Peter Molyneux ain't sold on the Wii U
The Wii U has been the centerpiece of Nintendo's E3 presentation this year, but developer Peter Molyneux isn't exactly sold on the new way of gaming.
Molyneux says the system's use of the tablet gamepad could prove to be confusing to some players.
"I also feel that monitoring both screens turns out to be a bit demanding, as some games make it necessary to change your view from time to time between both screens."
It's a small but crucial difference to Microsoft's SmartGlass app which also allows tablets and smartphones to be used in gameplay, though rather as an additional screen for the Xbox instead of a touch-screen gamepad.
I have to say, while I'm definitely intrigued by both tablet-like additions, Molyneux's concern is one I've also held since seeing the Wii U demos. What about you, g1's? Bring on the battle of the tablets!
Why would anyone give a fuck on what he says, no offense but he is probably going to die when he puts his hands on the system
Why is it that whenever I look at a Peter Molyneux I get visions of him being locked up in a padded room deep underneath Microsoft towers, and that Microsoft only let him out of his cage ones a year for E3 but because he's so disconnected from the world that they have to lure him out with a tin of custard cream biscuits, but within the tin there is nothing but disappointment as all the biscuits are broken and Molyneux in his rage goes on a rampage through Microsoft towers, destroying all that stands before him, until Bill Gates arrives and calms his temper with an packet of fresh custard creams, and they cart him off to the E3 showroom.......Clearly I've over-thought this.....
Peter isn't sold on the Wii U? Instant buy.
If anything Peter has a lot of experience letting gamers down. He might be speaking from experience. Nintendo isn't doing so hot nowadays either after all.
Don't think anybody takes what Peter Molyneux has to say seriously, not even himself. His identity itself is a parody of british video game dudes, which is damn annoying to be frank. His words have about as much value as the guys I've seen U-bashing in a lot of comments, Fuck all. Too soon to make your conclusion Peter! It's you getting confused about the 2 screens mate, try pulling your head out your arse, its more fun looking at what your playin' after all..
He doesn't work for Lionhead or Microsoft anymore. He started his own company (22cans) quite a while ago.
Well, that's what NintendoLand is for.
I don't like Peter Molyneux, but I dislike what I've seen of the Wii U even more. So for once Peter Molyneux is the lesser of two evils.
I have a different problem with Peter Molyneux, and that is he's always claiming his next turd will be the next big thing, but in the end, it turns out to be just a regular turd.
I mean, I'm not saying Fable 3 was bad, but it wasn't good either.
Peter left Lion head
I think that players could handle this. It could be a fun challenge to balance the two views. There is a lot of potential with the WiiU. It is just up to developers to think creatively and outside the box.
I think it would be cool to use the two screens in a hack and slash game. The TV gives a typical semi-birds-eye-view of the game and you press buttons to do attacks and in general plays like a normal hack and slash. However, on the touchscreen is a more focused first-person-view where you can draw sword slashes on the screen to target weak spots such as gaps in heavy armor. It would be up to the player to effectively use both views to optimize their performance. If they focus on the TV they will have good battle field awareness and be able to appropriately attack large groups of enemies, but they will lack precision on larger targets and will have a tougher time with elite troops. On the other hand, if the player focuses too much on the controller screen they will have the opposite difficulties. Easily dispatching a single opponent but vulnerable to attacks from behind.
I got a chance to use the tablet and i feel the same way. But he's Peter Molyneux, he's with Lionhead Studios which is a Subsidiary of Microsoft Studios. Can he comment on it without bias? At any rate, it's early for the system, all the devs who got it day 1 and are still developing one thing... those are what we are looking forward to, those will use the full potential, no pressure Retro.
I don't. Plus I'm not surprised he's not impressed. He's an Xbox guy. Always has been. Did you see the Gametrailers E3 coverage? No matter what they were talking about, Peter always seem to keep bringing it back to Xbox.
Who actually listens to Peter Molyneux anymore?
when is the last time he make a good game? Wii U tab looks like it will add alot to the game having a phone App seems dumb and pointless unless you can duck tape the phone to a controller
I actually like how the second screen is used in Assassins Creed 3: you have a bigger map and can change your weapon without pausing. And since you can/should be able to play without a TV I guess every game will support the option to play with a single screen, especially since the controller pro was announced. I hope that there will be a good drawing app for Wii U or at least a way to connect the GamePad to PC.
Its just a matter of adjustment, i own a 3DS for about a month now (skipped DS) and the double screen was very confusing, but i got used to it. I dont think that my experience with the WiiU will be much different.
I've played through The World Ends With You so many times that having two active screens is anything but confusing. Of course, not everyone might feel that way, but the GamePad screen is supposed to be pretty passive in most games I've seen (mostly just inventory and HUD elements), so I wouldn't be too worried.
Says the guy who keeps telling himself the Kinect is actually "good".