posted on Mar, 17 2012 @ 09:59 AM
Molyneux is propably the most overrated game designer of all time.
He made exactly three great games, those are Populous, Dungeon Keeper and Magic Carpet. Everything else was all hype and no substance. He has good
ideas but the games always fall very short.
Fusion was a lame shooter. Theme Park was innovative but had too many flaws (always the same park layout, visitors were just NPCs without personality,
the CPU-led Theme Parks were just 'there' without being actualy competition, too few things to build) . Hi-Octane is forgotten and not with good
reason (what a lame, lame game). Same with Genewars (Boring). Does anyone even remember those? Black & White was one of the worst games ever, the
crude mix of Populous and Tamagotchi that never really worked and never was fun to play. The Movies was interesting but ultimately was interesting for
2 hours after that you've seen everything, explored everything and all the shortcommings once again (CPU-led studios are no real competition, the
actors were just 'there', you couldn't even hire the actors from enemy studios and it wasn't about creating movies but more about making your actors
happy) destroyed the fun.
I'm playing Fable 2 at the moment, it's again the same. Interesting concept, a lot of shortcommings, way too easy and simple. Fable 1 was already the
exact same thing, Fable 2 improved nothing, even though Molyneux hyped the game as the best thing ever and rated it himself a 9 out of 10
I for one hope he retires and doesn't fill the market more with lame, overhyped games, where he promised a billion of features that are either never
included or never really work.
Originally posted by listerofsmeg
syndicate was better when it was a 2d game, the new one sucks. (didn't know this was one of his until now)
Syndicate wasn't by Molyneux. It was created by Sean Cooper, Mark Webley and Paul McLaughlin. Molyneux just slapped his name in the credits (as
"Management") because Bullfrog was his company but he had no hand in designing or producing Syndicate, the add-on or Syndicate Wars (which was created
by Mike Diskett and Sean Masterson)
edit on 17/3/2012 by ShadowAngel85 because: (no reason given)