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

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



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

4:30 PM on 04.18.2014
Review in Progress: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)

Last year close to its launch, we reviewed Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn -- so what's with the retread, you ask? Well, that was before we implemented our Reviews in Progress program, which was designed to cover games...more



4:00 PM on 04.18.2014
The Darkest Dungeon gods were kind to me

Hot off its huge Kickstarter success, Darkest Dungeon is already in a playable-enough state to have a demo at PAX East 2014. Although the demo was only a short snippet of what's to come, it was easy to get a sense of the them...more



2:30 PM on 04.18.2014
Fairy Fencer F and Disgaea 4 Vita dated for the west

Earlier today, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair got a release date for North American Vitas: September 2. I still need to play the first. Anyway, more Japanese games have western release dates. Compile Heart's RPG Fairy Fencer ...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