Gears Of War Designer On Gears 2's 'Masturbating' Problem

It's not every day that you get to hear Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski talk video game masturbation. Today, however, is that day. Lucky you!

"I'll always be a staunch and loyal supporter of everything we do, but at the same time, as a creative, I always know we can do better," Bleszinski said in the Official Xbox Magazine. "That's actually one of my criticisms of Gears 2. I think we got a little too hung up on the scripted sequence, and that was always the joke: You don't want the game to be masturbating..."

You don't want the game to be... masturbating?

"... There's a couple of instances where you're fighting a bunch of guys and suddenly the chopper comes along and finishes them off and you're like: 'Fuck! I wanted to finish them off. You just finished the game for me.' Or certain things with the truck where you can just hang out and let the game play itself without any fail conditions. There's definitely a note to be taken from that to keep in mind moving forward."

Gears of War 3 was recently revealed for the Xbox 360. It is the follow up to Gears of War 2, a game that not only sold over four million copies, but also a game that masturbates itself.

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    Playing itself... hmm for me the majority of the time that would of been Final Fantasy XIII... Yes, you don't need to select 'Auto' but sometimes after several hours of incessant grinding it's about all you can be bothered with.

      If Gears 2 can masturbate I'm sure it was Cliffy B who taught it how :P

    Most appropriate picture for the post, ever.

      Oh god, you just made me look at it in a different light. "You want me to shake your what? Ahh.. maybe another time"

      As much as I hate Cliffy B, and kind of dislike Gears, and am enjoying the jokes, it's still nice to heard this said. Sure some scripted events are cool, but they lose some of that drama or power if it feels like it was something designed to happen, something that was always going to happen. You should always make the player feel they are the ones that control what happens.

    So if the game playing itself is masturbation, wouldn't that make us playing the game sex? I feel so dirty.

      and you haven't even started thinking about multiplayer.

    amongst all the innuendo, he is pretty spot on though.

    Sounds to me like he just wants a game to be a game and understands that sometimes people just don't want to sit through a scripted even or CG...

    What a wanker...

    ...someone had to say it.

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