8 Game Design Legends

8 Game Design Legends

Today we give you eight of the most influential people in the history of gaming. They've made some of the best games in the history of games, so enjoy a little tribute to just some of the many über talented people behind the games that you love.

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I can see the complaints from a mile away:
-Where's Our Lord And Almighty Saviour Gabe Newell?
-Nolan Bushnell?(founder of Atari)
-Marty Bromley and David Rosen?(founders of Sega)
-Peter Molyneux(I mean, its in the thumbnail, and there is little excuse to leave out the walking hyperbole machine)
-etc.

No Richard Garriott? The man whose Ultima series inspired both Final Fantasy AND Dragon Quest?

I know you have Todd Howard on the list, but to be honest it's Michael Kirkbride that's more deserving of the honor. Without him, TES would have been another typical complex RPG that came out of the mid-90s.

Um... Carmack? Garriot? Schafer?

I don't think Todd Howard qualifies as a 'legend' merely for designing Fallout 3 and Skyrim.

Akichi Daikashima:
I can see the complaints from a mile away:
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-Peter Molyneux(I mean, its in the thumbnail, and there is little excuse to leave out the walking hyperbole machine)

Yeah... I came here to specifically for that. How could the article even associate with that overexposed tech-demo maker with gaming legends by throwing him in the teaser?

His last game was that cube thing and his current godulous project isn't looking too good. The guy doesn't even have the skill to rehash his own classics to anyone's standards anymore.

Nooners:
No Richard Garriott? The man whose Ultima series inspired both Final Fantasy AND Dragon Quest?

That was my thought on the list too, also that it could of used a bit more reason behind each choice namely what they aspired in the future gaming. Sure I like Fallout and Skyrim but Todd Howard seems to be on this list for no other reason they he made some good games.

[obligatory list of people who I think should be in there because you can't cover the whole of fucking gaming history with 8 people, come on guys it isn't a list of 20]

...but even with that said, no Hidetaka Miyazaki. Understandably. But I'd have put him in there.

I know others have aaid it first but

So many names missing, no Carmack, Garriot, Bushnell or Molyneux!

Personally, I think you could of kicked Todd Howard out of that list. He doesn't deserve to be in there, plain and simple. You attribute him two games; Fallout 3 and Skyrim.

Fallout 3 pales in comparison to New Vegas, feels little more than Oblivion: Wasteland edition (rightfully so) and is propped up more by it's mods than any real achievement of it's own. In fact, I'd argue, the playability of the game itself is so heavily dependent on it's PC playerbase that it's almost a scam on the consoles.

Skyrim: Big hype, no real show. I've dropped many a things in the world, and nothing happens. The "Radiant AI" system is nothing more than a collection of random "Go here, grab this" quests picked willy nilly and sprinkled amongst the NPCs who, otherwise, wouldn't of had the time of day paid to them. And again, the game is more known for its mods than anything else.

I couldn't tell you jack squat about either of those games, even after the time I've put into them, but I sure as hell can tell you about the mods and all the other things added in through them.

Otherwise, I for one, am glad NOT to see Garriot's mug amongst those listed. Molyneux not so much... as he can at least do something decently if people manage to keep him locked down, sedated, and far from any camera or other human being able enough to relay what he says to others.

 

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