Several interesting tidbits of information have come out of this year's ChinaJoy event over the last few days - Nintendo shared more details about its plans to launch Switch in the region, and a brand new Rabbids game was revealed amongst other things - but this little story is absolutely bonkers.
One of the games revealed at the event was Genshin Impact, an adventure title from miHoYo that looks very similar in style to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You can see it for yourself in the trailer below (skip to around the 37-second mark).
If you're super passionate about Nintendo and the Zelda franchise, we can understand being a little miffed at just how much inspiration has been taken here, but we wouldn't expect someone to smash up their console over it.
Except, that's exactly what did happen. As reported by Daniel Ahmad on Twitter (thanks, Push Square) one fan was seemingly so upset that Sony would promote such a game that he smashed up his PS4 in protest. The protests went further, too, with other Zelda owners holding up their copies of the game or their Switch console with their middle fingers in the air, pointing them at the stage where Genshin Impact was being shown. Wowzers.
It all seems a little over the top to us and we can't help but feel for the innocent PS4 that has now been sent to gaming heaven, but here we are. Happy gaming, folks!
[source twitter.com, via pushsquare.com]
It’s hard to deny this games inspiration.
I personally am really interested in this game (sadly I sold my ps4 recently) and I can see the similarities but I don't really care. But that's my opinion.
Dang you could donated that PS4 to someone else. Seems like a waste of money imo
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I think it looks cool and the core gameplay looks totally different from BOTW. I don’t see how people could be upset over sharing some similar environments when we all draw inspiration from the same Earth.
Looks similar, but to be fair all games look similar to other games.
God in the old days there were millions of clone games
Who cares if it is inspired by BOTW, almost any action adventure game can be linked (no pun intended) to some type of Zelda game. Like how any RPG can be linked to Dragon Quest. I am just glad this guy slammed his ps4 cause now I know about this incredible looking game!
I was gonna try n make some wise comment, but this is just plain weird.
Another nut job who makes us proud to own a Switch... No wonder why "Nintendo fanboy" isn't seen as a compliment.
@ryancraddock You missed the opportunity to mention the nickname "Waifu of the Wild" from PushSquare
Honestly, it's the color palette that reeaallyy pushes the Zelda vibes. If they just ran a filter over the environment, or made everything more vivid, it would look a little more unique. CLEARLY there's a lot more going on in the game mechanics to keep this from being a straight Zelda-clone. Enough to draw heavy comparison, but not enough to be a full rip off. Games have been drawing on Zelda for inspiration since the NES days. It's nothing to smash a working console over.
(unless it was already broken... then kudos for the publicity stunt, I guess?)
The only thing that's similar to Breath of the Wild is the Artstyle. The Gameplay looks very different.
And even if this Game was a complete Breath of the Wild Clone that's no reason to destroy a Console. Seriously, grow up.
@Rhaoulos Haha, didn't want to take the PS guys' credit for that one!
Sorry but this games looks better than BOTW and improved upon it. No framerate issues, better combat and even ability to play as a waifu.
BOTW was far from the masterpiece people claim it is, it lacked diversity in monsters compared to past games. The Divine Beasts were lacking as dungeons by allowing champion's abilities inside unlike the shrines who doesn't allow em and speaking of shrines tons of em were the same.
Also having half of the Korok being useless since only half the seeds are needed to max out the inventory space and the leftover are unused and collecting em all just give you a bigger seed that obviously looks like a big pile of Korok poo.
That's what happens when you don't teach your children that things cost money.
I'm sorry, but I'll take ten BotW Clones, I don't care what platform they are on.
That;s a bit of an overreaction...
I think Yonder the Cloud Catcher Chronicles also have SAME BOTW vibes but in Different way.
Watched the game. I could see how it was inspired by Breath visually and Skyward by its contrasting use of pastels and darks in some of the backgrounds. But other then that, the combat, the happy-go-lucky and very chatty protag and the character models are inspired by anime type characters. Looks fun enough.
