Zelda Fans Protest, Smash PS4 Over Very Similar Chinese Game Genshin Impact!

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#1 Edited by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -

Zelda Fans Protest, Smash PS4 Over Very Similar Chinese Game

Open-world game Genshin Impact has been described as an anime Breath of the Wild. Some Zelda fans in China are not happy about it. At all.

The Chinese-developed RPG’s first gameplay footage was shown recently at the China Joy gaming expo.

At China Joy, Zelda fans took photos of themselves holding their Switch consoles running Breath of the Wild flipping off the Genshin Impact display at the Sony booth. They’re upset that Sony would release such a similar-looking game.

“Despite this, we noted it was the most popular game at Sony China Joy booth with very long lines,” ZhugeEX tells Kotaku.

Still, as Hachima reports, one guy even destroyed his PS4 in protest.

https://kotaku.com/zelda-fans-protest-smash-ps4-over-very-similar-chinese-1836963210

I say, good on Sony. Since MS isn't in gaming to compete with games we have Sony and Nintendo to duke it out.

If Nintendo making a great game can inspire similar content on Sony's platform I say that's a win win.

lol at anyone getting mad at a competitor making a similar game to their rivals and acting as if it's a bad thing. Forza, MS's only AAA franchise this gen, wouldn't exist if it wasn't for copying Sonys Gran Turismo.

The game isn't even a straight up rip it's got multiple characters with different abilities

This goes back to the roots of what it means to have a competitor in gaming.

Game coming spring 2020.

Love it or hate it?

It may also be on PC not sure if the release would be the same as PS4. or not None the less, Day 1 for me.

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#2 Posted by Ant_17 (12729 posts) -

Sheep mad over a game on a different platform...wow.

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#3 Posted by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -

Damn so many games coming 2020, Final Fantasy VII remake also in March also at the beginning of the year. Then TLOU 2 will probably be April or May then Ghosts of Tsushima at the end of the year.

All in all PS4 has truly delivered for anyone who only decided to go with Sony as their sole provider for quality games this gen. PS4 has really proven itself to be the single best game platform out of all other alternatives this gen.

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#4 Edited by DaVillain- (37519 posts) -

I mean...it looks like BotW as far as graphics go but the combat looks nothing like BotW.

As I have said on the Anime community, only fanboys tend to be all hissy-pissy over this while Nintendo just sits back and enjoys their ride as this is a legit nonissue. It should be note that SIE Shanghai are helping the developer with PS4 version. Nothing more.

Sony fanboys who secretly wanted to play BotW, well you got your wish :)

Edit: Already saw the PC version, so I'm gonna wait on that version for obvious reasons.

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#5 Posted by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -
@Ant_17 said:

Sheep mad over a game on a different platform...wow.

I know It's silly. Like, shouldn't they be flattered?

I wonder did Sony fans break xboxes when MS created Forza Motorspot? lol.

This is nothing more than good ol competition (something sorely lacking this gen) aken back to the old Mario vs Sonic days.

Great games inspire other developers.

TBH i think the combat looks a lot tighter here than in BOTW imo. I want to give it a try.

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#6 Posted by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -
@davillain- said:

I mean...it looks like BotW as far as graphics go but the combat looks nothing like BotW.

...

Sony fanboys who secretly wanted to play BotW, well you got your wish :)

Honestly, I just wanted Nintendo to lower the price of the Switch to something that's reasonable for the hardware, I may skip it all together now.

I'll see what Nintendo does with Switch Pro.

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#7 Posted by DaVillain- (37519 posts) -

@Ant_17 said:

Sheep mad over a game on a different platform...wow.

Don't tell that to KBFloYd. He'll have a heart attack if he see this.

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#8 Posted by PC_Rocks (2556 posts) -

Wait, Chinese games count now? Pretty sure that wasn't the case when Noodle made a thread about such games including the very same game and LOL at giving Sony a credit for that.

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#9 Edited by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -
@pc_rocks said:

Wait, Chinese games count now? Pretty sure that wasn't the case when Noodle made a thread about such games including the very same game and LOL at giving Sony a credit for that.

Well yea since Sony will actually bring the games to the west and have localization done.

If, like most of those Chinese PC games that never see the light of day in the west, Sony doesn't bring this over then it will be just as much as a non factor as those other games.

The fact that the official PS4 trailer already has english sub titles already confirms Sony is doing this.

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#10 Posted by Pedro (35448 posts) -

So, a handful of Zelda fans are reflective of all Zelda fans? Reminds me of politician logic.

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#11 Posted by Daredevils2k (2104 posts) -

I love BOTW, but this game looks awesome and has more action. When is it coming out for the US market?

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#12 Edited by lundy86_4 (53622 posts) -

I skipped through the video, and the first skip was to this:

Anyway, it is stupid. You could call it an homage, if you like. It obviously took influence from BoTW, and that's a good thing.

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#13 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4890 posts) -

Damn. Nintendo hasn't even been in China that long and they're already turning into k_b_floyd. Nintendo ruins minds.

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#14 Posted by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -
@daredevils2k said:

I love BOTW, but this game looks awesome and has more action. When is it coming out for the US market?

