Review by urbanpwner2

"A great game that differs from Smash Bros."

PlayStation All Stars may seem like just another clone when it meets the eye, but in truth its unique and different from other games. PlayStation All Stars (PASBR) is a celebration of PlayStation's iconic characters such as Kratos(God Of War), Nathan Drake(UNCHARTED), and Spike(Ape Escape). Even though some characters that are missing the game is still a blast to play and lives up to its name.

The very first thing that is noticeable once your in a match is that there is a bar, and that bar must be filled to at least to one level in order to kill. All of the stages in the game (excluding the training stages) have mash-ups that mixes a series with another (in example, on Sand-over Village the Hot Shot Golfers come in to the background and work as a stage hazard). The training mode and trails mode teach you how to play the game and how to use a character. The game itself is pretty easy to pick up and play. The Game has 3 forms of attacking, square attacks(usually a simple attack) triangle attacks(usually using some kind of power) and circle attacks(usually bringing out and item).

The rules of the game are simple,build your meter then kill with supers, its all good mindless fun. There are a variety of game modes to play each being played different slightly or greatly. Stock Mode is the basic lives mode. Reverse Stock Mode is just what it says, reach the appointed amount of kills. Time battle mode is self explanatory. Of course there are the number of players ranging from 1v1v1v1 to 1v1 however there is no 1v1 ranked mode, which is a flaw.

This game is by all means not the "best fighter on ps3" but is good for a party game.If you wanted a hardcore fighting game the games you should check out are Tekken Tag 2, Soul Calibur 5, and Street Fighter IV.

Graphics-7 Not the best graphics to offer, but there enough to get the point across of whats happening in game.

Sound-8 The soundtrack in this game is diverse but the VO's such as Jak's are meager.

Replay Value-8 The game is addicting to play and there are plenty unlockables to get, leaving the player ready to comeback and keep playing.

The Verdict-8 PASBR is a really fun game the only thing keeping it from achieving a 9 are lackluster cut-scenes in arcade mode, and sometimes the game bugs out during online play.


Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 11/21/12

Game Release: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (US, 11/20/12)


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