Molyneux Says PS3 Still Doesn't Have "Definition Title"
Even if you're not too familiar with Microsoft gaming platforms, you probably know who Peter Molyneux is...he's the guy who created Black and White and Fable, and you may also remember him hyping the latter as being "the greatest RPG ever." That really didn't turn out to be the case, but it was still a relatively solid game. Now, he's on the hype path again, this time promoting the sequel, Fable II.
But it's his comments during a GamesIndustry.biz interview that's going to gain the attention of PlayStation 3 owners. In regards to his current feelings on Sony's machine, he said the system is "still waiting for that definition title that represents the platform." Clearly, he hopes Fable II will be that game for the 360 (although it's tough competition with Halo 3, Mass Effect, and Gears of War), and perhaps he's referring to Wii Sports or The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Wii. However, Molyneux did give props to Media Molecule concerning LittleBigPlanet, and he says he's "incredibly proud of what they've done." "It's just an amazing experience to see how their game has progressed," Molyneux added, and we must add that several members of the LBP development team are ex-Lionhead employees... I mean, we're just saying.
Anyway, while we understand the sentiment, we have to protest. Just a little. If Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots isn't a "defining" title for the PS3, than we don't know what to call it. We also think Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is under-appreciated, but perhaps not a "definition" game. How can we forget MGS4, though? Come on, Molyneux, you should be hoping Fable II can stand up to that one. Oh, and one last thing: LBP and Fable II come out on the same day: October 21. :)
9/21/2008 Ben Dutka