@Illuvial, EXTREMELY good points! i fully agree! as for Big Daddy, he hasn't done much for playstation but belongs to an amazing series and is a great character overall...he is a welcome edition to the game to me, and to be honest, I thought of him more as a playstation character than an xbox character...well anyway, KUDOS!
Big Daddy's on the roster because Irrational Games has an exclusive deal with Sony. It's why they make there announcements at Sony events e.g. E3, and is why we get extras like the original Bioshock with the PS3 copy of Bioshock Infinite as well as Move support and a game for the Vita in the works. All third party charecters make sense, stop complaining.
I agree, the roster doesn't suck though. It's just disappointing, a lot less than expected, simple as that. It has some incredibly awesome characters (Jak & Daxter, Sir Dan, Ratchet & Clank, Kratos, Spike, Nathan Drake...). The fact that there are some dumb choices (Donte, Nariko, Evil Cole mostly) wouldn't be a problem if the most important were in (the usuals Crash, Spyro, Lara Croft ecc). Brawl has some dumb characters too, but there's no absence of the most important ones. That's why the roster is awesome.
Now people here can't accept that PSABR has half-failed, obviously. It's the official forum. So, suddenly, Crash is not anymore a Playstation All-Stars (but Fat Princess is, Big Daddy is...). It's called fanboysm and there's no cure.
Why do people keep calling him 'Donte' ? It's Dante, and are you not aware that all these complaints are regarding the IP holders wishes ? We get new Dante because Capcom wants him in, we get Evil Cole because Sucker Punch wants him in, we don't get Crash, or Spyro, or Lara Croft because the company's that hold the rights to them won't allow them in. So suddenly these things are 'dumb choices' on SuperBots behalf as if they have any say in the matter. People aren't shrugging of these iconic charecters inclusions, there just dealing with it because there's nothing that can be done, it's the way this business works. No use ranting about it really is there ? Ofcourse we're all fanboys though, because otherwise why would we support this game ? It's not like it's a blast to play...
You don't know for sure why those characters are not in the game. If you pick Omar's words as Gospel truth, then you should remember that when the game was announced he said that they got every character they want, and that the roster will be bigger than expected. Are any of those two things happened? It's too easy consider some of his words as true, and some as irrelevant, based on your willing to defend Superbot in any way.
And again, it doesn't matter who's fault is. The game's disappointing anyway, and doesn't stand up by his own title.