Excerpt: If there is one thing that Quantum Theory gets right, and this is digging deep, is that it makes you really appreciate Gears of War . Tecmo Koei’s cover-based shooter is a blatant copy of Epic Games’ cover-based shooter, and a very bad one at that. The developers took a look at Gears of War , decided that this is what gamers like, and proceeded to make their version, which is frustrating and boring.
Conclusion: Back in the day the gaming world was full of clones. Every successful concept was copied, literary copied, and published under a different name. Most of the time they were much worse than the originals. These days clones aren't as common. The gaming industry is to big, and well documented. It still happens every once in a while, such as when developers tried to jump on the Halo bandwagon with things like Pariah and Breed (do you even remember them?
Summary: Quantum Theory is a third-person shooter, not all that different from Epic Games’ Gears of War franchise. However, what it lacks in comparison is depth and excitement. This Japanese-developed title definitely knows what it wants to be, but what it actually is, is a shoddy rip-off of better games in the genre.