David Cage doesn’t want you to have fun with Beyond: Two Souls

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We all play games to have fun right? Well, apparently all of us who want to find enjoyment in games are complete and utter buffoons lacking even a modicum of intelligence. We all would rather challenge our thumbs instead of our minds. At least according to David Cage, that is.

That’s right the pompous head of Quantic Dream is at it again with his outlandish and much reviled nonsensical comments. This time around he is claiming that he knows what you want, even if you don’t know you want it, and that he doesn’t want players to have fun with his new game Beyond: Two Souls.

In a recent interview with EDGE Online, Cage proceeded to grace us with his usual misguided sentiments, most prominent of which is that he’s “not interested in giving [players] ‘fun’.”

Cage went on to state, “My goal is to surprise people, to give them something they want without knowing they want it. I want to create an emotional journey, a unique experience.” He further commented, “I am not interested in giving them ‘fun’, I want to give them meaning; I don’t want to challenge their thumbs, I want to challenge their minds.”

Clearly the man is on one of his ego-trips yet again, but to add a sense of hypocritcal finality, Cage closes the interview with EDGE by saying, “Maybe this is not what most people out there actually want, but this is the goal I set myself with Beyond: to create something different.” 

I think this all pretty much speaks for itself.

Do you play games to have fun? What do you think of David Cage? Let us know in the comments section below.


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  • I actually like this guy, he’s trying some interesting things. There’s actually been a debate for years in game academia about why games need to be “fun”, or what “fun” even means in this sense.

    Watching a dramatic or sad film isn’t exactly what you would call fun, but you enjoy the experience in another sense. There might be a satisfying story, or an emotional catharsis. This kind of thematic maturity is pretty much nonexistent in games so far, and it’s why no one outside the industry takes video games seriously as an art form. Yet.

    • theloner

      I agree with Michael here, it seems that David Cage is trying to create something different with his video games, not all video games are meant to be fun.  Just like not all movies are meant to be fun when you watch them.  The same I believe can be used in a video game too, Heavy Rain was a prime example as well, it was a dramatic and at times sad experience, which is what i believe what David Cage is trying to provide with his games. I personally am looking forward to experiencing Beyond for what it will be as there isn’t enough games OR ANY games out there that are doing what David Cage, Quantic Dream are trying to do.

  • moosekebabs

    Does he actually say that people who want to have fun playing games are stupid? No. All he’s saying is that he wants to offer something different that people might not have thought about seeing in video games, nothing that offensive…I think you dislike him for stealing his last name from a certain movie star

  • Ahmed Hozayen

    I play them for fun however i don’t mind having a mindf**k kind of twist in the game.

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