Just checking a bit of it, on the Expy.Video Games
There's a ton of natter
and Word Cruft
(Metroid/Halo, GTA IV, Super Robot Wars
, Nasu Verse
There's a lot of basic game mechanic tropes and plot device characters that are labelled expy, such as different unit capabilities (Plants Vs Zombies/Mini Robot Wars, Pokemon, Advance Wars
, probably lots of fighting games), main AFGNCAAP characters and variants (Fallout games, System Shock), Damsel Princesses
(Nintendo), simple mechanics (Bowser/Crocomire).
And that's not going into "this character sort of resembles this older character" examples, which to my knowledge is more widespread in the anime section.
It should be said that there are also a lot of legitimate examples, and lots of, "Bob is an expy of Alice" with no further elaboration.
But essentially, the definition seems to be, "someone saw a slight similiarity somewhere".
edited 21st Jun '12 7:35:04 AM by Feather7603