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How can two games of different genres, made by different developers...

#1DaedalusExPosted 8/18/2013 5:39:55 PM
feel so damn similar? I'm talking about Burnout Paradise and Just Cause 2. Or Prototype. Or Saints Row, or any damn open-world city game. They're all just a big map full of mini-games...seriously, what is it about the concept of an open-world city that makes developers go "hmm, well there are a ton of interesting directions we can go with this... but let's not explore those and just put mini-games everywhere instead." And how are different developers arriving at this same conclusion?

**** this industry.
#2eragonman9Posted 8/18/2013 5:40:35 PM
What would you do differently, out of curiosity?
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#3Lemur_HPosted 8/18/2013 5:41:43 PM
eragonman9 posted...
What would you do differently, out of curiosity?


This. How would you do it?
#4mjc0961Posted 8/18/2013 5:46:20 PM
I'm sorry, I can't take you seriously with Burnout Paradise in your list as something that feels similar to Just Cause 2, Prototype, and Saints Row.
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#5blade6321Posted 8/18/2013 5:46:53 PM
Burnout Paradise was....well Burnout but open world. Bar a decent crash mode, what more could you want?
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#6claytonbuckleyPosted 8/18/2013 6:09:51 PM
I see what you're saying. But what you're saying is stupid.

You've basically said here "how can different platformers from different companies at different times be so similar. Every game is about jumping on platforms and running"

**** this industry
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#7Orestes417Posted 8/18/2013 6:13:36 PM
Cars man. How can they be so similar, we got like 100 different companies making them but they still all have like four wheels and engines and stuff.
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#8arleasPosted 8/18/2013 6:15:22 PM
From: DaedalusEx | #001
Burnout Paradise and Just Cause 2.


I don't think they're really all that similar. JC2 doesn't focus on racing, Burnout Paradise doesn't have guns, rockets, helicopters, tons of exploding buildings.... They both have a bunch of side-quest type objectives, but other than that, there isn't much to call the same between the two...

OMG wait... I just realized you can use controllers in both games! OMG! it's all clear now! EXACTLY THE SAME! :P
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#9uhohjonahPosted 8/18/2013 6:28:33 PM
yeah man, like.. I was just thinking to myself about how like... Metal Gear Solid is EXACTLY the same as Legend of Zelda. I mean come on, THEY BOTH HAVE CUT SCENES! Coincidence? I think not.
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