You haven't seen the 'I am Alive' trailer?
Why not? It's great! Here's the link... watch it before we continue.
So are you ready to hear inspirations? Well Ubisoft isn't a company to shy away from creating very imaginative but very... how should I put it.... Copy cat ideas. This is by no means a bad thign, and they also come up with their fair share share of unique original introductions into the gaming industrys (BG&E)
Prince of Persia demonstrates this, with an ICO like buddy, an Okami like aim (and aesthetic) and battles that should feel predominantly like Boss Battles... Shadow of the Colossus anyone? Again... not a bad thign at all.
Check my comments below if you think I sound down on PoP, I am but, let's not go into that here.
Moving on, 'I am Alive' seems to take a far more inspiration from cinema, specifically because we've only seen a cinematised trailer. But what do you guys notice?
Yeh huh, 'Day after Tomorrow', 'I am Legend' etc. Good spots
But the actual trailer is superbly directed, giving us some great hints at the games mechanics, or objectives. Water seems to be in short supply, and the city is in ruins, and it's still something people are adjusting to, having occurred less than a week earlier.
And the lack of Water thing has been done in movies too. I can't rememebr which... anyone care to remind me? Once again a great idea, fresh to games, and fresh to this scenario; a destroyed city (fresh in both cinema and games).
But here is was gives me real faith in this game (specifically because it's an awesome movie) is the game's trailer clearly references a superb movie, with best intentions. And to be honest, it has less effect than the movie does, but then it would be unfair to suggest a teaser ever could ahve more effect than a movie.
I am about to give you a clip, of the opening scene of Children of Men. It's about 2 minutes long, but you can skip to about 1:00 and you won't miss it.
Now compare this scene on the street, to the one in the trailer.
Here's the link.
Nigh on plagiarism! They both have long unedited shots (a huge technical feat on the movies side) that follow and then circle the respective protagonist, as they place a coffee cup on a power box, and the camera pans round as their is an explosion.
Share your references below.
EDIT: I changed a lot of things that could be interpretted as negative. Because I am not negative abotu this. I did leave plagiarism in, but I meant it light heardtedly, I am VERY impressed with this game.
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