@ Peter M said: "I think that controllers are more and more - we have discovered the genres that work well are first-person shooters, and that's all. It's true, where have the real-time strategy games gone? The simulation games? Controllers are brilliant for doing first-person shooters. That's it."
"I think that controllers are more and more - we have discovered the genres that work well are first-person shooters, and that's all. It's true, where have the real-time strategy games gone? The simulation games? Controllers are brilliant for doing first-person shooters. That's it."
Not only is this insulting to pc users. Pc developers. It's also manages to be insulting to console developers as well!
The first problem here is that he implies first person shooters are brilliant on controllers. This is false, they are "serviceable". A mouse and keyboard is still far superior. Secondly, he askes "Where have the real time strategy titles gone". This is so obvious is doesn't even need answered. Also "total war" is still better than anything you have put out mate and continues to be the case. But it's pc. They are on the pc. Simulation games? Pc. Always been the pc.
Hell, lets be kind, even if we just take into account consoles... this generation (as far as strategy games go) is far, far superior compared to the last generation of consoles. Hell, the console had several specifically built console strategy games (even though the pc is the superior platform). Endwar, Halo Wars, Stormrise. The handheld devices are a breeding ground for interesting titles, many of of them strategy games (pc still better). In fact even now creative assembly is making a console centric aliens strategy game.
I really do not understand if this man is trying to troll users. I mean, fable (1) was decent. I'll give it that, I enjoyed it. It was no Baldurs Gate landmark type game... but I did enjoy it. But can we honestly say he has produced any amazing titles since he left the pc? No, it's sequel after sequel after sequel. Exactly what he has been complaining about. He is part of the problem in that regard (if you even consider it a problem).
Peter Molyneux has said alot of questionable stuff but come on.... come on..... Peter Molyneux seems to be an eccentric Willy Wonka type character. Except in Willy Wonkas factory, he made chocalate, not crap.
Perhaps his next game (like he claimed) really will change the world. Perhaps his perceived genius will rock the foundations of gaming and change everything? Forever. Or (this might, might just happen) it could be a letdown and maybe he will blame it on something, promising better next time?
His comments are outrageous.