Spring 2020 according to the PS4 announcement trailer.

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#15 Edited by jaydan (2389 posts) -

At first it looked like I was watching Hyrule Field: Waifu Edition in that trailer, but as the footage went on it looks nothing like Breath of the Wild. Just because there's a similar art style (at least partially so), does not mean it's going to be anything like Zelda. We'll talk about a rip-off when we see waifu's climbing over any mountain in the game and jumping off with a hang glider - which I could not make out at all from the footage.

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#16 Posted by Random_Matt (4294 posts) -

And yet BOTW took inspiration from other games, shocking. Strange behaviour anyway, how many items does China copy?

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#17 Edited by NoodleFighter (10454 posts) -
@boxrekt said:
@pc_rocks said:

Wait, Chinese games count now? Pretty sure that wasn't the case when Noodle made a thread about such games including the very same game and LOL at giving Sony a credit for that.

Well yea since Sony will actually bring the games to the west and have localization done.

If, like most of those Chinese PC games that never see the light of day in the west, Sony doesn't bring this over then it will be just as much as a non factor as those other games.

The fact that the official PS4 trailer already has english sub titles already confirms Sony is doing this.

It's already coming to the West they confirmed English language support before the Playstation announcement. Their initial reveal trailer also had english subtitles. The devs aren't strangers to the Western market their previous games also are available in the West.

The game is coming to PC alongside PS4 and mobile in 2020 it was the first platform aside from iOS that it was announced for. They had a closed beta back in June for PC and iOS.

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#18 Edited by lundy86_4 (53622 posts) -

Actually looking into it a little more... It's definitely more of a rip-off. Some Twit vids in the IGN article look nigh-on like BoTW with a new skin.

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#19 Edited by BassMan (10559 posts) -

They should be protesting why they are forced to play Zelda at 30fps on Nintendo hardware. Shouldn't need to play a game on PC through an emulator just to play it properly. Ridiculous.

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#20 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31446 posts) -

When I stand in line for a booth, I always take my PS4 with me so I can play some video games. Or smash it when it's my turn.

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#21 Posted by p3anut (6304 posts) -
@jaydan said:

At first it looked like I was watching Hyrule Field: Waifu Edition in that trailer, but as the footage went on it looks nothing like Breath of the Wild. Just because there's a similar art style (at least partially so), does not mean it's going to be anything like Zelda. We'll talk about a rip-off when we see waifu's climbing over any mountain in the game and jumping off with a hang glider - which I could not make out at all from the footage.

There is climbing in this game and it has a stamina bar just like BOTW and also have very similar enemy camps.

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#22 Posted by xhawk27 (11356 posts) -

Yeah Sony copies everyone. LOL

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#23 Posted by MonsieurX (39180 posts) -

@boxrekt said:
The game isn't even a straight up rip it's got multiple characters with different abilities

Good one

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#24 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (19799 posts) -

LOL @boxrekt trying to brand Sheep! I saw the video clip, it's indeed a rip-off/clone, like many other Chinese games LOL! Also, it isn't a PS4 exclusive, but we all know that Boxrekt wants to play BotW on his PS4 badly!

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#25 Edited by ButDuuude (1392 posts) -

They should blame the people that made the game, not Sony.

The guys in black must be PlayStation fans lol

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#26 Posted by uninspiredcup (34354 posts) -

I don't get the complaint in the first place, BOTW clearly ripped that from the Arkham games. The gliding in Knight was far more satisfying as well.

@lundy86_4 said:

I skipped through the video, and the first skip was to this:

Anyway, it is stupid. You could call it an homage, if you like. It obviously took influence from BoTW, and that's a good thing.

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#27 Edited by lundy86_4 (53622 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

I don't get the complaint in the first place, BOTW clearly ripped that from the Arkham games. The gliding in Knight was far more satisfying as well.

Oh, it was 100% ripped prior. Given the other similarities to BoTW, it's clear this was ripped from Zelda. There are far more similarities beyond gliding. This was simply my first skip in the video and it really kinda made the point.

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#28 Posted by adsparky (1436 posts) -

Chinese companies are famous for copying intellectual properties and also for not giving a **** about the repercussions that will bring.

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#29 Posted by BaelNergal (570 posts) -

What is the problem? The developers themselves cited BotW as an inspiration. They've never hidden that they're basically copying its formula.

But, this is definitely not Zelda. Check the website, read the manga (yes, the game as an official manga on the website), and look it over. It's quite clear they're trying to remake the Zelda formula into their own thing.

Frankly, I'm looking forward to it.

Website:

https://genshin.mihoyo.com/en

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#30 Posted by Heirren (2223 posts) -

Wow this is WAAAAY close. If nintendo were to do something about it theyd probably win.

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#31 Edited by KBFloYd (21892 posts) -

@davillain- said:
@Ant_17 said:

Sheep mad over a game on a different platform...wow.

Don't tell that to KBFloYd. He'll have a heart attack if he see this.

bruh

this is just some knock off no way will it ever reach zelda's greatness.

i have no issue with this because in my opinion it is no threat at all.

also,

when the real breath wild 2 comes out people are going to want to play the real thing and this game will actually raise hype and zelda will sell even more.

