Mario Galaxy just ripping off Insomniac's games

The charming Brits over at Kikizo sat down with Insomniac's Ryan Schneider the other day. Asked him a bunch of questions about Ratchet & Clank, and it sounds like Insomniac are rightly proud of their franchise. Also proud of R&C on the PS3, which I must say is looking pretty darn good. They're also proud of their originality as a company, though, and proud that it's influenced...Miyamoto and Super Mario Galaxy.

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cooke154493d ago

Then i guess insomniac copied nintendo in making a 3d platformer :|

felman874493d ago

Nintendo wasn't the first company to make a 3-D platformer

VirusE4493d ago

True but nintendo was the first to make a good 3d platformer.

MK_Red4493d ago

If anything, Mario Galaxy is ripping off Psychonauts. Many elements of new Mario are straight The Milkman level and other parts of that masterpiece.

felman874493d ago

Going Commando came out before psychonauts.

MK_Red4493d ago

You've got a point there :)
But I'm still sad about Psychonaut's ultimate fate. Ratchet games have sold millions and new Mario Galaxy and Ratech & Clank TOD will suerly sell millions but the game that truly deserved the sales simply flopped.

apoc064492d ago

@ mk_red: change deserved to 'needed', and i agree 100%. if mario galaxy or R&C flop, there sill still be another sequel. look at the sonic games. psychonauts needed to be a hit in order to establish itself as a franchise.

Foliage4493d ago

That's the problem with flamebait titles. They skew the whole article. (I'm aware it is a Kotaku title)

Many games out there take ideas from other games. I think the term "ripping off" is quite extreme. You can almost make a case for almost any game ripping off any other game developed before it.

If you think Miyamoto is some holy being that sits excluded from the world in some closet... I feel sorry for you.

The quote wasn't as malicious as some have interpreted it. This is just another case of someone trying to make sensational news where there is none.

Kotaku is slowly becoming another one of those sites. First it was the Nintendo fan club invasion, and now provoking flame wars.

MikeGdaGod4493d ago

the title is way worst than what was actually said

Maddens Raiders4493d ago (Edited 4493d ago )

has nothing to do with any new (((Mr Gay))) in Rise of Man then I'm cool.

Mu5afir4492d ago

Dude, Resistance game was awesome.

Prismo_Fillusion4493d ago

Bubbles for Foliage and cooke, minus bubble for MK_Red.

From the article/insomniac:
"One that we're even extremely flattered by is Super Mario Galaxy, with their spherical worlds; we did spherical worlds in Going Commando, and Up Your Arsenal. It would be amazing to think that Miyamoto-san thought that was so cool that he wanted to incorporate it into Mario Galaxy. Granted, he's doing it in a different way, but it's still a spherical world, so it's flattering to see those sorts of things."

How is that saying that Mario is ripping anything off or that Miyamoto is a hack? Awful title, but the article isn't bad itself I suppose.

fopums4493d ago (Edited 4493d ago )

you can do what you want, but I wouldnt dock a bubble for MK's post, there wasnt really anything overtly negative about it, you simply hit disagree and reply to his comment.

he didnt really "attack" mario or miyamoto either. personaly I only dock bubbles for blatantly stupid fanboy comments.

I understand what you saying, thats what the system is for too "shut a user up" and thats up to every user too decide who should talk more or less.

cheers :D

Prismo_Fillusion4493d ago

I don't really disagree with you.

However, I generally give and take bubbles based on if I want to continue to hear someone's opinion. I don't want to hear MK_Red's anti-nintendo jargon just as much as I don't want to hear TheMART's anti-ps3 jargon (right system?) or some ps3fanboy's anti-halo jargon. I realize that he didn't say anything too awful in this post, but I think he has too many bubbles for someone so close minded.

Blah. I know I sound like I have a stick up my arse haha. Ah well.

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