You Say Potato

You Say Potato

You Say Potato

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Rather than say anything else about the parallels between The Legend of Zelda and 3D Dot Game Heroes, I suggest you watch the following:

3D Dot Heroes and Zelda Compared

That said, I fully intend on buying this game for the PS3. I’ve been looking forward to this game for a long time. And not once during the waiting process did I ever anticipate that this game was anything more than a 3D Zelda clone. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as long as it’s a good 3D Zelda clone.

See you Monday!

Discussion (22)¬

  1. David
    David says:
    May 6, 2010 at 12:17 am #

    Well, Nintendo’s probably done a GTA clone somewhere along the line. Maybe this’ll make it even?

  2. Scott
    Scott says:
    May 6, 2010 at 12:50 am #

    Clones have been around since the arcade days, but that video totally looks like its its tiptoeing on the edge. But, I’m not gonna lie, I’m tempted to check it out even if its just a demo, or rental.

  3. The Anarchyz
    The Anarchyz says:
    May 6, 2010 at 1:49 am #

    It’s more an homage to Zelda 2D (and other games if you saw the loading screens)

  4. Jarrett
    Jarrett says:
    May 6, 2010 at 2:21 am #

    Well Final Fantasy started on Nintendo and then PS jacked that but now they don’t really have a monopoly on that anymore so I guess it’s time to try and pick something else up from Nintendo to help out the sales? (Even though I’m joking, I can only wonder)

  5. Niccolo
    Niccolo says:
    May 6, 2010 at 3:15 am #

    It’s like… It’s like LEGO got knocked up by the LoZ franchise…

  6. odirex
    odirex says:
    May 6, 2010 at 4:18 am #

    it almost looks like … legos! Now if it was actually “Lego Zelda” instead, that would be a whole other level of awesome.

  7. RedSmoke
    RedSmoke says:
    May 6, 2010 at 7:37 am #

    You know, the “hero” looks an awful lot like the hero from Dragon Quest 1. Same colors, horns on the helmet, he’s even blocky!

  8. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    May 6, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    @RedSmoke Yeah, I thought that looked an awful lot like Loto when I figure saw it as well.

  9. Bonkers XIX
    Bonkers XIX says:
    May 6, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    Uh, why did you write “Potentional” in the second frame?
    Intentional slip up of comedy, or actual typo? :p

  10. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    May 6, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    @Bonkers XIX Nope, that was a typo. It’s fixed now.

  11. Mitch
    Mitch says:
    May 6, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    It’s certainly not the first time for a Sony Zelda clone. Any other good clones besides Alundra?

  12. Steve Napierski
    Steve Napierski says:
    May 6, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    @Mitch Are you asking in general or for a Playstation console. If you’re asking in general, Beyond Oasis for the Genesis/MegaDrive is one of my favorite Zelda clones.

  13. johnny3000
    johnny3000 says:
    May 6, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    what is that symbol on birdos cup?

  14. ruben
    ruben says:
    May 6, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    @johnny3k

    A combination of a question mark and the female symbol…. being as birdos sex is girl???

  15. MarthKoopa
    MarthKoopa says:
    May 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    You can’t copyright gameplay

  16. The Anarchyz
    The Anarchyz says:
    May 6, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    But you can copyright the soundtrack, the characters, etc., now, 3D Dot Game Heroes did their homework for this homage, they made everything similar while not breaking any copyright laws.

  17. Emerald
    Emerald says:
    May 6, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    @Jarrett: The difference is the Square owns FF, so they can put it on any console they want. Nintendo owns LoZ, it will always be on a Nintendo console.

    This is dancing very close to copyright infridgment. I’ll be surprised if nothing comes of it.

  18. David
    David says:
    May 6, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    I’m just a little worried its going to focus too much on the gimmicky parts. It’d be a shame to see the idea wasted since it’ll be a while before someone can do anything similar without being accused of stealing their idea.

  19. Jim
    Jim says:
    May 8, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    Mitch: For some good LOZ clones, I’d recommend StarFox Adventures, Okami (of course), Star Tropics, and Darksiders.

  20. Pablo618
    Pablo618 says:
    May 8, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    It is actually looking really interesting… thou the huge-ass sword looks a bit cheap

  21. Christopher Smedley
    Christopher Smedley says:
    May 9, 2010 at 2:52 am #

    Wow, those games seem pretty much identical…

  22. Hurbster
    Hurbster says:
    May 11, 2010 at 3:12 am #

    Never mind the strip, just noticed the BOC mug :)