Submitted by Cecker 1526d ago | news

Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta Announced + First Screenshots

Semaphore's latest looks to be an unabashed copy of developer Naughty Dog's Uncharted series, complete with ledge shimmying, duck and cover shooting and a slightly blockier version of Nathan Drake. We have more details and the debut trailer. (Android, iPad, iPhone, PC, PS3, Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Tailor-DKS  +   1526d ago
holy.. wtf! screw that!
pangitkqb  +   1526d ago
EDIT: I guess people disagree that I like Uncharted and will stick with it?

Wow. Well, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" as the old adage goes.

As for me, I'll stick with Uncharted, the ORIGINAL and best :D
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I_find_it_funny  +   1526d ago
so funny
fr0sty  +   1526d ago | Well said
They should have just called it "Unoriginal"
mephish  +   1526d ago
i think you mean Tomb Raider
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I_find_it_funny  +   1526d ago
next video is gameplay, it's very lol
dragonelite  +   1526d ago
Wow so uncharted was the first game in it genre.
Playing tomb raider and indiana jones 10 years or so ago must have been a dream then.

Young console gamers cant do anything with them.
Still uncharted 3 looks better and probably is better. Not sure about the multiplayer TDM part sound a hell to balance with the medals and perk shit.
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frostypants  +   1526d ago
Anyone who doesn't see how this is more of a ripoff of Uncharted than Tomb Raider is being willfully ignorant. Uncharted games have always been far more plot driven than Tomb Raider, and this game definitely seems to carry that vibe.

It's clearly riding Uncharted's coattails and doesn't look like it brings much new to the genre (which Uncharted undeniably did).

Even if you disagree with the above...guys...EVEN THE FREAKING NAME is a ripoff.
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gaffyh  +   1526d ago
I think it looks alright.
kane_1371  +   1526d ago
you guys should check out the gameplay shots.
it looks like a ps2 game.
Kurt Russell  +   1526d ago
I wonder how they did those titles and how they came up with the design...

Oh wait, here is the tutorial:

Hahaha chumps even copied EVERYTHING.
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DarkTower805  +   1526d ago
I play every game that might be good. Don't let your fanboy goggles get in the way. Uncharted is my favorite series of all time, but to not play another game just because of similar plots is retarded.

That's right, you should feel retarded.
NukaCola  +   1526d ago
I hope Naughty Dog puts this guy in a bar somewhere in the desert so Drake can kick the sh*t out of him for laughs. There is taking inspiration from and then there is putting out a clone that looks like it's made to run on a Game Gear. I mean if your going to go after a big dog like Uncharted, then at least get a game engine that wasn't made in 2002. The Drake-clone has knee pads..lol...is he blowing the Sully-clone on a regular basis or is there some epic skate boarding segment through a pyramid in the game. Unless...now hear me out..This game promotes safety to the youngsters.
starchild  +   1526d ago
The animations look like utter crap compared to Uncharted. Seriously, those are some horrid animations.

But the graphics themselves are pretty good. Whoever said it looks like a PS2 game has no clue about how to judge game graphics. The PS2 couldn't come close to rendering graphics like those.
pangitkqb  +   1526d ago
@ dragonlite

Thanks for assuming I am young and a console-only gamer. ;) Neither of those are true, but hey, you aren't interested actually knowing me, just lumping me into some group that is apparently below you. Thanks!

Tomb Raider - which I played originally on a Sega Saturn cuz I'm older than you think - of course pre-dates Uncharted. It was also plainly part of Uncharted's inspiration.

HOWEVER... Uncharted truly has a flavor all it's own and also clearly draws inspiration from several other titles. Mix em' all together and you have a topnotch game with a unique voice. This "Unearthed" game is clearly formed after the Uncharted voice more than any other. In that sense, Uncharted is the "Original" in this scenario.

Feel free to let me know how terrible I am as a human being ;)
NewMonday  +   1526d ago
give them a brake, this is the first serious try at making an action game in the history of their country.
Controversy  +   1526d ago
@ dragonlite...

