Friday Flame Wars: No More Generically Dark FPS Games?
Bethesda Softworks probably thought they were taking the world by storm on Wednesday, when they released the trailer for Wolfenstein: The New Order. They didn’t count on gaming elder statesman Warren Spector (Deus Ex, Epic Mickey). The Wolfenstein clip barely shows anything, but that didn’t stop Spector from taking it back behind the woodshed. In a post to his Facebook page, he delivered quite the prose beatdown:
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.
Thank you. I’m done.
We posted about Spector’s comments at the time, but in the spirit of Friday Flame Wars, we’re posing the same questions he did: Does the world really need another Wolfenstein game? Do we need a generically dark, monochromatic, FPS, kill-the-Nazi-giant-robot game?