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Heavy Rain's Creator Doesn't Sound Stupid at all

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You're right, David Cage, creator of games like Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy. You do sound stupid. But just the kind of stupid this industry needs more of.

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He's right, turning down the chance to make a sequel to a successful PS3 exclusive is, from a business standpoint, bananas. But too many publishers and too many developers look at things only from a business standpoint, which is why too many games are about men with guns and not enough are about gut-wrenching psychological dramas with evil clowns and in-game architectural work.

Cage makes a game like he and his studio wants to make a game, not what a focus-testing group or market analyst thinks will sell 2 million units in the Fall shopping season. Even if you don't respect his games, you've got to respect the stance he takes in making them.

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No, here's where he sounds stupid, later in the interview:

"Games don’t have this kind of challenge, but there is so much potential. No one has done a tragedy yet, no one has done a comedy, no one has done a musical. Nothing’ been made apart from prap-prap-prap shoot-shoot-shoot prap-prap-prap-prap-prap."

Everything about that interview exudes this ridiculous arrogance, this everyone's-doing-it-wrong-but-me attitude.

A lot of people love Heavy Rain, but I'm sorry, I just can't stand this clown.