Quantum Isn't A Gears Of War Clone

Gaming Union writes "Ever since Tecmo's PlayStation 3 exclusive, Quantum, was announced last year, many people have compared it to Microsoft's behemoth franchise, Gears of War.

It's easy to see why. They both have a bulky male leading character who wields big guns, and there is also the obvious cover system that made Gears of War so successful. However, while Tecmo are aware of the comparisons, they don't necessarily agree with their sentiment."

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Selyah3392d ago

Although it still looks it I suppose we can take their word for now, interested to see a bit more on it at some point.

chaosatom3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

The graphics are pretty similar, but gameplay looks different. I don't think it's meant to be a 'shooter' exactly.

Tito Jackson3392d ago

but awful close in some areas.

a quantum leap game would rock.

irish-leprecaun3392d ago

should do ok for the hardcore in japan.....

el zorro3392d ago

It is obviously a Gears of War clone in so many ways and I don't think anybody can deny that. It might still be a decent game but don't pretend that it isn't a Gears of War clone.

lordgodalming3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

Can't quite side with the dev on this one. Just rewatched the E3 trailer, and I've come up with a comparison:

Quantum is to Gears as Prototype is to inFamous.

Defectiv3_Detectiv33392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

Since when would that be a bad thing? Gears of War1 is the only reason I own a 360(or as I like to call it, my Gears player)

Anyways, I think the prospect of a Gears style game on PS3 would be promising. It would be able to support more players(PSN has proven its servers can handle a lot of players). Not to mention, this game looks like it will have a competent storyline, and the graphics actually do seem superior to gears. The particle effects and explosion in those pictures look pretty awesome. I always hated the way in Gears when something explodes all it does is basically send up a plume of smoke.

Edit @ above

That E3 trailer you speak of is almost 2 years old, and it shows no gameplay. That is a hasty prediction if you ask me.

Beast_Master3392d ago

When it was first annouced I thought it was a going to be a Gears of War for PS3, which you can argue is a bad thing. but I thought it was a good thing, I mean every game needs a rival, we are seeing it play out this week with Forza and GT.

But they released the E3 trailer on PSN last week and I don't have high hopes for this game. the main character looks like a Freakshow, and the whole point of the game is to get to the top of this tower, all the environments look the same. I hope they pull a "Splinter Cell" on this game. We don't see or hear about it for years then "BAM" There is the bottom of an avatar's shoe and they show up with a completely new game.

Defectiv3_Detectiv33392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

Because it is trying to be more than just a 3rd person shooter. Everyone knows that Gears has a weak SP. It looks like Tecmo, which is a completely capable dev by the way, is trying to spice things up.

And that E3 trailer that you guys keep ranting and raving about, that was from E3 07!

Check out this footage, the shapeshifting castle looks mindblowing.

Tony P3392d ago

To be compared to one of the best rated 3PSs this gen should be flattering. I wouldn't consider it an insult for some to describe it as 'PS3's GeoW'. Tecmo doesn't. They admit the similarities, but it'll stand out in the details.

OmarJA3392d ago

The game got it's own graphics style & the gameplay mechanic is already better, i just hope it doesn't have a broken online experience like GeoW2.

da720izcumin3392d ago

pure crap.....
i think tecmo should go back to the drawing board and stop copying gears..
which looked awesome, i should mention!!!

sniper-squeak3392d ago

..its going to be made for the PS3, the most powerful console on the market.

Defectiv3_Detectiv33392d ago

I think its sad that you are already anticipating the next console, whats wrong the current XBOX not doing it for ya?

And what games do you even like? Is there a single PS3 game you will admit is good? Cause if you can't, then you really have no cred.

IdleLeeSiuLung3392d ago

This actually brings up an interesting question. Why isn't there a GeoW clone on PS3?

I have no problems with clones as long as it is a good game!!!

phosphor1123392d ago

If its going to be exclusive, why couldn't they make an awesome engine for my PS3? Hell, they probably could have worked with Team Ninja and used a very similar Sigma 2 engine. I don't want UE3 engine =[.