To paraphrase Andrea from WGG:
I envy someone who's life is so perfect and carefree that this is what sends them over the edge.
Granted, it's a different country, but if you look at everything happening in the news and choose this as your protest...you have a serious priority problem.
This game could immediately have better combat by ditching the horrible degradable weapons.
He's got either serious anger issues or a lot of money to throw away a perfectly good console so easily.
I don’t really care about inspiration but this looks like they actually stole assets from BOTW. The grass, trees and spit roast looks too similar.
@sanderev sarcasm? One cannot be sure these days.
A BotW-like game with anime waifus sounds like exactly the kind of game I'd love to play. Smashing a console you already bought in protest? A bit extreme...sigh.
It clearly is a shameful rip off but the response is incredibly excessive. I do think Nintendo should sue the developer. This isn't just "copying" this clearly is identical to the point of theft.
I did the same thing to my switch when Mario tennis aces came out. I guess I just really love Wimbledon.
@sanderev, and the point of that comment was? Just because you're a Nintendo fan doesn't mean you can't like other consoles.
Don't tell him about Gods and Monsters. . .
Also, I kinda hope Genshin Impact comes to Switch. . .
Oh please people. Just be happy that other consoles gets a game like BOTW as well. You all got some copies as well don't forget about those! A true gamer will also be happy for the other console. A true gamer will have all consoles because you love each game and you will get the best one on your choice. If xbox one is better you go for that is the Switch port better you go for that. A true gamer owns all. Nuff said. lol don't be butthurt it's a joke
This looked really cool, I'm actually impressed. Yet at the same time, feels uncomfortable with the similarity with BotW, down to the design of the monsters. It's a shame, as this looks very polished. They could do more to make it less obvious, the talent is there... I'm just not sure what are they thinking.
I wish BOTW ran that well.
it looks nothing like BOTW so the dude just lost a PS4
What a waste of a PS4. I would just give it to somebody if I was that pissed, but I would never be that pissed over a video game.
How dare many of those mobile apps I keep seeing rip-off Zelda and other popular games, I shall smash my mobile device in protest! A̶l̶s̶o̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶i̶s̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶e̶x̶c̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶u̶p̶g̶r̶a̶d̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶ ̶n̶e̶w̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶m̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶p̶o̶w̶e̶r̶f̶u̶l̶ ̶m̶o̶b̶i̶l̶e̶ ̶d̶e̶v̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶t̶h̶i̶n̶g̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶t̶e̶s̶t̶,̶ ̶h̶o̶n̶e̶s̶t̶!̶ ̶
So it looks like BOTW..... So what? It's inspired by, not a ripoff.
It actually looks fun, and I have put it in my watchlist.... Cool.
This is what happens when you shelter your citizens for 4 decades from a culture that has moved on with out them. We had our idiots smashing hardware over fanboy behavior last gen. We've had console wars and coat tail riding 3rd parties for ages. If these guys are pissed over an art style so much I can't wait to see them react over that one Ubisoft game that has done the same thing.
In the end this game is different, using many older approaches to design while melding it with Zelda botw art design. Nintendo honestly has no ownership over that style. That would be like saying no other game could look like wind waker. Now it does get dangerously close to botw design in a few areas, but welcome to China. Over all it's a hack and slash title with what looks like a character swapping system and dungeon puzzle solving that note abandoned in favor of their physics puzzles. Which is honestly is appealing to me because the lack of restriction in much of botw was frustrating. Not to mention the crappy over world activities.
To bad it's a China title.
I'll smah mine too... This is not inspired by BotW, this is a rip-off.
Wow! They weren’t even subtle were they? Gameplay looks more standard action RPG than BOTW though.
Not just the PS4. I also feel sorry for the parents
The game looks great tho
If he really wanted to get back at Sony, smashing his PS4 isn’t the way to go. Sony already got his money. Turning it in to a used game store is actually a better idea, since it would be sold again with no profits to Sony and prevent the sale of a new PS4.
