As a complete and absolute NOOB with fighting games, i was a bit worried I would buy this and end up disliking it like most other fighting games I have tried over the years.
But I had always wanted to play Super Smash Bro's, but was put off by the fact it is on Wii.
Now PS3 has its own version and it is a lot of fun and very accessible for noobs and experts a like. A lot of online reviews have made out that the control mechanism is overly complicated, but I fail to see why? I have had no issues playing both offline and online with this game and the controls are very tight, easy to use accurate.
- The visuals are amazing on both Vita and PS3.
- The locations you fight in are a live, beautiful, well animated, varied, layered and full of PS3 throw-backs.
- As mentioned above, the controls seem easy to me - unsure of why expert reviewers have said otherwise?
- The man story can be completed for each character in little under 15 minutes each making replay very nice.
- The difficulty levels seem spot on to me with easy being easy and hardest given a challenge, but nothing mind-numbing.
- The selection of characters is very impressive with each one playing very differently and feeling different.
- You can customise your characters skin, intro and outro videos and sound effects.
- You can customise your profile.
- There is a tone to unlock in regards to skins, icons and backgrounds, etc etc.
- Your characters all level up which give a nice sense of progression.
- The online gaming was stable and fun (although the vita version takes longer to get started).
- YOU GET THE PS3 AND VITA version for the price of ONE!!
- Your character progress on the PS3 is translated to your VITA also... (required internet connection), so you can move between both and progress will continue.
- I found one bug on the Vita version where the Vita will go into sleep mode when trying to load an offline or online game because the Vita doesn't seem to recognize the game is still active. It doesn't ruin anything, but you have to press the power button to wake it up and get back into the game.
- Some characters are NOT very useful. I love using Kratos, but personally found Nathan Drake to be completely useless when aiming his gun or using his super level 1.
The only difference I have found between the PS3 and Vita are the graphics slightly and the menu system layout. The layout on the Vita does all the same things, but is is blueish where as the PS3 is greenish. I personally prefer the layout of the Vita menu system better.
This is the first time I have continued to play a fighting game and not become bored after finishing the story mode. A very impressive, easy to pick up and play, and get into game.