This game is a fighting game yes. But for all the people who were heavy into videogames during the late 90's early 2000's like i was, this game is played by us for nostalgia purposes as much as the violence that has satisfied users for generations. For children, this game has both good and bad qualities to it. It teaches teamwork, knowing right from wrong, and makes you REALLY work for something you want to achieve with a level up system and a rewards system. It's bad because it's a bunch of videogame characters kicking the snot out of eachother. It's very similar to the Smash Bros. series. The biggest difference is you need to build up a super attack and land that attack to get a kill instead of having a glorified sumo wrestling match like in SSB. I have to give All Stars credit for another thing, unlike SSB, every attack and movement you make as a character is the same as the character makes in there home game. For example: when playing as Jak (from the series Jak and Daxter), he uses most of the guns and attacks from the Jak and Daxter series. He jumps and moves the same way too. All in all this is one of my favorite games because I have played all of the home game series. It's all very well done and I have to give my respect to all the people who made it all happen.