Why hate console players? I play PC AND Console. Playing PC doesn't make me better than anyone. Acting like an elitist does make me worse though...so I try to just love my fellow gamers.
firemassacre  +   1526d ago
the few, the proud, the uncharted...NOT
blahblah  +   1526d ago
"I guess people disagree that I like Uncharted and will stick with it?"

now read your comment and try to find where you said you like it.

you said it is the ORIGINAL and best. and it is neither. UC is a ripoff from all adventure games like TR. they just put more story, less exploring and more shooting.

best? nah, it is not. especially UC2 (for me). UC1 ranks really high in my standards, UC2 doesn't come into first 100 games i'd like to replay
Ace_Pheonix  +   1526d ago
Honestly, though thematically it looks just like Uncharted, same font, same gun icons and everything, the screenshots make me think of nothing other than the Syphon Filter games they made for the PSP. Looks like the same engine and game mechanics, oddly.
Wenis  +   1526d ago
Uncharted fans like to believe that Tomb Raider & Indiana Jones doesn't exist. Because suddenly Uncharted wouldn't be so original then.
Electroshocked  +   1526d ago
Look at the first screenshot, it's a real life picture of a desert like place with these characters just pasted on top, lol.
popup  +   1526d ago
and the biggest secret? YOU are the grenade.
HappyGaming  +   1526d ago
lmfao they show a desc with maps and papers and then a picture of people walking in the desert xD Just like the uncharted 3 trailer :P
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1526d ago
Uncharted ORIGINAL? it's just Gears of Tomb Raider
Kurt Russell  +   1526d ago
Everyone seems to be kicking off over the fact this game is an Uncharted clone. That's not really my problem with it... Uncharted is arguably a clone on Tomb Raider in a lot of sense. It took a hell of a lot of winning elements from Tomb Raider and improved/bettered them no end creating a game that became its own.

My problem with this game however is that it brings absolutely nothing new to the table. It will be a shoddy weak exploration adventure game that tarnishes what is one of the best genres to come into its own this generation. I don't want to play a shit ton of FPS shooters, I like to sit down and be immersed in a great storyline.

Trying to get me to fork out £40 on a game that's simply being made to make money on a genres success is shameful... A lot of companies would at least have the decency to hide this, this one doesn't. It wants your pocket and nothing else and is one of my biggest issues since gaming became a mainstream activity.

Nerd rant over.
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Cheeseknight28  +   1526d ago

You play EVERY game that might be good, every single one, and Uncharted is your favorite series? That might just be the most laughable thing I've read all day.

Every single game that might be good... and an adventure game with passable shooting mechanics and refining what other games did for years is apparently the best you've ever played. Naughty Dog saw a genre that needed a new series and filled it, that's it. It might be the best of it's kind, but it's kind doesn't give it much competition.
JellyJelly  +   1525d ago
To be fair, Tomb Raider is the original. Not downplaying Uncharteds greatness in any way but calling it "the ORIGINAL" is a bit of a stretch.
x5exotic  +   1525d ago
lol @Uncharted being original ...and best :P

as for this game it is sh*t indeed
pixelsword  +   1525d ago
Some facts here:

1. Gears of war is a rip-off of kill.switch with armor from Warhammer.

2. Tomb Raider is a rip-off of Pitfall.

Many games have something that came before; the difference is the degree of theft and this is what that article is about, as both Gears and Tomb Raider (and Uncharted) are different enough from it's predecessors to stand out as Unearthed is a clone.

If you can't understand that, then no rational person can help you.
captain-obvious  +   1526d ago
lol they even have a really really close name to uncharted
talk about shameless rip-off

and the hell is unearthed anyways

just looked at the developer an stuff
its a new Arabic developer from the looks of things
im all in for Arabic games studios making games but this it not the way to do it
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Ravenor  +   1526d ago
Find me a studio from that neck of the woods that doesn't shamelessly rip western games off.
ElementX  +   1526d ago
"and the hell is unearthed anyways "

Um...... unearthed means to uncover as in dig up out of the ground....
Legion  +   1526d ago
"and the hell is unearthed anyways"

un·earth (n-ûrth)
tr.v. un·earthed, un·earth·ing, un·earths
1. To bring up out of the earth; dig up.
2. To bring to public notice; uncover.

Duh. School much? Capt.Obvious? More like Private Ignorant.

So Uncharted and Unearthed are close because they both have "un" in their titles? Or is it the "ed" at the end?

"im all in for Arabic games studios making games but this it not the way to do it"

So what is the way to do it? Really... Naughty Dog gets a go because they took elements of past games and created a Tomb Rader-ish, Indiana Jones-ish game and yet when this company attempts to creep into the market then we have to hate on it because it some how offends those Uncharted fanboys?

