Phil Harrison answers some interesting questions in this video interview.
"So what do you think about the average 12 year old who mows lawns to buy a $60 game and beats it in 5~6 hours?" Phil handled that dumbass question quite well with "I don't know anyone that can beat Heavenly Sword in...5 to 6 hours. Maybe one of our hardcore beta testers?" The game took me 8 and a half hours to finish, and I sure as hell wouldn't complain. It seemed shorter because there wasn't any filler and the story was so engaging. And besides, what average twelve year old is going to have a PS3 if they're mowing lawns to buy their games? If they're parents had enough money to get them a PS3, I'm pretty they're buying games for the kid as well.
im not hard core and i beat it in 5 1/2 hours no sh1t. but i also beat mario bros in under 2 hours theirs a point to be made here.
what?? how did u beat it in 5.5 hrs?
I'm glad he's at the helm. Phil Harrison is a very focused intelligent guy, and I think he will do a great job at SONY. His answers always seem sincere to me, unlike allot of the formulaic BS, some of these execs seem to spew forth when interviewed. He knows whats up.
.....he always seems down to earth and comes across as a decent guy. He is doing a good job for sony. Out of all the spokesman in this generation of consoles, i think Phil Harrison is by far the best.
Drilled him with some tough questions there. I have to say they were reaching a bit there with the 12 year old mowing lawns thing. I know when I was doing chores like that, I was only buying cds, not games. Also, everyone has to stop drilling game makers for making 'short' games. Seriously, it's getting ridiculous. If the game is well made, looks great, is engaging, and fun; what is wrong with a shorter game. If your only complaint is that the game was short, your getting picky. Gears of War was short. Was it still not a good game? Besides, if you hear it is short but good, wait until the price goes down on the game. And I know a lot of people who never finish games. They just get bored with it and get something else.
i played hl2 ep1 which lasted only 5 hrs.. i didnt complain
Also if that same "12 year old" spent so much time mowing lawns to buy games, he could have purchased several Psn games including warhawk which could have lasted him much longer than heavenly sword. or Ninja Gaiden or some other ps3 title.... Phil is a great guy, his poise is very very needed by sony right now. Im glad hes done away with over hyping his products and kinda tells it like it is, from a "my team" stand point of course.
I'm sorry but the game was too short. Not a hardcore gamer but it wasn't very challenging. They had four years to work on this game-there needs to be more. 60 bucks isn't cheap to me. If we accept this as a norm, alot of very short games may be developed.
My friends 11 year old son did so well this summer mowing launs that he bought his own riding lawn mower, and his own push mower, and weed wacker (all gas no cheap electric crap) and still had enough money to purchase a PS3 and games if he wanted too. Lawn cutting services have gotten so expensive in the U.S. even an 11 year old kid can compete and make a boat load of cash over the summer. P.S. Best interview I've seen Phil do. More and More it seems that Sony Brass are actually coming together on strategies and goals for the mighty Playstation. A very intelligent well handled response to an idiot and slightly rude reporter.
phil sure made the interviewer feel stupid, that was a good interview, phil handled it better than i thought
Is the man, glad to see him working as Sony makes me proud to be a Sony fan. lol at the stupid guy asking the questions seriously in this the kind of guys who get to review games and drop lines on popular gaming website like 1up and gamestop ? LMAO this stupid white kids better go back to alamaba or where ever the hell they came from and stick in their small town dying of boredom. no racist intented by we all know how are the white kids from small towns very very stupid and they live in their computers also reason why they got this jogs blogging and stuff.
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