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Dan Mumford Nov 20, 12
But they are different, saying they are the same is like saying a Ferrari and a Mini are the same because they both have wheels and an engine...
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ChiroVette Nov 20, 12
quote Dan Mumford
But they are different, saying they are the same is like saying a Ferrari and a Mini are the same because they both have wheels and an engine...
I completely agree. It's like saying all platformers are the same or all FPS's are the same because they share a certain commonality in motifs and gameplay similarities, but this is why they are part of the same genre and NOT the same series.

All FPS's have guns, boards, are in first person, and have similar mechanics. But they are not clones of the FIRST FPS. I am amazed that just because GTA epitomized the genre in the PS2 generation, that every game that comes out like that is a "GTA knockoff."

There are similarities only in that they are games where you play a criminal, you drive and steal vehicles, and have missions and a radar. But anyone who can't see that SR games are completely different than GTA might as well call every FPS a DOOM knockoff. Credit Rockstar for inventing and refining the genre, just as you credit Apogee/Id for doing the same for FPS's, Tetris for doing the same for puzzles, and Nintendo for doing the same with platformers, both in the arcade in on the console.

I don't get the strange allegiance and bizarre righteous indignation with regard to categorically inetricably marrying every sandbox crime game to GTA anymore than I would understand inexorably binding every modern Japanese RPG to Final Fanasy.
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