Cliff Bleszinski

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#51 Posted by Bluemouth (36 posts) -

I think he's an arrogant dick, to be honest.

#52 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

He seems to be a genuine good guy, but is he the <i>best</i> developer? I doubt that. Hideo Kojima or Shigeru Miyamoto would be my choices.

#53 Posted by pause422 (6187 posts) -

Yes definately good but far from the best,i'd have to argue some of the original that inspired certain genres of games we love nowadays to be some of the best(even if not most critically acclaimed)

#54 Posted by Hulk (428 posts) -

Hulk is down with Yung Clifford.

#55 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

mastermind?!?!?! pfff


all cliffy b is (gayest nick name ever btw) is Michael Bay for videogames. 
thats it. the dude makes games that scream eye candy and give you tons of action. mastermind pfff! 
i'd say someone like will wright was a mastermind, or someone like hideo kojima, but not cliffy b. pleasee. 
#56 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

Not the best but awesome

#57 Posted by Nemesis (317 posts) -

Hes good, but I don't think he is the best. What are we basing the best game designer on anyways? sales, ratings, following? There are so many factors I don't think that you can say someone is the best game designer ever.

#58 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

Anyone that let's a chainsaw bayonet go through to their games, is cool in my opinion.

#59 Posted by LuckyWanderDude (929 posts) -

Hell no. Right now Gouichi Suda is the best mind in video games.

#60 Posted by Shotaro (820 posts) -

He's good, very good in fact but as others have said Molyneux is far better, as is Will Wright

#61 Posted by Neal (6 posts) -

Hideo Kojima FTW

#62 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

I personally cant stand him.

#63 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
TheGTAvaccine said:
"I personally cant stand him.
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Why?
#64 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -
SpikeSpiegel said:
"TheGTAvaccine said:
"I personally cant stand him.
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Why?
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Well one, Epic ditching PC was lame, I hate Gears of War, and he just parades around like a pompous asshole. He's the only man in the gaming industry that I dislike.
#65 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
TheGTAvaccine said:
"SpikeSpiegel said:
"TheGTAvaccine said:
"I personally cant stand him.
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Why?
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Well one, Epic ditching PC was lame, I hate Gears of War, and he just parades around like a pompous asshole. He's the only man in the gaming industry that I dislike.
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Well, I can't say I feel the same way. ;-)
#66 Edited by Damonation (556 posts) -

No, he basically saw RE 4 and said, "Hey, thats cool. Lets do that but mix in Unreal Tournament action." Which is by no means a bad thing

#67 Edited by brukaoru (5079 posts) -
DOUBLESHOCK said:
"I like Cliff, he's good at explaining things and making it sound fun, without being crazy enthusiastic or sugar coating things with bullcrap.  He's respectable."
Quoted for truth. I do not think he is the "best" game designer, but I personally think he is "one of" the best.
#68 Posted by elbow (368 posts) -
DOUBLESHOCK said:
"I like Cliff, he's good at explaining things and making it sound fun, without being crazy enthusiastic or sugar coating things with bullcrap.  He's respectable.
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Awww heck, what's soo wrong about Peter Molyneux? :P

Anyways, he's no where near the top.
#69 Posted by jNerd (2012 posts) -
Jordan23 said:
"Cliffy B. is a mastermind (we all know that) ,but do you think he is the best game designer in gaming?
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Not atl all dude, u gotta be delusional to think that. Definite Top 10 though...
#70 Edited by Callumrides (357 posts) -
JazzMaverick said:
"He's a talented guy......but i had to laugh when i read an interveiw of his,claiming he dosen't play Halo3 online because of all the abusive youngsters,he's obviously never played GOW on xboxlive.
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thats a gd point the bcoz i all ways find  gears is way more abusive than halo 3
but yeah he is very gd one but not the best just yet



#71 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

PEOPLE!!!! Start calling him "Yung Clifford" now, that names soooo much better.

#72 Posted by Sentry (4197 posts) -
Jordan23 said:
"Cliffy B. is a mastermind (we all know that) ,but do you think he is the best game designer in gaming?
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Lmao hell no, there are far better and more experienced then him in this industry. He seems like a cool/nice guy though, just a little too big headed about his own games.
#73 Edited by Jordan23 (1000 posts) -

People, read my posts more clearly... "I've never said Cliff Bleszinski was the best game designer."

