Oh boy, this is a doozy. For those who aren't aware, one of the many games announced at this year's ChinaJoy event is Genshin Impact, an open world action RPG that might ring a bell. As you can see in the announcement trailer, it bears more than a passing resemblance to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild -- heck, even we've taken to calling it Waifu of the Wild. However, some are taking it a little more seriously than we are.
As reported by Daniel Ahmad on Twitter, one particularly miffed Zelda fan thought the game to be a little too close to Nintendo's acclaimed adventure title. In protest, he destroyed his PlayStation 4 Pro by throwing it to the ground during the Chinese gaming event. We wish we were joking.
What's more, he wasn't alone in his outrage. A mob of people gathered around the Genshin Impact booth, holding their Nintendo Switch consoles, and their middle fingers, aloft.
It's an embarrassing reaction to a game that looks pretty promising, even if it does wear its inspirations on its sleeve. Sharing a similar art style and structure isn't some sort of condemnable offence, but common sense doesn't always come easily -- and it certainly won't fix the poor PS4 Pro that was sadly lost in this bizarre turn of events.
What a world.
[source twitter.com, via en.brinkwire.com]
Whoa now, regardless of what game it is, I wouldn't destroy a perfectly good console over it. Give it to me, I'll use it.
of all the things Sony has copied from Nintendo this is what makes them go crazy? lol
That PS4 Pro didn't deserve to die like that.
Maybe it’s because of the bad rep Chinese devs get for copying games? To be fair, most of the games at ChinaJoy were relatively original, except this one. I know I’m playing devil’s advocate for some rather pointlessly angry people but you can understand if they want to get away from the stigma of Chinese copycat games.
Feel bad for the people running that booth, having no clue why an angry mob is forming.
i get getting angry about a copy paste game and all that,but to break your console over this?
jeez some people realy need to take anger management classes.
after that stunt he should have been kicked out of the building tbh.that is no way to behave in such a public event.
lol. It was a more expensive Pro model too.. nothing like being that mental to destroy your expensive console it to show how mad you are about something that doesn't affect your life whatsoever. Genius.. pure genius.
Game looks pretty decent from the trailer, hopefully it isn't some micro transaction filled gacha game!
How about just... Not buy the game?
Taking inspiration from other games is nothing new.
PlayStation All Stars>Super Smash Bros
Dynasty Warriors>Hyrule Warriors.
Ah, yes. Nintendo fanboys at their best.
The dude doesn’t have to buy the game lol. Fanboys can be crazy.
Nintendo fanboys are weird lol.
I wonder how he reacted to Darksiders ~10 years ago, lol
Good point. I remember thinking it's like an adult themed Legend of Zelda when I first played it. Still loved both equally though.
Wow, unbelievably childish.
Of all the things to get upset about. Wow. Plus, I have to say, it just looks like a hand-drawn anime style to me.
... Not like anyone has ever cloned/copied a game before..... Dark Souls for example. Call it flattery.
Classy Nintendo fanboys
Why did he have a PS4 Pro with him at the convention??
He brought a lot of attention to the protest. Media coverage alone is worth more than a used PS4 pro.
What a sad display by that grown up child.
@WCamicase So he could smash it in protest, of course.
Breath of the wild looks fun and i only have a PS4 Pro. This game will do nicely instead of spending £300 on a flimsy nintendo machine!
This is why I have a huge dislike for Nintendo fandom. They treat their products like a pseudo religion that's sacred to them only. Look at how many times PlayStation gets accused of "copying" them because apparently only Nintendo should do what they do.
@wiiware @GKO900 @AdamNovice @Lando_ umm, those are Sony fanboys. They are mad because Sony is copying something from Nintendo which they feel is unworthy for SONY.
1) Everyone involved in the protest is pathetic. The only ones that should potentially have anything to say on the subject is nintendo.
2) why on earth was someone carrying around a PS4 Pro in his bag at a games convention. Baffling. Did he think he could mod a screen and power source on there or something whilst at the show?
3) the picture of the protest at the developers stand is hilarious. Looks like people are giving the finger to breath of the wild in at least one of the pictures rather than the game devs
4) Had never heard of this game until now. Watched the trailer and am hugely interested. Hope it comes west.
