PlayStation All-Stars Might Spark A Keen Interest In Fighters
In our review for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, we tried to make two points abundantly clear:
1. It is not a Smash Bros. clone.
2. It is absolutely a legitimate fighting game, not an over-simplified brawler for a younger, more casual audience.
And Sony Santa Monica lead game designer Seth Killian hopes the title will be a gateway to traditional fighting games for those who have never really been interested in the genre. In speaking to Eurogamer, Killian said the title will attract an audience that would be "intimidated" by standard fighting games. However, after playing for a while-
"But then they discover there’s all this stuff under the hood and they get into this game. That will hopefully lead them to fighters. It could be a great injection of new blood into the fighting game scene, which is critical to its continued success.
It opens the door with a simple control scheme. That’s critical to get new people into the door. I would love it if people who played All-Stars played Street Fighter and Marvel. You need a gateway drug."
I'm going to agree with this. As most of you know, I have never been a fighting fan. I like Dead or Alive and I've enjoyed Soul Calibur in the past as well, but that's about it. PlayStation All-Stars is really very enjoyable and it has generated a fresh appreciation for the fighting mechanic. So that's definitely something to consider.
Related Game(s): PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
11/26/2012 9:48:09 PM Ben Dutka