Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Long Live Play Commercial
I never saw it when it aired, probably because I watch very little TV - almost only sports (long live Netflix), but some people are saying this commercial was the inspiration for the just announced Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. The commercial is pretty cool but upon seeing the previews of the game, I have to say I have absolutely no interest in it.
Games like Marvel vs Capcom or Super Smash Bros are fun and all, but aside from Snake, Kratos, and a couple others, I dont think the Playstation has a big enough roster of memorable, unique characters to make for a fun game. Secondly. the game looks to be totally derivative of SSB, which has several iterations and is already established on the competitive pro scene. If I want to play a great fighting game, Super Street Fighter 4 has no peer, and if I want to play something totally crazy, I think SSB Melee (Brawl isnt quite as good), Marvel vs Capcom 2 (Im oldschool), or Power Stone 2 (yes I still have my Dreamcast) will more than sate my desire for insanely unbalanced, unblockable super tag team beatdowns.
Speaking of Kratos, the next God of War game is apparently going to feature multiplayer. I hate to be that guy, but does every game need to have multiplayer these days? I understand developers drool over the profits posted by Call of Duty, but we are talking about a game that features Gods and Immortal humans. Its one thing to have Zues pimpslap you down, but when some random 11 year old kid does it online and screams "suck it bitch!" into my headset, I think it might detract somewhat from the experience of me feeling like a God.