@AdamNovice Yeah, its insane how often that happens. I really dont get it
Nintendo fanboys always act like that.acting like they started video games.or everyone else is trying to copy them.legend of Zelda botw was copied by games likes skyrim and dark souls.ps2 eye toy.nintendo copied Sony with the wii.pokemon copied dragon quest.annimal crossing copied the Sims.luigis mansion.is a rip off of resident evil.super Mario galaxy is also a rip off of ratchet and clank.the Nintendo switch is a rip off of ps4 and vita.because of remote play.word up son
The funny thing is Genshin's more than likely going to have w way better combat than Zelda.
@playstation1995 those are sony fanboys.
@manu0 Nah, I rather think, it's about Nintendo fanboys who defend their favorite franchises again and are mad at Sony for copying Nintendo ... again. In Germany, we say: "A good copy is better than a bad invention." I'm supporting this.
My personal experiences in social media are, that Nintendo's community is the loudest and most annoying, followed by the "PC Master Race" and Xbox, damage controlling, fans. Sony's community surprises me though. There are fanboys as well, but only a few compared to the other competitors. It's fascinating.
The world is turning mad.
@GADG3Tx87 This has to be a joke, right? Your list of games that ripped each other off?
Nintendo's fanboys are f****t plebs.
Please don't post nasty comments like this, there's no need - Quintumply
So, let's be clear. While this dude is clearly either an attention hog or a crazy fanboy (or both), this game does straight-up rip off huge aspects of BotW. And not in a vague "inspired by Zelda" way like Darksiders. It almost looks like one of those PC mods of the game that keep popping up on the internet. It rips off the 'look' of the game. it rips off the enemy designs. It rips off the UI. etc.
How you feel about that is obviously up to you, but I'm noticing a lot of projection and bad faith arguments in these comments (and a person calling Nintendo fans "fa99ots" is getting upvoted; who are the toxic ones here, exactly?)
@manu0 What the hell are you talking about?
“...and upset the game is ‘copying too much’.”
We are talking about China, correct? A place where I can’t source anything with a high level of I.P.? Oh the irony.
@get2sammyb how silly and sad to do something like that especially over a game of all things.
Fanboys are some of the most disgusting individuals. Its embarrasing as a gamers as we get judged by morons like this.
Oh boy, more console fandom stupidity incoming.
The game does look way too similar to Breath of the Wild, I get that, but smashing a game console was an immature thing no matter how you cut it. He was probably some fame seeker, considering it's plain odd to carry a home system on your person.
Were this guy and the others who "protested" crazy fans? Yeah, but I wouldn't lump all of Nintendo fans as those kind of people, that's just dumb. Every fandom has those bad apples.
@manu0 All of these companies yse ideas from other companies. No one Smashed their Nintendo platform when Mario Maker "copied" LBP or the Wii copied the EyeToy games. You can say any company copied another but only fanboys care.
@GADG3Tx87 I get your point but the top and bottom examples of yours are made by the same company, the Playstation All stars copying Smash is true and many games today copy one another to an extent. I do feel this goes much further though and is borderline copy and paste in many areas and I'm kind of surprised we haven't heard of some potential legal action. Not that this justifies some crazy people in their antics and if Nintendo are happy to let it slide I don't see what anyone else can complain about.
It's like that time that Jim Sterling only gave BOTW a 7 and Horizon a 9 so all the Nintendo crazies attacked his site and he no longer does reviews because of it, also see the back on fourth on Metacritic between the 2 games
@Ralizah And I am ok with this.
@carlos82 I agreed with Jim Sterling since I played both hames, but neither had anything to do with the other and I preffered Wind Waker over BoTW. Mostly because I hate stamina in games and stamina ruined BoTW for me, but that is another topic.
Oh that starting area is definitely derivitive @Ralizah especially those screenshots of yours that look like BotW tit for tat... The rest of the trailer as @NintendoFan4Lyf says shows some unique looking places (Though I haven't seen much of BotW barring the starting area) and seeing as I won't be able to get a switch for a good while this could be a good substitute
Shame on that comment though and some of the others. All fandoms can get a bit overzealous...
@GADG3Tx87 Halo and Metroid are very different, Bloodborne/DarkSouls are from the same developer as well as Dynasty Warriors/Hyrule Warriors, so those are very different than “showing inspiration.” It’s mote like the guy that inspired Dark Souls made Bloodborne.
