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Better Than Brawl? Nope, Getting There Though – Playstation All Stars Battle Royale Review


Limited Edition covers for specific characters were also available. My mate has Drake on the box
Limited Edition covers for specific characters were also available. My mate has Drake taking front stage on the box

Ever since its inception as an idea, PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale (PSABR) has had a troubled life. As soon as it was placed under the public spotlight, it was shrugged off as an inferior Super Smash Bros. clone. As the roster was slowly unveiled, Sony fans (including myself I must admit) criticised the inclusion or exclusion of certain characters – no Snake, Lara, Crash or Spyro, but two versions of Cole from InFAMOUS and a cat mascot from Japan? When it came to release, reviews were no better than average. A lack of advertising or exposure in general meant it limped into the UK charts at 37th place. And then eventually, SuperBot and Sony parted ways and thus nixed the chance of any significant future DLC. A few months on, the world has largely forgotten that the game exists.

And this is a great shame; because despite the many flaws that the game has, for me it is one of the most fun multiplayer experiences of recent times. Continue reading Better Than Brawl? Nope, Getting There Though – Playstation All Stars Battle Royale Review

Playstation All Stars Battle Royale Confirmed + Screens And Gameplay Footage

Its official – Sony Smash Brothers….I mean Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale has been confirmed and shown off by Sony. Under the development of SuperBot Entertainment, the game will feature a roster of some of the most famous characters to have appeared on Sony consoles in a four player competitive environment, set for release sometime towards the end of this year.

Shameless copy or not, this game looks like it could be good fun

Initial details on the full roster are being kept sensibly under wraps, but we do know straight away that the likes of Kratos, Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth and even Parappa The Rapper have made the cut, as these were the characters duking it out in the footage that Sony have released. It also appears that levels will feature a mashup of different franchises, as one stage is Metropolis from the Ratchet And Clank series…only the Hydra from God Of War is in the background ready to eat unwitting characters that get in its way. From the footage on offer, the game is running smoothly at 60fps, and has incorporated some of the elements that has made Nintendo’s Smash Brothers series so successful, including signature attacks and general gameplay that seems to follow (or copy, depending on your outlook) the organised flow of action that made Melee and Brawl such a joy to play.

Yes - thats Parappa the god-damn Rapper beating the hell out of Sweet Tooth

If words don’t do the trick, then you can view the game in action via the video below. Now, I shall put my hands together and hope that some of my all time favourite characters (*cough cough CLASSIC CRASH BANDICOOT*) also make it into the game. More news when Sony decided to release it…or it gets leaked.


Top Ten…Most Important Games On Sony Consoles

Today, It’s part two of my initiative to get other people writing on this blog, as we chronicle some of the most important games of all time. I covered the efforts of Microsoft in this article, and today it is the turn of Stephen Jackman to present his case for Sony. Stephen is a good friend of mine from Lincoln University, where he holds the enviable position of being the reigning champion at the Gaming Society I help to run (trust me – its a big deal). So, take it away…

Top 10…Most Important Games On Sony Consoles

I just want to thank Mr Cooke for allowing me to post on his blog as I always find it enjoyable to write about games, since most of the time they are pretty awesome. As someone who grew up with Sony and the Playstation console line, starting back in 1997 with a package deal along with the not so stellar title of Bubsy 3D (one of the times when games aren’t awesome), up to the present day with the Playstation 3 and my acquisition of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, I have seen a selection of great titles come and go with some leaving a large impact on the games industry and becoming a huge benefit, if not a major means of success, for Sony and their endeavours into the games industry.

Whereas the first console played a lot of copycat with the N64, for example the introductions of analogue sticks and the controller rumble feature, it had some strong titles that allowed it to reach the level of success that it did. The Playstation 2 built on what the original foundations the Playstation set out and ended up having one of the largest selections of titles any console ever supported. The most current iteration of the console, the Playstation 3, is a powerhouse of a machine and the most powerful console on the market at the moment, bringing high definition with blue ray among many other features.

From each Playstation console I have had a chance to play a fair amount of the games. From when the older titles were new on shelves and not yet nostalgic memories, as well as the newer releases, I feel I am able to look back at Sony’s history and find a top ten of important titles. As with Darren my aim was to give preference to console exclusives over multi platform releases, or at the very least the console the game launched on and what it was well known for. Continue reading Top Ten…Most Important Games On Sony Consoles