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[-] [email protected] 82 points 5 months ago

Sorry for lying for profit

[-] [email protected] 63 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

It just means we're in the lull between games. Molyneux always does this.

  • Hype new game
  • Game comes out and cannot possibly live up to the hype
  • Apologize for overhyping game < You are here
  • Start developing new game
[-] [email protected] 20 points 5 months ago

I have a love hate relationship with this man. He has spearheaded some of my favorite games even if they came nowhere close to what was promised. It's so weird to come back to Fable and enjoy it more than I did when it came out.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 5 months ago

Fable is incredible if you were too young or too insular to know who Peter Molyneux is or what he had to say on the topic.

[-] [email protected] 32 points 5 months ago

Is it possible he is overhyping his regret?

[-] [email protected] 28 points 5 months ago

I fell for his Populous reboot flop, Godus. Haven't trusted a word from him since.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 5 months ago

Same. What a disappointment that was. Mobile-style time-gating and microtransactions in a PC game.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 5 months ago

Honestly I don't trust any game info that comes from creators anymore since cyberpunk. Until I see a review video I take everything with a massive grain of salt.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 5 months ago

since developers have stopped making demos i simply take matters into my own hands to try games before paying for them..

[-] [email protected] 15 points 5 months ago

Ironic. If he could stay away from interviews and just let someone else PR for him he'd be remembered as a legend of the gaming industry. Bullfrog and Lionhead put out quite a lot of bangers for their time.

But he does like talking too much. Shame.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 5 months ago

Seems too little, too late. I’ll never forget the showcasing of “Milo” for Kinect which seems almost undoable even today.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 5 months ago

He kickstartered a PC game and made a mobile microtransaction PoS for a Chinese phone game scammer with the money.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

Didn't he do or worked on an NFT crypto game too? Oh wait, from the article:

His most recent game, Legacy, is described as a blockchain business sim in which players buy non-existent plots of land with cryptocurrency.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 5 months ago

Chasing those buzzwords really shows the depths of fail.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

"But I promise that you're going to be blown away by the promising I'll be doing in the future. My promising will be authentic, intuitive, life-like and indistinguishable from the real thing. This is promising like you've never experienced before, and these are promises they will still sound assuring twenty years after they're made. I'm so proud of the team for the work they've done on this and I've promised them a pay rise, holiday in Bora Bora and a blowjob from a $10000-a-night hooker with a mouthful of warm honey. That's the kind of promises I'm talking about, promises that will change the way we think about promises and, if you have a moment, I'd like to make you some promises too..."

[-] [email protected] 10 points 5 months ago

Why does he keep doing it then?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 5 months ago

need more games like black and white.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 months ago

Just make B&W multiplayer work instead of desync and I'm cool.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 5 months ago

Being able to say this out loud is a big step. +1 emotional maturity. +1 admitting he's got a problem.

I'll not deny that he has passion, but someone really should have reigned him in. It only hurt the game when it inevitably never delivered. Who comes up with game features on the spot to the media? No respect for the people who actually have to make the game, sheesh.

[-] [email protected] -1 points 5 months ago

The last time someone reigned him in, we got Spore.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 5 months ago

Peter Molyneux didn't work on Spore, that was Will Wright.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 5 months ago

Frankly, I'm offended by the comparison on Will Wright's behalf.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 5 months ago
[-] [email protected] 3 points 5 months ago

Maxis, not Lionhead.

Molyneux released Black and White at around that time.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 months ago

Loved the RPS interview with him. Went all out to confront him.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 5 months ago

Holy shit I just read it and... Wow. I am never, ever, ever in my life buying a game that Peter Molyneux has involved in.

Link for the curious: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/peter-molyneux-interview-godus-reputation-kickstarter

[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 months ago

That was a trainwreck, Holy shit

[-] [email protected] 1 points 5 months ago

The People Make Games interview is interesting too

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