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I don't think I would classify any of the Mario games as spin-off, they just use the same chars.



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DonFerrari said:
Ka-pi96 said:

The Dynasty Warriors series itself is a spin-off of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series though (which if you like Dynasty Tactics you should totally check out!). So that would be a spin-off of a spin-off?

Not unusual to see spin-off of spin-off.

There was also Kessen but I'm not sure how the 3 slot together



The_Liquid_Laser said:
Ka-pi96 said:

The Dynasty Warriors series itself is a spin-off of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series though (which if you like Dynasty Tactics you should totally check out!). So that would be a spin-off of a spin-off?

I wasn't sure if Dynasty Warriors was a spinoff or if they were just drawing on the same period of history. 

I did play Romance of the Three Kingdoms back on the NES, and I believe it was actually a spinoff of Nobunaga's Ambition.  In that case Dynasty Tactics would be a spinoff of a spinoff of a spinoff.

I'm not sure if I'd call ROTK a spin-off of Nobunaga. They only really share the same genre. In terms of characters, story, setting and name they're all different.

Dynasty Warriors would definitely be a spin-off of ROTK though. As well as having the same setting they've shared character models sometimes and their names are even basically the same. The original Japanese titles are Three Kingdoms (ROTK) and Three Kingdoms Unrivaled (DW).

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I love Final Fantasy Tactics and its sequel way more than the mainline Final Fantasy games.



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Ka-pi96 said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:

I wasn't sure if Dynasty Warriors was a spinoff or if they were just drawing on the same period of history. 

I did play Romance of the Three Kingdoms back on the NES, and I believe it was actually a spinoff of Nobunaga's Ambition.  In that case Dynasty Tactics would be a spinoff of a spinoff of a spinoff.

I'm not sure if I'd call ROTK a spin-off of Nobunaga. They only really share the same genre. In terms of characters, story, setting and name they're all different.

Dynasty Warriors would definitely be a spin-off of ROTK though. As well as having the same setting they've shared character models sometimes and their names are even basically the same. The original Japanese titles are Three Kingdoms (ROTK) and Three Kingdoms Unrivaled (DW).

I guess it depends on how you define "spinoff".  The gameplay of Nobunaga and ROTK is extemely similar (or at least the NES versions of these games was extremely similar.)  Also they are made by the same developers.  Nobunaga clearly inspired ROTK, but they don't have the same setting or anything.

I define "spinoff" pretty loosely, so I see ROTK as a spinoff as Nobunaga.



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