That aside, this game does appear to be a shameless ripoff of BoTW, but why people are taking this so personally is beyond me. Just don’t play it.
That guy was incredibly stupid, and talk about an overreaction. Who cares if the game is inspired by BOTW? Many games are inspired by other games. Yooka-Laylee inspired by Banjo-Kazooie. Session inspired by Skate. There’s nothing really wrong with being inspired by a game. As for the game. It looks really cool. It may not be as good as BOTW, but it could be a great game. People are seriously taking this too seriously in my opinion.
Game looks cool but watching the trailer makes me just want to start up BOTW again
That game is definitely a BOTW rip-off in many ways, but it's not worth smashing expensive electronics over.
Don't have an issue with this game existing, but the fact it looks like they ripped assets right out of Breath of the Wild means that Nintendo might have an issue with it. Those outdoor and stonework floors look just a little too like the original.
I think the game looks fun. Seems like people would want to play this game rather than smash their PS4!
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
I wish the game had more of a visual identity of its own, as, otherwise, it seems like an impressive effort from a Chinese developer.
For all we know, the Developer gave him a PS4 to smash up to draw attention to the game / trailer. Very cheap & effective marketing if you ask me!
I Almost did the same thing to my White PS4 Slim when i heard Sony locking Fortnite account for different consoles. 😅
I was pissed off to hear that despite i didn't play Fortnite.
But, thanks goodness... I have changed my mind.
Right now i'm happy with my White PS4 Slim for playing my Holy Trinity (Dragon Quest Builders 2 + The Sims 4 + Portal Knights) 😘
Well.... My PS4 Slim is still my secondary machine to complement / enhance what games that not available on Switch or have better version on PS4.
I’d take influence from Breath of the Wild too. It’s a great game.
I think that many Chinese Nintendo fans are aware of their copycat companies. They also want creative products from their home companies more than a cheap copycat.
I'm going to smash my GameCube now. How could Nintendo steal Sony's dual analog sticks?!!!!!!
Kidding aside, there are lots of dumb fanboys in the world. That's one of them. The game looks freaking amazing though.
This ... looks pretty good actually. It's the first PS4 game in over a year that actually caught my interest.
Don't give Konami ideas about "Smashing"
Soon, Konami will release their weird games called Smash Smash Revolution for PS4. 🤣🤣🤣
I question the mentality of people nowadays, there's far too many idiots getting worked up over things that are just meaningless.
If Nintendo finds that there's far too many similarities, then that's them to decide, it's not worth smashing a PS4 because of it.
That poor PS4 deserved better.
This is a huge rip off of a game...but destroying a PS4 is too far. Let the poor sales ruin the company
What an idiot. These are the people who are responsible for giving bad names to real fans (be it Nintendo, sony or whatever). Of course, there are some border line similarities, but even the trailer has enough differences to warrant a single game.
Too bad it is not planned for the switch, i would he interested in it. But currently I'm avoiding my ps4 unless it's a must have title for me.
@graysoncharles For pointing out an aesthetic rip off? 🙄
It looks very similar to Breath of the Wild. I might prefer playing this over Link's Awakening.
I don't play Fortnite, remember ? 😅
I have fixed my post above.
Sony will always try to destroy japanese videogames even if they have to push cheap american rip off like Playstation all stars batle or cheap chinese rip off like this game. And they mainly use their playstation profits to fund their american big budget AAA without any creative game design work. Everytime you buy a Sony product you're funding the death of the japanese industry and their unique japanese vision of videogames to put game design creativity as the main appeal of their games instead of big budget graphics and standardized gameplay that play all the same.
@Anti-Matter Do you mean Smash Smash Festival?
Smashing a PS4 over a game is pointless. Just don’t buy it.
@sanderev a self proclaimed “true nintendo fan” is always not a “true nintendo fan”.
