Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


3D Dot Game Heroes video turns the Zelda up to eleven


3:00 PM on 10.10.2009



Man, if you thought the Zelda-plagiarism accusations were bad before, I cannot wait until the Nintendo loyalists check this new video out. Yes, it's time for another 3D Dot Game Heroes video (after the jump), and this one displays its Zelda influence like never before, with music seemingly designed entirely to piss off those who hate the fact that this game is a parody-flavored homage to the classic adventure series.

As well as the Hyrulian opening, this new footage also shows off the character editor, as well as what looks to be the very opening section of the game. Here, the Zelda influence runs wild. The main hero strikes a Link-esque "item get" pose, and as he walks around the world map, the screen scrolls in very much the same way as the classic top-down NES and SNES adventures. 

As the character goes on and acquires what looks to be a Master Sword, it becomes clear that From Software wants you to know it's taking its cues from Zelda. It's so blatant that it is obviously not an attempt merely to copy the game and hope nobody notices. This game knows what it's doing, and it knows we know. 

It's really interesting to see, though. How far are they gong to go with this? I think we'll need to see English dialog before we can see just how much of a parody this game will be. At the moment, I admit one could be forgiven for thinking it's straight up plagiarism at first glance, but a little research uncovers From's intent. Whatever happens, it's going to be really interesting to see how this goes over in the West. 

[Thanks, Crimsondragon]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Role-Playing Games

5:00 PM on 04.17.2015
Dark Souls II weapon durability fix on the way

In Dark Souls II, the speed with which weapons degrade is tied to the frame rate. That system wasn't an issue for those of us who played the sequel on last-generation consoles, but it has been an annoyance for PC, PS4, and Xb...more



5:30 PM on 04.16.2015
Should GungHo bring back Grandia and Lunar?

GungHo Online Entertainment America wants to know which Game Arts titles it should port to PC. Grandia. Lunar. Uhh, Thexder. The list goes on. Problem is, there's only enough room in this survey for one choice, so you've got ...more



5:00 PM on 04.16.2015
Dark Souls II re-release tops Japanese charts (but it's not as impressive as it sounds)

Dark Souls II's current-gen re-release Scholar of the First Sin found an opening in the Japanese sales charts and struck at an opportune moment. Most weeks, it would barely make a dent, but on this particular week, it wa...more



View all Role-Playing Games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more