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Warren Spector: "David Cage is a genius"

Warren Spector has hailed Heavy Rain maker David Cage as no less than "a genius".

That's from the mouth of one of the chief creators of Deus Ex, System Shock and Thief.

"David Cage is a genius. If Tim [Schafer - a "really good friend"] isn't the best writer in gaming, David is," Spector told MCV Pacific.

"I've never met the guy - I'd love to sit down and talk to him. But, basically, Heavy Rain works because it's five scripts all jammed together and meshing together and branching together. It's like it's the world's biggest choose-your-own-adventure book, and I can admire the craftsmanship behind that, and the skill it takes. I mean, I've actually written choose-your-own-adventure books, and I know how hard writing those is."

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SPAM-FRITTER-1231451d ago

Genius YES....1 trick pony YES.

SilentNegotiator1451d ago

Creator of game on playstation YES....playstation a system you hate for some reason YES

SPAM-FRITTER-1231451d ago

as you think cage only made PS games i suggest you pipe down.

fahrenheit is one of my favourite games.

please don't speak again.

Laxman1451d ago

@Spam-Fritter

Fahrenheit is also one of my favourite games. As is Heavy Rain. So, if you know Fahrenheit, you should know he ISNT a one trick pony, because Heavy Rain was also a masterpiece. As was The Nomad Soul, to a lesser extent.

Christopher1451d ago

So, you consider his method of using QTE actions to sell a story as a 1 trick pony but ignore the fact that his trick isn't in the way you interact with the story but the possibilities one has in telling a story with video games to begin with.

yewles11451d ago

WHY is no one here a fan of Omikron?...

Christopher1451d ago

Never got to play it. Doubt the majority of people here did either.

camel_toad1451d ago

LOVED Omikron. It really left a lasting memory on me, like I had really been in another world for a while. Awesome game.

chrispen91451d ago

David Cage and Warren Spector working together on a game would be amazing...

Silly gameAr1451d ago (Edited 1451d ago )

Someone that knows what they're talking about and can appreciate the work and love put into Heavy Rain? Other then the fans, this is unheard of. May not be the future of gaming, but at least it's an appreciated gem this gen.

Bathyj1451d ago

We know Warren, we know. Nice of you to say so but.

dragonelite1451d ago

I respect the work he does.
And that studio does some really impressive work with graphics. That GDC demo of a android looked awesome and ran on current gen machine.

But for me personally all that extreme scripted stuff is like a big tumor on gaming that needs to be cut away.

Give me more games like Halo,Dishonored,Half life(scripting done right),skyrim,other etc. If gaming keeps going this way all we are going to is push a button for "look here" queue in scripted event.

trouble_bubble1451d ago

More games like Halo?! Because FPS's are really rare, eh? Wow. There's already a new Halo game every year. What more do you want? A national holiday, lol? Heavy Rain is just one game.

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