Get real.
Ravens20  +   1526d ago
LMAO it even has uncharted font. I've never seen such a knock off of a game, not even quantum theory
marinelife9  +   1526d ago
Is this some kind of chinese knockoff?
jony_dols  +   1526d ago
Worse. It's an Arabic studio knocking it off!


sasuke99  +   1526d ago
the worst and most awful ripoff ever!
x5exotic  +   1525d ago
*cough* dante's inferno :P
MrAwesome  +   1526d ago
"Inspired by the travels of one of the most famous explorers"

Even they admit it's a an Uncharted rip-off
JellyJelly  +   1525d ago
I think they mean Doctor Livingstone...
BlmThug  +   1525d ago
They Mean Ibn Battuta, Google It. He Was A Arabic Explorer And One Of The Greatest Ever. He Travelled More Than 75,000 Miles From 1304-1369
pixelsword  +   1525d ago
They meant me.

showtimefolks  +   1526d ago
i won't hat on the game because its like uncharted
there were indiana jones and tomb raider games before uncharted all ND did was improve on the ideas with perfection. now those tome raider games or indiana jones games were never as highly regarded uncharted series.

so if there is a game like uncharted and its actually good i will defiantly give it a shot it just can't be a knock off otherwise it won't be received by the media or fans it has to have its own punch in a way

so stop hating the game from just the trailer which didn't show anything at all

we as gamers should give a game a fair chance before writing it off after watching the reveal trailer
subtenko  +   1526d ago
WTF is this SH**! Seriously, everytime the ps3 gets an exclusive there's a developer (probably paid by M$) to make a game similar to it so they can have something similar.

i.e. infamous, then prototype came out >_>

now this, wtf... "THIS IS AN OUT-..RAGGGGE!" - Orlock
FlintGREY  +   1526d ago
Weren't Infamous and Prototype announced around the same time? And I thought Prototype was released first....
NoBias  +   1526d ago
What has MS cloned from Sony exclusive wise?
Legion  +   1526d ago
What... you mean like. Gears and Resistance, Halo and Killzone?
adamant715  +   1526d ago

Erm..Gears was released before Resistance, and Halo was around before Killzone was even made.
thedisagreefairy  +   1525d ago

infamous was released first. hell sucker punch even pushed their release date up.
Muffin_Top  +   1525d ago
@adamant715 I think that's his point.
LastDance  +   1526d ago
its obviously a small studio with low budget leave em alone.
Muffin_Top  +   1525d ago
Yeah Leave Brittani alone!
sourav93  +   1525d ago
This is the actual gameplay of the game that I found on youtube which was on the related videos. The title and the commentary is in arabic so I've got no idea what the guy's saying. But people who are fearing about another uncharted copy, you've got nothing to worry about. But props to the devs, as their first game, not a bad job.

Gameplay commentay footage:
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1526d ago
LOL. "Ibn Battuta" is funny to say.

This game has horrible animations LOL.

This guy is drake's mentally challenged cousin, thats why hes wearing knee pads.
captain-obvious  +   1526d ago
well im sure he is not happy about it lol
HeavenlySnipes  +   1526d ago
lol those devs are hilarious
I_find_it_funny  +   1526d ago
last screen, the dude on the right is ready to fire a rocket launcher at the two lol
Klaykid123  +   1526d ago
Don't forget Drake Nathe with his sparkly AK-47
Tr10wn  +   1526d ago
Uncharted pretty much copy Tomb Raider and they did a better job doing it, but this game cloning Uncharted? lol they are doing a terrible job.
Peaceful_Jelly  +   1526d ago
Drake and Lara are treasure hunters and there's where the similarities end. It is obvious you haven't played Uncharted so let me tell you how it plays.

Uncharted is a combination of Gears of War (shooting mechanic), Prince of Persia (platforming) and Indiana Jones (story and characters, it borrows 0% from Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider is pure exploration and generic action while Uncharted is all about story-telling and massive action set-pieces. And if you watch the new Tomb Raider Reboot trailer it is obvious that Crystal Dynamics is trying to copy that too.
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Tr10wn  +   1526d ago
So its obvious that i haven't played uncharted?

Well excuse my opinion of thinking that Uncharted is a man theme Tomb Raider FYI i have played both uncharted 1 & 2 and tomb raider i won't be playing the third one because i sold my PS3 but hopefully my friend will let me play it on his PS3.

