Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski has sparked debate this weekend by giving it as his opinion that the Saints Row franchise should “keep the crazy action and game mechanics” but “lose the gimps and dildos and purple suits”.
“If your average guy is embarrassed to be playing a sequence in a game when his wife walks in that’s a bad sign,” he said. “The SR team is amazing. Dildo holds them back. It’s immature.”
Bleszinski said Volition could give Rockstar “a run for their money” and that he found Saints Row: The Third mechanically more fun than recent Grand Theft Auto games. As hilarious as he finds the dildo, “it doesn’t help industry perceptions”.
“Once you put a dildo in your game it doesn’t matter if your controls, pacing, graphics are all great. You’re ‘that game with the dildo,’” he concluded.