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Submitted by Pozzle 1071d ago | opinion piece

7 of the Most Blatant Rip-Offs in Videogame History

Dorkly writes: "Hi everybody! Sophie Prell won’t be joining us today. Instead, allow me to introduce myself in her stead. I am Sofia Bell, video game journalist, humor writer, and just plain good-lookin’ gal on the Internet. My lawyer has advised me to state that, for the record, I have never heard of Sophie Prell, and any similarities between my own writing and hers are purely coincidental. That disclaimer firmly – and totally legally! – out of the way, I thought I’d bring with my introduction a present. Dear Dorkly, I give you seven of the most blatant video game rip-offs of all time!" (Dante's Inferno, Final Combat, PC, PS3, Saints Row, The Great Giana Sisters, Wii, Xbox 360)

Titanz  +   1072d ago
That was pretty vulgar
The author must've been upset.
acemonkey  +   1072d ago
lol saints row number 1.....fanboys are going to have fun with this topic
TenSteps  +   1071d ago
Well it's true, the original Saints Row was for the most part a GTA clone.

I mean yeah it wasn't as serious as GTA4 and had moments that were just pure win the design choices for the most part were rather safe. Being mostly guys in suits or regular clothing.

SR2 is where it started accepting the ridiculousness and The Third outwardly embraces it. I mean look at the differences in style of the gangs you face.

From 2 suits and a bunch of punks, to a voodoo dealing suit a samurai and a tattooed up hulk of a man in a monster truck to a Luchadore, Twin 20th century Pimps, and Hackers that can fight in a Tron like world.

tl;dr
Volition was playing safe and experimenting the integration of silly with each iteration. The first being the safest, a clone of a successful franchise until it became it's own unique blend.
Trainz  +   1071d ago
May I join the ninesteps family?
TenSteps  +   1071d ago
When they allow you in the forums
RoyaleWC  +   1071d ago
I thought surely Gameloft would have all 7 of them.
JohnApocalypse  +   1071d ago
Kasumi Ninja!
mastershredder  +   1071d ago
I'd say just about everything created by Gameloft on iOS.

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