Quote from Denzien
I know you posted this a while ago, but I think you need more respect, at least he's trying, better than just sitting doing nothing, you should give him the respect he deserves. And who the hell cares if he's using a pre-made game engine, a lot of commercial games out there now use Unreal Technology, which, if you had any idea, is a pre-made game engine, and there's more, Unity and such. Learn some respect, and give credit to those who can at least do something.
Don't forget the fact that an unoriginal premise doesn't automatically mean bad storytelling. Alien had an unoriginal premise and yet it is regarded as one of the most influential sci-fi's ever.