All-Stars and SSB is a good example though.
Anyway he's actually done the devs a favour because this will only bring attention to the game, so good job.
publicity stun?? never even heard this game before but it's sure got me interested
i do my research and found out this game is not even PS4 exclusive but also on mobile and pc so why these guys just targeting sony lol
@NintendoFan4Lyf @Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy It seems like it could be a fun game, and it's certainly an impressive showing from a Chinese developer, so I wish they had done a bit more to give this game its own visual identity.
Sadly, any productive discussion that could come out of this has been squandered by console wars stupidity.
Why did he take his PS4 to the event in the first place,
@Sunnyviji that was what I was thinking almost like he planed a stupid stunt beforehand 🤦♀️
Meanwhile there's only two comments on nintendolife saying it's outright bad. All the rest are either indifferent or seem pretty psyched about it... The six and seven year olds I teach are behaving better then half the comments here
@get2sammyb So he is just a r*****. 😉👍
Please mind the language - Quintumply
I don't think I'd ever be mad enough to break a 400$ console. I'm far too poor for that. I understand being passionate, but some people are being excessive. You vote with your wallet, don't buy it and people won't make more...
Dark Souls vs. Nioh would have been a better example.
Thanks for giving the game free media covarage im getting it now. 😆
Sony says thank you for buying a PS4 Pro.
@Ralizah Looks great for a smaller developer though. 😃
@GodGamer I do as well on many of his points and I'd rather the stamina not be there it adds nothing to games and only detracts from the fun. I'd also put Windwaker above BOTW but I really like both
@Flaming_Kaiser Absolutely. Especially considering China's previously non-existent presence in the home console space. I'm eager to see how this game turns out.
How dare you rip-off a game that I like!!
Just a reminder to keep things civil. No childish name-calling etc. please. I've had to give a few warnings, I don't want to spend the afternoon banning people as well.
Talk about BONKERS.
Still, it's more interesting than anything from this year's E3
@Lando_ Based on my experience, owning a PS4 OG, a Xbox One X and a gaming PC, I would day Nintendo fans are the most obnoxious (also the most faithful, willing to pay absurd prices for outdated hardware and games), but PS4 fans are not very far behind. Recently a petition on Change.org was made to prevent the release of Shenmue III on Xbox. Still, I think is pretty stupid to be a fanboy of any system. I play every game I am interested in the platform I choose depending on many thing (exclusivity, price, features, etc).
This is embarassing. First i don't get why some are saying sony copy Nintendo when the game is not even exclusive, it will also going to release in PC and iOS/android. Oh and the amount of hate comments shuhei yoshida received for tweeting it is one of his most anticipated games for 2020, that is sad. And some are even saying sony Is supporting plagiarism because of showing this game in the conference, seriously that is taking too far.
i know just the game these idiots can play
@carlos82 Jim was right too much breaking weapons. 😆 😂 🤣
And the the reviewbombers from Ninty giving Horizon 0 and 1.
@Ralizah I think it has some gameplay from Ni No Kuni and Shadow of the Colussus too BTW. That said i cant wait for the release in Europe.
I just like to say... I'm not affiliated with this kid.
or BOTW looks like Noi No Kuni??
What stupidity. Isn't it a good thing that they are copying one of the best games ever made? We have nioh which copied dark souls and gave us another amazing dark souls like experience.
Some people really need to reevaluate their life.
@dani3po the difference is, how many people actually signed that?
What a dumbazz folks need to calm down. Everyone a self proclaimed victim and seem to exhibit victim rage.
Certainly odd behaviour, although people here using discriminatory slurs in response are worse. Maybe consider what the words you're using actually mean before you use them, spreading hate isn't and will never be cool.
So disclaimer, I bought a Switch day one just to play BOTW. First and only Zelda I've played and in my top 5 games ever list, and I'm going on 50 been gaming a long, long time. BOTW has special things about it that will always stand out, it's art style for one but it's physics, flexible structure and truly expanding what open means within a game setting where my highlights. Yes this game looks to be copying the look and ui very closely, as close to cloning then as they can get, but for me. If they get all the rest right and produce a decent enough game to keep that seat warm while I'm waiting for BOTW2 I'm more likely to at least take a look at this game than I would have otherwise. So in this sense and at least in one individual case it may of work well for them. Off course it's also very likely this is just another rubbish clone
Come on...yeah it looks similar but do you have to be a d*** about it? These guys make it seem like BOTW is a truly innovative open world game when it just gathers good things about open worlds and slams them into one game.
