Sony Announces “Playstation All-Stars”, A Smash Bros Clone. Can it Revive the Console Warz?
Today, Sony formally unveiled Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale its
clone answer to Nintendo’s popular Super Smash Bros. series of fighting games. While at first glance, the games look similar, they are not identical. For instance, All-Stars uses Sony characters, while Smash Bros. uses Nintendo characters!
There do seem to be a few changes which will make for a similar, yet fresh game to compliment Smash Bros. Instead of knocking opponents off the screen to win a fight, players build up a super meter that is in no way like Smash Bros. Final Smash attacks in order to win.
All-Stars’ cast is truly a who’s-who of Sony’s large stable of beloved characters, like that guy from Killzone, or Fat Princess from the game everyone only played for a week until Street Fighter 4 came out.
An even larger question is related to the meta-discussion about this game.
Nerds Nintendo fans and slightly less self-aware nerds Sony fans will debate All-Stars’ authenticity for long after the game’s release. Some experts believe that the tension betwween the two fanboy groups could return video game message boards to the PS2-Xbox-Gamecube levels of the mid-to-late 2000’s. God help the forum mods if Solid Snake is announced for All-Stars.