But back to the topic i didn't said nothing bad about uncharted in fact that's one of the games that keep me from selling my PS3 for a long time (since MGS4)

everyone i know who have played uncharted said the same thing Uncharted is a man theme Tomb Raider and that's the truth, yes they are difference games one a is third person shooter and the other is a puzzle game but that doesn't change the fact that uncharted tried to make a better tomb raider with a man instead of a girl and they succeeded and crystal dynamics are failing trying to clone what uncharted have done in the past, hopefully the new tomb raider will be better and will compete with uncharted.
MysticStrummer  +   1526d ago
Tomb Raider and Uncharted aren't very much alike at all, beyond the basic goal of treasure hunting. I wish Uncharted would copy Tomb Raider though. I mean the early Tomb Raiders, 1-4, not the crap known as The Tomb Raider Trilogy.
spectyre  +   1526d ago
Well I guess Tomb Raider is just a female theme Pitfall.
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BlackKnight  +   1526d ago
How the hell is Uncharted platforming like Prince of Persia? You can't run along walls or wall kick.

Uncharted is VERY similar to Tomb raider. The only difference was uncharted adopted gears of war's shooting/cover mechanics.

Stop acting like Uncharted didn't take alot of ideas. It did. I still own BOTH uncharted's and think they are excellent games. But as far as originality, it is lacking. Tomb Raider always had Lara digging into her past and how her father was an explorer and such. Her mother too was another story.

There is all sorts of story in the Lara games. Just because Uncharted has great graphics and solid gameplay doesn't mean it somehow didn't take ALOT from Tomb Raider.

What is worse, Tomb Raider isn't that original either, Indiana Jones goes back even further and the WHOLE GENRE of the fortune hunter and family and world travels and epic stories and super natural stuff is NOTHING original when it comes to Uncharted.

Fanboys are ridiculous.
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Biggest  +   1526d ago
I swear there is something wrong with you people. We are here talking about how similar a game looks to another game, and in some of your strange brains you see it as a chance to try and de-value Uncharted. The game we are discussing here is not inspired by Uncharted. It is the equivalent of a bootleg knock off made in China. We aren't talking about a borrowed story idea or related treasure hunting background. You can find Kevin Bacon in Uncharted (or any other game) if you try hard enough. What we have here is a game with Dathan Nrake and Bevin Kacon trying to find treasure with Caura Lroft. Blatant copying.

Edit: That being said; I like the look of the environment. The character model, animation, and physics engine need a LOT of help.
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Legion  +   1526d ago

Are you trying to say now that the next Tomb Raider is trying to copy Uncharted? Really?

Why is everyone having a hissy fit about this game coming out? For all we know it might be a PSN/XBLA title in work?

As for it being a clone? From looking at the video it has more in common with Tomb Raider then Uncharted. Just replace the main character with a female character and you would not see too much difference. Obviously Saudi is not going to give their main lead to a female character though.

The animation needs a lot of work as does the collision and modeling. But if it is still in early work then hope that this develpoer can get things fixed.

Calling it an Uncharted clone is just fanboyish.
radphil  +   1526d ago

How about the fact that so far it looks like it offers nothing new to the table of the adventure genre.

Plus good god at the ignorance going around just on this article. I know it's N4G, but man you have the people thinking Uncharted is original, then you have the people thinking that this is copying off of Tomb Raider, just because they believe it's the idea behind all exploration genre.

Plus apparently people forgot the term GENRE. That's why games are SIMILAR IN THAT FASHION.

Of course Uncharted got inspiration from Tomb Raider. That doesn't mean EVERYTHING that it does is similar to Tomb Raider, otherwise you'd see people complain more about games like Hexen and Marathon being unoriginal from Doom.
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DoomeDx  +   1526d ago
lol that Skorpion has the size of an assault rifle, instead of an SMG
adamant715  +   1526d ago
lol the texture on the gun in the last picture is embarrassing.
insomnium2  +   1526d ago
Ahahahahahahahaaaah!.......... .Seriously.......Ahahahahahahah aa!

I just know people are going to say I'm butthurt cause my darling Uncharted got ripped of and they are going to pretend like this game is not a blatant ripoff but JUST LOOK AT IT!

