Palworld Fans, Pokemon is Also Inspired by Other Games
Palworld has captured the gaming world’s attention with impressive speed, attracting over 19 million players in just two weeks.
However, this success has not come without controversy. Many netizens have pointed out the resemblance between the designs of Pals (creatures in the game) and characters from Pokemon, a gaming franchise that has been around since 1996.
Yet, an interesting discussion arose when a social media user uploaded an image showcasing the similarities between Pokemon monsters and monsters in the Dragon Quest game.
This sparked deep questions about the origin of inspiration in the gaming world; whether this inspiration is imitative or mutually inspiring.
Heated Debate Among Netizens and Fans Worldwide
so Palworld “plagiarized” Pokemon,
but Pokemon took “inspiration” from Dragon Quest
double standards go brrr pic.twitter.com/fEO0KrvgEp
— kelski (@kelskiYT) January 22, 2024
This debate has become a hot topic discussed by gaming enthusiasts worldwide. Some argue that in the creative industry like gaming, mutual inspiration is common.
They argue that there’s nothing truly new under the sun, and games often draw inspiration from what already exists, and then develop it into something fresh and unique.
However, on the other side, there are concerns that when inspiration turns into mere imitation without substantial innovation, it can reduce diversity in the gaming industry and harm original creativity.
They emphasize the need to appreciate original works and recognize developers who genuinely innovate.
Of course, there’s no right or wrong answer in this debate, and each viewpoint has its weight. Certainly, this discussion highlights the complexity of creating and respecting creative works in the gaming industry.
Regardless of your stance on the issue, one thing is certain: the debate about the origins of inspiration in games will continue as the industry evolves.Palworld