Why PS All Stars failed

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User Info: Evolution_basic

Evolution_basic
3 years ago#1
I wrote this 5 days prior to Sony's decision to part ways with SuperBot. It was featured on IGN's front page garnering tens of thousands of views and nearly 800 comments. Just wanted to share it with the board here.

IGN link: http://www.ign.com/blogs/tehcanadian/2013/01/31/opinion-why-playstation-all-stars-battle-royale-failed

New Gamer Nation original piece: http://www.newgamernation.com/opinion-why-playstation-all-stars-failed/
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User Info: Niyel7

Niyel7
3 years ago#2
Fresh and original topic

User Info: Chzrm3

Chzrm3
3 years ago#3
Oh, that's cool that you wrote it - we saw it and pretty much all agreed. XD

The one thing I'd say is that the super system didn't inherently cause them to fail - it was the lack of other options coupled with a new fighting system that turned off a lot of people. IMO, if they'd had a traditional health mode or a Smash-style % mode, that would've gone a long way in convincing people to buy the game.

As it was, the game's design and direction seemed to be treated so apathetically that it's not surprising that they only included one way to fight. Still, it's disappointing.
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Evolution_basic
3 years ago#4
Niyel7 posted...
Fresh and original topic


It is because it was my take on it.
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User Info: blaze19_0X

blaze19_0X
3 years ago#5
Your article was posted here before.

The only thing you were wrong about was you saying Smash is simple and PSASBR is too complex. Trust me, it's extremely complex at the competitive level. More than PSASBR.

If complexity was an issue than Smash surely would have failed as well.

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legendofskyland
3 years ago#6
blaze19_0X posted...
Your article was posted here before.

The only thing you were wrong about was you saying Smash is simple and PSASBR is too complex. Trust me, it's extremely complex at the competitive level. More than PSASBR.

If complexity was an issue than Smash surely would have failed as well.


>Implying you have to be a "SUPA ELITE PRO" to have fun with SSB

Let me guess. You always play Smash with items off and only play on Final Destination.

User Info: EtherPhoenix

EtherPhoenix
3 years ago#7
legendofskyland posted...
blaze19_0X posted...
Your article was posted here before.

The only thing you were wrong about was you saying Smash is simple and PSASBR is too complex. Trust me, it's extremely complex at the competitive level. More than PSASBR.

If complexity was an issue than Smash surely would have failed as well.


>Implying you have to be a "SUPA ELITE PRO" to have fun with SSB

Let me guess. You always play Smash with items off and only play on Final Destination.


Don't forget "Fox only"! :p
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An_Unkind_RGN
3 years ago#8
EtherPhoenix posted...
legendofskyland posted...
blaze19_0X posted...
Your article was posted here before.

The only thing you were wrong about was you saying Smash is simple and PSASBR is too complex. Trust me, it's extremely complex at the competitive level. More than PSASBR.

If complexity was an issue than Smash surely would have failed as well.


>Implying you have to be a "SUPA ELITE PRO" to have fun with SSB

Let me guess. You always play Smash with items off and only play on Final Destination.


Don't forget "Fox only"! :p


Either that or Captain Falcon only. God knows what you have gotten yourself into if you run into a really good Captain Falcon user.
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User Info: imsalingaway

imsalingaway
3 years ago#9
I think it failed purely due to roster. People wouldn't care about the kill system if they got Cloud, Crash, Lara, Spyro, Gex and Tomba.

Gex is kinda random, but you know what I mean. More PS1 recognition.

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sonicgx101
3 years ago#10
legendofskyland posted...
blaze19_0X posted...
Your article was posted here before.

The only thing you were wrong about was you saying Smash is simple and PSASBR is too complex. Trust me, it's extremely complex at the competitive level. More than PSASBR.

If complexity was an issue than Smash surely would have failed as well.


>Implying you have to be a "SUPA ELITE PRO" to have fun with SSB

Let me guess. You always play Smash with items off and only play on Final Destination.


But I thought they use items and play as Ike :O
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