Shadow Of The Colossus Designer On GTAIV, Super Mario Galaxy

Fumito Ueda is an armchair critic. "I play a lot of games," he says, "and I look from a very critical view of the games I play."

So what does he think about, say, Grand Theft Auto IV and Super Mario Galaxy? Meh!

In an interview with LEVEL magazine, the Shadow of the Colossus designer states GTAIV lacks innovation and has the same basic premise as the other GTA games. He mixes the sugar with the spice and says he is impressed by the graphics.

Regarding Super Mario Galaxy, Ueda played it because parts Shadow of the Colossus apparently inspired a giant robot boss in SMG. Translation via NeoGAF's darkwings:

Yes I have played it, it was hard to not to since it was rumoured that Miyamoto-san was inspired by me. But I had expected more, that segement, was like the rest of the game not so fun as it could had been. I think the fans made a big deal out of nothing when they said Miyamoto had stolen from me. The thing I am critical over isnt that they didn't borrow anything that isn't unique for my game, but that they didn't make more fun stages out of it.

Honestly, this is the first we've heard of this. SMG boss battle inspired by Shadow of the Colossus? Does that mean Fumito Ueda invented the giant boss battle?

Fumito Ueda [NeoGAF via VG247]


    "Ueda suddenly talks about GTA IV, and he mentions that the biggest problem with the game is the lack of innovative things in the game. The graphic style impresses, but not the base premise, which is exactly the same as the predecessors."

    Well, it's nice to know there's at least one person in this whole wide world that agrees with me. GTAIV was pretty and fun, sure, but it just didn't offer anything fresh. Thank the maker for Saints Row...

      I think you'll find that most people do agree with you.

    Have to say, completely agree with him aswell. I would've liked GTAIV a lot more... If I hadn't been a fan since the very first GTA, when it was a much more innovative concept.

    THE most fun thing in GTA4 is throwing cups at people and pushing them down stairs. I would like to see Rockstar move away from the tired and predictable rags to riches gansta theme and more towards cup throwing and stair pushings or similar griefing of the schizophrenic AI.

    Ueda sounds like a tool.

    GTAIV and SMG would have been twice as fun and eighteen times more innovative and awesome if they had Agro in them.

    Lets face it, he is an awesome horse. I like him more than I do Marcus Fenix or Raiden.

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