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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:40 pm    Post subject: The similarities between the Alien and Metroid franchises Reply with quote

I, being an avid gamer, have noticed some major similarities between Nintendo's Metroid franchise and Alien.

First: Both franchise use a strong, ass kicking heroine. Metroid has the bounty hunter Samus and Alien has Ripley.

Second: An alien threat. There are Metroids in Metroid and Aliens in Alien. Kind of obvious.

Third: Corrupt Governments/Corporations. What the Galactic Federation does to Samus in Metroid Fusion is the same as what Weyland-Yutani does to Ripley in Aliens. Both are sent thinking that she's going to destroy a threat when actually they want the heroine to protect it so they can use it for a weapon.

Fourth: Marines.

Sure, it's not as strong as the resemblance to Starcraft, but it's enough. (I actually wrote a fanfic based on these similarities that got put onto planetavp.com). So has anybody else ever noticed this?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can actually notice a ton of similarities in stuff...

Jurassic Park: the car gets pushed over the edge by the T-Rex
Jurassic Park 2: the trailer gets pushed over the edge by the T-Rex (sort of)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, well that's not what I meant, but good point.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good points Nate, but as you say its not Starcraft ressemblances.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good points Nate, but as you say its not Starcraft ressemblances.


Yeah, well StarCraft pretty much is AvP. As if the drop ships with southern female pilots aren't enough.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Metal_Pred wrote:
Good points Nate, but as you say its not Starcraft ressemblances.


Yeah, well StarCraft pretty much is AvP. As if the drop ships with southern female pilots aren't enough.


That is true lad, that is true, now let us sail into the blue sea while having a tankard of Ale! Ain't that right lad Aramor?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, and we shall pillage and loot and rape and murder and burn and rape some more and drink and rape again if we are up to it and sail back again and rape the women we took with us... yeah...

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We pillage, we plunder, we rifle, and loot,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We extort, we pilfer, we filch, and sack,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
Maraud and embezzle, and even high-jack,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We kindle and char, inflame and ignite,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We burn up the city, we're really a fright,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

We're rascals, scoundrels, villans, and knaves,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We're devils and black sheep, really bad eggs,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We're beggars and blighters, ne'er-do-well cads,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
Aye, but we're loved by our mommies and dads,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARRRrrr me matey you play my song *dances pirate like*
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARRRRR, which backstabbing c*ckmonkey broke the cd-player? I say we let him walk the plank... harrrrrrrrrr
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ARRRRR, which backstabbing c*ckmonkey broke the cd-player? I saw we let him walk the plank... harrrrrrrrrr


Into the pit of sharks he goes! arr
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harr.... breakfast for the sharks ye will be, if thee touches mee ceedee-playeree... arr, truly too much "ee"...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, 'ey Aramor ye be at post 1337! let us celebrate by drinkinh barrels of Rum!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harr, truly I was. Saved me has, a picture of the 1337 posts of mine. We must celebrate, truly we must... with rum, and women... lots of women... and lots of rum... har, we must!!! Truly we must!!!

Drink up me 'earties, yo ho!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Harr, truly I was. Saved me has, a picture of the 1337 posts of mine. We must celebrate, truly we must... with rum, and women... lots of women... and lots of rum... har, we must!!! Truly we must!!!

Drink up me 'earties, yo ho!


its a pirate's life!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to be a farmer and I made a living fine
I had a little stretch of land along the C.P. line
But though I tried and tried the money wasn't there
And bankers came and took my land and told me fair was fair
I looked for any kind of job, the answer always no
"Hire you now?" they'd always laugh "We just let 20 go"
The government they promised me a measly little sum
But I've got too much pride to end up just another bum
Then I thought who gives damn if the jobs are all gone
I'm going to be a pirate on the river Saskatchewan

And it's a heave ho, high ho, coming down the plains
Stealing wheat and barley and all the other grains
And it's a ho hey, high hey, farmers bar your doors
When you see the Jolly Roger on Regina's mighty shores

Well you'd think the local farmers would know that I'm at large
But just the other day I saw an unprotected barge
I snuck up right behind them and they were none the wiser
I rammed their ship and sank it and I stole their fertilizer
A bridge outside of Moose Jaw spans a mighty river
Farmers cross in so much fear their stomachs are a-quiver
Because they know that Tractor Jack is waiting in the bay
I'll jump the bridge and knock them cold and sail off with their hay

Well, Mountie Bob he chased me he was always at my throat
He'd follow on the shoreline cause he didn't own a boat
But cutbacks were a-coming and the Mountie lost his job
And now he's sailing with me and we call him Salty Bob
A swinging sword, a skull and bones, and pleasant company
I never pay my income tax and screw the GST
Prince Albert down to Saskatoon, the terror of the sea
If you want to reach the co-op, boy, you gotta get by me

Well, pirate life's appealing but you just don't find it here
I heard that in Alberta there's a band of buccaneers
They roam the Athabasca from Smith to Fort Mackay
And you're bound to lose your stetson if you
Winter is a-coming and a chill is in the breeze
My pirate days are over once the river starts to freeze
I'll be back in springtime but now I have to go
I hear there's lots of plundering down in New Mexico

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, shiver me timbers... no seriously... me timbers need a good shivering....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

meh prefered the pirate drinking song of Aramor Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*and an eye-patch suddenly appears on the Panda Samurai's eye.*

Damnit now where am I going to get a cutlass?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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*and an eye-patch suddenly appears on the Panda Samurai's eye.*

Damnit now where am I going to get a cutlass?


you can always join my crew of pirates.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing quite like a piratey, swaggering welcome for a pirate like me.

Ruthless Nate is me pirate name, afterall.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Metal Pred, how about you and your crew of corsairs work for us, the LOFG, under contract?

We already got a first-rate pirate ship, complete with all the luxeries.

Name your price.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Metal Pred, how about you and your crew of corsairs work for us, the LOFG, under contract?

We already got a first-rate pirate ship, complete with all the luxeries.

Name your price.


Aye mate, that sounds like a good idea, me price is an authentic wristblade and a smart disc.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harr, ye be warned... if ye go and work for LOFG, ye will make an enemy out of me... yarr... truly thou willst...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Harr, ye be warned... if ye go and work for LOFG, ye will make an enemy out of me... yarr... truly thou willst...


Ye be warned, Yarrr both sides pulling, Yarrrr, Pirate doesnt know what to do, betray a pirate friend for objects or decline invitation and win nothing?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Win nothing? Harr, truly that is not... true... yarr... when thou joinst LOFG, thou get's nice stuff, but the entire race of Xenomorphs against you... truly thou wilst... but if thou declines, thou will get some pissed off furballs, but an entire race of Xenomorphs that's not against you... harr... I even know some of my sister's who love piraty stuff... and PredAliens... harr, truly they do... so, what say you! WHAT SAY YOU!!!
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