Peter Molyneux may be a hype producing blow hard
At BAFTA’s Annual Video Games Lecture last night, Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux revealed what he thinks are the five most revolutionary games of the last 20 years. That time frame excludes most of the 8-bit era so we're pretty much eliminating most of Nintendo's and Sega's classics and jumping straight into the modern era of gaming. What were his top five then?
Dune 2, Super Mario 64, Tomb Raider, Halo and World of Warcraft.
Any of his choices surprise anyone? I did not expect to see Tomb Raider on there, but he gives a pretty convincing argument for it, saying that Eidos subverted the tradition of muscled men being heroes, and created a unique character that confronted many stereotypes held in gaming. The other games are pretty obvious choices all around (he gives props to Mario 64 for influencing GTA), but if you want to understand his full reasoning behind selecting each game you can read a full report of the talk here.