Is God of War a rip-off? In-depth look posted

Tuesday, 23rd September 2008 14:13 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Boing Boing’s posted an in-depth look at the recently filed claim that God of War bore striking similarities to a screenplay by writer Jonathan Bissoon-Dath and artist Jennifer Barrette-Herzon.

To cut a long story short, Bissoon-Dath and Barrette-Herzon pitched the movie to Sony in 2002, and are now claiming God of War, which released in 2005, was started shortly after having lifted “plot, story, themes, dialogue, mood, setting, pace, characters, relationships among characters, settings, tone, detail and sequence of events” from Bissoon-Dath’s writings, and much of the in-game map from that made by Barrette-Herzon.

Very much more through the link.



  1. Blerk

    Er… right.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Tiger Walts

    Most of the elements they have mentioned as being copied are parts of the myth anyway. There are some similarities that aren’t described in the original tale, and one or two of those aren’t hackneyed old tropes, unique enough to not be a coincidence.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. lelik

    maps are completely different

    #3 6 years ago
  4. wz

    And Sony did not just buy the rights from some “whoever?” authors. It was too expensive.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. mortiferus

    A lot of typical hero story vagueness but there are a few striking similarities. I wonder how this will play out in the joke that is the United States Judicial System?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. BraveArse

    God of War has a cooler protagonist name – Kratos = 10000 Gay-Lons… pffff

    #6 6 years ago

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