|Burning Typhoon said:
To be honest, I don't see why it has to be a smash brothers clone. Why can't it be like a traditional fighting game, or even something more similar to power stone? Trying to emulate what smash did is just a very narrow-minded way of looking at things.
woooah ... I just looked up Power Stone. The gameplay and camera angle looks awesome!
I don't know why there aren't more fighting games with that camera angle. It seems like the perfect kind of template for a Playstation All Stars game : D
Quite honestly, I have no idea. Power Stone 2 was 4 players, and honestly, I enjoy it more than smash brothers.
Power Stone, according to wikipedia was released in arcades less than one month after the 1st smash brothers. Power Stone 2 has a 2d vertical scrolling section in one stage, and another horizontal 3D scrolling section in a different stage. The gameplay is heavily weapons based, but we did have fewer buttons on the dreamcast. Smash brothers has more attacks, per character, but all I'm trying to say is, we don't need to copy smash brothers.
What I didn't like about power stone 2, was the lack of more attacks for the characters. The second special attack transformed characters had in the first game is missing in the 2nd, and a lack of stages.
But, if playstation all stars had turned out similar to power stone 2, it wouldn't have been considered a smash brothers clone, and thus, the need to do things differently for the sake of being different (while copying the style, mind you, as I have just as much fun with smash as I do PS all stars) they wouldn't have felt the need to have a system in which only supers killed.
That was obviously put in for the sake of being Chocolate, to Nintendo's Vanilla Ice cream. Same thing but a different flavor. But, it just turned out to be an annoyance.
The power stone series is an old thing from Capcom. Fighting game pros worked on PS all stars. Unless they came late to development late, or didn't have much say on how the game went on, I wonder if the idea of making it similar to power stone (which is basically smash in 3D) ever came about.