appease the rabid fanboys.