Beast_Master3392d ago

I am not saying this game has no hope, but as of right now I need to see more to be convinced it is not a dud. As far as the trailer goes that clip that you pasted is showing all of the gameplay from the exact trailer that I and others were refering to, I think you are the one who is confused. When this game was unveiled at TGS 08, the developer said it was 30% complete, so there is no way we saw footage from 07, by my math in 07 the only thing they had was concept footage and not a solid game mechanic.

All that being said I do hope this game turns out to be awesome, I can see it going either way.

AKNAA3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

'Quantum is to Gears as Prototype is to inFamous.'

Not exactly, since quantum is a ps3 exclusive and all I'd say its beyond prototype quality. Also, judging from the recent trailers, its gonna be a Huge contender against gears of war. This also explains why 360 fanboys are already hating on it. But keep this in mind... its Ninja gaiden action mixed with a third person shooter! Cannot wait!

lordgodalming3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

@ several posters:

The trailer I mentioned is all in-game and listed as E3 09, unlike the CG trailer from E3 08.

However, I've certainly made mistakes before. Apologies if I've done so again.

@above: NG Sigma 2 is on my short list of Day 1 buys for the rest of 09. Loved the first one.

Pistolero3392d ago

"How can it be a clone when..
..its going to be made for the PS3, the most powerful console on the market."

Ha ha nice try but the PS3 isn't the most powerful console on the market and even if it was that wouldn't automatically make any game on it good.

da720izcumin3392d ago

hahahaha, i c wat u did there...
i like...
on topic, this is my belief:
xbox = to enter the concole market, taste the sea, "amateur"
xbox 360 = to make a niche, compete agaisnt evil, "contender"
xbox 720 = OWN THIS B1TCH!!!! it will cum on ps4... "destroyer"
to tell you the truth, i believe the ms should wait a little longer b4 bringin the destroyer, as it will obviously own this they should take their time, appreciate the 360 and its yet untapped power...

and yes, i plan to play uncharted 2...but at the gamestop...i will try the demo there...for once i will overlook commonsense and try playin a ps3 game...wish me luck...

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FamilyGuy3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

"Quantum Isn't A Gears Of War Clone"

NO SH!T. The only thing that's similar is it's grimy, scared, big-gun-wielding characters and it being 3rd person...

Just watch the trailer posted by lordgodalming
The tower moves and changes shape while you're in it
the sword-wielding girl on your shoulder
and gears was the reason to own a 360 for many anyway so even if it is similar it STILL can't loose

If you really want a Gears clone you only need to look as far as Unreal Tournament IIIs 3rd person view user created content...

Jinxstar3392d ago

Why would that be such a bad thing. That would potentially be one less thing the 360 has over the PS3 right? Not that it has much anyway but still... Gears was one of the few games on 360 I found decent. Not anywhere what most people would say but... I don't see anything wrong with a clone as long as it's done well..

AKNAA3392d ago

"Ha ha nice try but the PS3 isn't the most powerful console on the market and even if it was that wouldn't automatically make any game on it good. "

Hmmm.. So far, all the ps3 exclusives say differently.

sniper-squeak3392d ago

so which is the most powerful console on the market?

If you knew one other than the PS3, it shouldn't be a secret. :)

EDIT: unless u can't face the facts that the PS3 IS the most powerful

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-MoOkS-3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

Thats like saying Resistance 2 isnt a Halo + CoD4 clone.

It's obvious where they got their "inspiration" from.

thebudgetgamer3392d ago

crackdown is a gta clone. gta is a driver clone and so on and so on.


slave2Dcontroller3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

I havent seen a single damn comment written by you that I would agree with and I only agree with half of this one because that R2 remark you made was rubbish and more so childish.

However, Quantum looks to borrow HEAVILY from Gears. I DL'd the vid from PSN and noticed that even the icons that prompt you to jump over cover, take cover, etc look just like Gears.

I gotta tell ya, With the chances of GeOW ever hitting looking more and more slim, I hope Tecmo does whatever it takes to make this the PS3's version of GeOW. I love that franchise and I give respect where respect is due.

LCF3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

I enjoyed gears 1 online alot. Gears 1.5 destroyed that. Everything about Gears 1.5 online is a mess. I hope Tecmo takes everything from gears and improves upon it.

