Famously outspoken Epic Games super-dude Cliff “Don’t call me ‘Cliffy B’” Blezinski says he will never make a game in the artful style of ICO or Shadow of the Colossus.
That's not something I'd go saying out loud
One jack-a$$ at a time
I'm not at all a fan of him or his games but not every game has to be ICO.
@PrimordialSoupBase But why does every game have to be a FPS?
Well cliffy im glad because id hate to see any characters you come up with for a stylish type game looking like steroids freaks lol. Anyway still looking forward to your Gears 3. Plus you should broaden your horizon and think about doing a different type of game. Cliffy wouldn't you like people to think of you as more then a one dimensional developer?
See heres the thing about Bay. Who and why are you comparing him too? He makes summer movies. Movies you can go to and just enjoy. Hes not Spielberg, hes not Nolan. Hes Bay and he makes fun popcorn movies. Would i want him directing something a little serious like something about the events of PEARL HARBOR, NO! But i dont mind his movies if you take them for what they were made and intended for.
I gotta agree. He makes his types of games, games that he would like to play. PS3 fanboys need to stop being butt hurt because they somehow think he is dissing a PS3 exclusive.
. Ico and other games like that have their little audience but Epic would go broke making artsy fartsy, silly games. Those guys think people have 5-10 years to wait for their game. Those days are over and if the last guardian fails, they will never recover. I`ll take COD, Halo and Gears every year over those types of games you play once or twice and never look at again. Could you imagine if all these guys were taken 5-10 years to make games...the industry would die. People love to hate Activision, BUT the COD franchise is the biggest money making and selling entertainment entity out there. It is single handedly bringing billions into the gaming world. The dumb haters, who are clueless want to talk about a game like The last Guardian but there would be no market with out the Marios, Halo`s, Gears and Cod`s of the world. We`d all be waiting 5-10 years for a game...O_o
I would much rather be someone like Ridley Scott or Martin Scorsese than directors like Michael Bay or Zack Snyder. Scott and Scorsese are extremely artistic and diverse in their direction, whereas Bay and Snyder are more action oriented. But to give Cliffy B his dues there are very few people in the gaming industry who can display art and emotion the same way in which Fumito Ueda and the rest of Team Ico can.
snyder and bay have their moments
The Island for the win!!!!!!!
You could say that Kojima is like Scott or Scorsese.
also cliffy doesnt seem like the kind of guy with a creative vision.
His audience doesn't demand anymore, so he is simply following where the the money's at.
He's not following where the money's at- he is just following what he is good at. His origins lie within the realms of Unreal Tournament- visceral action packed gaming. His games only compliment his skills in that respect.
@plmkoh troll harder
@taylork37, So I'm a troll for thinking he's got business sense? Flame harder, would'ya.
“I’m not the kind of designer who’ll ever do a Shadow of the Colossus or ICO – on that kind of cerebral level,” he said. Well he is right. After all he is confusing the cerebral with the emotional, and intricacy with depth.
His FPS resembled Gears sooo much in dialogue and and character design it wasn't even funny. It was official to me that this guy can't think too far.
Everyone knew that. I mean no surprise. It's a typical "Bay" production each and every time.
Not surprising. The guy is a total meathead with an inferiority complex.
Seriously? You probably don't even know the great things he did with UE.
What Third person shooter isn't an all out action fest these days anyway? It's what sells. Games are becoming more and more like movies by the year.
Yeah but to compare gears to other third person shooters like socom, graw etc is a bit harsh. It's a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stagnant market. Nah games are worse than movies at least with hollywood at least once or twice a year something inspirational/thought provoking comes along.. these days you're lucky to get one unique experience each year on the 360/ps3.
Ironic, Cliffy B is the Michael Bay of the Gaems industry
or rather the self proclaimed tony stark of Video games? As it says on his twitter XD
Well atleast hes honest
Michael Bay? He just insulted himself. Cliffy B is the Snyder of the gaming industry.. He loves his action stuff and you know if you wanna be shooting things, Cliffy B is the man to make it happen. His approach to the original gears of war was so unique and refreshing and probably the most addictive game for me this generation. Gears 3 is looking to be following in the first's footsteps and for him also to reject adding some gimmicky kinect bollocks shows his dedication to his vision and usually his vision for games is FUN!
That's why Blezinski's games will never be on par with Team Ico's..(in term of immersive experience, and tied in between gamer and character on the game)
Yeah and equally, Team Ico's games will never be on par with Blezinski's in terms of viserceral action and competitive play. See, anyone can state the obvious.
Yeah we can see that...
I wouldn't want him or Epic to try, they do over the top action games for the mainstream and do them well. Know your limits and stick with what your good at.
I thought his twitter says he's the Tony Stark of video games. Problem is, Stark isnt as bad.
Making/creating a game like sotc isnt easy to do but i understand what he's getting at. As a gamer i need variety and what devs like cliff bring too. Epic singlehandedly changed my sleep patterns permenetly due to unreal tournament over a decade ago....good times
Obviously ICO is a thin little man who actually love a GURL(not your type)
"Games that require thought to make? No thanks brah, I'd rather use my bromagination"
He's still over-compensating for all those years of being picked on at school as a kid. But, as long as he continues to make great games, cool. :)
Well, he is missing out....
It's amazing seeing all the self-righteous commentors on here. Fact is Cliffy B has achieved more creatively than most people on here will achieve in their entire lifetime :/
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