Molyneux Not Impressed With Wii U

Peter Molyneux has shared his thoughts on what we can expect from E3 in an email exchange with Kotaku. In the communications, Molyneux, who recently confirmed he’ll be involved in Spike TV’s coverage of E3, reveals the extent of his expectations.

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Snookies122318d ago (Edited 2318d ago )

Just like how I wasn't impressed with Fable 3?

EVILDEAD3602318d ago

He laid down a few thoughts on some of what he was expecting for E3 and the exact quote was..

'Nintendo's slightly lack lustre Wii U is going to have to blow us away with better specs and great 1st party line up.'

He's not exclaiming to the the press 'I AM NOT IMPRESSED By WII-U'

He simply expressing what seemed like an overall consensus from the gaming and mainstream press after Nintendo debuted Wii-U at last year's E3.

The reveal almost seemed like it backfired for the company.

I think Peter is 100% correct on the assessment that Nintedo has to come of guns blazing to win over the world this go-around.

The First party line-up and the Specs are two are the biggest question marks for the system.

Peter simply pointed out the need for them to impress..and he's not wrong


ronin4life2318d ago

His wording seems poor.
You put his meanings out in a clearer fashion than he did. For a person in his position and fame within the industry, he should be more aware of how he says things and try to avoid misunderstandings.

sarshelyam2317d ago

EVILDEAD, you infer that he has a far less critical stance on that, but the reality is that his wording was chosen carefully and is completely subjective. What person in the spotlight that wants to be taken seriously is going to word their opinions on those of the masses?

He is most certainly stating, in those words, that what was shown last year did not leave him impressed both on a hardware and software side.

EVILDEAD3602317d ago

@ sarsh

'He is most certainly stating, in those words, that what was shown last year did not leave him impressed both on a hardware and software side.' wait now your adding software to the mix? Your completely reaching at this point.,

Nintendo didnt show ANY specs or official software at all. So how is it possible that he is 'critical' of any of it.

It's the e-mail that he sent to Geoff and the fellas at GT, and you can easily see he is coming at it from an analyst side of the equation which is has been asked to do.

He didn't even bash the Wii-U, he quote was it was based on the last outing the Wii-U was 'slightly lackluster' and they need to blow everyone with better specs (which could mean than what is currently out this gen) and a great 1st party lineup which we all know is Nintendo's strength.

To say Wii-U's showing was slightly lackluster was being extremely kind. Literally, the day after Nintendo showed it their stock dropped 10%. Again, IMO misleading spin, which was designed to garner hits.


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Dark112318d ago

Well to be fair .. Wii U isn't really that great
we have to wait for E3.

supraking9512318d ago (Edited 2318d ago )

it cant be great when it isn't out yet, yes lets wait for E3 before we say stuff like that, though Sony will overshadow everything this year while Nintendo will show stuff most likely capable on PS3, maybe Xbox.

legend9112318d ago

The Wii U is great, why? It has core gamers, casual gamers, hardcore gamers, all the playstyles in one. Mind you also the iPhone and iPad people, including Facebook gamers. And so... if marketed correctly, what is your argument?

TekoIie2318d ago (Edited 2318d ago )

Oh Supraking951, the irony in your comment :P

"lets wait for E3 before we say stuff like that".

Followed by:

"though Sony will overshadow everything this year".

ronin4life2318d ago

@supra king
Ah, we'll see....
I think that the wiiu and 3ds individually will have more content than ps3 and vita combined at this show. Because if you look at Nintendos 3ds lineup across all regions and have been paying attention to their statements, you wil notice the 3ds Alone has more than 20 experiences waiting in the wings... and with the wiiu being a new console, it will definitely have a large showing.

But like we have all said already, we will just have to wait for e3.

stragomccloud2317d ago

System's not even out yet. This is quite an extreme case of knocking something before you try it. Because no one has. ...besides developers who seem to be having a blast with the thing.

