DSOGaming writes: "Well, let's be honest here. The first game that came on our minds while watching Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's pre-alpha gameplay walkthrough was Assassin's Creed. Monolith's title looked too similar to Ubisoft's series, and it appears that we weren't the only ones getting those AC vibes from this new LOTR game."
Drama for your and my mama. The games do look very similar.
Even if it is using those assets, lots of game developers share assets. Not a big deal in my opinion as long as they're credited for it.
The 8 minute gameplay video screamed Assassin's Creed in terms of climbing and parkour right down to the animation. There was even one of those ropes across two buildings that looked identical to the ones in Assassin's Creed lol. It still had some originality in other aspects though. It'll be unfortunate if the game gets delayed because of this as it looks really good. Hopefully a formal apology is issued due to the lack of acknowledgement and permission?
some animation's did look straight from AC but I suppose a lot will be changed before release
So much more hyped for this then the next AC, although I still need to give BF a try
Let's be fair to the guy, when you go read all of his Tweets he doesn't actually have a problem with his coding being used, and seemed genuinely enthusiastic about the game itself. But he did mention that if AC code is in the game it'd be nice to get a mention in the credits :D