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Re: Metroid 2 remake released.
« Reply #60 on: September 02, 2016, 12:58:48 am »
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Re: Metroid 2 remake released.
« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2016, 01:28:13 am »
1.1 was the last official version, right?
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Re: Metroid 2 remake released.
« Reply #62 on: September 04, 2016, 01:27:37 pm »
Yeah, the last one released, but you can finish the game with 1.0 just fine (bugs are random issues).

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Re: Metroid 2 remake released.
« Reply #63 on: September 04, 2016, 10:44:10 pm »
How much effort does it take to cut the game's ties with Metroid in legal aspects then?
Changing a few names is easy, while original graphics can easily be defined as the author's own works. And since ideas are not copyrightable, most if not all mechanics can be preserved. So it mostly comes down to the graphics of enemies and Samus and some other things. And if enemy graphics are original and don't clearly resemble original design, then they can be preserved too.
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BTW if anyone wants to play a joke on this turn of events, he could draw an icon '2-10-1' (homophonic pun) on a sinking ship in a Metroid (or whatever) hack.
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Re: Metroid 2 remake released.
« Reply #64 on: September 04, 2016, 11:05:52 pm »
Honestly, if the dude wanted to make a Metroid-inspired indie game at this point, he'd probably start from scratch and create something new.

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Re: Metroid 2 remake released.
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2016, 08:53:28 am »
Alright because I've been seeing this debate in another site, I think the point is that it is a passion project, and he never had intended to make his own original IP for money, some people are just not like that. The guy sought out to do what he wanted, and his dream was accomplished.

If he wanted to put his skills he learned to use for a original project then that is great.  I've just grown tired of the debate of it all.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2016, 09:00:20 am by Kallisto »