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#32 Posted by BaelNergal (570 posts) -

@heirren said:

Wow this is WAAAAY close. If nintendo were to do something about it theyd probably win.

I doubt Nintendo would do anything about it. It's not like this game has been developed in secret; they've been trying to market it for some time.

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#33 Edited by Archangel3371 (28396 posts) -

Meh. If it’s good I’d play it if not then I won’t. Either way it’s not going to make me love Breath of the Wild any less nor look forward to playing Breath of the Wild 2 any less as well.

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#34 Posted by Heirren (2223 posts) -

@baelnergal:

Fair. But the assets look almost like for like. Literally everything about it. Even the overlay graphics.

Im saying if they wanted to, they probaly could, and win.

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#35 Posted by p3anut (6304 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

I don't get the complaint in the first place, BOTW clearly ripped that from the Arkham games. The gliding in Knight was far more satisfying as well.

@lundy86_4 said:

I skipped through the video, and the first skip was to this:

Anyway, it is stupid. You could call it an homage, if you like. It obviously took influence from BoTW, and that's a good thing.

Wind Waker did it first than Batman and BOTW.

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#36 Posted by uninspiredcup (34354 posts) -

@p3anut: Gliding existed in other games prior to both of them. Including on-the-fly parachutes to prevent insta-death.

It was Arkham that had the impact and Arkham BOTW is mimicking. not just in the gliding but it's shrines which are for all intents and purposes Riddler Challenges.

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#37 Posted by sakaiXx (5911 posts) -

Not only sheeps don't buy 3rd party games, they tries to hinder 3rd party from doing their business as well.

Reaching delusional levels pc mustards, lemmings and cows cannot reach. What a fanbase.

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#38 Posted by m_machine024 (15869 posts) -

The menus look way too similar. XD

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#39 Edited by sakaiXx (5911 posts) -

btw I do hope there is no Ubisoft tower or at least less than in BOTW. out off all things BOTW copy they copied those damn towers and I hope these dev learns its not fun.

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#40 Posted by Heirren (2223 posts) -

@sakaixx:

Towers were great in Zelda. One of my favorite parts.

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#41 Edited by DragonfireXZ95 (25456 posts) -

May also be on PC? The damn beta is already out on PC.

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#42 Edited by lebanese_boy (15088 posts) -
@sakaixx said:

btw I do hope there is no Ubisoft tower or at least less than in BOTW. out off all things BOTW copy they copied those damn towers and I hope these dev learns its not fun.

What exactly was wrong with those towers?

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#43 Posted by Heirren (2223 posts) -

I wonder what they name the korok seeds

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#44 Posted by sakaiXx (5911 posts) -

@lebanese_boy said:
@sakaixx said:

btw I do hope there is no Ubisoft tower or at least less than in BOTW. out off all things BOTW copy they copied those damn towers and I hope these dev learns its not fun.

What exactly was wrong with those towers?

1. Ubisoft tower copied by many games before zelda. its tiring to do the same thing for the idk how many times in those games, its tiring to do in zelda no exception.

2. Personally it felt like padding. Just clear the fog on map when I move into the area, I can search for vantage points myself.

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#45 Posted by lebanese_boy (15088 posts) -
@sakaixx said:
@lebanese_boy said:
@sakaixx said:

btw I do hope there is no Ubisoft tower or at least less than in BOTW. out off all things BOTW copy they copied those damn towers and I hope these dev learns its not fun.

What exactly was wrong with those towers?

1. Ubisoft tower copied by many games before zelda. its tiring to do the same thing for the idk how many times in those games, its tiring to do in zelda no exception.

2. Personally it felt like padding. Just clear the fog on map when I move into the area, I can search for vantage points myself.

Well to be fair at least there weren't that many so it didn't feel like much of a chore to me, I think there's like 12-14 in BoTW and I just played AC Origins where there was over 70!

I like your 2nd point though, yes it would be cool to discover the map as you explore. At least maybe keep the towers for fast travel.

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#46 Posted by NoodleFighter (10454 posts) -

@DragonfireXZ95: Not to mention I made two threads on the game back in June, cows are just now finding out

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#47 Posted by Pedro (35448 posts) -

People are acting as if BOTW was the first game to implement gliding as a navigation feature.

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#48 Posted by BaelNergal (570 posts) -

@Pedro said:

People are acting as if BOTW was the first game to implement gliding as a navigation feature.

Spiro did it much, much prior.

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#49 Edited by GoldenElementXL (3349 posts) -

Maybe American politicians are on to something with this “blame video games” for what’s wrong with society stance. These gamer whack jobs need to be closely monitored at all times. First y’all wanna sleep with animated high school girls, now you’re smashing your gaming systems because a Chinese developer is taking inspiration from one of your favorite games.

Take a deep breath. Then take a shower. (Please. The stench inside GameStop stores may never come out) Y’all have managed to outdo wrestling fans. That’s something I considered to be impossible to this point...

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#50 Posted by Ten_Pints (3875 posts) -

Just shows you how cheap Nintendo games are if they can be 100% replicated by a no name Chinese company.