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Spinal2318d ago


Gameplay vids ensured i never spent a penny on a fable game or any other below par game. I got captain hindsight to thank for that.

sikapwach2318d ago

ooohh Fable 1 with the lost chapters expansion is great.

killerhog2318d ago

I'm sure many publishers/developers are not impressed/interested in wii-u. Wii-u will probably still be shovel-ware to many devs. by the time the next-gen consoles are out Xbox/ps4 the wii-u will be left behind with more shovel-ware and probably crappy ports.

StanSmith2318d ago

Stop trolling.

We already know developers are interested in WiiU. We already know it will be more powerful than PS3 & 360.

What we don't know is how much more powerful it will be. Regarding the PS4/Xbox 720, we won't know their power until those systems are announced.

Anyone claiming their superiority this early is kidding themselves. It is not guaranteed that they will be more powerful, especially with MS's Kinect Focus and Sony's money issues. Sony do not want another PS3 type launch on their hands.

jetlian2318d ago

we know epic isnt impressed with it compared to ps4/nexbox thats we do know!

TekoIie2318d ago (Edited 2318d ago )

*looks at Wii's success. Then looks at Wii U*

Killerhog. How do you fail to see that devs are interested in the Wii brand? They have created another innovative product which actually has more potential than the Wii remote.

PopRocks3592318d ago

jetlian, are you trolling? Epic has gone on record to say they actually do like the Wii U.

Here's an interview with Mark Rein.

Here's another saying that Epic expects Wii U at E3 to "shock" audiences.

bothebo2318d ago

Agreed! No one is going to develop for the Wii U.

stragomccloud2317d ago

Troll much?
If you're really a gamer you wouldn't be so dismissive. Every console has something to offer. Which is why, I've always owned every console.

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Derpy2318d ago (Edited 2318d ago )

That was my thought exactly, when I saw the headline. LOL

The Movies was the last game that I really liked that he did. I didn't like Fable 1, which I had for the original Xbox, so I have no one to blame but myself for when I decided to give him another chance and grabbed Fable 3 for the PC. What a terrible game. Unless he goes back to doing sims, which he was pretty decent at, I don't think I'll be buying any more of his games.

Nac2317d ago

Came into to reply the exact same thing.

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Bimkoblerutso2318d ago (Edited 2318d ago )

There is so much truth in that statement...

richierich2318d ago

Im not impressed by any of his games

fermcr2318d ago (Edited 2318d ago )

I'm not impressed by your remark. Peter Molyneux has been involved with these games:

Bullfrog Productions
Fusion (1987) (designer/programmer)
Populous (1989) (designer/programmer)
Powermonger (1990) (designer/programmer)
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (1991) (designer/programmer)
Syndicate (1993) (producer)
Theme Park (1994) (project leader/lead programmer)
Magic Carpet (1994) (executive producer)
Hi-Octane (1995) (executive producer)
Genewars (1996)
Dungeon Keeper (1997) (project leader/designer)

Lionhead Studios
Black & White (2001) (concept/lead designer/programmer)
Fable (2004) (designer)
Fable: The Lost Chapters (2005) (designer)
The Movies (2005) (executive designer)
Black & White 2 (2005) (lead designer)
The Movies: Stunts & Effects (2006) (executive designer)
Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods (2006) (lead designer)
Fable II (2008) (lead designer)
Fable III (2010) (lead designer)
Milo and Kate (formerly known as The Dmitri Project) (cancelled) (lead designer)
Fable: The Journey (TBA)

Now tell me... what games have you been involved with ?

richierich2318d ago

The same amount of games you're involved with

BitbyDeath2318d ago (Edited 2318d ago )

I accidentally clicked disagree.
Bullfrog games are awesome.

GraveLord2318d ago

Technically, no the console itself doesn't have amazing specs. But that controller is really interesting and I love the idea of not needing a TV to play games.

In the end the games are all that matter.

CaptainN2318d ago

You know the official specs?....or are you speaking on stuff you have no official knowledge of. Games do matter most, but don't go talking about things you don't officially know. Its things like that ,that get drones,bots and fanboys their flame bait in forums and posts.

supraking9512318d ago

He'll forever suck on MS's teet