Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
PooFangy Feb 23, 2013 @ 12:55pm
Why does no one play battle mode?
I've had the game since it launched on Xbox/PS3 and I have yet to be able to find a game for it. Is it that bad or something?
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Zelinar Feb 23, 2013 @ 12:56pm 
Eh, that kind of game mode is usually not popular. The only way you can get a match is with friends.
Rumsey Feb 23, 2013 @ 12:59pm 
It's not bad per se, but I've played it with friends and I actually think battle race is better than battle mode. They have identical mechanics (including ghosting) but it's more interesting when you are actually racing.
Last edited by Rumsey; Feb 23, 2013 @ 1:00pm
PooFangy Feb 23, 2013 @ 1:03pm 
If it's no longer popular, than I blame the death of battle mode on all the mario kart battle modes after MK 64.. such a shame...
{FITH}™ Earthworm Jim Feb 23, 2013 @ 1:21pm 
I never liked battle, even in MK64 where I LOVED Block Fort, battle is just......boring. I do have to say I enjoy the battle racing though.
Rumsey Feb 23, 2013 @ 1:24pm 
I think MK64 battle mode was fun before people were exposed to the online FPS deathmatch games that are ubiquitous these days. I can remember how fun it was then, but I suspect replaying it now it would not be as great.
PrimeSonic Feb 23, 2013 @ 1:41pm 
Among my local friends we tried out battle mode a few times one day, then never really went back to it. Mostly, we had no idea how the scoring system worked. :P

Sure, we had some fun. We might do it again sometime. But it's rarely on the top of the list of things to do.
PooFangy Feb 23, 2013 @ 1:44pm 
Battle mode is different enough from a FPS I feel, but then again arena deathmatch FPS games are pretty much gone as well which is also sad. You may have a point that tastes have changed that much, but I still feel nintendo didn't help with the terrible direction they took with it like Mario Kart Wii's battle mode. Should have just done like the Halo devs and threw in a blood gulch map (block fort) in every game.
Will T.TVR Feb 23, 2013 @ 3:53pm 
Battle mode is a little weird. I can understand the whole "ghosting" thing as a way to keep people in the game when they'd otherwise be out, but in practice it just comes across as confusing whenever I've played it. No one could quite figure out what the rules governing it were. I think that if there was more of a reason to go for the win (e.g. 3 hits and you're out of the match), it might be more popular.

Whatever happened to the days when losing meant you lost? :P Mario Kart 7 removed the last-man-standing Balloon Battle rules so that nobody was ever completely out of the game, and now this game has the weird ghosting stuff ... there's gotta be an optimal way to make sure no one gets excluded, but it hasn't quite been nailed yet IMO.
II Skull Man II Feb 23, 2013 @ 6:03pm 
since were talking about this .... any1 wanna race ? lmaoo im bored yo xp
PooFangy Feb 23, 2013 @ 6:10pm 
Originally posted by SoNiCxR3MiX:
since were talking about this .... any1 wanna race ? lmaoo im bored yo xp

Bah.. talking about racing in my battle mode thread...
LOKI (Banned) Feb 23, 2013 @ 8:51pm 
battle mode is awesome.. there's not enough items in race mode.. but dude they need to have a battle mode arena on a big platter held by the big skeleton god dude from adder's lair!
PooFangy Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:04pm 
Originally posted by SHADOW:
battle mode is awesome.. there's not enough items in race mode.. but dude they need to have a battle mode arena on a big platter held by the big skeleton god dude from adder's lair!

So what's your belief in why nobody plays battle mode? Do the items not translate well from racing to battle or just general apathy towards all things not racing.
LOKI (Banned) Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:06pm 
i dont know why nobody plays battle mode? not fast enough..?
Pan-u 85 Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:06pm 
I found battle mode hard to enjoy with the arsenal provided. Alot more skill required items in comparison to Mario Kart which had items that can bounce off walls in a slower pace and homing shells. Slower moving items can be easy to bounce hit people with I found.

I guess I'm just saying the items don't do so well in battle modes than they do in races.
Djawed Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:32pm 
Arena mode needs to be removed. They are in lucky dip as well and feel much more fun when theyre within a variety of other modes imo.

I dont like battle race though. Seems very unbalanced.
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