Yesterday, Deus Ex and Epic Mickey creator Warren Spector posted his views on the recent reveal of Wolfenstein: The New Order – and they weren’t very the cheeriest.
“Did the world really need another Wolfenstein game? Did we need a generically dark, monochromatic, FPS, kill-the-Nazi-giant-robot game? Uh. No. The world did not. I am so tired of stuff like this…Oh, and could we all just agree we’ll never use the generic gravelly-whisper trailer voice guy ever again?
“And one more thing: Please stop using Jimi Hendrix to promote your adolescent male power fantasies.”
Spector later took to posting again, apologizing for…well, just about everything. Because hell hath no fury like scorned fans.
Most especially, he apologized to the team at MachineGames. “I wasn’t trying to diss you or your game. I have total respect for anyone making a game. I know how hard it is…
“And to everyone who pointed out that I didn’t know enough about the game to judge, well, you were right. Consider this my mea culpa. I hope I can buy you guys a coffee or something at some show to make up for all this rigmarole.”
On one hand, not enough of the game has been shown to pass judgment. On the other, considering Spector’s status – and the fact that there ARE too many games like the ones he’s described, even if that doesn’t fully define The New Order – there is some merit to his views. But that’s just us. What do you think?