For crying out loud ahahahaahhaaahha!
JellyJelly  +   1525d ago
Lol at woman wearing religous veil. It's bad enough they have to wear it outside of games. Why apply it digitally?
Cecker  +   1526d ago
this screens are also in the link :)
Sneak-Out  +   1526d ago
fluffydelusions  +   1526d ago
It's like the dollar store knock off version of Uncharted.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1526d ago
Wow, Well you'll always have followers...I guess.
Fishy Fingers  +   1526d ago
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?
Max_Dissatisfaction  +   1526d ago
Then consider Tomb Raider flattered
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Eamon  +   1526d ago
That was rude? I've played both and I can say Uncharted didn't outright copy Tomb Raider but it was very similar to it.
BlackKnight  +   1526d ago

What are you, friends with Sony/NaughtDog?

You can't say that Uncharted does many things differently than Tomb Raider. The biggest difference is the shooting/cover mechanics. The story, family pasts, close friends, betrayals, fortune hunting, platforming, globe trotting, super natural, etc.

I have owned almost every tomb raider game and own both Uncharted games (beat both on crushing) and think they are great games. But to claim Uncharted isn't really similar is a HUGE stretch. There is more similar than what is not similar.

Also your outburst makes you look ridiculous.
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Newtype  +   1526d ago
Is that chick supposed to be Elena?
Cecker  +   1526d ago
you mean the one with headscarf... yes :D
Oldman100  +   1526d ago
The ak47 looks like it's edible

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fluffydelusions  +   1526d ago
Looks like he went to the club with it and it's all glittery.
Tetsuryu  +   1526d ago
Yeah, that's a poor use of a normal map.
Ravenor  +   1526d ago
The wood looks like molded dookie, lolz.
X_GAMER_X  +   1526d ago
And uncharted is so original?
Soooo what has been done in uncharted that has not been done in previews games before it?AKA TR?
Treasure hunting? Done before.
Takes place in middle east? Done before.
What,the male character?

I can agree with the name, its sound alot like uncharted.
These are independent developers and the game is gonna be on PSN and XBLA, Show some support and respect.

How would you feel if it was you'r work?
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Fishy Fingers  +   1526d ago
I dont really see anyone being disrespectful at all. Yes Uncharted doesnt really command credit for its originality, but this is pretty clearly 'heavily inspired' by Uncharted.

Dont be so touchy.
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X_GAMER_X  +   1526d ago
Well tell me fishy, How is this inspired by uncharted beside the name?

character design?? A male character with jeans? is that original to you?
charcter involvement ? Like it was never been done before? TR and POP
level design, gameplay mechanics?? Two words: Tomb raider.
romantic involvement? Done many many times in many many games. If I recall one, Prince of Persia.
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Fishy Fingers  +   1526d ago
Really? Judging by the screens, character design, character involvement (lead/mentor/romantic involvement), level design, gameplay machanics. Hell even the trailer is similar to one from Uncharted, showing objects layed out over a map/table.

Admitting the HEAVY similarities isnt being disrespectful or whatever.

Edit: Your clearly taking this to seriously, if you cant see the Uncharted in this game then no level of explination from me is going to help.
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Klaykid123  +   1526d ago
I don't know, maybe the GUY main character with a young woman and older sidekick. Along with the AK-47 being the primary weapon with baddies following his footsteps. It is completely a knock-off.
coldfoot  +   1526d ago
Dude, they even copied the FONT from uncharted...
Biggest  +   1526d ago
Um, shut up? It's a blatant copy. It is what it is.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1526d ago
Uncharted isn't original
and no other game this gen is either. The reason it is so acclaimed is because it is the BEST action platformer, and does everything its trying to do really well.

Devs have to acknowledge that there are too many games out to try and be 100% original, there is going to be a game somewhere that did something you are trying to do. You just have to do it better.

With that being said, this is a blatant knockoff. they aren't trying to make an action platformer similar in gameplay to UC, they are ripping it off completely.

EDIT: Seriously gamer? You can't see any similarity? The main character accompanied by a older guy and a girl, the guy exploring the desert, etc.. Gosh just admit, its a damn clone.

Just like quantum theory
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X_GAMER_X  +   1526d ago
I think I have been playing to many games in my life. All of theme is copying the other one :D
So its a trend now.
But to say Uncharted is original is faaaar from the truth. I remember playing a game on Sega many years ago.I can not remember its name. The guy was also an explorer and had jeans pants :D
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khamvongsa09  +   1526d ago
Lol.. What's so important about jean pants? xD
Honest_gamer  +   1526d ago
@ Heavenly Snipes
No original games this gen? Seams like ur forgetting about little big planet, I would say mod nation racers but thats just a racing version of little big planet
Other slightly original games are just of the top of my head Dead space, assassins creed, mirrors edge, gears of war
nycredude  +   1526d ago

Difference is you don't remember that game or the name where as I doubt people will forget the Uncharted Series in the future.