Did this guy work on BoTW? His reaction seems ridiculous and lacking of any kind of perspective
@JamesJose7 Ofcourse sarcasm. Or to be completely honest, a joke. Which is rare these days, people making a joke on the internet.
Even though I am a true Nintendo fan. (Owned every Nintendo system since the GameCube, and every handheld excluding the GameBoy Pocket) I also am a Sony and MS fan. (XBOX 360, XBOX ONE S, PS3, PS4 Slim)
I wonder how anyone on the internet is able to tell if this was actually a working PS4 or if he just bought a broken one for a few RMBs on taobao... It looks like some kind of flash mob, because there were too many people involved. Chances are high, he just bought a broken PS4 for this purpose!
And anyone denying that this looks like BotW didn't watch the video. There are sprites, enemies, and movement patterns plus combat similarities (freezing enemies in this way, stoping the game for half a second for critical hits etc.). I'm nor judging it and actually would love to play it.
WOW, I'm really interested by the game.
It runs really good, 60fps 1080p and the game is more nervous too.
I really like what I see but I'm sure it's not going to be better than BOTW.
Whatever, it's on my wishlist now ! Thanx NL !
PS : nobody was upset that BOTW took inspiration on Assassin's Creed, Witcher or Skyrim... so why being upset with Genshin Impact ?
Genshin Impact is the next game from Mihoyo which created Honkai Impact 3rd on mobile which is a unique and awesome game.
Just because the grass and rock kinda looks like BOTW doesn't mean it's a rip off.
It doesn't even play like BOTW.... It's an MMO.
@PCkid Maybe because they don't play the same at all. There are much more gameplay mechanics in BOTW than in any other open world AAA because the creative work of BOTW development was put in game design ideas, not into big budget graphics and standardized gameplay.
I mean... I'd play it, lol!
Looks like a decent game. I will DUST off my PS4 as a sign of protest!
Lets be honest and objective here.... it looks better than BOTW ... at least it has cities, towns and bosses.
As much as I loved the masterpiece that’s was BOTW, it was a bit weak with those.
This game is in my radar now.
@sanderev same 💪
By that point, why not just sell or donate the console to hospitals?
You get the satisfaction of not owning the console and somebody else that wants it gets one.
damn and it was a ps4 pro
This seems like that Chinese splatoon knock off for Mobile that was brought to light last year.
It’s a ripoff. End of story.
That is shameless
it looks like they cribbed the environmental assets straight from BOTW, but the gameplay is totally different looking. having a hissy fit over it seems pretty dumb though
There is a video offscreen with a lot of gameplay and I swear, this game is becoming one of my most anticipated game for 2019/2020.
The game is really good based on what I see.
Imagine being this petty.
I mean, sure, the game seems to be pretty inspired by Breath of the Wild, but since when has this been a bad thing?? This just essentially gives non-Switch owners a chance to, sort of, play a different Breath of the Wild.. and even then it's not like it's a straight 1-on-1 copy.
Really don't know why people are so pissed off about this, but hey, whatever.
That's really stupid.
If you actually watched the full trailer it barely resembles Zelda at all. Maybe if you squint hard enough Hyrule might look vaguely reminiscent of the overworld, but this game is much more Action RPG oriented than BotW ever was
If anything this guy smashing his PS4 makes me even more interested in this game. It honestly looks good.
Also @sanderev. If that's honestly your reaction to this I'd hesitate to call you a 'true' Nintendo fan.
LOL. Yawn. Yeah.
It looks like a much cleaner, stable, and dare I say it more fun version of BOTW if I'm being honest lol. I should keep an eye out for this
Should have smashed Mario maker and Mario maker 2 since there rip-offs of little big planet
Breath of the Wild: Anime Girl Edition
@Rhaoulos hard to be a fanboy when Nintendo hasn't sold anything in that region for over a decade.
Looks like BOTW mixed with MUA3 type gameplay. Looks like fun to me.
