PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Who Actually Wants This?
A fighting game pitting famous PlayStation characters against each other? What could go wrong? All of it.
Reports suggest a (maybe) fake survey is doing the rounds, gauging opinion on a possible PlayStation-themed franchise v franchise fighting game. It’s not the first time we’ve heard it, but every time we do we have to ask: why?
Money, probably, but a (totally scientific) quick show of hands around the office suggests that no-one wants this. And these people are all PlayStation fans. The reason?
Well, it probably won’t be very good, will it? At first you’ll be all like ‘oh, it’s Kratos, I remember him!’ And then Nathan Drake – who is well equipped for the role seeing as he’s killed more people than everyone else in PlayStation gaming combined – will pop up and people will remember him too, from that series they loved, yeah. Sweet!
And then you’ll play it and it’ll probably be a bit rubbish.
‘But…But what about Super Smash Bros?’ we hear you cry. So what? They’ll be made by different companies. Is the fighting likely to be good? We mean, really good? As opposed to just thwacking at a Dual Shock like a demented seal to pull off some rubbish, barely appropriate move? No.
Although, maybe it will be good. Maybe we’ll be wrong. Probably not though. Just leave it alone, eh?