As the public figurehead for Too Human, Denis Dyack has never been short of something to say. Speaking to OXM, the director talks technology, the Marketplace demo and why some people just don't get it.
10 years in the making i think you dont get it
i never knew that.....so is it one a decade? joke,i jest bringing humour to the sad news that is too human guess we can all agree that we hope the other two fare better than the first one
it seems that every game on the box it's a trilogy. Halo was going to be a trilogy, gears it's going to be a trilogy and now too human a trilogy.
Trilogys are pretty common in entertainment.
...Too Human is entertainment? ...Too Human is entertainment. That's what the reviews are saying. I'll wait for my own personal reviewer to get his hands on a copy. I call my reviewer my brother lol
I see what your doing, but for those who don't... I meant the Entertainment Industry.
Denis Dyack- future WWE champion
dont forget mass effect!
If they don't understand the game, it wont sell.
*Quote*"But what we're also seeing is for the people who don't like it, generally just don't get it. And it's because we've created something so innovative and different. It's ironic, it just shows that human nature of if you don't understand something, you immediately attack it. It's pretty interesting in that regard."*Quote* So I which played MGS4 and understood the whole story and haven't played MGS 1-3 is too stupid to understand Too human? Give me a F***ing break from the BS spewage Denis. Is your game? Innovative? No. Halo + Dynasty warriors + Diablo 2 + Vikings = Too Human. Wow that's really thinking outside the box. Deep? How would I know, the cut sceens are too embaressingly bad to look at and the combat system is move your thumb and occacionally use the other RB button when your combo meter is up. Loot and character development doesn't mean that the game is deep. What about story? Fun? If you like looting and dungeon exploring this is the game for you but if you like anything but that it's not for you. That dosn't mean that those who dosn't like the game are stupid.
too human was in development lomger than both of those titles put together
Please tell me your name is a joke and please tell me that agree you've got is in support for too human sucking and not your name being vindicated.
juuken is probably ugly. so i don't understand all the attention she's attracting. come on you really have to be a real loser to do something like this...
she might be hot, some pics of her would be nice
Excuse you? ~.^ And no guys, you will not see pics of me.
She is as hot as a erupting volcano. Yes, she is. (:
come on, why not? just a face pic. i'm single and ready to mate. *roar*
"Er... no. I don't know. You're asking questions... I've never been asked that question before" lol funny oh n can sum1 be a good bloke and bubble me, one of mine got taken away after accidentally said x%$#. cheers
You game is a Big Pile of Steaming Monkey Crap Too Ridiculous to give a good score = FLOP
At first I thought this game was decent.But the reviews are giving 5s and 6s...I will get something else
but I suggest trying it yourself and not letting critics decide for you. I haven't tried it yet, so I cant tell you if the critics have it wrong or not. By the way, the title misrepresents the article.
Of games cherished and loved by gamers regardless what the critics said. I'd rent the game first before making your purchase decisions.
Anyone else getting tired of Denis?
He's got "Foot in Mouth" disease.
Definately! Unreal 3 Engine is fine for most people and makes some sweet games! Maybe he should've kept using it cos according 2 most of these reviews, his game's pretty poor. Most say the graphics are pretty awful 2, probably cos he didn't use a decent engine cos he thought he knew better. Turns out he didn't
same here, he just can't keep his mouth shut. epic lawsuit, neogaf posting, critic slamming. we get it dyack, u have made the best game ever, we just can't see it. now move along and do a new ip. i'm waiting for better stuff next time.
He does take himself very very seriously. I'm old school british me, I prefer a guy to be humble, but thats not his way at all. He genuinely believes he's crafted somthing truley wonderful, and that if you don't think so, you're too thick to get it. I find that a bit distasteful...
He is seemingly more humble compared to a month ago...I haven't heard him bragging about the million downloads of the demo too much like I was sure he would. I am getting tired of hearing him complain nevertheless.
Dyack's a d!ck
I am SHOCKED!!! Wait... No I'm not.
bubbles (have a avatar representing your name that would be a killer)
I'm starting to receive this notion that 360 developers are just downright c0cky. Cliffy B, Itagaki, now this guy.