Ok gamers, this isn't epic. The game, not the guy
Looks like FF in BOTW's outfits. Shameless stuff but its not surprising that something so successful should inspire copies
well it ain't zelda.
Well, he's f***ing stupid.
@BlueBlur101 It's sarcasm. Because I know, in every Playstation lives the dream of a Nintendo SNES CD console. Wikipedia.
Back in my day if you smashed a playstation you were hailed as a hero!
The things people are willing to do just to get 15 seconds of fame on the internet never ceases to amaze me. This was a premeditated stunt that cost him his PS4 and in my opinion makes him look extremely childish and mentally unstable.
I wonder if he'll try to burn down Nintendo HQ when he finds out an even more closer clone is now in development... 🤔
I heard weapons don't break down in this game, so they already got my support. Does seem like a clone, but if Nintendo doesn't have a problem with it, why should I? I'll give it a try
You can see it's pure BOTW lol
I really like the look of this, will keep an eye out for it:)
I watched the trailer, and that is totally BOTW with different character skins lol.
But, it's not unexpected from China. That's what Chinese companies do. They steal the hard earned results from other companies, and call it their own. A lot of times, they even take the exact art assets and use it.
It's not right. Not by a long shot, but it's not unexpected to see a Chinese company doing it. Sadly, the only way to combat these practices is to not buy their products, but they know you will buy it... so, they keep doing it.
Loved stuff like that back in the day. And even found this video from 2006:
Good times, good times.
Imagine being in China and thinking blatant ripoff games are anything but completely the norm.
Funny smashing up a 300$ ps4 console.
anyways l rather to play that game instead of boring botw, but l don't own that whatever anime game is called.
truth is idc
haters back off from my comment here
It is funny how similar the graphics look like BOTW. If it would come out in the US, I would buy it because it may be a good game even though how similar it looks. Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King on Switch looks very similar to ALTTP and is a good game, so I like it.
Buttercup got the attention he craved.
Have they been sued yet? That’s actually as bad as watching vanilla ice arguing that he didn’t copy Under Pressure when writing Ice Ice Baby.
@Mgene15 lol.... just because they are both maker tools/games? Little Big Planet isn’t the first maker game.
If we go that way Mario Maker copied itself out of Mario Paint.
rip off? we acting like botw did anything unique now?
Better start smashing lots of games and systems, because the Zelda series laid the groundwork for a lot companies since the NES’ early days. Even if you dislike the Legend of Zelda, you can’t get around it. Just some games are just more obvious than others.
I would too, because here's this $300 home console he just bought for Zelda, and now Sony is about to get a similar game! I mean it's not like he bought a handheld since clearly the 3DS is the handheld of Nintendo (fanboys and Nintendo themselves say that, meaning Switch Lite is just a home console that can't connect to a television- strange as that sounds), but no, he just got a home console and another home console can now play a similar game. That'd anger me to the core as well
Eh, really just the beginning with the regular bokoblins and jelly enemies seems like a copy. If they weren’t there, then I wouldnt think it copies much.
Lol looks like they used the same game engine... Anyway the core is different, and it looks uninspired to me, just a bad copy. Cannot be less interested in this game, but breaking the ps4 is a little too much 😂 He could have sold it or something imho
I’m not going to smash my PS4 or anything, but as rip-offs go, that’s pretty bloody blatant.
The game itself seems to already have better combat than botw so there's that. And despite the world looking interesting, I'm having a hard time believing it won't be a huge empty world like botw was especially with it being a mobile game too. Either way I'm keeping my eye on it. Poor PS4.
Looks sweet, totally dig it. Therefore as a proper Ninty fan if I must ask "when is it coming to Switch?"
Whoa, whoa...chill Chinese fans. This isn't the first time Sony has copied Nintendo, and it won't be the last.
There is no more effective form of protest than buying something and smashing it. Companies care SOOOOOOOO much that you gave them money in order to smash their product.
