Originally Posted by Maratanos
I must say, I am struck by the clarity by which this this post single-handedly destroys Fury's argument.
The thing is though, Doom was a radical reimagining of how video games worked, and created a new genre. However, the first few games were ripoffs of this formula.
The puzzle genre already exists, Layton didn't really do anything new. It was pretty much a point and click adventure game, but all the puzzles were well.. puzzles.
Although you can say ripping off a game is creating a new genre, in the majority of cases it's wrong. Luxor is a Zuma ripoff, although technically you could call Zuma a genre now, so it's not a ripoff. It's just getting silly.
It is ripping off most of Layton. There's no denying it, even the developers cited Layton as their source of inspiration.
As a huge Layton fan however, I'm really looking forward to this game.