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So, is it a Brawl clone?

Yes 260 41.73%
No 42 6.74%
Kind of 43 6.90%
Who cares, it'll be fun either was 229 36.76%
I'm disgusted 47 7.54%

Sony kept copying my answers back in middle school, only reason he ever kept getting all the good grades.

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happydolphin said:
Sal, I hope you don't mind me using your sig for this thread. Here is what Kaz Hirai humorously had to say about the matter:

"The final boss in PlayStation #AllStars single player is Nintendo's lawyer"

LMAO @ Kaz

Sal.Paradise said:

Protip: it's not the real Kaz Hirai

I see the similarities; I see the four franchise characters on screen at once, I see the 2d plane, I realize that the developer was intentionally making a rival to Super Smash Bros, but I don't think copying these ideas means it is disrespectful to Nintendo, it's commonplace.

Typical fighters all have the same basics; one character on each side of the screen or occasionally more for tag battles/combos, health bar at the top, some sort of power meter that builds over time, a time limit to the round in between the health bars, a character select screen of that franchise's popular characters, a training mode, alternate character outfits, an individual 'smash/power move' for each character etc etc.

But why do we not complain that they're all rip-offs of eachother? Because the characters in each one are different, with different movelists, different 'physics' and fighting on different stages, with different music and different art styles. This all applies to PSASBR. The only difference being that very few other companies have attempted a Smash Bros style game so far, and so many see the genre as somehow being property of Nintendo. I think it is a very unfair ruling; one company should not be allowed to own a particular genre of game simply because they are the only ones making them so far. 

Oh, I'll edit that right away

I understand it's a great thing for Sony either way to showcase their IPs (whether inspired or copied from Smash) and that I'm glad they're doing. It's good for them as a company to show to everybody that they DO have a plethora of IP characters. It's something they've needed to do in a long time so I'm happy about that.

I agree that Nintendo shouldn't have any rule over the Smash genre. What I was expecting as an entry into the genre was something more of Sony's creation, in the style of Smash.

But what we have here is like an artist drawing a portrait of someone. They look at the person and they draw.

If it were done more honestly, I believe we would have seen a different default for number of air jumps, a different animation style for grabs, a different animation style for pummels, different camera dynamics, different camera distances, new settings (water, sand), different aspect ratios, different speeds and dynamics.

But as it is, it's nearly identical to smash and I really have a hard time with that...

Panama said:
Sony kept copying my answers back in middle school, only reason he ever kept getting all the good grades.

Just on the party game questions! :)

Obviously a copy lol, but I'm down anyway it's going to be awesome


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Train wreck said:
I think you should edit "What we expected" to "What I expected"

I think it's fair to say most people expected something with a little more distinction

*fair disclosure, i'm fairly thrilled that this game exists and in the format it does.

Monster Hunter: pissing me off since 2010.

Also thanks to this thread I can't enjoy SFxT's 4 player mode any more since Capcom blatantly copied Nintendo, shame on them. They'll be hearing soon from Nintendo's lawyer's just you wait.

famousringo said:
One the one hand: This is embarrassingly derivative.

One the other hand: Given how many Street Fighter clones there have been over the years, it's kinda incredible that the massively successful Smash Bros. hasn't already been cloned to pieces.

Given that Sports Champions has sold roughly 1/10th the number of units as Wii Sports Resort, I estimate lifetime sales of this game will reach approximately 1 million.

1. Its not a move game. This game should not be equated with Sports Champions vs Wii Sports Resort.

2. Its a console controlled game. The expectation should be higher. It has the potential to sell 3-5 million copies and if bundled more than that.

S.T.A.G.E. said:
Panama said:
Sony kept copying my answers back in middle school, only reason he ever kept getting all the good grades.

Just on the party game questions! :)

Ssshh, you're not allowed to use the 'party' word around Smash fans, some of them still haven't recovered from Sakurai revealing that they aren't fighting games.

TheKoreanGuy said:
First you complain about NSMB2 after four screenshots, and now you complain about this without even knowing the full roster.

Come on, think about how potentially awesome the roster could be for a Playstation crossover. Have you seriously thought about that?

Yeah, somebody had already mentioned that I think it was me, and then someone else humourously added that if you add Microsoft to the mix they would be an optional DLC , was it you sal? :D