News: Molyneux Unimpressed with Nintendo and Wii U

The man behind Black and White is dubious about Nintendo’s future…

By Dustin Grissom. Posted 11/09/2012 18:00 7 Comments     ShareThis

News Desk Masthead - Wii U 3Peter Molyneux, famous for his high ambitions, has recently declared his lack of ambition for Wii U in a recent interview with IGN:

“I struggle to see anything amazing coming out of Nintendo. There are a few, “Oh, that’s smart,” but there’s nothing that makes me rush out as a consumer to buy the new device. I’ll give you a great example of how tech should be used. It’s what Nintendo did with the Wii when it first came out. They introduced motion control. They were one of the first companies to introduce motion control and they had a fantastic Wii Sports Game. As soon as I picked up the controller and started waving it around, I got it. I already understood it. But I’m not sure there’s a same sort of application out there for Wii U. I think to myself, “Well, what’s the reason to get it?” Do you see what I mean?”


Looking back on all of those great Wii memories…
Molyneux, while being impressed initially with the Wii, doesn’t have much enthusiasm for Wii U. He believes that the concept of Wii U is hard to understand opposed to the revolution that was motion control for the original Wii. I can understand this, but I don’t believe that the Wii U isn’t a “revolution” itself. Sure, the concept may be harder to grasp, but from what I’ve seen and played thus far, the Wii U will certainly move gaming forward just like the Wii did, but this time, you have to play it to really get it.


What do you think? Are you unimpressed with the Wii U? Will it be as revolutionizing as the Wii was? Sound off in the comments below!

7 Responses to “News: Molyneux Unimpressed with Nintendo and Wii U”

  • 22 points
    Luke Brown says...

    Peter Molyneaux makes me laugh. Undoubtedly a talented guy but has a habit of generally talking nonsense and making hollow promises:

    http://www.nowgamer.com/features/895328/the_five_greatest_peter_molyneux_quotes.html

    I actually think his point about the GamePad is viable. It certainly won’t have the wow factor or mass appeal that motion controls did. However, still way too early to start judging Wii U given that it hasn’t even launched yet.

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  • 9 points
    theamazingxemo says...

    I have no idea why people care what Molyneaux says. He’s NOT that talented, because if he was, he’d actually be able to deliver on the promises he makes. Of course he won’t endorse the Wii U, he’s gotta get you over to the mobile side, where he can sell you more crummy games that don’t live up to all the hype that is the sewage that spews from his mouth.

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  • 1245 points
    lukas85 says...

    This statement comes from a man who only make boring as hell games i don’t have any interest in, soooo

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  • 33 points
    Barcia06 says...

    Yes, he’s only talks belony, he’ always been good at talking big, but never on the delivering side,

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  • 231 points
    OG75 says...

    Molyneux says: “I don’t see anything amazing coming out of Nintendo.” and “What’s the reason to get it?”

    Should the man who gave the world “Fable: The Journey” and “Fable Heroes” be allowed to comment on games? Obviously, this guy is out of touch and doesn’t know what a good game is. I mean really, check out “Fable Heroes” (54% on gamerankings.com). Peter Molyneux should be hiding in the French countryside out of embarrassment. Not commenting on current tech while pretending he’s still relevant.

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