Neoseeker : News : Darksiders 2 "derogatory", "frustrating" Zelda comparisons angers developer
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nasty nappa Jul 25, 12
yeah there all hack and slash games i guess but at the same time there all uniqe
i mean theres been tons of games that are like that but they all have there own features
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Zombie_Barioth Jul 25, 12
Yea I can see how this can get annoying but at the same time its to be expected that when a game essentially sets the standards for a genre other games are going to get compared to it like it or not. But I think its a bit much to get mad because you think every single part of your game is completely unique and original and shouldn't be compared to anything else.
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LloydToS Jul 25, 12
quote Zombie_Barioth
Yea I can see how this can get annoying but at the same time its to be expected that when a game essentially sets the standards for a genre other games are going to get compared to it like it or not. But I think its a bit much to get mad because you think every single part of your game is completely unique and original and shouldn't be compared to anything else.
It is important though, if your game gets a certain reputation then people that don't know much about games but do buy them in store might have wrong impressions beforehand and might neglect a purchase. Other than that, I can understand if you put so much work into a game with your team you might not want to be compared to a certain game series if that's not what the game is about like he points out himself.
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Zombie_Barioth Jul 25, 12
I'm not saying he shouldn't complain or be upset about it just that it shouldn't be a big surprise, at least for games that are similar. Of course he should be upset he'd be crazy not to be if after all their hard work people wrote it off as a shoddy Zelda wanna be.
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Mystic Aurora Jul 25, 12
Here's a tip; drop the silly "omg darkness" theme suitable for teenagers and us Zelda folk (who are pushing 30) may take your game seriously.
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Night Surgeon Jul 25, 12
quote Mystic Aurora
Here's a tip; drop the silly "omg darkness" theme suitable for teenagers and us Zelda folk (who are pushing 30) may take your game seriously.
Or, you know, play it anyways and realize how fun it is despite the theme.
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Mystic Aurora Jul 25, 12
"Dark" themed games typically have poor storytelling and voice work. And why would I go through the trouble of buying another system just to play a game that's little more than borrowed Zelda concepts with a "cool, edgy" skin on top? There's nothing in that experience for me.

That's exactly what the case was with Star Fox Adventures. It had awesome graphics, fur effects, lighting, etc, but ultimately fell flat in gameplay; the same fate of all other Zelda wanna-bes: puzzles that are ass-easy, characters that have little to no personality, and a game world that doesn't inspire exploration.

That said, there are certain Zeldas that are an insult to the series. Twilight Princess being one of them. Majora's Mask has had one of the darkest stories in Zelda, and yet still managed a strong, vibrant palette and varying locales without tons of "omg black".

There's nothing interesting about the screens I see in Darksiders.
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Exevier Jul 26, 12
Mystic Aurora You clearly haven't played Darksiders. And Twilight Princess is an insult to the Zelda series? Please.
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JacqueseVonRIP Jul 26, 12
Zak Islam? Isn't he from Playstation Lifestyle?

Anyway, spot on with the God of War comments. I cannot stand people who compare any action game to GoW. It's annoying as Hell.
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Mystic Aurora Jul 26, 12
quote Exevier
Mystic Aurora You clearly haven't played Darksiders. And Twilight Princess is an insult to the Zelda series? Please.
Yes, it is. It was merely a rehash of Ocarina of Time, from its vast, empty Hyrule Field to the story progression (which OoT borrowed from ALttP) to the shoddy design (dungeon items hardly useful outside of their respective dungeon) to the "realistic" graphics.

Twilight Princess did almost everything wrong as far as Zelda is concerned with one exception: Midna was a great character and _made_ the game. Without her, it would've fallen flat on its face.
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SomeGuy Jul 26, 12
Mystic Aurora, you do realize that your comments on Darksiders are in the same boat (and frankly, just as laughable) as the people who refused to play Wind Waker because if the way it looked, right?
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wheres_my_phone Jul 26, 12
I love TP. OOT and Lttp are great too, but TP expands upon them and is a far superior game in almost every way. Given how huge the world is in TP, you can't expect it to be full of goodies at every turn.. It would be unnatural for it to be like that. I explored the over world a lot and thought that there was more than enough treasure to find. The empty feel of it is how it's supposed to feel.
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wheres_my_phone Jul 26, 12
I've never played Dark Siders. It looks a lot like many games already out. Though if it's similar to Zelda in some way, it makes me wanna try it
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Mystic Aurora Jul 26, 12
quote SomeGuy
Mystic Aurora, you do realize that your comments on Darksiders are in the same boat (and frankly, just as laughable) as the people who refused to play Wind Waker because if the way it looked, right?
Some people are picky about theme. I don't dig the "four horsemen, darkness, death, omg black" theme. It could be done in toddler scribbles or cel-shading and I still wouldn't like it. The theme just plain doesn't interest me.

You're wrongfully conflating theme and graphics. Graphics are merely how the theme is communicated.
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