I'm a huge Smash Bros fan and I also a huge fan of classic style fighters like Street Fighter IV, Tekken, Soul Calibur, and DOA. So please tell me why I should play this game instead of those? I play Smash Bros because it is unique and fun and filled with Nintendo history. I play classic fighters when I want my tactile fighting fix. If I don't care about Sony mascots what is my reason for spending 60 bucks on this game?
So what you're saying is that you play Smash Bros just because it's full of Nintendo history? I play Smash Bros because it's a fun game, not because I like the characters.
Playstation All Stars as well as Super Smash Bros would still be good games whether they were full of character mascots or not. First time you ever played a Street Fighter, Soul Calibur, Tekken, DoA, etc, did you play the games because the game sold you based on a character from another franchise? Maybe Soul Calibur, but otherwise, no. These characters might come from a wide range of games, but that doesn't mean because you don't know of the characters it's not something worth playing. If you've never played any of these games, then just like Bloody Roar(listing a game you didn't list,) it's like playing a new IP with unique characters.
King of Fighters '94 and all future titles is a series based on characters from thier other series. Maybe people shouldn't have bought into that series because they never played the games they were based from. What you're saying in your quote is the exact same thing.