Clones you played before the "real" thing?

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#1 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36333 posts) -

Simple question, but what clones of a game series did you play before playing the real thing?

For me, before I played Tomb Raider, I played the PC versions of the first two Harry Potter games.

There's puzzles, there's platforming, the first game had tank controls (the second game approves the controls though by adding mouse support and strafing), and it's in a behind the character third person view.

The real thing I would later play would be Tomb Raider: Legend on the GameCube.

When the series would get rid of the tank controls that would hinder the experience for a lot of people, including me as instead of a PS1 (where TR was most popular at the time), I had an N64 and most 3D platformer games on the platform (Mario 64, Rayman 2, Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, DK 64) would have full analog control. Damn shame it took them until almost the end of the next gen to do it.

What about you?

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#2 Posted by DaVillain- (36901 posts) -

For me, I think the only thing comes to mind would be Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire PC before playing the N64 years ago. It's the only game I can think of.

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#3 Posted by Heirren (1445 posts) -

I was playing many games on pc, sony playstation, and xbox. Later on i bought a Nintendo console and Sega console. It was at this point i realized all the good ideas come from Nintendo and Sega.

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#4 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (7115 posts) -

Dark Alliance 1 + 2. Then I played a demo briefly for either Diablo 1 or 2 some years later and played a little Diablo 3 a couple years back.

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#5 Posted by with_teeth26 (9547 posts) -

struggling to think of anything

Splintercell before MGS?

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#6 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36333 posts) -
@with_teeth26 said:

struggling to think of anything

Splintercell before MGS?

Touche. That was the same thing with me. Don't know why I didn't think of it.

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#7 Posted by Arkhalipso (2346 posts) -

Rogue Trip before Twisted Metal. Can't think of anything else.

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#8 Edited by MclarenMaster18 (1558 posts) -

For me what I remember during my childhood, I've played Speed Punks a.k.a Speed Freaks on PS1 which is a Mario Kart clone.

In my opinion Speed Punks is a bland & boring kart racer plus I don't like it anymore. Also I think Mario Kart 64 and Diddy Kong Racing are both much better than that!.

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#9 Posted by enzyme36 (4215 posts) -

I played that final fantasy imposter before the real deal Phantasy Star.

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#10 Posted by Ant_17 (12535 posts) -

I guess Time Splitters before Goldeneye 64

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#11 Posted by Archangel3371 (28120 posts) -

I can’t really think of any to be honest.

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#12 Posted by Subspecies (556 posts) -

Duck Hunt before I went duck hunting with my dad.

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#13 Edited by KBFloYd (21845 posts) -

just recently. i played paladins and loved it on switch. so then decided to finally buy overwatch on PC.

umm... i like paladins better. graphics are worse but i find the gameplay much more enjoyable.

mostly because im "good" at paladins. but "meh" at overwatch.

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#14 Posted by Litchie (24025 posts) -

Thought about this really hard and couldn't come up with anything.. There should be something.. Hmmm..

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#15 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31188 posts) -

Played Torchlight and Titan Quest before playing Diablo.

Played Diablo III but that was nothing to write home about.

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#16 Posted by SecretPolice (35327 posts) -

@Litchie said:

Thought about this really hard and couldn't come up with anything.. There should be something.. Hmmm..

Seconded. lol

I'm sure I've played clones but not before playing the real thing. If so I have yet to think of one.

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#17 Posted by Bluestars (164 posts) -

Far cry primal before HZD

Identical games but one has metal prehistoric creatures

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#18 Posted by pyro1245 (5051 posts) -

Fallout before Wasteland