Bayonetta and Viewtiful Joe Designer Calls Out Sony on PlayStation All-Stars
Hideki Kamiya, designer behind Bayonetta and the wonderful Viewtiful Joe games, has publicly criticized Sony for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, stating that it’s simply nothing more than a “rip-off.”
When inquired about his thoughts on the game via Twitter, he responded promptly:
“No. I don’t like that game. It’s just a rip-off … I don’t like rip-off, that’s all.”
Shortly after, when a fan tried to justify the game’s existence by saying that Sony was merely listening to fans and attempting to perform on the shoulders of an established franchise, Kamiya responded equally in the negative:
“And throw morals away. Great.”
While “rip-off” might be a stronger word than I’d be willing to use to describe Sony’s attempt at a Sony-branded fighter, it’s certainly difficult to doubt the fact that the game, minus one or two gameplay alterations, doesn’t look very different from Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series.
Then again, why shouldn’t Sony be allowed to have a fighter featuring all of their favorite first party characters? Have gamers not been crying out for Microsoft to do the exact same thing?
Oh and Hideki Kamiya, if you’re listening — consider making a Viewtiful Joe 3. I’m not begging but…ok, yes I’m begging.