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Revolu-shun

Thursday 20 April 2006
Keita Takahashi, the man behind the Katamari Damacy games on PS2, isn't as impressed with Nintendo's Revolution as most developers appear to be.

"I'm not really interested in it. I don't think a controller should have that much influence on the enjoyment of games," Takahashi told publication Game Developer. "I see what [Nintendo is] trying to do, but it's putting such emphasis on the controller, and I'm thinking, 'are you messing with us?'"

We've heard the odd industry bod express doubts about Revolution, but this is the first time we've seen someone voice hesitation from a creativity angle, and not in terms of market share and the like.

We hope Takahashi's happy, though. He still seems content to be working on games - and is currently concocting a brand new, unannounced game at Namco - even though he's said that he's more interested in designing children's playgrounds than videogames. Trouble is, if Takahashi ever got around to making a playground, kids wouldn't be able to get near it for the leagues of adoring Katamari fans who'll probably turn up to take it over...

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