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.
â€œI’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,â€ said Molyneux.
â€œWhile 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,â€ the Lionhead Studios boss continued. â€œI’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 Kinectâ€¦ it feels a bit more refreshing for me. But I’m obviously going to answer like that because I work in computer games.â€
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 directionâ€¦even if it may or may not be on rails.
Source : CVG
Last Updated: June 30, 2011