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Dyack calls on Too Human critics to "stand up and be counted"

Thu 26 Jun 2008 10:02am GMT / 6:02am EDT / 3:02am PDT
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Silicon Knights boss Denis Dyack has taken to the Internet to "draw the digital line" under criticism of his forthcoming Xbox 360 game, Too Human.

In a post of gaming forum NeoGaf, he calls on those who are looking forward to Too Human's release - and those who have been vocally critical - to "stand up and be counted".

"I feel Too Human is a great game, likely to be better than most that will come out this year," Dyack wrote. "I certainly feel it is the best game we have ever made. I also believe the press and gamers alike will believe this."

And if he's wrong, Dyack is willing to accept punishment in the form of an Internet branding iron.

"When the game is released and everyone plays game all the speculation will be over. If I am wrong and gamers in general think the game is "crap" then I am comfortable with getting tagged 'Owned by the GAF'," he stated.

"However, if I am right and it is received well, I would like to see those 'Against' to be tagged with 'Owned by Too Human'."

Too Human has had a protracted development process. The game was signed by publisher Microsoft Games Studios back in 2005, but the developer has got into a messy legal spat with Epic Games over the use of Unreal Engine 3, which has hampered development of the game, intended as the first part of a trilogy.

The game also received criticism during its early days after a lacklustre showing to press, which prompted Dyack to question the marketing of games so early in development, saying that he believed it was wasteful to spend money on publicising a title before it was complete.

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Tameem Antoniades
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Brave man!

Posted:6 years ago

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Phil Elliott
Project Leader, Collective; Head of Community (Live Team)

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That's what I was thinking...

Posted:6 years ago

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He sure is proud of the project, but maybe not the best year to make the comment about that it will be likely better then most of the other games this year. There are already 2 very big and good games out with GTA4 and MGS4 and still a lot too come with Little Big Planet, Fable 2, Spore, (maybe) Mirrors Edge and Duke Nukem Forever (it`s on my list since 10 years it might come out at one point) just to name a few.

Often with games that are for so long in development I expect either that it will be really good (I hope so even if I`m not really hyped so far about it) or that it will be average and doens`t have a clear direction and can`t really choose in what direction (Plot wise, gameplay wise) it goes. There are already games for this catergories out this year with GTA4 and MGS4 with a very good end result and Haze on the other side with a not so good end result

To err is human so I might be wrong and it is really one of the best games this year and I didn`t play it yet and have to wait until it is out.

Posted:6 years ago

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