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I honestly think the people on this list almost no one knew except peter and Miyamoto.......cause they guy who made PaRappa is up there. I don't know a single thing else he's made and even then....PaRappa....really??? Some big guys like Yu Suzuki and Hideo Kojima should be up there.

 

It just makes me wonder if they were given a bulleted list and said to select from these 10.



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Peter Molyneux is number 1, because he has the privilege to constantly overpromise, underdeliver and still remain respected in the developer community. That's of course something other developers would want to be like, so Molyneux is a hero for achieving so much by doing so little in his overall carreer.

Jonathan Blow is the prototype of the indie developer who made the game he wanted to make and hit it big. Not just in critical reception, but eventually also commercially (at least big enough). With 9.000 developers participating in this survey it's almost certain that there was a sizeable chunk of indie developers and indie wannabes voting.

The most out of place character in this top ten is number 9, I have no clue why this guy received so many votes.



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The funny thing is, I haven't heard of the developers and I don't give a shit about the games on the list either.

Miyamoto ftw though, gotta love zelda.

I agree with the guy who bought up Hideo Kojima, that guy is a legend.



I find the absence of Tim Schafer more alarming than anything else, really.

Well, maybe not. Who the hell is Masaya Matsuura and what has he done other than Parappa?



I really don't have any words for this.  Just strange.



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Probably voted for Molyneux for the lulz :p



Molyneux is the man, deal with it :-p 



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All the criticisizing of Molyneux asside. I must say this Miyamoto probably doesn't deserve his position either. Let us be honest with ourselves the man has been dialing it in for awhile. Bringing to market new installments of franchises he has churned out for decades. That isn't to say they aren't good games, but they are hardly revolutionary. The man is far too incremental in his calculations. Honestly he doesn't seem very heroic at this point. He is getting in the list by body of work, and his obvious tenure. Rather then with couragous choices, risky moves, or bold stances.

Frankly gaming needs more of that, and less of churning out franchises with minor improvements and gimmics. Whether you like it or not Molyneux is far more heroic then Miyamoto. Sure the man is flawed, but great heros are flawed. A hero isn't supposed to be perfect. Give me a guy who tries, and fails over the guy who just plays it safe.

I am not saying this as a slam on Miyamoto. I have enjoyed a lot of his games, and his ideas have really shaped gaming. He just isn't trying anymore. Which is really a shame, because I think he could still show developers a new trick or two before he retires. He should go out with a bang not with a whimper.



Dodece said:

All the criticisizing of Molyneux asside. I must say this Miyamoto probably doesn't deserve his position either. Let us be honest with ourselves the man has been dialing it in for awhile. Bringing to market new installments of franchises he has churned out for decades. That isn't to say they aren't good games, but they are hardly revolutionary. The man is far too incremental in his calculations. Honestly he doesn't seem very heroic at this point. He is getting in the list by body of work, and his obvious tenure. Rather then with couragous choices, risky moves, or bold stances.

Frankly gaming needs more of that, and less of churning out franchises with minor improvements and gimmics. Whether you like it or not Molyneux is far more heroic then Miyamoto. Sure the man is flawed, but great heros are flawed. A hero isn't supposed to be perfect. Give me a guy who tries, and fails over the guy who just plays it safe.

I am not saying this as a slam on Miyamoto. I have enjoyed a lot of his games, and his ideas have really shaped gaming. He just isn't trying anymore. Which is really a shame, because I think he could still show developers a new trick or two before he retires. He should go out with a bang not with a whimper.

You need to provide more in support of Molyneaux other than Miyamoto isn't good enough.



outlawauron said:

You need to provide more in support of Molyneaux other than Miyamoto isn't good enough.

Nah, Molyneux has made Fable 2 and 3 this gen (and I think that's it?). That's revolutionary and it's not just making sequels like Miyamoto did in the last five years.



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