The lights are on
Sony has put together a ragtag crew of characters for its
upcoming brawler. Some of them are right at home pummeling opponents. Others? Not
so much. Let the praise/mocking begin.
I don't play a lot of fighting games, but I do know a thing
or two about breaking down the
best and worst characters in games, which is exactly what PlayStation
All-Stars Battle Royale needs. Seriously, did anyone vet this list of fighters?
It's just plain irresponsible to march some of these contenders to their
certain doom. But before we get to the losers, let's take a look at the
fighters you're going to want to make a mad dash for at the character-select
The Best of Battle Royale:
KratosLook, there's only one god-killer in this game, and he
happens to be extremely good at it. Kratos has made a career of slaughtering
impossibly powerful bosses that tower over him, oftentimes finishing them off
in horrifically gruesome ways. Heck, he ripped Helios' head off and then used
it as a lantern for the rest of God of War III. Does anyone think he's not
going to be the champion of Battle Royale?
DanteDevil May Cry's iconic demon hunter is another obvious
choice. Seriously, Dante hunts demons for a living; I think he handle a lombax.
If Dante's profession isn't enough to convince you, consider the fact that he
himself is half-demon. Actually, that kind of makes him a hypocrite, but no
less of a badass. Dante also has a variety of demonic and angelic weapons at
his disposal, including his iconic sword Rebellion. Even if it is the new emo
Dante, he's still an easy choice.
Evil ColeYou know what comes in handy in a fight? Super powers. Cole
Macgrath has all kinds of crazy super powers, and unlike good Cole, evil Cole
isn't held back by stupid morality. Instead of whining about civilians or his
dumb girlfriend Trish, evil Cole's biggest moral quandary is whether to kill everyone
with fire or lightning. Spoiler: the answer is always "both."
Heihachi MishimaHeihachi might not have awesome mystical powers like some of
the characters on this list, but he's been dominating in fighting tournaments
since most of Battle Royale's contenders were in diapers. How tough is
Heihachi? Once upon a time, Heihachi got tossed off a cliff by his vengeful son,
who made a pact with the devil to beat his father. Heihachi responded by
crawling back out, beating everyone in the next King of Iron Fist tournament, and
then throwing his son into a volcano. It won't win him any Father of the Year
awards, but it makes for a pretty impressive bullet point on your fighting
Big DaddyBig Daddy might not be the toughest video game enemy (after
all, you kill about a dozen of them in the first BioShock), but he does have a
giant drill at his disposal, along with a variety of plasmids. That's still a
heck of a lot better than Sly's pimp cane. Also, look at how big his fist is!
Imagine getting walloped with that giant mitt...
Coming Up Next: Five
characters you'd be a fool to choose...
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agree with the worst part though
Based on my time with the beta, the only thing I have to say is: Sweet Tooth is also a very good character. He's got a balance of ranged and up close attacks.
I agree with your worst, but you didn't add the number 2 of metal gear to the best
No If any one stands in the way of Fat Princess and cake, well I would hate to be you. I actually like all the characters. Sad that we won't be seeing Crash and Spyro, but I guess they have reasons. And I really wanted to see Nathan Drake vs Kratos vs Nariko vs Lara Croft... To bad no Lara. :/
Kratos is definitely the best and coolest!
Fat Princess? Really?