Starcraft 2 ripped off Predator a little bit.

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Darkindestod

New Member
I've been playing Starcraft 2 since it came out and I can't turn a blind eye to the similarites of the Protoss and Predator.

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2008...rCampTrail1.jpg

Really the major, and only large difference, is the mouth. This particular Protoss has braids reminicent of dreds, a large crown, a little reptilian in appearance, and armor that isn't all encompassing (although in actual gameplay some units have full armor).

Hell, here's a picture that pretty much IS Predator with minor changes: http://www.starcraft2strategymasters.com/w...ProtossArtt.jpg Of course, this could be more of a fan creation than anything.

I don't necessarily have a problem with all this, I was just wondering if anyone else noticed.
 

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CoolleKotten

New Member
Yup, noticed it too. My sister bought Starcraft 2 and I was looking through the conceptart magazine you got with it, and I saw both Predator and Alien (Gigers design) inspiration in the art. Dont know what creature it was (I dont play the game) but one looked alot like the Alien Queen. ;)
 

Darkindestod

New Member
Yup, noticed it too. My sister bought Starcraft 2 and I was looking through the conceptart magazine you got with it, and I saw both Predator and Alien (Gigers design) inspiration in the art. Dont know what creature it was (I dont play the game) but one looked alot like the Alien Queen. ;)
That woud be the Zerg... and yeah, I didn't notice that either.
 

3jack

Well-Known Member
Yeah i noticed it too, it was on the tv advert for the game. The first time i saw it i thought: "Yes, a new predator game", then it came on with Starcraft 2 and i was really surprised. Glad i'm not the only one to notice it ;)
 

BENSIN

New Member
Blizzard is well known for ripping off other people's stuff then polishing it so much that it looks like they came up with it on their own.
 

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cykninja

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I'm pretty sure Blizzard have just been 'inspired' by great concepts. Warhammer 40k, Tolkien mythology and great Sci-fi movies of the 80's.
 

Uratz

Member
Some have said my BoneHunter looks a lot like Protoss. But I am proud to say that I've never played or seen Protoss until after my Bonehunter was designed. ;)
 

Garo Predator

New Member
Blizzard is well known for ripping off other people's stuff then polishing it so much that it looks like they came up with it on their own.

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PredatrHuntr

Master Member
I started playing this last night...sure brings me back to the days of dial up and connecting to an IP address to play with my buddy Steve. Its the same game with some updates...very cool...
 

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Justin1

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I really don't see very many similarities between the Protoss and the Predators... If any at all... They're both aliens. And that one drawing has dreads. That's about it. But in reality, in the game the "dreads" don't look even remotely similar. The fact that they don't wear "all-encompassing armor" is a moot point. Orcs from WoW don't wear full suits of armor, but I don't think they're similar to preds, either.
 

Yautja Queen

New Member
I did kinda notice that there were similarities to the xenos mainly. But Ive only scene the trailers and reviews and gameplay vids of the game. But I suppose it can be difficult to come up with completely unique things. Someone always seems to have beat you to it. I mean, the tyranids from the Warhammer Model making thing look almost exactly like the xenomorphs, especially the Tyranid Warriors.
 

lordderak

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I'm just delighted the game is as good as the original! Ah there is nothing like nuking your enemy into obilvion
 

Bone Collector

New Member
I'm pretty sure Blizzard have just been 'inspired' by great concepts. Warhammer 40k, Tolkien mythology and great Sci-fi movies of the 80's.
I agree. Blizzards been like that as far back as the release of the first War Craft game. You can't help but notice how simaler it is to Lord of the Rings (humans, dwarfs, & elves vs. trolls, goblins, & ogors). Then you have Star Craft that is exactly like the pred vs alien vs marine concept (which is why Ive always liked this game). Kick ass marines, an unsafistcated swarming alien race, and a highly evolved alien race. I don't really care much for Blizzard since Activision took over and started limiting alot of stuff to there consumers. I'm still on the fence about getting the new Star Craft. I think 60 bux for a pc game is crazy not to mention that this release only contains the Terran campaigns and Activision plans on releasing 2 more editions at full price that will contain the campaigns for the other 2 races. :D
 

lordderak

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The thor attack mechs sound like arnie and they also quote a famous
predator line "stick around" made me laugh
 

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BENSIN

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No worries man, I personally skipped on SC2, after waiting for...what, 12 years for SC2 to finally come out? My entire wait culminated in me just getting all the cinematics and spoilers online. What a rotten way to experience it after so long - but to be honest, I feel a lot better keeping my money. Blizzard has gone down the drain, no LAN, mandatory authentication (must be online to install, and authenticate with Blizzard/Activision.) = no sale. I read that most of the game was composed of filler missions, the story line isn't as tight as SC1 - this 'justifies' them making the three different releases for each race, more money for Activision. Blizzard is dead to me.

Activision is to video games, as AIDS is to the human body.
 

mothmonty

Sr Member
Similar in the fact that they can cloak, use wrist blades, glowing eyes (like the pred bio helmet lens flash) and have the basic head shape. Some of their tech use similar to the plasma caster etc. Either way, being able to play something pred like is cool with me.
 

MIdnight666

New Member
I would say that a more accuarte description of who blizzard rippedof for starcraft. Would be robert hienlans "starship troopers" if you evr read the book. you would see The bugs, the marines, and even the 3rd race "the skinnies" that were not in any of the movies
 

TehEl1te

Member
I competitively play starcraft. Have won some tourneys and such. The protoss concept has been the same since the late 90s... the only relevance i see is the "dread type hair". Not even all protoss have that. They have double jointed legs... thin as hell bodies. THey don't even have a mouth. If you get passed the idea that both protoss and predators are technological aliens... they have NO similarities. Way of life, the look of their technology... their creation... purpose... morals... none of it even remotely matches up. Thats like saying star trek and star wars are the same because they have space ships and shoot lasers.

I have a HUGE passion for Starcraft... it is my favorite franchise EVER. :D haha
 

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