PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is the beautiful retort Sony gave PS3 and Vita owners to Nintendo’s hugely successful franchise Super Smash Bros. Now without wanting to turn this into a review, it’s a great game that’s simple to get your teeth into and takes genuine tactics and skill to master, unlike it’s button-mashing Nintendo brethren. Nevertheless, something was missing. In this case it was someone rather than something. As I’m sure you know, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale lets you play as some of the most famous characters from PS-exclusive franchises such as Killzone, Uncharted, and Ratchet and Clank. Whilst the playable characters are great (bar Fat Princess, what the hell?) I couldn’t help but think some familiar faces were missing. Read my list of 5 possible characters for PlayStation All Stars:
The main foes from the hugely popular (and rightly so) franchise Resistance, the Chimera are the first of potential characters for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale. Iconic and modern, the Chimera would offer another playable villain. Mechanics could be similar to that of Radec’s with the use of weapons but could take on a more feral side too to reflect it’s alien nature. The Chimera are teased as environment activity on a map, but they could easily work as playable characters in this case.
Although technically not totally PS exclusive anymore thanks to its multiplatform reboot, Spyro remains a core part of PS history. Fire-breathing and gliding abilities could make interesting additions to combat in PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale as well as nostalgic gems or a dragonfly as part of a finishing move. I can also see his headstrong, horn-first charge performing much like the Big Daddy’s shoulder barge. PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale is rather lacking in the purple dragon department, could be time to change that?
The iconic character that frequented the Assassin’s Creed games the most is the much loved, smooth speaking Italian Ezio. The potential for an assassin in PlayStation-All Stars: Battle Royale pretty much explains itself. Finishing moves could include the hidden blade and level 3 could even be the Apple of Eden. New drop items like iconic weapons from the games could be used, and the free running roots of the AC series would translate nicely to the platform layout of PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale. Now we could also go harking after Altaier or Connor, but to save writing this paragraph threefold, I made the call and went with the crowd-pleasing Ezio. But yes, any assassin would be awesome. Although not console exclusive at all, PS owners usually got a nice little nod from Ubisoft via extra missions or exclusive items etc. Us PS3 users are clearly the Apple of their eyes… cough.
Way more key to the Metal Gear Solid franchise than Raiden is none other than Solid Snake. For some absurd reason he made his way into Super Smash Bros. but not into PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale? Regardless, he worked well in SSB so there’s no reason Sony can’t look at the mechanics used in that, improve upon them and release a refined version for Battle Royale. There are also rumors that any of Snakes other incarnations (Old Snake and Naked Snake) are possibilities for PlayStation Al- Stars: Battle Royale, but fingers crossed it’s the classic Solid Snake that makes the final cut.
Last but not least is the biggest omission from the PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, everyone’s favorite orange… thing, Crash Bandicoot! I can’t really fathom why he never made the original roster of characters. He stood as the unofficial mascot for Sony and PlayStation back in the day and is the face of one of the best-selling franchises of all time. Naughty Dog’s other endeavor, Jak and Daxter feature, so surely no harm could come from Crash’s addition? His classic spinning attack and Aku Aku (the funky mask guy) could all make heartwarming appearances in his gameplay. Crash Bandicoot stands as the most requested PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale character to be added. As his inclusion has been hinted at by Paul Gale, things are looking hopeful for this PlayStation icon.
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