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Old 04-30-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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why is every game a "rip off" or "clone" all of a sudden?

It kind of bugs me. Back in the day, if a new platformer came out, it wasn't a rip off of Mario Bros. and no one would have called it one. It is in the same genre,and therefore has the same mechanics. More recently, every action game is a rip off of God of War. Why? God of War is simply the modern action game that set the table for what is now considered an action game template. If a game has dungeons and an overworld, it is now referred to as a "Zelda Clone". Again, it's just an adventure game using a common template. Zelda was imply the innovator. First person shooters seem immune somehow. No one says Call of Duty is a Halo clone. When a new RPG came out on the SNES, people didn't call it a Final Fantasy clone. It was just an RPG. Final Fantasy was the standard to which the genre was held. It just bugs me...what are your thoughts?
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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I agree completely. If a game does well, why not take advantage of success and create your own version? Surely if you enjoy a game, you wouldn't mind a new one being released by a different developer.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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It can't really be helped. There's always going to be someone out there saying that a certain game series/game is a "rip-off" or a "clone" of another game series/game. I also agree, but as I've said, it can't be helped. It's more than likely never going to end or be stopped.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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FPS are not immune, everyone calls every shooter a CoD clone.
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Because people aren't creative enough to come up with an actual excuse or reason as to why they have to hate on a game, irrationally or otherwise.
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Because people aren't creative enough to come up with an actual excuse or reason as to why they have to hate on a game, irrationally or otherwise.
My thoughts exactly. Unfortunately, that's the way they think. They're just too ignorant and blind to see what's really important.
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Personally I don't give two shits if a game is a clone of another as long as there are certain aspects that it improves upon another game or at least manages to be fun

As for the whole "all shooters are CoD clones" argument, I think the big problem is that, like how there was too many platformers back in the day, there are too many shooters now, but unlike back then, we are more than capable of making all kinds of games, but developers just want to make more shooter as well as gain the same success as CoD(and it doesn't help that most major game journalist sites overhype the living bejesus out of them)
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #8
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Is it me, or are you creating alot of salty threads. You seem to be salty like the dead sea gamecube. I understand game industry is going down the tubes for the old school crowd. I feel your sorrow, but if i created a thread every time i got annoyed with something i'd flood the forum.
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Is it me, or are you creating alot of salty threads. You seem to be salty like the dead sea gamecube. I understand game industry is going down the tubes for the old school crowd. I feel your sorrow, but if i created a thread every time i got annoyed with something i'd flood the forum.


It wouldn't seem like I was making so many if more than like 3 of us would actually create new threads.
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It's all genre. Some games just represent the genre really well.
FPS = CoD
Fighter = Street Fighter
Platformer = Mario

It's not just games, too. Now, every vampire book is a Twilight 'rip-off', and so on.
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