Thursday, March 22, 2012

Age of Guns - Full-on ripoff action!

Now here's something that I found incredibly amusing: While checking out cinderboy's MMO Culture Facbook page, he made a news post regarding a new third-person shooter being published by Tencent Games (China). From the concept art that was posted with the news post, many of us thought it was from MAIET's upcoming GunZ: The Second Duel, which wouldn't have been too surprising since Tencent Games has many high profile titles on lock, including Blade & Soul, ArcheAge and many others.

Later on, Cinderboy revealed that the game was in fact NOT GunZ 2, but instead it was a new "original" IP created by Chinese game dev studio 'Jade Studio". He also mentions that the game also contains MOBA elements and looks more like TF2 than GunZ. Curious to learne more about this, I did a bit of searching and this is what I found:

Well... It sure does look like GunZ, as well as many other things. From this teaser trailer alone, I spotted more ripped off action scenes from several other games and movies. How many can YOU spot?

And it doesn't end there. Check out the game's logo and concept art:

Despite all this blatant copying, I'd be lying to myself if I said I wasn't remotely interested, but because hey: Ripoffs can be fun sometimes, too. Especially one's that manage to be just as fun, if not more fun than the original. If the game manages to mix GunZ style shooting with MOBA elements well enough, it COULD be fun.... or be a complete disaster. Who knows? I sure don't.

Here's some more concept art:

Enviroments/in-game shots:



Anonymous said...

what the fuck?

Anonymous said...

NICE LOGO.....Kinda reminds me of S4......oh wait

Hatsune-Miku said...

This isn't the only game on QQ's website that rips off S4 League's logo. They have some fighting game that is a complete rip-off of King of Fighters as well. Anyway, anyone noticed how the trailer movie is a rip of Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengence & DmC (Devil May Cry 5)?

Gabriel Kennedy said...

M-m-m-monster kill!


Hey, it looks kinda cool, but the environments look really don't match the flashy characters at all. It's like two completely different studios put in the work between the characters and the game environments and static meshes. :(

Gabriel Kennedy said...

I went back and looked at the S4 logo. Holy hells.

David Green said...

Not to mention that the main map shown in the trailer is a direct rip-off of koth_harvest from TF2. It has the same layout, the broken roof on the central building is broken in the exact same way, every single girder is identical.

Tristan Buller said...

And out comes the second rip off of TF2 from China.

FrozenFirebug said...

They used the same exact map, crosshairs, sounds, classes, and game mode as TF2. Damn Asia.

Anonymous said...

lots of plagiarism

Cinematic trailer = DMC cinematic triler
gameplay = Gunz the duel
map and jobs = Team Fortres 2
TPS logo = S4 league logo

Lý Siêu Siêu said...

CD Key game ?

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