Peter Molyneux bored with similarity in modern games

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I love Peter Molyneux, I really do. I think he’s a video game visionary who, given an unlimited budget and unlimited time would probably create something befitting of his unlimited promises. He did give us Populous and Syndicate, after all. Unfortunately, he’s shackled by the Jolly Green Giant – so he’s pretty much been churning out nothing but Fable for the past few years – which is what makes his recent comments so incensing.

Speaking to Xbox World 360, Molyneux  expressed frustration at how modern games tend to all be the same.

“I’m trying to think of a more diplomatic way of saying this, but I’m just a little bit bored of doing things the same way in games,” said Molyneux.

“While I love all the drama of modern games there is this sameness about it. They’re essentially the same – one’s got a green palette, one’s got a grey palette; you’re shooting and ducking and diving and it just seems almost on the point of being a little bit like Hollywood where they have got into this rut with their action films,” the Lionhead Studios boss continued. “I’m not saying we’ve quite got that yet but we’re certainly getting towards that. I think mixing things up with emotional gameplay and mixing things up with the way you play and the feeling of connections and Kinect… it feels a bit more refreshing for me. But I’m obviously going to answer like that because I work in computer games.”

Read  Microsoft comments on the future of Fable

While he’s probably right – and as a gamer who’s completely FPS’d out I agree – I don’t think allowed to say stuff like that that when you’ve released the what’s essentially the same game three times now. And his next project? Yup, more Fable..but at least it seems like he’;s taking the franchise in a new direction…even if it may or may not be on rails.

Source : CVG

Last Updated: June 30, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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