Submitted by Jourdy288 945d ago | opinion piece

This Uncharted Clone Looks Like it's Worth a Peek


It’s not too often that I see games that very brazenly copy other games. Typically, I don’t have very good things to say about them, but I’m honestly impressed by Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta. Why? Because it looks like some serious effort went into making it. Somebody put heart and soul into recreating Nathan Drake and naming him something different, somebody worked hard at creating a villain I don’t care about and somebody put some real effort into the script to recreate Nathan Drake's sense of humor. (Android, iPad, iPhone, PC, PS3, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta, Xbox 360)

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kungfuian  +   946d ago
no it doesn't
LOGICWINS  +   945d ago
The fact that you took the time to follow the link to this page says otherwise.
NewMonday  +   945d ago
this will be great for an Android device, home of clone software.
LOGICWINS  +   945d ago
Can't wait to play it! I'll be able to alternate between this and Golden Abyss whenever I don't have my Vita on me.
Wintersun616  +   945d ago
That's like alternating between a gaming PC and a stick. Have fun.
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aliengmr  +   945d ago
Wintersun616 wins!

Bubble for a good laugh.
NukaCola  +   945d ago
So will no one point out that this game has the main guy wearing those gay, yet highly protective knee pads? That we can say Uncharted did not provide inspiration for.


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Abdou23  +   945d ago
As a middle Eastern, i can say that i won't be supporting the devs. behind this. They should have put there money and resources in something original even if it's not on par with current games.But this is just shameful.
Norrison  +   945d ago
Looks clunky as hell
DoomeDx  +   945d ago
Would everybody just chill out?

Its the studio's first game. And they are not triple A developers like Naughty dog.

News flash! Not every game development studio is world famous. there are billions of studios you never heard about, and they are making 'crappy unknown' games. Like this. This one just got in the spotlight for copying Uncharted. Which is without a doubt not a secret for them. Otherwise they wouldnt make it so obvious.
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ABizzel1  +   945d ago
LMAO. If ever there was a rip-off / clone. This is it. What platform is it coming to?
tubers  +   944d ago
So I reckon you haven't heard of iOS and Android devices in terms of games?
Mounce  +   944d ago
How can anyone say it's worth a peak when it's more of a Copycat than what Uncharted was to Tomb Raider? This thing is a Carbon Copy of it with absolutely shit animation, shit controls and all it's trying to do is ride on what popularity it has :/

Doesn't make sense most of all since it's not a series that garnered a HUGE amount of sales, but still.

No game that promises zero change, zero innovation, zero creativity, should be 'looked at'. Which is why I've not played any Call of Duty games since COD1, after I tried COD4 and saw the lineup, I knew to stay away, lol.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   945d ago
I can't believe how much they ripped off Uncharted, even the dialogue at the end with the Drake rip off. It's just so blatant. They could of done something interesting and something that could stand on it's own if they weren't going out of their way to copy everything from Naughty Dog.
An I thought Tomb Raider was ripping Uncharted off lol.
Perjoss  +   945d ago
Because Uncharted is a franchise that is totally unique and doesn't rip anything off from games like tomb raider and gears of war.

Dont get me wrong, I love Uncharted, in fact U2 was my game of the year for 2009 by far, but it doesn't really bring anything new to the table does it?
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   945d ago
There's a difference between similar themes and completely ripping something off.
If you think Uncharted plays anything like a Tomb Raider game then you're crazy. Where as the new Tomb Raider game has taken Uncharted's gameplay and even copy pasted the multiplayer (even the menu's look the same).
Anyway you can't really compare Uncharted taking things from other games to this "Unearthed" game taking things from Uncharted because...well.....look at it! lol
LOGICWINS  +   945d ago
^^Your acting like a pre-schooler who gets mad because a classmate drew the same picture as you did, even though your picture was better constructed.

Your so focused on this game being a ripoff that your forgeting that this looks like one hell of a downlodable title. Its one thing to say this isn't for you, but to completely trash it in the name of blind developer loyalty just reinforces the N4G stereotype.
shahrukh339  +   945d ago
No game is ripping of any other game dude... Tomb Raider Started every thing.. Uncharted improved on it, now Tomb Raider is improving on uncharted or atleast trying to...

As for unearthed, it is a poor mans uncharted no doubt
kneon  +   945d ago
For most games you'd be correct, but this is so obviously copying uncharted. It's not ”inspired" by uncharted or improving on it, it's just a poor copy.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   945d ago

Not at all.
I think it looks great for a downloadable game.
I just think it would of been better if they had come up with their own ideas instead of putting themselves into a position of being "that Uncharted clone" game.
If I had the chance to make a video game I wouldn't be wasting that opportunity to make something that has already been made.
Nothing to do with brand loyalty like you claim it's about contributing to the gaming industry and helping it grow. clones stagnate the industry for example all the developers trying to clone COD has had a negative impact on a lot of games and beloved franchises.
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LOGICWINS  +   945d ago
Most gamers game on their phones nowadays. This is an irrefutable fact. Games like this can bridge the gap between downloadable games and full fledged Vita/3DS. For people who don't know what Uncharted is ( MOST gamers), Unearthed (clone or not) can give them a taste of what they're missing out on in the dedicated gaming platform front...thus making more people demamd a higher level of handheld gaming.

In THIS manner, they ARE making this industry grow.

