In an opinion piece in response to David Jaffe's recent remarks about GTA IV being too artistic, Anthony Perez of SmashPad writes:
"What confuses me is how his reaction to GTA IV differs from statements he's made in the past. In an interview with GameSpot in March, Jaffe was asked, "What do you want to do before you die?" Jaffe ended his response with the following:
"I want to try to make a quirky game that really is about emotion and pushes people's emotional buttons. I don't wanna do it now, I want to do it after I make a lot of money, you know, because I don't think anybody will buy it. But I want to try to make that game, because I want to go to my grave knowing that I took a swing at that. Is this medium capable of that at the level I want it to be? I don't know, but I want that to be my goal."