Peter Molyneux on Wii U: Good but not Great

By Jorge Ba-oh 30.11.2012 4

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Industry veteran Peter Molyneux recently spoke out on his thoughts on Nintendo Wii U - "good, but not great".

Molyneux, responsible for a vast range of award winning titles including Theme Park, Fable, Black & White and Populous,  discussed Nintendo's latest efforts with the Wii U and had a mixed reception.

He did praise the Japanese developer's ideas and concepts as "good, but I don't feel it's great", expressing some confusion with "looking up at the screen and looking down at the device" - asymmetric play -  as potentially alien to consumers.

He users the likes of Apple's iPad or Amazon's Kindle Fire as examples of technology he's most impressed with, hoping the big three - Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft - would match these tablet devices. to help the traditional industry thrive - "I'm not sure the Wii U really did that", he feels.

He did come away with positives however, praising the increasing number of indie releases and that there is an "enduring faith" in what Nintendo can do.

I've got unbelievable respect for Nintendo. They created our industry in a very real sense. I can remember everybody in the industry laughing and giggling about how stupid the Wii was, what a stupid name it was, and who would want motion control. And then it went on to sell what, 60, 70 million copies? It got people who never considered computer games to play them.

What do you think of Molyneux's views on the Nintendo Wii U and comparisons to tablet devices?

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He wants the traditional industry to use pure tablets (aka no buttons at all)?

Kingdom (guest) 30.11.2012#2

Some people didn't laugh or snigger. To their detriment apparently.

I suppose it surprised a lot of people.

I didn't agree, I wasn't surprised.

It means little now, after the fact, other than that I must have been deluded.

Regardless of whether I was right.

I suppose that's why peter molyneux has lot's of money and lot's of people who want to make his videogames.

I suppose that's why I should give a shit what he thinks.

All I know is he's right. Anyone with eyes can see nintendo got him his job.

And yet those same monkeys with those same eyes idiotically predict the fall of nintendo. 

Rage against nintendo for conspiring against them and their shit games consoles.

So peter molyneux "uses the likes of Apple's iPad or Amazon's Kindle Fire as examples of technology he's most impressed with, hoping the big three - Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft - would match these tablet devices. to help the traditional industry thrive

And I do give a shit suddenly. I find myself absolutely trolled, frothing at the mouth.

All the children in the world want an Ipad so you're just gonna buy them one? Rather than point out that smelly little kids don't always get what they want especially when what they want is shit.

£600 for what? For angry birds? No, for the playground affluence competition.

The future of games? You fucking watch peter, you watch while they take their expensive Ipads in the bath with them and then next christmas what do they want? Yes that's right, dickhead, a nextbox.

You gonna be surprised again? Fool me once? No, fool peter molyneux many times already and many times more.

When are people going going to stop listening to these wrinkly fucking retards and start listening to someone young, someone with some actual good ideas, with a bit of dynamism.

Like me.

Instead of all these impotent dinosaurs up to their eyelids with game development resources and shit opinions. 


You are not alone. I am here with you. Though we're far're always in my heart. Love u!

Peter Molyneux's analysis of the WiiU is probably the most sensible that I've heard. Although, I will be saddened if gaming as a whole goes down the route of tablet gaming. I think touch screens have an important place in gaming, but there are some tasks where it is not the ideal input method. Games likes Angry Birds and Sword Sworcery are great for touch screens, and the portability of these devices is a huge plus for some of these games. However, sometimes it is best to have easy access to very responsive buttons, a joystick, a mouse, or just a way of inputting information solely by touch without having to look at what you're doing. People love their smartphones and tablets for good reason, but most people still prefer to write a paper and the like with a computer.

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