Edit: lmao at the disagrees. Why not have a game that plays better than gears? Im not saying this will play better, we have to wait and see, but come on we always want the best experiance in a game. Oh thats right its not multiplat.

ptotoy3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

even if it were a clone, R2 is a better game than halo 3 in every aspect.. this is my unbaised, objective comparison i did late last year..

Troll-Killer3392d ago

Um, no...Crackdown isn't a GTA clone. The devs behind Crackdown CREATED GTA 1 & 2. Rockstar took over with GTA3.

UnwanteDreamz3392d ago

Um no.... GTA1 and 2 were sh*t, over the top view bore fests. GTA3 put the series on the map. Futhermore what game does crackdown seem more like, GTA1 and 2 or 3?

IdleLeeSiuLung3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

Tecmo actually has a history of making clones that dates back to the pre-NES era.

Games will be of the same genre, but it is clear that Quantum is borrowing heavily from GeoW. As far as what I have seen, Tecmo has not shown me anything that distance itself from GeoW. On the other hand, who cares if it is a clone as long as it is good!

phosphor1123392d ago

R2 = Halo + COD4?? o_O? Uh.....what?

red2tango3392d ago

What an ignorant fangirl...honestly the life of an xbot most suck

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thebudgetgamer3392d ago

i say if you are going to copy something it better be good and gears is clearly an awesome game.


SupaPlaya3392d ago

Uncharted 2 added stealth elements to their gameplay.

If done well, Devil May Cry + Gears type gameplay could be awesome.

thebudgetgamer3392d ago

thats the great thing about video games. one dev creates something another comes and adds to it witch makes it better.


slave2Dcontroller3392d ago

Budgetgamer. Gears is teh beezneez!

shawnsl653392d ago

So if we get an improved version of Gears + a twist of RPG, sword, power, half naked women in this game... hmm yeah I'd say that's a good thing. It reminds me of mario ===> little big planet.

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SupaPlaya3392d ago

I don't think anyone can deny that Quantum theory took a lot of their "inspiration" from Gears. Just look at the gun fights and character's movements and animations.

Let's just hope that it has a really good storyline. I'm not digging the dude's look so far.

mephman3392d ago

They said the story won't be paramount to the game, I think they're focusing on the gameplay as a priority.

-MoOkS-3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

"They said the story won't be paramount to the game, I think they're focusing on the gameplay as a priority"

Gameplay without a story is like a life without a purpose.

wow......that was deep lol, no homo

mephman3392d ago

Well, if as you say they're cloning Gears of War, didn't you just shoot yourself in the foot?

Bubble Buddy3392d ago

"Gameplay without a story is like a life without a purpose.

wow......that was deep lol, no homo "

Gears didn't exactly have a Shakespearean plot. The thing I love about Gears was the freakin gameplay, :)

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BubbleSystemSuck3392d ago

There are so much games now with Covering System...

Godfather 2, Uncharted 1 & 2, Killzone 2, Weapons, Just Cause 2, Rainbow Six... and so much..

All that games are Gears of Wars CLONES?

thebudgetgamer3392d ago (Edited 3392d ago )

even gears got the cover system from another game. if companies didnt copy each other we would still be running from left to right.

:) below: thats what i was implying.

Kain813392d ago

--Gears of War is a Kill Switch clone--

Halochampian3392d ago

and i guess kill switch is a winback clone also??

el zorro3392d ago

It's always about evolution of an idea. Gears didn't feel anything like killswitch, despite both using a 3rd person cover mechanic. But Gears' cover system gameplay feels very different from Killswitch and in almost every other way Gears was a very different kind of game. Quantum on the other hand looks very, very close to Gears of War, from the character designs, the gameplay, the cover system, the four man squad, the icons used on screen, etc.

7thNightvolley3392d ago

that is y it was well accepted it was fresh... and many dev started copying cover system so much coz of gears. that is fact thou...

IdleLeeSiuLung3392d ago

One can say, all shooters are a clone of the first shooter (whatever that is)....

Unless the mechanics of a game is significantly similar, I would say a game is at best inspired by another game. You have cover system in Uncharted, but it doesn't make Uncharted a GeoW clone obviously. How you play the game is completely different since the game mechanics are completely different.

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