Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Will Wright's Favourite Games

Will Wright...You know him as the legendary developer responsible for huge selling games such as Sim City and The Sims, as well as the recent game centered around evolution, Spore. But do you know his favourite games?

Below are Will Wright's top favourite games. Well more like series since he doesn't pick a single game:
*Civilization series
"I think the strategic diversity of ‘Civilization’ always interested me. There’s just so many different strategic approaches to playing the game."

*Grand Theft Auto series
"It’s such an open-ended world... you can actually be very nice in the world and drive an ambulance around saving people, or you can be very mean...For me, it’s not really about the missions, it’s about the open-endedness..."

*Battlefield series
"I really liked the first one the best – ‘Battlefield 1942.’...It’s about the only team-based shooter that I can remember where half the time I’m playing, I’m laughing. It’s humorous because of the weird things that happen...It’s not so much gritty reality as it is a bunch people just having fun in a multiplayer environment."

*Advance Wars on the DS
"This is a turn-based strategy game on the DS. I used to play these board games as a kid – these elaborate, real board games, so it’s kind nostalgic for me, for that reason."

*Flight Simulator series
"Even though this isn’t a game, one of my very first introductions to computer games was the original ‘Flight Simulator.’ The original one was black-and-white, with wireframe graphics and before Microsoft bought it, Bruce Artwick designed it. It was this little micro world inside the computer that always fascinated me."
Surely GTA being on the list is somewhat surprising. But the list is well varied and shows that Will is passionate about not just his games, but others.

Source: Kotaku / MSNBC

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