In my opinion, Shigeru Miyamoto is definitely the greatest gaming designer!

#74 Posted by Foxdemon2k (261 posts) -

meh, he is rather average.

#75 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3537 posts) -

maybe not the best, but definitely one of the coolest.

#76 Posted by Homer (1372 posts) -

Hamz said:

"Nah Peter Molyneux is better in my opinion, however i'd rate the two both in my top10 for sure!
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Yep, he's my favorite too.

 

#77 Posted by Jordan23 (1000 posts) -
Yo! Where's the love for Mr. Will Wright, this man is an absolute genius.

PS... Spore is going to kick major arse!
#78 Edited by MvmntInGrn (48 posts) -
Cliff Blezinski is far from the best. His games are all action with piss poor stories. Action is not bad but it takes more than that to be considered a good game designer. It also doesn't help that hes a complete PR MONSTER that likes sucking his own ego.

Don't get me wrong his games are good but tend to lack anything imaginative, chainsaw bayonet is hardly something imaginative.


Peter Molyneux is better but he tends to be a lot of talk, resulting in games that people expect more than they get. Even if what they get is well tuned and great.

Fumito Ueda is very good in my opinion (Shadow of the Colossus and ICO), his games have a few gameplay issues but are very imaginative.
Will Wright has also done some amazing things.

By the way,  I dunno why that Cliffy part is bolded, I can't unbold it..... : )
#79 Posted by mandeponium (275 posts) -

Well, he is extremely sexy. And drives a Lambo.

#80 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

He's alright. I loved Unreal Tournament, UT2004 and Gears of War. He's really good at making incredibly intense gameplay. Other than that, he's not as reputable as others. I'd say he's good, but not in the top 3.

#81 Posted by Jordan23 (1000 posts) -
mandeponium said:
"Well, he is extremely sexy. And drives a Lambo."
Yeah, I really wish I had that Lamborghini Gallardo and it's an convertible too.
#82 Edited by DualReaver (3882 posts) -

I don't think he's the best but he's definitely up there.

#83 Posted by ajarbuckle (173 posts) -
Hamz said:
"Nah Peter Molyneux is better in my opinion, however i'd rate the two both in my top10 for sure!
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They are both  my favorite. They do great things for video games.
#84 Posted by Jordan23 (1000 posts) -
Gears of War 2 is going to helluva fun, but I'm looking more forward to Fable 2.
#85 Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin (3720 posts) -

I don't know why everyone likes the guy, and everytime I see a picture of him his face is shiny, very fucking shiny. It's as if someone sprayed oil all over his face.

He is the shiniest motherfucker alive. Cliff  "Crazy Diamond" Bleszinski.

#86 Edited by Seram (192 posts) -

He's definitely not the best at all, but he's probably the only person who has ever described audio as meaty or crunchy.

#87 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Wtf? What, in your opinion, makes him a "brilliant game designer"?

#88 Posted by MB (12408 posts) -
Meowayne said:
"Wtf? What, in your opinion, makes him a "brilliant game designer"?"
He cusses, has frosted hair, and drives a Lamborghini?
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#89 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

No.

I actually don't like him at all.

#90 Posted by lebkin (330 posts) -
Lombax said:
"No, especially after he admitted taking a lot of inspiration from kill .switch in regards to GoW. "
Not that I have a problem with saying Cliff Bleszinski isn't the best (I agree with you on that part), but why would him admitting his influences make him less of a designer?  The fact that he openingly admits where some of the ideas actually impresses me more.  Lots of designers act as if nothing came before them.  And just because someone else did it before doesn't make the new thing less impressive.  Konami made music instrument games before Harmonix created Guitar Hero/Rock Band.  But Harmonix still deserves a great deal of credit for bring those games to the mass level of popularity they now enjoy.  Yes kill.switch has similar third-person "stick to cover" gameplay (and damn good game play at that).  But it is a game that mostly got lost in the PS2 shuffle.  GoW took that gameplay and made it mainstream, such the controls and gameplay in other games is refered to as "GoW" style.
#91 Posted by Jordan23 (1000 posts) -
Cliff Bleszinski is a cocky bastard, but he is a damn good game designer. I don't mind his cockiness one bit, as long as he keep producing games like Gears of War, now and beyond.

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