Epic: Unreal Game Similarities a "Ridiculous Argument"

"I hear that all the time - 'oh, those Unreal Engine games all look the same.' It's the most ridiculous argument ever. Did you see that Dungeon Defenders game? Really, does that look like Gears of War to you? Does Leisure Suit Larry look like Gears? Does Shadow Complex?"

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dizzleK2653d ago

i guess its just a coincidence that theyre mostly lego structures populated by shiny, rubbery characters.

Pistolero2653d ago

unreal engine 3 powers some of the best looking games this generation and while there will always be a few similarities between games that use the same engine i still think the unreal engine is quite flexible.
when i saw games like enslaved i thought it looked gorgeous...but i didn't even realize it was using the unreal engine.

jerethdagryphon2653d ago

thing is unreal games have a 'look' to them regardless of what the engines is used in you can tell its unreal based not necessarly quality but a look a feel

this isnt a critisim just an observation

Arnon2653d ago

So Mirror's Edge, BioShock and Gears of War all look and play the same?

RememberThe3572653d ago

Like Pistolero said sometimes the engine can do some amazing things. I really think it comes down to the talent of the team working on the art and the graphics.

Nihilism2653d ago

Unreal tournament 3 on PC is the best looking UE3 game and also the first....what does that tell you. Developers are lazy. I guess other developers other than EPIC also do not know how to use it properly.

candystop2653d ago

The only people that complain about the engine are PS3 fanboys simply because they can't fathom the idea of games looking better on 360.

cooperdnizzle2653d ago

Oh yea. You need to go to a doc and have you're head z ray. Back on subject/ I think the engine is mediocre at best. Really out dated. And it just show how lazy developers are. Can't even build there own engine. Argue that.

AKS2653d ago

This discussion had nothing to do with any of that nonsense, yet here you are trying to kindle the flame wars.

jerethdagryphon2653d ago

as i said looks arnt the issue its a feel i dont care what console a games on im not a graphics whore it is a fact that the unreal engine work and looks better on 360 i wont dispute that what im saying it even without powered by unreal on the box i can tell a unreal based came same as i can tell which games use frostbite or dratbyro they all have a feel to em

SilverSlug2653d ago

False information, like always

Here are games that run Unreal 3:

I don't think the engine is that great at all and most games try to copy the Gears of War art style. Again, not all.

Inside_out2652d ago (Edited 2652d ago )

Unreal has powered some great games this gen...Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey, Rainbow Six Vegas, Graw, Lost Planet, Bioshock, MOH, UT, Batman Arkham asylum, Shadow Complex, Singularity, Borderlands, Splinter Cell DA and Conviction ( Unreal 2.5 ) Bulletstorm, and Gears of War to name a few. The best part is it's powering the best looking game in

Gears of War 3 will raise the bar again. This vid has more action in 3 mins than most games have in there entire campaign.

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sonicsidewinder2653d ago

The day i got Unreal Tournament 3 and the opening cinematic played, what did i see?
I saw the main character that
a) Had a very similar beard to Dom in Gears.
b) Was wearing oh-so similar goggles to what Baird wears...In Gears
c) Was ALSO wearing a trenchcoat with remarkable similarities to the Locust Theron Guards in *Cough* GOW.

But hey! 'Ridiculous Argument' right?

CWMR2653d ago do know that both those games are made by the same studio, right?

Of course they are going to share similarities, they are made by the same artists, designers and programmers at Epic.

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Bluemaster772653d ago

I mean one cant dismiss that there will inherently be similarities between games using the engine , although they may not be identical

IdleLeeSiuLung2653d ago

"People make so many different-looking games with out technology," Rein added. "You know, Borderlands was cel-shaded... it's just such a silly thing. If two games have the same look it's intentional, because two designers have the same feel for what they want their visuals to be like and Bulletstorm, it's just different."