I already wanted to play this, but now I want it more than ever.
Well ps4 doesn't have a Zelda game so there's no reason not to make one. They're just mad because Sonys knockoff will most likely be better then the original and the jokes on that guy cuz we all know hes going to get over it and buy another ps4 pro.
The only ressemblance i got from botw is the art style, the gameplay is totally different since it takes inspiration in one of the developers games (Honkai Impact 3)
edit: And also the botw artstyle already exists in other games like ni no kuni 2 and gravity rush
Man, sad fellow. Isn't there some real issue he can get worked about like gun control, the wealth gap, anything really!?
I see an era of console smashing coning along.
With all the negativity towards this guy I'm beginning to feel a little bad for smashing my PS4 Pro in protest at last month's free game Horizon Chase Turbo. But Outrun was a classic. Perhaps I should have thought things through though and done it at a convention instead of just in my living room.
I dread to think what would have happened if he'd been around during the Spectrum and C64 days... he'd never have played a game for all the cloning.....
Real or brilliant viral marketing?
Hmm... After what has happened in Ohio and Texas is this the kind of person who should be red flagged? Fanboys should be on the mentally deranged list and carefully watched. Can we separate gamers as one community and Fanboys as toxic crazies!
I LOVE it when people on the internet lose it They are so PATHETIC. It's just a game, this is just gaming
I'd feel embarrassed if my 8 year old son did this, let alone a grown man!
Why don't they play Oceanhorn that's a good game lol
@bbq_boy I doubt he's dangerous at all. He wanted to make theater of themselves, and, well... mission accomplished. We're all talking about it.
What kind of worries me are crazed Pokemon fans. Especially after the KyoAni arson attack.
That wasn't his console, it was his little brother's.
Was it really necessary though? I think some people get way too heated over this stuff.
@Ralizah "Nevertheless, if you actually venture outside of your Sony bubble, you'll notice almost nobody in Nintendo fan communities is actually upset about this game. Some are even looking forward to it."
Isn't it interesting when a comment like this ages so badly?
So, Ocearngorn exists, Rime exists but this makes you angry?
Classy, very classy.
The hilarity is such a small company made something zelda-like with better combat, maybe it's time to accept Nintendo aren't trying as hard as they once did because they know fans will literally buy anything. BOTW2 from the trailer will probably use the same assets at the first one yet people will pay and rave.
Nintendo fanboys are crybabies.the more they talk bad about this game the moe attention it gets.the game even have more views than gears 5.word up son
Good lord that really does look like a clone of BotW. Still a huge overreaction though.
Obviously he has some mental issues, normal people don't do stuff like this nor do they care.
Lots of Sony rage in this comments section. You guys need to calm the fcuk down.
Three Chinese guys were angry about somthing. That's all.
@Miiamoto Sure, buddy.
@naruball Glad you agree.
It's absolutely incredible how stupid this is. Seriously, what does Playstation have to do with some poopy chinese developer ripping off Zelda???? And more specifically, what does YOUR playstation have to do with it?
I'm disgusted with this blatant rip off of Botw, and all the IP theft that scummy country is responsible for but the sheer stupidity of smashing a console that has nothing to do with the games creation is incredible.
This guy should have all his games taken away and be locked in a mental institution.
@Miiamoto I'm angry about it too but there's literally no sense whatsoever in blaming Sony when they're not even publishing the game let alone developing it.
Are there really people out there THIS stupid? That think Sony is responsible for everything that is released on their console? And even if they were, how does it make any sense to smash YOUR OWN CONSOLE IN PROTEST?????
@EchoRange better combat? Wow. You're even more delusional than the guy who smashed his PS4 Pro LOL
@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Fanboys of any type are terrible.
But frankly after seeing this site, Playstation fanboys are almost as bad as Nintendos. Nintendolife's fanboys are beyond ridiculous, but frankly so are this sites. Calling BotW boring LMFAO
I think Horizon was a better game, but anyone calling botw is taking the brand loyalty thing way too far. Or they're just delusional.
@Potato_Pounder judging by the fact you have continuously commented on here I'm going to assume this upsets you?
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