In Everything But Name


(permanent link) added: 2009-06-04 20:01:36 sponsor: DragonQuestZ (last reply: 2009-06-05 02:23:14)

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"It isn't like System Shock 2. It is System Shock 2.

Or as another possible name "With The Serial Numbers Filed Off"

The inversion of In Name Only, when a Follow the Leader seems to be almost exactly like the leader, just with "the serial numbers filed off" (a somewhat common nickname for this trope). The blatant copying of characters and plot is on a level that would make even makers of The Mockbuster blush.

Sometimes this can be by the very creators of the source work, perhaps as a form of applying Captain Ersatz to an entire series.

Compare Mission Pack Sequel, when a follow-up is almost just like the first game.

But to avoid Natter, let's limit this to examples of accusations or confessions in media.
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