You keep harping on the fact that uncharted is not original but so fucking what? No one is saying it is original but its one of the best games around period.
TheTwelve  +   1526d ago
NOTHING is original. In any game/genre/movie/book. Every script has been done before.

What makes Uncharted special, however, is the masterful blending of genres at a level of quality never seen before.

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ad4mb  +   1526d ago
I thought lbp was original :)
ddkshah  +   1526d ago
I am getting really tired of these playstation exclusive knockoffs. First was that Disney game that is copying littlebigplanet, and now this. All I will hear now is xbot fans saying how we lost exclusives and that those games are better than the ps3 original (which is blatantly false btw.) U don't see any xbox exclusives getting copied like this. How about a dev. Making a game called NEON that is a pure ripoff of halo with diff. Artwork then how would xbots feel about that?
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1526d ago
Well, how about you name a couple of things that Halo does that Unreal tournament doesn't. :-)
Space Marines? Done before.
Fighting Aliens? Done before.
Space theme? Done before.
Does this sound familiar to you buddy? :-)
A disagree from who...:-D
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HellzAssassin  +   1526d ago
Unreal Tournament!!!!! <3 I love you for putting that link there. UT2k is still one of my most favourite FPS's ever and I still play it :D
UT3 was kind of a disappointment to me though. Than again, I haven't been with the modding community as I was with 2k4, so.... I should go check on that :P

UT is the king of Deathmatch FPS's... I want a new one now!
ChickeyCantor  +   1526d ago
Fun fact is the whole thing that is uncharted is based on something else.

HAWP explains it pretty well:


If you guys laugh at this "knock-off"...how about you laugh at the whole cast ;).
[spoilers though...somewhat]
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X_GAMER_X  +   1526d ago
lol. bubble up bro
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1526d ago
No, uncharted isnt exactly original. But YES, this game is imitating the uncharted series particularly.

Gears isnt exactly original either, big guys shooting monsters. But guess what, Quantum theory was clearly very influenced by gears in particular. Just like this game is influenced by uncharted in particular.

Almost no games are original today, but many have a individual overall feel, and this is going for the uncharted feel. Even how the character talks to himself is just like in uncharted. Uncharted didnt invent talking to yourself, but its clear that this game is trying to do as much like uncharted as possible.
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insomnium2  +   1525d ago
I agree 100%. Now if only people like x gamer x would take their head out of their you know where and read this.

It seems that everyone is trying to copy the success of PS3 games this gen. First it was GOW and now it's Uncharted.
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frostypants  +   1526d ago
Uncharted, when it was released, had the best cover system of any game to that point (even Gears) and combined it with climbing mechanics. So yes, it brought something to the table that had not been done.
Ser  +   1526d ago
If you don't see the blatant similarities between this game and Uncharted, you need to take another look at the situation.

In my honest opinion, Uncharted did Tomb Raider better than Tomb Raider. If "Unearthed" (lol) can outdo Uncharted, I'll gladly pick it up.

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Ravenor  +   1526d ago
Wow, dude nothing about this even looks good. It's pretty hideous in all area's, why support that kinda crap? Because they are independent? lol, that's funny I buy games because they are fun and nothing about that game looks fun.

Oh, if that was my game I wouldn't release screens of it that look that bad. I can critique anything, I would expect my work to be treated the same. Especially with the doodoo texture work on display.
CaptainMarvelQ8  +   1526d ago
hey guys,just to let you know
this is a game being developed by a Saudi developer called Sophomore,i know what you're all thinking,but being an Arabian myself i think this is a first step for a better,broader involvement of Arabs in game development

this is also a gameplay video
to say the least,it looks crap,but as i said; it's a first step
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SpartanQ8  +   1526d ago
والله خوش لعبه :) بس اب تنزل على الاكس بوكس لايف؟؟
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X_GAMER_X  +   1526d ago
Hala yal habib. Yes, it will :)
Thrillhouse  +   1526d ago
I'm going to buy it just to support the developer.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1526d ago

