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Is Paladins like Overwatch?

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,518
    edited November 2016
    Gorwe said:
    Gorwe said:
    Soki123 said:
    Paladins is a poor mans OW is all.

    Unfortunately, it is so. And all because of patch 0,30. Ok patch CB30, whatever.

    It has such a potential to be much, much more than poor man's OW though. But I guess that Tencent's got their fingers in this overly stupid decision to turn Paladins into an OW clone. Remember: Chinese LOVE f2p copy pasta. And Tencent's Chinese alright!
    What does Tencent have to do with Paladin's changes? They are just the publisher for the Eastern market, not the developer which is an established American company.

    Tencent is like EA, just Asian version of it. They influence things subversively if need be. But it will be by their way. Besides, it was my understanding that 10c owned a large share of HR stock...maybe I was misinformed, but right after they got their fingers in SMITE, the SMITE became...all kinds of uncreative and typical. Maybe it's just a HUGE coincidence.

    The same happened to Paladins after CB30...I clearly doubt any player asked for such sweeping changes tbh. Unless a corporate interest "asked" for it to be made into a clone. Twas quite unique before it from I gather.

    edit: I'm always for more grit. These shooters are bleh(more of a cartoon than anything else really) currently...I just had an idea worth 1mil $: 40k Hero Shooter! What do you say, eh?
    Tencent does not own Hirez Studios nor any stake in it. They are a privately-held  company in the state of Georgia, USA.
    Tencent is just the Eastern publisher. Hirez publishes their games themselves in North America and Europe.
    Tencent has no influence over game development from Hirez studios.
     

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  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 1,037
    The game is a straight up OW clone.  I'm not even sure how this is a debate.

    The game was actually differentiated to an acceptable extent, before, but they have done revamp after revamp with the sole purpose of making this game as close to OW as possible.
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  • LowellsandersLowellsanders Member UncommonPosts: 134
    It's not the same as of Overwatch, both are First person shooter game but Paladins also have Third person shooting as well
  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard Member LegendaryPosts: 8,409
    Hi-Rez is just another of those game studios who learned that copying the best does make you, at best, the second best... and you have to be pretty good at it if you want to achieve that. They failed.
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,797
    Darksworm said:
    The game is a straight up OW clone.  I'm not even sure how this is a debate.

    The game was actually differentiated to an acceptable extent, before, but they have done revamp after revamp with the sole purpose of making this game as close to OW as possible.
    So whats the difference between that and what Rift did using WAR and WoW?
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,644
    Ouch, 2 yr old necro back from the dead.
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  • DarkswormDarksworm Member RarePosts: 1,037
    Darksworm said:
    The game is a straight up OW clone.  I'm not even sure how this is a debate.

    The game was actually differentiated to an acceptable extent, before, but they have done revamp after revamp with the sole purpose of making this game as close to OW as possible.
    So whats the difference between that and what Rift did using WAR and WoW?
    Who said it was different?  How far did Rift get?  Not very far, last I checked.  WAR copied DAoC.  Didn't get it very far.  Ended up dying while DAoC still had a mentionable player base (I remember logging into DAoC back then, when it was still a subscription game).

    I remember preordering Rift, and then quitting within a week after release...  Not long after early access finished up.  It was another badly designed, poorly optimized, derivative MMORPG in the middle of a storm of those.  Not very memorable.

    There's a difference between being derivative, and a straight up copy, though.  Even WoW was derivative...  However, Paladins was revamped, basically, to copy Overwatch in almost every way that mattered.  Even many of the heroes are basically OW Heroes with different skins and a few extra abilities.

    So you're not really making a strong point.

    The issue with copying this blatantly is that people who burn out of Overwatch are likely not to find anything worth their wild in Paladins, because the game is simply too "carbon copy."  This is part of the reason why so many of the games that copied WoW to an extreme limit pretty much died before they ever established themselves.
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