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Here is my response to Rob Pardo in GDC'10:
Well Mr. Pardo gives some very good insights into Blizzards design philosophy, lots of brilliant ideas. But it also reveals his EQ roots, and highlights the weakness in Blizzard.
1- That he didnt understand why developers spent "time crafting a 10-hour single-player campaign", well that is IMHO the biggest weakness of blizzard, their games are shallow story wise, and the narrative resembles a teen essay compared to BioWare or Bethesda.
2- That he did not understand why graphics was important. Well that is the the second weakness of blizzard, their games are never cutting edge graphic wise. WoW is a good example, it was not even "cutting edge" in 2005. And the reason its important is that now in 2010 its looks are irritating, the the UI for example is flawless.
An open letter was published recently by Richard Garriot about him leaving the industry. Here is my open answer:
As an avid follower of your craft from the days of Akalabeth to the apogee of Ultima VII, and the flawed yet innovative Tabula Rasa it makes me sad that you are leaving. Not as much for you leaving Destination Games, but more so from the sounds of it Lord British leaving the gaming industry.
For me Origin indeed created worlds, worlds that people like me partly made to our habitat. But perhaps your most lasting and influential achievement is introducing a paradigm of morality in games. Principles like truth, love and courage, and virtues like compassion and humility totally nonexistent in gaming and increasingly becoming foreign in a modern world, became hopefully a integral part of our behavior. Indeed with your endeavors, our "blank slate" became somewhat edified.
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Jun 15, 2013 8:58 pm GMTpedram007 gave Jagged Alliance a score of 1.0
Jun 15, 2013 8:57 pm GMTpedram007 gave Jagged Alliance 2 a score of 1.0
Jun 15, 2013 8:46 pm GMTpedram007 gave Jagged Alliance Online a score of 1.0
Jun 15, 2013 7:19 pm GMTpedram007 gave Jagged Alliance: Back in Action a score of 1.0
Jun 15, 2013 7:16 pm GMTpedram007 gave Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword a score of 1.0
Jun 7, 2013 5:57 pm GMTpedram007 gave Remember Me a score of 9.5
Jun 7, 2013 5:57 pm GMTpedram007 gave Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes a score of 1.0
Jun 5, 2013 8:52 pm GMTpedram007 began Following Murdered: Soul Suspect
Jun 2, 2013 9:04 pm GMTpedram007 gave CastleStorm a score of 1.0
May 30, 2013 9:41 pm GMTpedram007 gave Metro: Last Light a score of 1.5