@below - then find one that's not a piece of trash, ripping off other peoples games is not cool.
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Thrillhouse  +   1526d ago
Because the video game development scene in Saudi Arabia doesn't seem to be too big, so I want to support them.
eldeladi  +   1526d ago
Nice to hear that Saudia is not just producing oil and dates
I wish them the best.
nycredude  +   1526d ago
This shit will bomb like hell if they price it as a full game. Hell I wouldn't buy it for $30.
Klaykid123  +   1526d ago
Lol. Look at how he shoots the gun, he shoots down and the gun is straight.
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SpartanQ8  +   1526d ago
الياي ويستاهلون اخوان السعوديينE3الله يوفقهم انشاالله وانشوفهم بال
crematory  +   1526d ago
i'm arab and i'm ashamed of what i saw here
habibbalkul  +   1526d ago
You don't represent the arabic nation.
Ravenor  +   1526d ago
Yeah, BLATANT copies are something to support. /s

Sure Uncharted may borrow some from Tomb Raider, and a little from Indiana Jones etc etc. I just don't see how anyone can defend something that has blatantly stolen so much. As someone pointed out that trailer was also incredibly similar to uncharted's, and even something small like the font they couldn't even diverge a little.

I'm all for games coming from all parts of the globe, but not like this. This is something bad, this shouldn't be allowed.
Kon  +   1526d ago
Speak english man
MoDyDo  +   1526d ago
Yea I wish them the best, this is good as a start and we might see more in the near future
آمين يا رب العالمين
yaz288  +   1525d ago
.. أتمنى لهم التوفيق .. هذي أول لعبة عربية فماعندي مشكلة بالي قاعدين يعملوه .. بشتري اللعبة على طول.. أتمنى فقط انها تكون سوليد وقتها

I have played the game few month back ..

and it was really broken .. I hope that was just an early build ..

there is to many harsh comment here ,guys take it easy .. this is there first game after all
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SpartanQ8  +   1525d ago
Inshallah betshoof ele beserk
and yes for the first developing this is good and they need to focus on animation and some glitches
wish them the good look and hope we can see more Arabic developers inshallah
delpiero89  +   1525d ago
قواك الله .. وردك من بين هالجهال و المتعصبين فرحني
و عقبال الجزء الثاني للمطورين اخواننا السعوديين
tunaks1  +   1526d ago
A game copying another?

What?!? this surely has never have happened before.
femshep  +   1526d ago
Interesting love Uncharted love Tomb Raider and this looks interesting

people are hating to hate at this point
striped94  +   1526d ago
are you kidding me, the game looks absolutely AWFUL. look at this gameplay that some guy up there posted.

femshep  +   1526d ago
XD aw man i need to play that now just to die laughing
habibbalkul  +   1526d ago
You all need to shut your mouth up and open your brain. You should wait to release date and copmare it with anything else around.
scotchmouth  +   1526d ago
I typically type with my mouth closed.
Ravenor  +   1526d ago
Derrr, the trailer is crap and derivative of Uncharted's, the character models are incredibly derivative of Uncharted's, the gun models are awful, the animation is awful, AND it's a copy paste job of Uncharted.

This is blatant, don't give them a pass because they are from where you live. I didn't buy Full Auto, even though it was developed right here in Toronto. At that time the Xbox 360 was starving for games too.

Also games with a small budget, you're going to find a lot of those assets are final. That's how bad it looks, sorry.
habibbalkul  +   1525d ago
I met the developer himself and asked him about the copy/paste situation from Uncharted and he said that they're not copying from it & every one will see when the game hits the PSN store and every other Platform.
omi25p  +   1526d ago
isnt uncharted just a good copy of tomb raider?
Elyxir-pSx  +   1526d ago
Try playing uncharted, then answer your own question.
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omi25p  +   1526d ago
I have both uncharteds.

I said a good copy, Both tomb raider and uncharted are very similar. Uncharted is a copy of tomb raider But naughty dog are a good developer so they made a better game.

my psn account name is on my profile page if you dont believe me.
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Elyxir-pSx  +   1526d ago
@ omi25p
Can you give me a list of the things that are "very similar" in Tomb Raider and Uncharted? I can only think of one.
SonyNGP  +   1526d ago
Best of luck to my Saudi bros :)
Wolf873  +   1526d ago
Wow, people are judging it before it is even out. Sure it looks like Uncharted, very much so, but that alone is not reason to bash something which you haven't even played. It seems like an Indie game, might be priced at no more than $20, it shouldn't be though. They can't expect it do well at any higher price point than that.

Uncharted wasn't exactly original either, its execution was excellent though. I love Uncharted, but that's no reason to be so harsh on these guys. Although, it looks like it could use some work to compete with current gen games. Evenso, it's good to see a game from a different culture.

