Anybody else read this article on ken levine? It's long and very involved, but it is easy reading.
I cannot believe the pedestal they put this guy on. Implying that he should be more famous than he is. In reality really his reach is quite small.
Also, I honestly cannot fathom his design process. Just throwing away months of work on a whim because he hasn't "discovered" his vision yet. I can really see why his staff are leaving. His ego is going to destroy that company. His attitude to software development is insane.
I'm not denying that Bioshock was brilliant, because it was. The art and atmosphere were superb, but i've read books and seen films with better story.
I have more that I could say, but I wont go on. I'm sure Ken is a great guy.
Anyone else notice how much ass lickery is going on over there at polygon in the comments. I was a little repulsed.
~edit~ wow i spelt his name wrong in the title. Now i look like a dumbass forever. I wonder who i was thinking of when i wrote kevin levin. answers on a postcard ~edit~