Despite what Sony may want you to think, David Cage's stories are patball to Kojima's or Avellon's champion games, and he is by no means a master storyteller.
David Cage games are great for the tech, but IMO not for the gameplay or story. I am more convinced Kojima's Death Stranding will nail those two departments.
His games deliver in their respective kind of gameplay. I will never understand why people want to give WD shit for their gameplay yet they are okay Telltale Games and yet QD games have way more features. As for the story they are a hit (Heavy rain) or miss (Beyond). Detroit seems to be a bit of both and apparently better than both games And it is not like David Cage is hold on a pedestal by anyone for this guy to write an article abor DC being “overrated.” The manis just doing his job and he did it just fine with detroit. Take that as you will
Well said! They are not for everyone though but truly exceptionnal in their own genre. To be honest I could think of a bunch of games I could call overated such as Fortnite because I dislike that style of game yet I would not call it overated because I have a brain and understand other people have different tastes.
"Despite what Sony may want you to think," This first quote tells a lot about the site and the journalist. Your agenda is irony at it's finest. First off where did you get, despite what Sony wants you to think? I haven't seen or been persuaded by Sony to think one way or another. I have developed my opinion about him through his games. Secondly, the irony is. When you say "despite what Sony wants you to think". But then you write a article about David Cage trashing him and telling what a bad story teller he is. So shouldn't it be also "despite what this amateur writer wants you to think"
Game journalism at its finest here lol.
I’d never even heard the name until this article so I wouldn’t call him over rated. If you want king of over rated look to further than Kojima, guy couldn’t write a competent story to save his life.
Salty liberals, I remember the Far Cry 5 review from gamespot, killing and blowing people up was fun, but one Obama joke ? thats fking insensitive and out of line ... LOL!! they are a joke
Why so much damage taken. These games are niche.
i personally loved Beyond game more than Heavy rain..i liked story more too..its just those timelines were weird..thankfully as far as i know they gave an option to play timelines in order.. plus I loved Fahrenheit/indigo prophecy a lot
Because TT writers are infinetely better than David Cage is and I don't understand how you can consider Heavy Rain, a game filled with plotholes a hit in the story department. Heavy Rain's story is mediocre at best.
I meant gameplay here and how some people seem not to have a problem with TT but want to talk shit about QD games. And not every TT game has been a hit anyways. Plotholes don't necessarily make a story bad. It did have plotholes, but nothing you can't figure out yourself
Detroit: Become human is Hot right now, which is clearly the reason why this author is talking BS out of his mouth right now.
Agree not every TT game is a hit but Walking Dead 1st season and Wolf Among Us are by far better than anything David Cage has ever done aside from Detroit because I didn't play it and I don't know how good or bad it is. "Plotholes don't necessarily make a story bad" but they do in Heavy Rain's case because there are way too many that were cheap, made no sense and were just there to try to trick us. "It did have plotholes, but nothing you can't figure out yourself" No, for example I still don't know why the father (don't remember his name) woke up in the middle of nowhere with origami figures on his hand. Can you explain this to me or was this just another cheap trick?
@Aceman18, Yeah some journalism. They get a special place: # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself. # 127.0.0.1 localhost # ::1 localhost 127.0.0.1 www.gamecritics.com 127.0.0.1 www.gamepressure.co m
Ok champ! Whether Tt is better than QD or not, You have to consider that TT has already a lot of material since every game they have done is licenced, while QD games are all theirs. They are all good in their own right but QD games are superior in wvweytother department and that’s nothing againts TT but QD games are AAA. That is what I mean
TT is an indie studio. They don't have a company like Sony funding their games but for an indie studio to get the licenses they got is a testament to their quality. Yes QD games are impressive tech wise but these games are all about their story and David Cage is a mediocre writer.
i dont like David cage either ...the games are far to overrated and almost are no "real" games, ...Sony should nt have paid exclusivity for its lame games
Yet they have an audience. Choice is key. It will do well and sell to it's target. And if you don't like, don't buy...
Fair enough, but just because you don't like the games doesn't mean they're overrated or lame.
Ur opinion far to overated
Every game isn't just made for you, it's OK to like every genre of games, I don't like anime games or jrpg games but I don't go shitting on them.
His games aren't over rated, they are over criticised. Many other games have absolute shit stories but they get a pass just because they come from some other developer.
Telltale makes too much money off the genre for no one else to do the same. Clearly people buy these games. lol.
I don't like a thing...so no one should..what are you 5 years old?
So you don't want Sony games to be exclusive, but you say they're overrated? Something tells me you don't have first hand experience to rate them, and are a wee bit sore that your system of choice is lacking in 'overrated' exclusives. Next gen, buy Playstation and you might not get so upset.
It’s a genre dude, and it’s not a very saturated one either. There’s plenty of room in the industry for games like Detroit, and clearly there’s a large enough audience out there for them to justify the costs.
yes you're right, we want less variety when it comes to games.