Gave me a chuckle, so he did the right thing.
I’d love it! Why couldn’t you give it to me?!
Smashing a PS4 is a really weird way to show protest, but okay. I don't know why this game looking inspired by Breath of the Wild is a bad thing, but maybe that's because A) I love BotW and B) I live in the US. Game looks neat, hadn't heard of it before this dude smashed a $200 console in protest, but if I find it for a good price, maybe I'll get it.
That's funny, seeing as the first LoZ pretty much ripped off Hyglide.
“Inspired” that’s putting it mildly.
The game looks pretty cool. I'll probably pick it up.
Nah, it's just a small event of a big fuzz, a really entertaining one, but my english is too poor and am too lazy to tell you everything (I'm a chinese btw)
...and this is why everyone blames video games whenever there's a mass shooting.
@Severian or the console was dead anyway and it was a dramatic send off
The video from 2:55 to 3:00 lol
In some parts it looks like BoTW, in other parts it looks nothing like it.
It does look like a good game but I doubt it's as good as BoTW.
As for the PS4 smashing thing, he would have been better of trading it in for more Switch games, unless it was some kind of orchestrated stunt.
Looks better than Zelda in my opinion but the internet can’t handle different opinions so disregard
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Wow, he was serious - that's a PS4 pro!
miHoYo is a great name that translates well in American slang at least.
First, glad to hear that it only takes an open world, cel-shaded visuals and action battle systems to define a BotW clone. Especially since animesque action adventures/JRPGs/MMORPGs really haven't featured these components for decades prior.
Second, it certainly takes a FAN to get miffed rather than pleased at the sight of how much influence the work you like has on the industry. It starts with clones, it ends with [sub]genres. How many PS1s were destroyed by Nintendo fans in the wake of Crash Team Racing, I wonder?
Trash Cream Racing is an excellent game that is now on the Switch. Not to mention Giana Sisters, Brawlhalla, etc.. It doesn't seem like Nintendo has too much of a problem with clones of their games as long as they don't use Nintendo characters.
I never heard of this game until this story started getting around. I will be watching this game, it looks fun.
If a game looks fun, I'll try it. I couldn't care less if people consider it a knock-off. That is fine by me whatever you think.
Looks great! Maybe some more big monsters roaming the open world like BotWs Hinox or Dragons Dogma enemies. Also, the AoE combat stuff looks fantastic. Wonder what the open world will be like, needs more towns than just 2 tbh. Waiting for a review but very interested! Unintended effect of such a silly protest...
It is no doubt as plain as day that some areas of this game are practically cloned fron Breath of the Wild, but is only small areas, for what i saw in that trailer the vast majority of this game is nowhere near to what is in Breath of the Wild so i think those haters are going to far with their protests... Personally i am very interested in this game and will buy it if it comes to the west.
(By the way that girl hosting the trailer reminded me a lot of Kisuna Ai so i guess that too was technically a copied inspiration?)
@TAndvig it's a Chinese developer. Chinese don't believe in intellectual property which is why they copy everything.
Perhaps Nintendo could stop the game from being sold in countries that recognize IP rights, but that's still a long shot.
@kkslider5552000 lol that is the real surprise! But honestly I don't think they realize or care that almost everything is a rip-off. No concept of intellectual property in China. And having been out console gaming for the past 30 years, they don't even have a reference point.
@PharoneTheGnome I hear what you are saying, but the combat is revamped, the graphics look wayyy better/polished, and is more BOTW a bad thing?
"...many noted the game was inspired by BOTW."
Inspired by. Right. So a kid who plagiarizes his school term paper and changes a few words can claim to have been "inspired" by the source he plagiarized from.
Just...WOW. I'm a Nintendo fan myself but this is just too much.
@konbinilife That might be the case but these products still have to adhere to the policies and laws under the nations that provides the markeds they will sell on.
