Let's talk about how much of a DeBlob ripoff this is.

#1 Edited by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

When describing DeBlob to people, I have always likened it to a Tony Hawk game where you bring color back to a city. Naturally I was suprised to see Shaun White Skateboarding yesterday.
 
Personally, I don't mind seeing the exact same idea implemented into the game - it seems like they did quite a good job with it - but I hated how they seemed to pass it off as great new innovative idea when, apart from the custom rails, the painting of the city is a carbon copy of 2008's deBlob.
 

  I think that if you use another game's concept so similarly, at least aknowledge the source.

#2 Posted by ryanwho (12012 posts) -

Powerpuff Girls had an episode about bringing color back to a city. Pleasantville was a movie about bringing color into town. I love how a gamer will latch onto an idea from a game because its the first time he's seen it and ignore that it was done prior to the game then call anything that does it afterwords a "game x ripoff". No. Okay. De Blob is the first time you saw anything like this, it wasn't the first time anyone did this. And the Shaun White thing is by all accounts a completely different game in its execution.

#3 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

 Well duh, ryanwho, thank you for the mindblowing observation that there have been stories revolving around color brought back to a black and white scenery before.

DeBlob features a city made monochrome and dull by menacing forces, and a hero who liberates it by freely moving through parts of the city and fulfilling quests of dexterity, dynamically repainting and redesigning the city, transforming buildings and billboards wherever he goes.

Yes, this was the first time I saw anything like this, thankyouverymuch. And I see the exact same thing now in a new game of a genre DeBlob was always closest to.

And as I said: I like that they have done that. I might even get the game, it looks very good. I was simply questioning their method: Trying to pass off the colourful dynamic athletic liberator of the opressed monochrome open-world city as a new and exciting concept.

 

#4 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2510 posts) -

o Fable 2 DLC 
o Saboteur 
o Prince Of Persia (2008) 
 
 I bet there are plenty more.

#5 Posted by JackiJinx (3255 posts) -

So, just because one game did something similar to a new one, that means the new one isn't allowed to do it. What?

#6 Edited by Detrian (1134 posts) -

How many people even know or care about your shitty example of something that has been done before (and has been done even before it anyway)?

#7 Posted by Gamer_152 (14281 posts) -

I did think passingly of De Blob while they demoed the game but I think this is very far from a carbon copy of De Blob. As has been posted above the concept of returning colour to a dull world was by no means invented by that game.

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#8 Posted by Endogene (5183 posts) -

Pretty straight up yeah. Some odd mix of a classic Tony Hawk game and that, looks fun though.  
 
@Gamer_152 said:

"

I did think passingly of De Blob while they demoed the game but I think this is very far from a carbon copy of De Blob. As has been posted above the concept of returning colour to a dull world was by no means invented by that game.

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You jump on stuff and it changes back to its original state, that is pretty much de Blob. Those other games mentioned above are nothing like that. Oh well so long as the game it fun. 
#9 Edited by wrathofconn (1483 posts) -
@JackiJinx said:

" So, just because one game did something similar to a new one, that means the new one isn't allowed to do it. What? "

Sounds like you didn't really get exactly what he was saying.

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