Molyneux wants critics to do him a favour

Written by Joe Martin

October 7, 2008 | 11:02

Tags: #fable-2 #mgs #molyneux

Companies: #lionhead

Peter Molyneux may like his own game fine, but as the prominent developer faces increasing controversy in the face of his outlandish remarks, he's asking that non-gamers be the one to actually review his game.

According to Variety, US review copies of the game were sent out with letters from Molyneux asking that the game not be judged by professionals or hardcore gamers, but that it instead be judged by those who rarely play games.

"Please, please, please, please, please find somebody who doesn't play games, watch them play it and see how their world turns out, because I think it's only when you see those differences that the unique experiences comes through," said the letter that came attached to the review code.

Molyneux, who lead the design and development of the Xbox 360 exclusive, said that the game was designed to appeal to anybody and that the single-button combat and dog-based interface were evidence of this. Therefore, a non-gamer review will offer much more insight into the game that a hardcore gamer might get.

As Eurogamer points out though, notes like this are pretty common. Alone in the Dark review code for example came with a note asking that reviewers pay special attention to the way the game was structured into TV-like episodes. We did, but it didn't go down well with us.

So, what do you think? Should I have the game sent home so that my mum can review it, or would you prefer my thoughts? Answers in the forums.
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