Trolling at its finest... Why don't you go back to your xbox and play......... Um.... Uh..... Halo 1 with a 4k patch.
Can't speak for other people but I like story driven adventure games and the Quantic Dream games fall into that category.
I'm afraid you don't know how "making money" works. LMAO.
The whole point of the games is for the story. It's literally an interactive story. LIKE BOI
I disagree. David Cage's games are very interesting. I played Heavy Rain and Beyond and it never ceases to amaze me how the gameplay tells a good story. And also, what did you mean by 'despite what sony thinks'? Sony doesn't tell me what games I should enjoy. I can see the effort they put into their games and that's what leads me to play them. Crap Journalism 101 at it's finest.
You clearly haven't played Detroit.
Love David cage stories.
Everywone that think that TT writers are better than David cage should ask themself why TT writers write stories about already very well known characters and backstories... BECAUSE ITS 1000 TIMES MORE EASIER!!! Just pay for the license, give a twist in the backstory.. and sign on a couple of cartonists..
I know people will hate my reply, but I am in no way intrigued or excited for Kojimas game; albeit, that's because I have no idea what it is or what it will be and I have see no gameplay on the title - E3 may change that. But, so far - I really enjoy Detroit. Kara is my favorite, ^_^
I may get killed for this but Kojima is an over rated story teller. The story in most MGS games are so damn silly. Death Standing seems to be interesting. Very interesting in fact. I am not sure how Kojima is got the reputation as pinnacle story teller in Video games. David Cage is OK. I like his stories. Not the best, but who ever said he was? He is properly rated.
While the stories of his games aren't always the best or consistent, overall I find them interesting. They are by no means perfect, as example the end game in Fahrenheit just goes so far out that it just doesn't fit for me with the rest of the game. Detroit fixed a lot of things in that regard that they got wrong in the past and it shows that they learned lessons from their previous games. As for the gameplay, they are adventure games that focus on story. I take that over the constant open world games we get now that have paper thin "story" where actions have no impact at all. In regards to Kojima. I love most of his games but story is not always his strongest point. Some of the MGS stuff is just over the top convoluted to a degree where you need a guide to know what happened and the last game was a massive let down in the story department. Very good gameplay mechanics for an action game, but the story was useless and not worthy of being part of the franchise.
I seriously wish David Cage could at least produce a game like we saw the tech demo The Dark Sorceror at E3 2013. Detroit: Become Human seems to be based on that Kara tech demo, so at least there’s a smidgen of hope.
Ps5 game maybe?
I would love The Dark Sorcerer as a game, just a very goofy, silly game.
Oh yeah.. that thing was hilarious :3
I guess you haven't played the game yet, Kara is in the game, and her story is actually one of the best of the multiple stories told in the game.
Ok, thanks for the info.
I don't understand, if you don't like his games simply don't buy them. Lot's of people do enjoy them. I enjoy them and I can already tell the game is selling really well.
Exactly. Now Why do telltale games like the walking dead get a free pass from run of the mill choices, those games are trash compared to heavy rain and detroit, but you won't hear anyone say a peep.
Because it is not exclusive. Got it?
TT games and their stories are not built from ground up. They just rely on very well know comics or TV shows. Even if the games are technically not demanding ( they could be run on the original xbox) People would just buy them because of the bought show of comic licenses.
Why just ignore it and move on like any rational person when you can complain about things you've never even tried and act as if your mediocre blog writing is far superior to professional writers who have good track records. QD makes pretty good games with enjoyable stories, obviously, people will have their likes and dislikes but it won't stop them for acting like their opinion is fact. I really enjoyed Beyond: Two Souls when it's in chronological order and not whatever jumbled order the original release was but I can understand people's disappointment with it.
Well, there's obviously an agenda with this author. Telling us what Sony wants us to think of Cage. I don't ever recall Sony tell me what to think of anyone, let alone David Cage. I won't click the article (enough wonderful people here have paraphrased its obvious nonsense), but it's just sad to see these kinds of write ups make "news" these days.
"I don't understand, if you don't like his games simply don't buy them." Interesting point of view, people should apply that to everything they happen to hate and still complain about.
Name one developer/game maker on Xbox that even has half the recognition that this man does. I'd love if David Cage would bring his games to Xbox. The man may not be a transcendant story teller but he makes top notch gaming experiences that are unrivaled in terms of production quality
That's dumb. We play big personalities now? FH3/FM7, Ori and Cuphead weren't great games to play because they didn't have a recognized director name tied to them? Get the heck out of here with that BS.
You named 3 games. And while they're great. You proved my point. Youre not playing a Hideo Kojima game. Or a David Cage game. Or a game by the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto. You're not playing games by personalities your playing games with pedigrees.
