Kid_Icarus wrote:I'm not into these kind of games at all, but I'm really enjoying how its very existence is sending Nintendo wieners into conniptions.
Sony was probably a bit worried that no one would care about it, but the emotional reaction it has been able to achieve will mean that - love it or hate it - it's not going to be ignored.
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HisDudness 1,370 posts
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It's not going to be ignored, except by the game-buying public, where it'll sink like a stone shortly after release and then be recalled occasionally with a 'hey, do you remember when..." when Nintendo release Smash Bros UltraSpaff or whatever the fuck on the etch-a-sketch.
Aargh. wrote:FFS man, the irony in here is getting messy.
ram wrote:The sad part is that you've actually saved that quote just so you can paste it repeatedly into threads.
about time for this I think...
Dirtbox wrote:Every time you plague PS3, Sony, Xbox, Apple threads etc with your endless anti-fanboy/fanboy drivel, I will quote this.
Posting in threads to express your disinterest of the topic is pretty much the most pointless thing imaginable.
I recommend taking a good hard look at your life to discover where it all went wrong.
Anyway, on topic. Game looks shit.
really have no interest in any Sony characters, I think Crash Bandicoot is the only identifiably Playstation mascot and even then that stopped being the case ages ago. I loved Smash Bros despite not knowing most of the characters but they were weird and interesting enough that I didn't mind. Not sure that is the case with this.
Kid_Icarus wrote:That was the initial appeal, but the game would have been just as good if all the characters had been completely new.
The reason Smash Bros was good though was the recognizable and varied characters who were quite well established.
Call me a cynic, but the chances of this having the same kind of care and craft put into the balance as Smash Bros is zero.
NotSoSlim 3,174 posts
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A brick wall gave me your mum's phone number
Been playing the beta today and guess what...it's actually very fun.
Oooh, how did you get into the beta? Random selection?
I have this on pre-order for £30. Looking forward to it!
No, it was an application jobby.
Oh, where did you apply? I'm quite eager to give it a try to make sure it's not crap.
Afiddes 1,164 posts
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It's too late all the places have been handed out
It's actually quite a good game on the vita it can be a bit manic when people are on different sides of the screen (as the characters get very small) but it is still alot of fun
Ah, bugger. I believe they said an Open Beta was coming, starting with PS+ members anyway.
Has anyone been able to get into a game of this yet? Whenever I select a character and press start it freezes on the "Searching for opponents" screen for about 10 minutes before kicking me back to character select. ALl i've managed so far is the tutorial.
daft_punk_909 66 posts
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I played it for about an hour last night at 10pm. Haven't tried today though.
Oddly it showed in the results screen that I had been fighting 3 opponents each fight when usually it was just 1 or 2. Had the other's PSN ID's as well! Guess it is a Beta.
I've not had any issues with getting into games but some of them have been very laggy.
It's a fun game though. Will be picking it up.
It'll be interesting to see what it plays like with the full character roster but it currently incredibly unbalanced. Network issues also prevail.
It does feel like a very cheap knockoff sadly. Still, looks very nice and I enjoyed my time with the local MP at the EG Expo.
One to watch but I won't be jumping on this straight away.
I assume the loss of connection with the host is due to one player rage quitting?
spamdangled 29,235 posts
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Where the hell can I find the open beta for download on the Vita? It's not showing up anywhere on the Store that I can see, and running a search for it comes up with nothing.
Hmmmm should be there. Try latest downloads.
I've still not been able to get into a single game. I've even tried deleting and re-installing a few times. I think i'll try once more, now it's released to everyone, before giving up.
I'm tempted to cancel my pre-order because of this.
Am I the only one who got this today then?
Well, I am really loving it! Definately glad I kept my pre-order! Obviously it's early days but it seems to be at least as good as Smash Bros if not better (and I say that as a huge SSB fan). As the EG review pointed out, Sony don't have as big a history to make a game like this but they've done really well with what they have, i've found myself happy to see things I didn't even know I cared about.
I've only played as 5 different characters properly (Kratos, Raiden, Jak, Ratchet and Big Daddy) but they all seem nice and varied with a lot of depth to their movesets. The stages are all pretty cool too but lack the random elements of Smash Bros'. I imagine this is purposefully done as it seems to want to be more of a "proper" fighting game but as there is an option to turn them all off it would be nicer if it didn't all play out the same way each time.
The online seems to be pretty well done, just had one case of the host leaving (coincidentally I was doing well that game...) it's just a shame there's no way to stay together if you happen to find a good opponent.
I really love the progression system as well! The unlocks seem to dry up around Level 25, the only unlocks after that seem to be at big milestones up to level 300, but it's still good to be rewarded for playing as each character.
The "rival" movies are brilliantly stupid, Sackboy's face during Big Daddy's is hillarious! It's little touches like that that make the game so great.
I'm already looking forward to the dlc. Aside from obvious additions like Crash, Spyro, Lara and Abe i'd also love to see some new stages and a Gray Fox costume for Raiden.
But yeah, I am enjoying this a lot at the moment and I think my friend and I will be playing it a load once he gets it. If anyone else does have it and wants a game sometime feel free to add me (MatMan562)!
@MatMan562 I'm thinking of picking this up over the weekend as I'm intruiged so I'll give you a few games when I grab it. I'm already on your friends list anyways.
Ok, sounds good, just send me an invite if you see me playing when you want a game!
I'm picking up my copy tomorrow
GarlVinland 1,074 posts
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This is outstanding on Vita, netcode and framerate are rock solid, takes seconds to get into an online game too.
I've only seen 4 characters get used though, Sly, Dante, Raiden and Big Daddy (me).
I used Sweet Tooth during the beta and will be sticking with him.
I've been going through each character doing their tutorials for specific character moves and combos and then doing Arcade with them on the middle difficulty. Haven't found a character I don't like yet but Sackboy seems pretty hard to use. I think once i've gone through each character i'll try to choose one to stick to for awhile, i'm thinking Raiden at the moment.
I picked it up today, not managed to get onto my PS3 yet but am excited to get started. It's going to be my go to game for local multi-player.
That would require other people playing it, surely?
Are you a comedian?
No, I just don't see it selling well or picking up much of a community. I tried and liked the beta, but in 10 our so matches I was paired with the same 2 people every time.
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