What this game needs is marketing.
More like needed. Better luck next time, Sony.
At the end of the day, this game is all about advertising playstation titles. The reason we got Raiden instead of Snake is to do with the fact REVENGENCE is being released soon.
I feel also this point has been a bit distorted, what I mean by my original statement is that each game should come with (when and if possible) a number of reps, each with their own unique playstyle. It wouldn't hurt to have characters like Bently and Murray, as they are quite different to Sly, and would NEED different move sets. It would be extremely difficult to pull an SSBB Mario - Luigi situation.
In short, I really don't think additional characters would do anything but enhance the game play experience. Personally, I would appreciate the choice of character to represent my favourite Game Series.
How the hell would capture the flag work in a brawler?
This is a little late, but I could see how that could work.
Seeing how this game can have a lot of people running away from supers and jumping allover the place online, a capture the flag mode seems like it could work. Well it's more like someone has the flag and if they get hit or killed then whoever hit them gets the flag.
I thought of an idea back in the Beta days where they could have the lightning from Crash Bash. One player would have the lightning and whovever has the lightning and it counts down for like 10 seocnds, and in the end whoever has it does not get struck by lightning. Whoever is struck is stunned for a little, or can't perform a Super or something.