Both franchises will make each other more popular. Everyone wins. This is a GOOD thg. If I offended u with my previous comment, I apologize. Shouldnt have made assumptions of u like that.
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stage88  +   945d ago
Terrible. Delete.

dboyc310  +   945d ago
Wow a Carbon copy!! The villain is a wannabe lazaravich. Towards the end instead of driving forward he makes a slight turn and heads for the helicopter that's collapsing
TheEnigma313  +   945d ago
This game has reemerged again? Even the title font is uncharted style.
Blastoise  +   945d ago
Looks like Uncharted has got some competition..

LOGICWINS  +   945d ago
Its a downloadable Android/PSN/XBL game, its not meant to compete with Uncharted or ANY full fledged console game for that matter. For what it is, it looks very good. If the game is an Uncharted ripoff, thats a good thing because I like Uncharted, so chances are I'll like this too.

I don't see why a game being a ripoff should stop anyone from enjoying it..then again this is the Internet, the land where people are generally negative about everything and find the craziest excuses to bring something down to feel better about themselves.
aliengmr  +   945d ago
Granted it isn't AAA, but it, in no way, looked "good".

Your point about "it being fun, so who cares?" is fine, except there was some pretty questionable mechanics in the video.

It looks like its trying to do too much. The more you try to do, means there will be more for people to examine. Example: Adding voice acting will lead to people examining it for flaws, and so on.

Whatever strengths it might have had will be lost amongst all its flaws. In which case 'less is more' might have been a better approach.

What its trying to do will be judged and based on that video, it looks downright awful.
givemeshelter  +   945d ago
LOGICWINS you are beating yourself up trying to argue with children on this site. There is a reason why N4G.COM has a reputation for being one of the worst fanboy game sites on the web.
When you mention N4G.COM to ACTUAL gamers...they laugh you.
This game is an obvious rip off of Uncharted. It's such a ripoff of the game I actually laughed at the gumption in this developer doing so. LOL...But who cares? Copying is the sincerest form of flattery. This game is obviously directed towards the mobile crowd and a downloadable title and as such...Who cares? I loved Uncharted that I have played all 3 of them 6 times each the minimum and if I can play a game similar to it in any way shape or form on my Smartphone on the go, I am down for that.
I will try it...if it is craptastic and garbage then delete.
However in no way will I follow the horde on this site that see a game...hate on it because its not on their reach around system of choice and never even tried it. How childish is that?
This is why this site is now laughed at and not taken seriously whatsoever.
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cleverusername  +   945d ago
HAHAHA Did we watch the same thing?
StrongMan  +   945d ago
That looks horrible.
MonopolyRSV  +   945d ago
Hating on it just because it rips off another game is for childish little girls; no one said anything about this game replacing Uncharted. Looks like it might be a quality PSN title.
lovegames718  +   945d ago
Again the bozos with the dumbest arguments i have ever heard on here . Listen for those of you that lack common sense, it is one thing to get inspiration from a genre or game and another thing to blatantly try to look, copy and be like another game. Unearthed is doing just that and Tomb Raider mp is also doing that. I can list several things that TR copied off of Uc and even some of the characters look like Sully and Drake in the mp lol.

By the way for ppl that dont know before TR there was pitfall and treasure hunter duhhhhhhhhh and before that movies like Indiana Jones and Alan Quartermain so whats the point? All games take ideas from other games, movies and real life but most dont try to copy and paste like the above mentioned do.

There was another game that was just like Gears i forgot what it was and it was a terrible close but was indded a clone.
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cleverusername  +   945d ago
Unearthed!!! REALLY?
Karpetburnz  +   945d ago
Title similar to Uncharted.

Main character looks and sounds similar to drake.

Enemy looks like Lazaravich.

cinimatic gameplay similar to Uncharted.

Theme similar to Uncharted

cleverusername  +   945d ago
The treasure map and gun on the table!! Shameless haha It looks completely unplayable though judging by the ingame footage!!
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OmniSlashPT  +   945d ago
This game looks bad even if it was coming to the PS1 lol it all looks so clunky and rushed, even the dialogue. Gameplay looks absolutely atrocious. I'm not even talking about the graphics since it's a downloadable title. They should've done like The Walking Dead game and go for a cartoony/cell shade look and point&click or simpler gameplay.
Psychonaut  +   945d ago
Armed by an arms dealer. GOLD right there.
GribbleGrunger  +   945d ago
What the friggin' hell did I just watch? Was this animated by Aardman studios after a drunken binge at 3 in the morning, beer can in one hand and a script scribbled on the back of a packet of cigarettes in the other? If it wasn't for the lack of strings, I would have been certain the cut-scenes were from Thinderbirds. And clearly this is a parallel universe in which everything comes in a variety of box shaped buildings.
Oldman100  +   945d ago
The bar has been raised. There's no way Naughty Dog can top this...
jetlian  +   945d ago
long as movement is fine ill give it a shot. Wont mind learning about ibn. I hope it has more puzzles than shooting like TR. Also hope it has swimming
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profgerbik  +   945d ago
Wow the thing people waste their money on while tons of people have really great ideas that never see any support and people fund this crap?

Sorry that just looks horrible. It's not even the fact it looks like a complete rip from Uncharted even the name.. but the fact it's just looks god awful, the character designs are terrible.

Looks like they just meshed together a bunch of titles and called it a day while giving it an uncharted theme..
Bonerboy  +   945d ago
"Unearthed" hey? A rather shameless similarity in name, much like DAYZ and Warz, though I expect this one wont be anywhere near as shitty an offering as Warz...really what could actually be as shitty as Warz? Maybe some rained on pooh in an alley with some paper bag shreds littered about? Nah, War z is worse. I digress, whatever the name, if it is a fun, decent game, who cares?
TheRealHeisenberg  +   945d ago
I'll give it a shot if it is free on PS+.

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