Yeah...and Jaffe isn't? He's the freakin' worst. Anyway, onto Too Human, I played the demo. I'm not buying it. It's not very fun at all. It's very dull and uninspired. I'll save my money for Fallout 3.
never change dennis, never change
Too Human is a great game when it comes out thats why it has MILLIONS of pre-orders and rising
millions of preorders? just give up dude , you are alone in a sinking ship. i'm sure with all the flood of negative reviews ,there would be millions of cancellations
But I never seen a guy talk so much to critics though.. whatever start working on the next game...hopefully in a 3 years time frame please.
Yeah agreed tbh I think every time he opens his mouth to attack journalists the further ensures that critics will never forget it come Too Human 2 & 3.
He is now more annoying to me than Cliffy B, Congrats.
Dyack needs to go get laid instead of defending too human.
Just STFU and let the game speak for itself. I played the demo and he is right, I just don't get it. The thing is though, I don't have to get it. I hope the game is successful but it will not get my money.
on your game failed. i knew it was gonna flop anyone who played the demo knew this. the controls just didn t feel right and the camera o the camera what were they thinking.
The bottomline here is that the game is not good and Dennis needs to deal with it.
"I really think that when we make videogames, we have to make commentaries beyond just allowing people to escape and have fun." Why is that? I don't need to be preached to. A game is entertainment, let me get my commentaries somewhere else. I know Denis is a little off the wall and usually pretty harmless in his interviews, but this one was just kind of weird. I wonder if he is having interview fatigue or something, but telling us if we don't like his game we just don't get it?
I think he means that since other forms of entertainment can give social commentary like film, books, TV, etc. he wants games to do it as well. It can be done, but obviously not by him.
Denis is becoming senile , these latest syndromes prove it. the man is talking nonsense and is completely impervious to reality and reason. that's a big red flag for ya Denis , i advise you to go get some treatment or else , you'll become like that old man sitting all day long by his porch and cussing at everyone stepping on his lawn.
That was actually a rumor. Gears of war 2 doesn't even have a million preorders and you think too human does? LOLipop
What a damn crybaby. You're a developer for heaven's sake. If your game is bad, then it's bad. There's room for improvement if you're going to do a sequel.
Isn't this pretty much what the Lair team did after everyone kicked the sh1t out of it because of bad controls? "You don't like it? You just don't get it. It's the greatest game in the world and you're too stupid to understand it and why it's so great." Too Human died because it was in development for too long, the hype behind it was ridiculous, oh and from what a lot of people are saying, the game is just not good.
<sigh> here we go with the a game scoring 6,7, or 8's is a bad game. If most of the people saying it is bad played the demo then fair enough, but somehow I guess most of the hate is coming from the scores it's getting and reviews. I haven't played it (but I'll try to if my friend gets it on his console) I haven't purchased a game based on a review since Lair as that got panned to hell, yet I loved it and finished it beginning to end three times. I do hope it turns out to be good, hoping a game is bad is retarded and doesn't do ANYONE any favors. As for him replying to bad reviews and comments, so what? He's human, he can reply all he wants. If I made something which I believed in and someone bashed it then someone asks my opinion, you're damn right I'm gonna say something in defense, why is everyone so surprised? Developers rants or opinions do not affect my purchases either.
ok, sure the guy has a right to defend his game...but if you never take onboard what the critics have to say, you will never see your mistakes... and if you never see those mistakes, how will you know what changes to make to improve ? I don't care what anyone says, there is "nothing to get " in having a bad camera ! a bad camera is just that... a bad camera ! so what you saying, we don't " get " the graphics... its not like they have gone for something colourfull or cell shaded ! i can understand us not " get " things like the story, but the game has some major issues and the more he goes on abou this sort of thing, the less chance i see too human 2 or 3 being any better. edit; oh, and yes i did play the demo, twice !
EXACTLY. He should take criticism as a way to improve. Not everyone is going to praise your game as the second coming. I *will* admit that the storyline was interesting from what I read. I like Norse mythology as much as Greek mythology/Roman mythology. But he needs to quit being so arrogant.
I don't remember Itagaki taking on board the fact Ninja Gaiden's camera wasn't that good (which was commented upon by many reviewers), in fact he practically boasts about how great his game always is, but he didn't get no way near as much flak as Dyaks getting.