Peter Molyneux? Granted, he had left MS a long time ago but still. Also if you talk about dev, Rare and The Coalitions are also very well known.
Really..... Peter Molyneux.....
Yes really. The guy, even with his false promises, still produced a pretty good RPG series. You asked and I answer, so what?
I'll give you Rare but The Coalition? After one sub par gears game?? Hahaha boy are you reaching.
First off Peter Molyneux no longer makes games for Xbox. The fact that you added BUT STILL at the end cemented your argument. Rare hasn't made a great game since Viva Pinata. The Coalition is just a studio name..... If we're doing that I'd slay your list of studios with Sony Santa Monica, Naughty Dog, and Guerrilla Games alone... Just to name a few
We aren't playing Kojima games on Xbox? The heck do you call Metal Gear?? David Cage? You aren't making a great case for yourself, he's got ONE critically acclaimed game under his belt and even then it's more of an interactive movie than anything. His pedigree has always been and will always be that of director who desperately wants to make it in Hollywood but has settled for 'games' and is well known for piss poor narratives.
Wow ONE critically acclaimed game under his belt. Yeah you're obviously going to think what you want to think. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you weren't born yet when Indigo Prophecy came out. Since I'm going to assume you think Heavy Rain was his only decent game Look I'm sure you're enjoying your recent critically acclaimed titles like State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves. I'm not trying to take away from your enjoyment. You're playing Hideo Kojima games sure I'm sure you can't wait to play Death Stranding on the Xbox One X.
David Cage justifies why the PS consoles cost that much. The graphics will certainly not be achievable on older gen. David Cage will never use TV or comic licences to lure buyers. David Cage allways goes for ‘real’ human life emotions to attach and relate to the chatacters instead of paying to use already well known comic or TV Characters. The stories are allways original. The music and acting will be of high quality and as humanlike. The stories are mostly unforgetable. Even after 30 years you will still remember the story. Most TT stories will get lost after 5 years.(you will not remember them) TT games are like the latest james bond movies .Very Good but not that memorable. David Cage games are more like the Godfather series.
Decent game? No, all his games are decent but decent isn't enough to make a director legendary for the right reasons. Heavy Rain is David Cage's only CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED game as it has a near 90% score on Metacritic(87 I rounded off for his benefit) which is the only objective way to claim critical acclaim for argument sake. Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit scored an 83 on PS2 plus it was on Xbox and Windows as well so it doesn't really count as a 'big personality game not on Xbox' which was the whole crux of your argument right? David Cage's games average 77% which while more than decent and even more than good, is nowhere near universal acclaim. He's better known for controversies and lack of narrative skills than being a great game director. No I am not looking forward to playing Death Stranding on my Xbox One X but that doesn't change the fact that Hideo Kojima's games are indeed available on Xbox despite your multiple assertions that Xbox gamers aren't able to play Hideo Kojima games. If you want to get technical, PS4 gamers aren't currently able to play Death Stranding right now either so what is even the point of bringing it up? Won't you at least wait to see what he produces before lauding it over Xbox owners' heads? Also I've played Hideo Kojima's games and while I find the game play impeccable, the dialog in his games leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion. I find myself rolling my eyes more often than not whenever there's a cutscene or voiceover. Plus his narratives are all over the place. But that's just me, perhaps I'm a simpleton. Again he stands above and beyond David Cage because his games have superb gameplay. Lastly, what do State of Decay and Sea of Thieves have to do with this discussion we are having about David Cage? Are you so unable to justify your praise for him that you had to insert a strawman's argument within an already established argument just so you could win by some sort of default? No, SoT and SoD2 are not critically acclaimed games but there are plenty of games available for Xbox that are and did not require a big name director to produce. PS, for your assumption that I don't consider David Cage or any other big big personality necessary because I am an Xbox One only gamer: http://tinypic.com/r/2s6ls9...
I'm done with this argument. I mean as soon as you say you're an Xbox One only gamer you cement where your loyalty lies. You're going to believe and defend your console of choice that long essay you just wrote could have just started and ended with I am an Xbox One only gamer. To each his own I'll be enjoying Detroit Become Human this memorial day weekend regardless of your biased considerations
You should probably learn how to read and comprehend...I'm NOT an Xbox One only gamer. If you had clicked the link you would know.
Don't click on random links trolls post here sorry
Even if didn't click the link, a wee bit of reading and understanding would have saved you looking like a fool by saying I said I was an Xbox One only gamer when I in fact said the opposite.
People literally go out of their way to hate on this guy LMAO. BTW What a professional piece of article /s. Though I wasn't huge with beyond two souls I deeply loved the experience Heavy rain provided. I enjoy Cage's games so Im happy Sony have invested a lot in his studio. I would go as far as saying that they should add Quantic Dream to their stellar group of first party devs.
David Cage and Quantic Dream are rated, not overrated. Heavy Rain was phenomenal and Detroit is getting good reviews.