You can always tell how bad a game will be by how long the logos sit for... followed by a narrator. It will probably suck despite looking good.
Just like that Chinese Team Fortress 2 clone.
@nhSnork Eh....did you seriously not see the resemblence in enemy designs? Like the mogoblings and especially the copy paste chu chus?
Zelda was great so I don't really mind something that looks similar as long as the gameplay isn't identical. What bothers me is that those characters are copied from Japanese anime/games/manga. I know everyone does it, but, it's rather boring after it being so common. It shouldn't be that hard to come up with original looking characters.
@TAndvig it's not like the originals never gave me a deja vu - goblin-like creatures and slimes have been staples of several big genres for decades as well. Perhaps I'd raise my eyebrow higher at the sight of an octorok (or whatchamacallit) lookalike. But at the end of the day, it's Nintendo's lawyers who get paid for policing the degree of resemblance in such cases. I don't.
@nhSnork Sure, you have general type of monsters. But I've never seen a slime monster look identical to a chu chu. That is where the issue is. Like the slimes from Dragon Quest, if they suddenly made them look like chu chu then...yeah...they would be in big trouble for very good reasons.
@TAndvig DQ slimes do stand out, much courtesy of Toriyama's style permeating all DQ designs. But chu chus themselves frankly don't look all too unique to me, let alone uniquely Zeldaesque (albeit I'm probably not qualified to estimate this yet). Even their eyes can bring World of Goo to mind - and I doubt it was even intentional. There seems to be a finite number of ways to design a slime lest it should already become something more complex than a slime.
I've looked up more info on the game and if anything, its inspirations may look more conspicuous in the realm of UI, especially inventory menus. But again, what Nintendo thinks about the similarities may be a different story. And given the level of publicity for the game, including PlayStation folks' willingness to get involved, I wouldn't be surprised if their opinion had been actually asked behind the curtains, way prior to the event.
This is gold. BotW is amazing (and among my favorite games ever) but it's not "one-of-its-kind". The most unique aspects of BotW are the iconic visuals (which is why this game got so much flak after the trailer) and a couple of other mechanics (I'd say climbing everything you see is the most unique of the bunch, but even that is not the first of its kind). The combat is, in my eyes, a combat system that rips off Horizon Zero Dawn plus the weapon degrading system.
This game is maybe inspired by BotW but it's not a rip-off. Rip-offs are the garbage that directly say "Hey, I'm a crappy alternative to this game, buy me!". The gameplay (you know, thr thing that matters the most) is vastly different from BotW, resembling something like the Musou games or hell, other hack-n-slashes that rely on combos. The style is more anime-like.
BotW is absolutely amazing, but worthy of breaking your console when you see a "rip-off"? Are you out of your mind? Imagine if Uncharted fans see that garbage called "Unearthed" (yes, seriously), an obvious rip-off, just plain destroy their PC. You should visit a therapist, you're endangering people all around you in the condition you're in. You might hit a guy because he's drinking Pepsi instead of Coke.
Oh yes, god forbid anyone emulate a game that came out NEARLY 2 AND A HALF YEARS AGO! But if only BotW is allowed to be like BotW, maybe it's time for other games to be like past Zelda games. You know, the GOOD ones. Yeah, I just said that. #sorrynotsorry
I've gotten so wrapped up in politics that sometimes I forget how pissed off people can get over video games.
Call me cynical, but I think this was just a stunt for attention. It was probably a broken PS4 and he thought, I could I get my 15 minutes of fame?
Yes, break your PS4 Pro, that'll learn them
ALL I WANT IS THE NEW BREATH OF THE WILD 2 PLS PLS PLS I NEEED TO PLAYYYYYYY (hopefully im not the only one that feels like this.)
Crazy people. By the way, the game doesn't look that bad.
If Sony is promoting this game, they are really shameless...
This guy needs to get laid and soon
Why complaint when you can play a similar BOTW on a mobile platform for free.
I'll take that any day.
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