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Tim Schafer: 'I'd like to be known as 'Man, I hate that rich b*****d Schafer'

Tim Schafer is of the belief that some of the “most creative games” out on the market lately have come from XBL and PSN.

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Neckbear2523d ago (Edited 2523d ago )

"Tim Schafer is of the belief that some of the “most creative games” out on the market lately have come from XBL and PSN."

That's 'cause companies would rather milking a franchise and playing it safe than funding off an original idea that may not appeal to some, after all, full-retail games are quite expensive to make, as he explains. Smaller budgets allow better ideas.

Wich is also the reason games try too hard to appeal to a broader audience nowadays.

longcat2523d ago

Flower absolutely rocks ... especially when high

Redempteur2522d ago

no need o be high to enjoy flower ...

JsonHenry2522d ago

My wife loves his games. Simple, easy to get into, and while not high end graphics the art direction is always so good you forget you are playing a game that doesn't push the poly-count.

poopface12522d ago

I got an EGM for the first time in years while I was in the hospital and it was pretty good still.

I didnt know much about him but Schafer had a big interview in the mag and he seems pretty cool.

JacobIsHollywood2522d ago

Whoa...I just got an idea.

What if Schafer joined Naughty Dog? Seriously! What if he directed a game that Naughty Dog helped him with? It COULD mean that his "vision" is seen and admired by millions!

I'm starting a petition.

Nihilism2522d ago (Edited 2522d ago )

@JacobIsHollywood

Don't kid yourself...I know people sleep better fitting games they play into the 'hardcore' category, but a linear TPS is about as commercial or 'mainstream' as they come.

I don't know why people praise shooters so much. The only shooter with originality this gen has been Bioshock.

@R2D2.

I have a better strategy that petitioning them after giving them $60 for the game you bought last year...I don't buy anything from activision or any yearly shooters.

"Call of Duty is like crack its bad for you but you need it want it and when you try to live it it draws you back with hype. "

I hear they have an innoculation against the hype machine virus now, it contains PeRiNCaaRoHMI or 'Personal Experience Resulting in Negative Consequences as a Result of Hype Machine Inducement'.

It's pretty cheap too, it costs only a fraction more than free advice, it will cost you your immortal soul.

R2D22522d ago (Edited 2522d ago )

While you at it you should sign the BlackOps gimped PS3 petition http://www.ipetitions.com/p...

Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3) - 878,980 - 4,762,657

Thats allot of sigs.

@NIHILISM - I agree but thats the same sonG people including my self have been crying every year on N4G. Call of Duty is like crack its bad for you but you need it want it and when you try to live it it draws you back with hype.

Ducky2522d ago (Edited 2522d ago )

@ Nihilism

I'll agree that Bioshock is the only FPS that really has done anything creative with its single-player. (Though, does Portal count?)
Which is sad because the plot is almost identical to SystemShock2 and the overall game dumbed down. =/

It seems like the most creative developers, like all creative artists, are poor.

Matthew942522d ago

"I don't know why people praise shooters so much. The only shooter with originality this gen has been Bioshock. "

bioshock isnt original

its system shock 2 with a reskin

JsonHenry2522d ago

"I don't know why people praise shooters so much. The only shooter with originality this gen has been Bioshock."

So I guess games like STALKER where no good either? Sure, they are all shooters. But some games like Bioshock and STALKER can be so much better than a normal shooter by just adding atmosphere.

VenomProject2522d ago

Don't know about you guys, but I hated SystemShock 2.

The whole "I AM SHODAN," thing didn't really make me feel a sense of betrayal like all of the reviews said I would.

BioShock on the other hand did, BioShock ftw.

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Quagmire2523d ago

Tim Schafer: 'I'd like to be known as 'Man, I hate that rich b*****d Schafer'

Im sorry, but that title belongs to Bobby Nodick, AKA 'Man, I hate that rich b*****d Kotick'

pr0digyZA2522d ago

I actually thought that was what he was referring too.Wasn't it those two who had a fight.

JacobIsHollywood2522d ago

Ah. Tim...

I wish you got the recognition you deserve as well. Let me tell you from experience, however, that having money won't solve anything.

Those who give are much happier than those who get.

JacobIsHollywood2522d ago

Nevermind.

Apparently, two people think it will make them happier to have more money.

*sigh*

Has no one seen The Jerk?

Dac2u2522d ago

He hates these cans! Stay away from the cans!

Lazy_Gamer2522d ago

I think we all know who he means by that.

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