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PlayStation All-Stars: Kratos And Radec Strategy Videos

I’m responsible for bringing everyone’s favourite Spartan warrior, Kratos from God of War, into our world of ultimate crossover fighting with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. SuperBot Entertainment was incubated within Sony Santa Monica Studio, and their feedback and involvement ensured Kratos’ transition from his game to ours was smooth. One of the biggest challenges was taking this immensely powerful god-killing character from a single-player game and try to balance that design within a multiplayer fighting game.


To get you a better feel for Kratos’ combat strategies ahead of the public beta later this fall, we’ve enlisted SuperBot’s Game Director Omar Kendall and PlayStation.Blog’s Sid Shuman to give you a breakdown of Kratos!

We wanted to pay proper homage to Kratos, so the approach we took was to have his playstyle reflect some of the most iconic weapons in God of War, such as the Blades of Chaos and Apollo’s Bow. And we wanted his Supers to revolve around his ultimate weapon, the Blade of Olympus, and even have him grow in size to pay homage to his initial transformation into the God of War. As a result, Kratos is primarily a short-to-midrange fighter that has high combo potential. We knew Kratos would be a very popular character to play as by a wide arrange of different players, so we wanted him to be a simple character to pick up for beginners while having a lot of depth for more advanced players to explore.

But that’s not all! Colonel Radec from Killzone 2 is an iconic PlayStation villain who will also feature in PlayStation All-Stars as a playable character thanks to the efforts of Senior Combat Designer Edward Ma who was responsible for Radec’s character design in our game.

Radec was one of the first six characters we created, and he’s focused on long-range combat. We’re big fans of the Killzone series and wanted to include as many of the signature weapons as we could in PlayStation All-Stars. In Killzone 2, Radec wields unique Helghast tools such as his cloaking technology and combat knife, so we made sure to incorporate those abilities in his PlayStation All-Stars appearance. In this video, Omar breaks down key Radec strategies so players can get a head start on the competition!

We designed Radec’s gameplay around the idea that he is this character who controls certain spaces very well; namely, the entire horizontal space in front of him as well as the diagonal spaces in front of him. His VC32 Sniper Rifle (Forward + Triangle) and his VC21 Boltgun (Neutral + Circle) are two of his main weapons for controlling space far out in front of him. Opponents who try to close in to avoid these projectiles will either block them (free AP for Radec!) or jump over/roll through them. That’s where Radec’s other moves come in handy. Moves such as the TR-X Teslite Grenade (Forward + Circle) and the Grenade Drop (Down + Square) create an obstacle course for incoming opponents to fight through when thrown out preemptively. Being strongest from a distance, he’s definitely weakest at close range when compared to most of the cast, so his limited melee attacks are meant to push opponents back out if they manage to close in on his position.

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Yes, I really needed this break down of attacks for at least one character; my only concern about this game is the controls and amount of attacks that can be done, and how fast I’ll get used to them.

FOR LOVE OF GOD PUT
SnakKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

OLD OLD OLD OLD OLD OLD OLD OLD OLD Dante

ANY ANY AN Y AN Y FF7 characters

Sora Sora Sora Sora Sora Sora Sora Sora Sora Sora Sora

ALSO Crash & Spyro :)

Heck yes, please have Sora in this game or I’ll be peed off. :(

That said, the game is looking cool so far.

KRATOS – the most overpowered, unfair charector. hes gonna make this game unbalanced. no buy for me.

stargateheaven 07 August, 2012 @ 16:46
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@4 obviously he is balanced for the game.. man, can’t believe you won’t buy a game because of facts you haven’t checked.

and i can’t wait for this game it’s gonna be awesome!! wish i could get the beta!

Hi Stargate,

Glad you’re excited! Stay tuned to the blog as we’ll be having a BETA in Autumn.

http://bit.ly/N0k5ml

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Going by the art direction this is one of the most dull and uninspiring games I have ever seen. And fans of PlayStation characters don’t act surprised when some random 3rd party character(s) takes the slot of one of your favourite PS characters. I assure you this game is not for the fans but a marketing tool for 3rd party developers.

My only hope is that Superbot learns their lesson for the sequel because I know I will not be supporting this game at all.

And just how much is Capcom paying you to put the new basterdized version of Dante in the game? Maybe you should just work for them.

I’d love Sora in this game too! You could have his world unique costumes/drive mode costumes as altnerative costumes for this game!

Loving all the characters involved in this game for now!

fjernbetjening 07 August, 2012 @ 21:26
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I really want to see these characters: (In no particular order)

Spyro

Crash Bandicoot

Rayman

Ratchet & Clank

Sora from Kingdom Hearts

A boatload of Final Fantasy characters

And even though they’re not from the most famous games out there, Keats or Ellen from folklore and Kat from Gravity Rush, would be PERFECT for this game.

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WE WANT: SORA !!!!! we <3 Kingdom Hearts
SPYRO!!!!! PS1 VERSION
CRASH BANDICOOT-PS1 OR MOM VERSION+COCO B.
DANTE DMC1 OR 3
RAYMAN PS2 VERSION
CLOUD-KH2 VERSION
LOCOROCO-YELLOW
LAHARL-DISGAEA
SACKBOY-LBP
(i love these characters. And you?)

please put in some disgaea stuff.

laharl for example you could have loads of moves that you could use for him for example.

who do i need to bother to make this happen

Spyro
Crash Bandicoot
Rayman
Snake/Raiden
Ratchet & Clank
Sora
Cloud & Lightning
Naruto!

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Snipers rifles aren’t my thing so Radec looks less interesting to me, but Kratos looks badass as always. In any case : SOLID SNAKE, make it happen!

Immortal-Wolf-- 12 August, 2012 @ 01:05
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Edward Ma removes the truth!

Im sorry but i will not be buying a copy of PlayStation All-Stars. As PlayStation All-Stars is just another copy from other game titles. Truth be told PlayStation All-Stars is just another SONY scam to make us Suckers i mean customers to buy PlayStation All-Stars. Do what i do don’t buy this silly PlayStation All-Stars £49.99 SONY SCAM!!!!

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