Heavy Rain’s David Cage Is Tired of Space Marines

David Cage’s Quantic Dream has won a BAFTA award for best story for their work in Heavy Rain. He has taken upon himself to criticize the video game industry for a lack of creativity, especially with the over-saturated FPS market.

“Games always explore the same things. They’re about being powerful, being the good guys against the bad guys – that’s a very tiny part of what can be done. There are so many other stories to tell, so many other emotions to trigger – this is a fantastic new medium, we can do much more than we currently do with it.”

David Cage then criticizes about the gaming market with the space marines and WWII soldiers storyline.

“Don’t write about being a rookie soldier in WWII, because you don’t have a clue what that’s like. Talk about yourself, your life, your emotions, the people around you, what you like, what you hate – this is how the industry will make a huge step forwards. I’m fed up with space marines.”

Going back into Heavy Rain, he says that the characters are much more relatable.

“It was not about space marines fighting aliens, it was about my relationship with my first son and how he changed my life –- and also about how loving someone without expecting anything in return was something totally new.”

I agree with David that video games need to be more diverse since I am getting tired of the FPS war games over saturating the market, but there’s one space marine I really like, and that’s Commander Shepard. Well, it’s a good thing that we’ll be getting games that follows a different mold this year like L.A. Noire.

Source: The Guardian

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