"Despite its efforts to differentiate itself, this game is not 'Super Smash Bros.'" —
One of the major flaws in "PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale" is that the much ballyhooed roster falls a bit on the weak side. Characters such as Big Daddy ("Bioshock"), Colonel Radec ("Killzone") and Fat Princess ("Fat Princess") are heavy hitters, and are pretty useless in the game. With 22 characters from the PlayStation universe to choose from, where are the classic PlayStation characters? No PlayStation 1 franchise players (Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Lara Croft), or superstar franchise talent (Cloud Strife, Solid Snake) are anywhere to be found.
Those elements make "PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale" not have a strong roster of players to choose from, which actively works against the game. Equally frustrating is the fact that there's an annoying delay when dishing out your own brand of attacks. The shifting set pieces can also result in gamers losing track of who or where you are while fighting in a blur. "All-Star" also feels a bit unsure of what it wants to be, as the camera is the chief culprit behind the game's most troublesome features.