The fine line between inspiration and plagiarism.
That The Legend of Zelda is one of the most popular video game sagas in the world is something that nobody doubts, since Link’s adventures have been characterized by being revolutionary in some playable elements, which have ended up being adapted by other video game companies. For example, guess what caption introduced the button? set target.
Be that as it may, the truth is that many will remember that in 2019 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening hit the market, a Nintendo Switch title that brought back the Game Boy and Game Boy Color classic with a renewed look that showed us characters and the world of Koholint Island as if it were a box of dolls. And it seems that has not gone unnoticed.
Plagiarism or inspiration? The answer with Myplaced seems pretty clear
Recently on IGN’s independent title funding program, known as Rogue Jam, Mysplaced’s title was spotted, which you can see in the video below. It must be said that this title has not stood out on its own meritsbut rather the opposite, since many (if not all) have pointed out the more than obvious resemblance to the 2019 remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
Given this, it must be said that, ironically, the comments in the program were not so much due to the resemblance between the Nintendo title and Mysplaced, but rather, on the contrary, they focused on the apparent difficulty it showed, which might clash a bit with the title image. In any case, you can judge them for yourself:
It remains to be seen if, in the case of launching on the market, Nintendo will take some kind of legal action. However, given this, it cannot be said that he says anything bad about the Nintendo game, since, after all, it is quite palpable that Link’s Awakening has caused so much furor enough for someone to take it and make their own version. Also, as a curiosity, know that Reggie Fils-Aimé, former president of Nintendo America, was part of the Rogue Jam jury when they showed the game.
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