Just be open minded for once.
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CoLD FiRE  +   1526d ago
Finally, someone who makes sense. As far as I understand it's an indie title and it's made by amatures so people need to cut them some slack. Let's all remember how 3D games started (They didn't start with Uncharted-level graphics. They were even worse than this game.) And only if any of the haters knew what goes into developing 3D games... It's really not easy when you're new to making games. Most indie devs usually start by making 2D games.

As these guys are new to this industry and are making their first title a 3D game and with their own engine I would say they did a pretty decent job. The game might not be of quality and may even be total crap compared to most other western and Japanese games at least it's a start and in the right direction.
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MoDyDo  +   1526d ago
You guys deserve bub+, well said :)
Wolf873  +   1526d ago
Thank you my friends, and to you too, bubbles :).
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MoDyDo  +   1526d ago
^ ^ you're welcome
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Tuxedoassassin  +   1526d ago
I don´t know, but Arab copies of Western entertaiment are so bad, that there are good. (Just for example Turkish Rambo and
Star Wars)
I know this will suck, but hey, I just have to play it because it´s "extra".
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Achtung  +   1526d ago
But uncharted is a copy of tomb raider... so...
TheBatman_Fanatic  +   1526d ago
But Tomb Raider is a copy of Indiana Jones ... so...
Achtung  +   1526d ago
and Indiana Jones is a copy of an over exaggerated adventurous archaeologist... so...

If you don't catch my drift, then you're lost dude...
Mr-Dude  +   1526d ago
I;m all in for development in the Arab ''scene'' and i support it. But this i have to play to believe it

But the Xbox fans will have a taste of Uncharted this way
BIGBOSS08  +   1526d ago
seriously, people bringing up the topic of tomb raider and other games just shut your asses up. i can literally see the jealousy through my screen. unhcharted is king now so get over it.
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TheBatman_Fanatic  +   1526d ago
Well said! Uncharted is what that garbage of a game called Tomb Raider should've been! That's why Tomb Raider got a reboot, so Tomb Raider can attempt at keeping up with Uncharted lol
Killzone3___  +   1526d ago
all shut up ! fighting for stupid things ...

it looks good for an arabic developers.. but it's still sucks... they need to improve everything in it to look normal ...

i prefer playing this game from 1998 : Heart Of Darkness

watching the video brings me amazing and sad memories T_T

uncharted is a story telling , tomb raider is supposed to be a survivel game , well that's what i think after playing them ...

Oh i forget to say that im arabic and it looks sucks but just like what i said , it's good for arabic developers , it's a first step if they get money they will go to next level so i advice people to support it but it's still sucks ..
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SweatyFlorida  +   1526d ago
This is about as much as you can copy from another game without being considered copywright infringement/plagiarism

Well, at least 360 owners will be able to play something as close to as Uncharted (concept wise) as you can possibly get :) Hopefully some dev rip's off Halo so we PS3 guys can finally get a taste of what we're missing ;p
tigertron  +   1526d ago
The guy runs like Faith in the Mirror's Edge third person mode.

I'll stick to Uncharted, thanks.
ExitToExisT  +   1526d ago
is this a joke!?

I mean i can understand if they steal the concept , most studios do that (WW2 games for example) but 'Unearthed' title is very similar to uncharted , to logo is almost the same as Uncharted logo and the main character is similar to drake!
Jack-Dangerously  +   1526d ago
*in cheesy 90's toy commercial voice* If you LOOOOVE Nathan Drake then you'll really, and I mean REALLY LOOOVE 'Unearthed: Tail of The Ibn Batbluhbluh'! I mean WOAAAAHHH!

*clears throat* Anyway, lol, I have no problem with this since I'm sure we all know it probably doesn't stand a chance of dethroning Naught Dog.
PS360PCROCKS  +   1526d ago
This is for PS2 right? ;)
rexbolt  +   1526d ago
ewwwww this game suck slook at hes legs when he walks lololol!
ElementX  +   1526d ago
Proofread much?
rexbolt  +   1526d ago
u must of priordered this game is y ur upset at my comment well hope u enjoy ur trash
CobraKai  +   1526d ago
I love the idea. It's like Uncharted is the big budget studio movie, and Unearthed is the cheap SyFy channel knock-off. Those knock-offs tend to be horrible but still.

BTW can the main character look any more West Hollywood?
Treyb3yond  +   1526d ago
Are they serious???
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