As SK created Eternal Darkness, I have a lot of respect for them. But parts of that interview smack of dellusion on the part of Denis. So if people liek the game, that's fine. But if they don't it's because they don't 'get' it. So basically he's saying that people who don't like his game are stupid. I'll be reserving complete judgement on the game until I play it, but nothing I've seen has suggested this game has some sort of high brow 'message' for the masses. First and foremost a game should be fun, and controls/camera should be tight - I don't give a rat's ass about the story if there's fundamental control issues. Every review has at least mentioned the camera being a bit duff. So for me, regardless of the 'message', it'll be a rental.
You created a game that you love and wish that all would see it for what you see it as but alas, we do not. In the eyes of those who will be renting/buying the game, you have created something on the side of mediocrity and should take it back to the drawing board. Better luck next time and remember, it is your fans that buy games and provide you with the resources you spend in making them. Give us something we want next time and not something to settle for. - Syronicus
M. Night Shyamalan once said something very similar in an interview he had when he was asked what he thinks about so many critics/movie goers saying that the majority of his movies (referring mostly to his more modern movies and not his classics) pretty much suck and have stupid twists that completely destroy what could have been a decent movie. His response was that it's not that the movie sucks, but we just don't get it. The story and movie is so awesome that it's completely above EVERYONE'S head and that we should go back and watch it until we start to understand the movie. I thought that was the dumbest thing that I've ever heard. Implying that there's nothing wrong with his horrible movies and that we all just don't get it. At the time I thought that was the last time I would ever hear/see something so retarded from such a professional and I guess up until now it was. Congrats Dyack on being the new M. Night in most retarded comments ever made. Just accept that you dropped the ball on this game and move on to the next one. It's not like you can't fix the problems in the next game. Besides, I don't see why people are so surprised about the way this game turned out. It took 10 years to develop and not because they wanted to, but because they kept having problems after problems and they also kept jumping ship from one console to the next. It had fail written all over it from the beginning. Anything that goes through that many transitions before it finally comes out has a very low chance of succeeding. I can only imagine how many versions of code those guys have for that game before they finally settled on one. Quote me now, the next one will be 10x better since I would assume that after all the failing they had building the first one are behind them. But, this game turned out exactly how I expected given its history.
Y'know it's too bad that Dennis lets the critics get under his skin. He seems like a nice guy when he's just talking about his game and not the hype or criticism surrounding it. You can tell he's very passionate about what he does and THAT is nice to see from developers... but the problem is he refuses to acknowledge that there may be legitimate reasons behind the criticism. I'm not here to say that Too Human is a bad game. I played the demo and it certainly was not for me, but I understand that those who enjoy dungeon crawling and loot collecting could find alot to like about Too Human. It seems as though Dennis expects everyone to revere his game no matter what though. I do believe developers should let the game speak for itself... while at the same time it is their right to address whatever they want to... I feel the way he goes about it is all wrong. In the end I think he's only damaging the game's reputation further by declaring that those who do not like the game simply do not understand it. If you ask me, that is showing alot of arrogance. I can understand he may be frustrated with how some have received the game, but he's too quick to believe that everyone else has it wrong. Really I think all he needed to say about this game was, "We've had some stumbling points along in development but I feel we were really able to produce something solid. It will not be a game for everyone but we feel there's a big audience for this type of game and I think we've done something unique for a console game." Really that's all he needed to say. Instead of seeming confident that they've created something great, he appears desperate to convince everyone. He just needs to excercise a bit of restraint.
100% agree, just add paragraph breaks next time so my eyes don't bleed again ;-)
Too Human just seems to be a game which you will either hate with a passion or you will like. Read the reviews for just a basic overview of any game and then play the damn game if your interested tbh.
While he does talk a lot - one thing is for sure - he is not stupid and I've never heard anyone prove him to be a liar. He is proud of too human because he is a perfectionist and would never allow to release an inferior product. If he says something is good - take his word for it. Lighten up!
See, the thing is Denis, it's not about forcing us to "get it." That's your job as a developer, to create a game that we intuitively "get." You can cry all day and night about people not understanding your genius, but true genius should be apparent and self-evident.
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