Because ME3 was totally the first and only piece of media ever to involve a destructive alien invasion, right? I mean, it's not like that sort of thing has been a common theme in science fiction for decades or anything...
Protip: ME3 was not the first piece of media to involve a destructive alien invasion (TF: Dark Of the Moon portrayed it before ME3, and it wasn't even the first, either,) and Bioware doesn't hold the copyright to the theme, so kindly STFU and bugger off you whinging little twat.
An alien invasion is one thing, but giant robots that shoot red rays of light at a cityscape? Even their shape is similar, for crying out loud! Also, like the person before me said - Would you like to look at the same things over and over again for the rest of your life?
Have you seen the movie Independence Day? Giant alien spaceships shooting red rays of light at cityscapes. Predates ME3 by sixteen years.
Also, Masamune Shirow, creator of Appleseed and Ghost In the Shell, was designing futuristic air/spacecraft with this aesthetic in the 80s (these craft actually look much more like Shirow's "wasp ships" than the Reapers.)
Entertainment, as a whole, is nothing but the reuse and recycling of thematic elements over and over and over again. Things can only be "100% original" once - after that, they're just recycled. And with as much material as is out there now, there's only so much you can do (read: virtually nothing) before you start to tread on familiar ground again. If you want "LOL ONLY 100% ORIGINAL!", I would suggest inventing a time machine and going back a few thousand years, because if "100% original NO REUSING ANYTHING OLD" is what you want, that's what you're going to have to do.
And yes, I'm happy to see the "same things" over and over again for the rest of my life. Because they're not the same. When they're re-imagined by so many different and amazingly talented creators, every iteration is different. A spaceship might be a spaceship might be a spaceship, but as long as people are creating spaceships, and stories to go with them, then the science fiction genre is still thriving and growing, instead of being smothered by whiny, hypercritical EBs who don't want anything new to be created unless it's "100% original ONLY!"
AnxCC1337Featured By OwnerMay 17, 2014Hobbyist Digital Artist
no i wont coz its fucking lame that everyone recycles same shit all over again and you´re gonna be ok with seeing exatcly same events in the entertainment for rest of your life. next time when somebody mentions how there´s no creativity in the modern society i´m gonna agree with the guy coz it´s true and you just proved it
By your own shitty "logic" your own argument is just a copy of the same punk-ass bitching that's been going on since the bronze age. Or do you think that you're the first person to ever cry "Wah wah nothing's original anymore!"
Congratulations, you just failed originality! I'd give you a medal, but there weren't any ~original~ enough.
Go home, kid. It's pretty evident that you lack even the most basic understanding of anything related to human creativity and are thus ill-equipped to argue the point with anyone even slightly more well-versed than you.