I'm not sure how this is a "good" interview. The delusions of grandeur from Japanese developers still hasn't stopped, that or their use of English "giant fish approaching" type language hasn't improved.
Not sure if that's a problem with the developer's intent to deceive or his english translation skills so won't go further with that, but I'll say the few Japanese people I know who live in Japan don't talk like this and they have only been to basic English schooling.
In regards to his comments on the complaints of engine sounds in GT5.
What a load of rubbish, "the problem is they sound too real"?
The problem is they sound fake. The reason they sound fake is because they were recording in isolation without allowing ambient sound interference to mix with the sounds as they naturally would in real life, because when watch racing in real life or on TV, they aren't racing in a simulator.
He has basically used spin to make it sound the reverse. So yes, the sounds are pure and I'm sure correct but they are completely missing environmental variables that any ACCURATE racing game should be portraing.
This is purely a criticism of his bullshit language instead of conceding a point that can't possible be argued with any intelligent person. It is not a criticism of the game because engine sounds aren't that important. But the truth would be appreciated, especially when we are talking about a game released over a year ago where the truth isn't going to hurt sales or give a negative view from potential buyers.
Even Peter "bullshitter" Molyneux comes clean after release!
You sound so angry all the time.
Perhaps he's the Hulk!
It's true the anger sharks are strong in me, at times. I'm a friendly butterfly most the time.
It's just we have heard this kind of interview 100 times before and it's not really very good when the big cheese won't concede that there were weaknesses in the product.
It's like going to a job interview and getting asked "what's your weakness", then you go on to say that my weaknesses are "I work too hard", "I'm too determined"...and all that rubbish.
Fair enough when you're applying for the job = game just released.
Annoying when you've been made redundant and can speak candidly = game released a 100 years ago.
What he said about the sound doesn't even make sense at the end of the day. Why give an interview if you're just going to talk PR style? He doesn't do Sony any favours who are a company highly associated with marketing mumbo jumbo and bullshit statements.