GrilledCheeseBook2653d ago

most of them have similarities but I think the best example of UE versatility is Lost Odyssey and a bunch of mods on the pc where they look nothing like Gears or UT3

DC Universe and Global Agenda don't look very "unreal" the same with Mirrors Edge
it's up to the developers to change up the looks

omi25p2653d ago

gears of war is a beautiful game. So why wouldnt they want other games to look like it. to me thats stupid, if a game is surposed to look realistic then they are obviously going to look the same.

inception1232653d ago (Edited 2653d ago )

the gears characters don't really look realistic unless you live in a carnival.

edit: lol you shouldn't respond out of anger it just makes you look dumb. you could of chose any game to compare it to and you pick the best looking console game.

Pistolero2653d ago

nonsense...gears of war has great character models...they look a lot better than killzone 2's character models for example.

kneon2653d ago

I can't stand the Gears Characters. They look like steroid fueled hunchbacked freaks. And the animation is rather poor. The first part has nothing to do with the Unreal engine, but the later may.

BlackTar1872653d ago

Character do not look real sure they look human but they look like the whole game is filled with Carnival strongmen.

This is not a knock on the game its a fact.

Good game though #1 was so much more then #2

cooperdnizzle2653d ago

True. #1 Was a great step forward for epic. Then 2 came out and they took several steps back.

cooperdnizzle2653d ago

True. #1 Was a great step forward for epic. Then 2 came out and they took several steps back.

Fireseed2653d ago (Edited 2653d ago )

Hmmm same artists, same engine, same director. Yeah that's odd that they all have similar art styles.
But to the utter trolls I will give them this.

ryhanon2653d ago

Haha that's awesome, they look identical! If that isn't proof that all Unreal Engine games look the same I don't know what is.

The fact is, the Unreal Engine just can't make games with a unique visual style.

Games like...

Rainbow Six: Vegas
Lost Odyssey
Mirror's Edge
Mass Effect
Thief: Deadly Shadows
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Splinter Cell
Red Steel


Huh? What's that? All those games were made with the Unreal Engine? Really?

Shucks, I guess that kills my argument.

cooperdnizzle2653d ago (Edited 2653d ago )

Yea and their is one good game on that list. So i guess if you want to take the easy way out just use an out dated enigne and make a crappy game.

My bad 2 good games on that list. Mass effect was a pretty sweet game. Then they killed it with the second one.

GrilledCheeseBook2653d ago

the only shitty games i see in that list are Legendary and Red Steel

If you think Thief sucks I don't know what to make with your opinion

jerethdagryphon2653d ago

yea but they all have similar feels mainly in the geometry and textures boraderlands and mirrors edge less so one cause of cell shading the other cause of the beast lighting engine added by dice but in general

textures looks shiny and wet up close least to me

Fireseed2653d ago

Thats one thing I've never understood about most Unreal Engine games, that everything is shiny. On all my maps even I have the option to turn that down to normal values.

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IHateYouFanboys2653d ago

"Hmmm same artists, same engine, same director. Yeah that's odd that they all have similar art styles."

you do realise that not every game that uses Unreal Engine 3 is made by or even published by Epic, dont you? anyone can buy a licence for Unreal Engine 3 and make a game without epic having anything to do with it.

Borderlands didnt have the same artists or director as Gears of War. Bulletstorm doesnt have the same artists or director as Gears of War.
Batman Arkham Asylum didnt have the same artists or director as Gears of War.

the only thing they all had in common was the engine. Epic did NO work on ANY of them. theyre all completely unique games and look completely unique. and anyone that suggests any of them look anything other than fantastic is kidding himself.

the 'all unreal engine games look the same' is an age-old sony fanboy remark, as they are still upset that Unreal Engine ran like rubbish on the PS3 for the first few years, and that they dont get Gears of War. they want Gears, cant have it, so they ridicule it. its the fanboy way.

Fireseed2653d ago (Edited 2653d ago )

I do understand that but I'm mainly referencing Epic games such as Bulletstorm, Gears of War, Unreal Tournament, Shadow Complex so yes I do understand that.

What I failed to specify was Epic Games using UE3

I mean don't get me wrong I love Epic and agree with rhyanon

Vicophine2653d ago

Unreal Tournament 3 = first person Gears of War.

Nihilism2653d ago

more like Gears = TPS UT....UT was here first show some respect.

UT was rocking on my 32mb graphics card back in the day, at it's time it was possibly the best looking game out there...

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edhe2652d ago

Hope your bubbles get ripped for absolute ignorance.

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