When Sony revealed their own franchise brawler many drew comparisons to Nintendo's own. Producer Omar Kendal comments.
PlayStation All Stars does indeed share a fair amount of gameplay mechanics and design from Nintendo's own successful formula, but draws its own merits in other areas. Of course such a strong resemblence has caused backlash from the ever-vocal Super Smash Bros community - with one fan questioning Kendal on what hasn't been mentioned officially until now.
During a Q&A session, Kendal addressed a fan who had just sampled the new game - noting how although Nintendo's iconic series is one of the project's inpirations, the team aren't trying to replicate the Smash Bros setup to a tee.
PlayStation All Stars is its own game. I think that’s really the only way I can answer that. I understand that Smash players - some Smash players, not all Smash players do this - will sort of base how successful PlayStation All Stars as a game is on how accurately it recreates the Smash Bros. experience. But that’s not really our goal.
Our goal is to create a unique combat experience for PlayStation All Stars that we fully admit borrows from many different kinds of games including Smash, but our goal is not solely replicate the Smash Bros. experience. I just really would ask that players like you, approach it with an open mind.
What do you think about PlayStation All Stars - will you be brawling with Sony's roster?