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Submitted by Raiz 702d ago | news

Semaphore comments on "Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta being a copy of Uncharted" accusations

When Semaphore first revealed Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta, gaming community and critcs across the globe gave it a title "Clone or Copy of Uncharted series".

But finally Semaphore has broken their silence and commented on the Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta being a copy of Uncharted accusations. (Android, PC, PS3, Semaphore, Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta, Xbox 360)

arbitor365  +   702d ago
at least they acknowledge the existence of naughty dog and admit that uncharted is where the inspiration came from.

of course, they cant expect everyone to just be cool with that. there's a fine line between paying homage and ripping off. most people will see it as the latter
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Enemy  +   702d ago
They wouldn't have to explain themselves to such accusations if they'd been less blatant about it.
Red_Orange_Juice  +   702d ago
are the most people wrong though? Unearthed? Come on, it is a rip off. Hope it will be one of those so bad, its good games.

I expect plenty of laughs in the multiplayer.
Free for PS+ maybe?
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LOGICWINS  +   702d ago
I'm cool with it. I like Uncharted, so chances are I'll like any game thats similar to it. Take Bollywood for example. Many Bollywood films are ripoffs of American films..doesn't mean I enjoy them any less since they have an Indian twist to them.
GribbleGrunger  +   702d ago
I think this game is going to be bad and the developers are counting on exactly what you just said. I'm a cynic ... I know.
LOGICWINS  +   702d ago
I'll try to hold judgement till I play it. As a full fledged $60 PS3 title, I have my doubts. But if this is a $15 downloadable title on Android or iOS...then smartphone gamers have something to be excited about. Uncharted ripoff aside, the game looks DAMN good for an Android/iOS game.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

EDIT: YUP, it'll be on Android/iOS and it'll be episodic. So maybe $5 for each part of the story. Uncharted fan or not, you have to admit that this is a milestone for mobile gaming.

Who would have thought 20 years ago that a game of this magnitude could run on a smartphone? I'm still in awe that GTA 3 is even possible on smartphones.

http://www.pocketgamer.co.u...
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Nakiro  +   702d ago
I'd rather play Golden Abbys on a Vita.
OhReginald  +   702d ago
Complete total RIP OFF and so called "inspiration" are completely TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

Bungie took inspirations from James Cameron's Aliens for Halo. Not a rip off since they look different yet its still the same space marine vs aliens.

This Unearthed game is just a sad pathetic rip off of naughty dog's greatest franchise. Just look at those screenshots. WOW.
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Dark11  +   702d ago
Calm down , you gonna break.
OhReginald  +   702d ago
I am actually pretty RELAX. Just drinking a nice cup of hot COFFEE.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   702d ago
They pretty much acknowledged that without saying it so bluntly...

***"But rest assured that we are fans of the Uncharted series and we would do our very best to honor it. Think of Unearthed as the ultimate form of fanboyism where you go beyond being passionate about your beloved game and create something new inspired by it and adding your own culture and unique spin to it."***

You can't really expect them to call their own work "a sad pathetic rip off" now.
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doctorstrange  +   702d ago
It's called Un_____ed and has the same font. This isn't inspiration, it's copying.

WarZ all over again.
spicelicka  +   702d ago
I think it's meant to be legal ripoff. They obviously know they copied uncharted, how else would they make it so similar. But it's meant to be a cultural parallel copy.

Just look at the Modern combat games for mobiles, they're literally meant to be just like call of duty, specially 3 and 4, and people are a lot more accepting of those games.

NOVA is a literal copy of halo, NOVA 3 is a copy of crysis, and everyone's ok with it.

Point is, these types of games aren't meant to be taken seriously. They aren't targeting western games anyway.
kungfuian  +   702d ago
"Everyone at (inset crap developer's name) are making a game that looks just like (insert popular game title and similar character art or cover) but it's not the same as (mention popular game again), in fact it's very different than (say name of good game again). In fact, even though we were inspired by (say name of good game again)it's more like (say name of other amazing game)" lol

Maybe they could be more obvious. Trying to use the comparison to market their crappy game, LOL. Our game is not Uncharted, bla bla bla... Face it, no one even gives a sh#t your game exists.

Give it a rest. Not buying.
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solid_warlord  +   702d ago
i don't think this game was meant for a western audience or current gen console for that matter. Atleast PS2 is getting some loving in some parts of the world.
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yewles1  +   702d ago
"But rest assured that we are fans of the Uncharted series and we would do our very best to honor it. Think of Unearthed as the ultimate form of fanboyism where you go beyond being passionate about your beloved game and create something new inspired by it and adding your own culture and unique spin to it."

I like these guys, they're really classy about it. I'd like to support them now, I'll try to get the game on release.
tehpees3  +   702d ago
I like the way people throw around the words "rip off".

Playstation All Stars nostalgia here.
cyckiewicz  +   702d ago
Here You have direct link to our whole interview, enjoy!
http://next-game.pl/index.p...
VonBraunschweigg  +   702d ago
The game is a blatant rip-off, aimed at parent who do their shopping in a hurry who didn't read their kids wishlist properly. Oh this is not the game you wanted? But...

Unwrapping Uncharted and getting Unearthed, must have been hell.

This studio has no self-respect whatsoever.
Dmd  +   702d ago
I'd get both just to prank the kids! lol

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