This Midora Game Looks Kind of Interesting…

It’s apparently meant to be a return to the 2D gameplay of the classic Zelda series, as well as that in other similar series like the Mana franchise.  They plan to release it on the PC if their $60,000 goal is met, as well as possibly other systems in the future.

However… I think they may have made one minor mistake.  Read on to find out what…

Basically, here’s the trailer for the game:

Do you notice anything a tad familiar about some of the graphics?

Midora screen

Midora house screen

Midorascreen2

Yeah, they’re taken directly from The Legend of Zelda The Minish Cap. Okay, it’s still a work in progress and the tiles might be placeholders, but still… maybe it’s not a good idea to advertise a potential commercial game with resources taken from other titles you don’t own the rights to. Especially when said games are part of a series as well known as Zelda.

Edit: As proven by the makers of the game, they don’t actually use any Minish Cap graphics as placeholders. So I apologise for any confusion caused on this matter, since I was actually factually wrong on the matter.

It’s not a bad game from what I can tell, but either way, I think the devs might want to change the tilesets used as quickly as possible, simply to avoid getting sued when someone at Nintendo comes across their Kickstarter page. Just some friendly advice.

Source:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1867607597/midora

http://www.gamnesia.com/news/zelda-minish-cap-like-2d-adventure-midora-is-on-kickstarter

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Michael Ocampo
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Seems interesting. I instantly thought of the minish cap when i read that the graphics are familiar. (usually read then watch videos.)

Michael
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Eh, they should have shown some combat. In a game that’s based off of Zelda what I want to see is if they get the combat right.

Me
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The indoors places looks empty, the flow of the game looks slow as hell, and even the music it’s too similar with Minish Cap.

Guest
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Midora is not a direct copy of Minish Cap. We use Minish Cap as big source of inspiration for the art style, but everything is 100% original pixel art from our pixel artist. The pine tree from our forest does look very similar from the tree in the minish woods, but honestly what do you expect a pine tree to look like? Here’s the comparison between Minish Cap’s tree and ours:http://i43.tinypic.com/2a77xp4… Our tiles are actually much bigger than the tiles from Minish Cap. We are making a game for PC, not GBA, and thus the pixel art takes a lot… Read more »
Mhyre
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Midora is not a direct copy of Minish Cap. We use Minish Cap as big source of inspiration for the art style, but everything is 100% original pixel art from our pixel artist. The pine tree from our forest does look very similar from the tree in the minish woods, but honestly what do you expect a pine tree to look like? Here’s the comparison between Minish Cap’s tree and ours:http://i43.tinypic.com/2a77xp4… Our tiles are actually much bigger than the tiles from Minish Cap. They are not a copy, they are INSPIRED by Minish Cap. We have a lot more than… Read more »
Michael
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You really can’t just say “OUR TILES ARE ORIGINAL BECAUSE THEY’RE BIGGER AND LOOK BETTER!” The fact is that they just simply look like redrawn Minish Cap tiles, especially that cliff tile. Finally, many games have depicted pine trees differently, it’s not that hard.

Mhyre
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What do you expect a pine tree to look like when it’s inspired by Minish Cap in the first place? Minish Cap did not have that many details to begin with.
Also you missed the point here, this article claims that Midora uses assets from Minish Cap as placeholders among other things. Such claims make me wonder if this site is even worth reading and, hell, even commenting on it.

Mhyre
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Here’s our complete answer to untrue claims from this article: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1867607597/midora/posts/706763

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