God of War III is “fluff,” says Cave Story developer

Tuesday, 23rd March 2010 10:53 GMT By Johnny Cullen


God of War III is epic. No doubt about that. But it’s “fluff” too, according to the developer of WiiWare title Cave Story.

Tyrone Rodriguez, speaking in an interview with GoNintendo, said on the state of triple A games: “If you’re talking disc games, we’re going to see more big budget games with less gameplay and more fluff — think God of War III.

“We’re also going to see a lot more free-to-play with in-game transactions. It’s like the middle-ground for games is going away – it’s either really expensive or really quick and cheap.”

God of War III released last week for PlayStation 3. Get the first 15 minutes here. Cave Story, meanwhile, is out now on WiiWare.

Via D’Toid.



  1. Blerk

    It’s really bloody pretty fluff, though.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    They weren’t pissing about when they said the first 45 minutes was epic.

    It’s fucking WOW.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    God of War is World of Warcraft? You read it here first!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Vertical Stand

    Man has a point, a lot of big budget games are fluff these days but hey thats why smaller devs have a chance to grab gamers who want someone else.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen


    #5 5 years ago
  6. PolyGoneWithTheWind

    If it helps get rid of the middle-ground “trashware” then I think that can only be a positive…

    The Wii shelves at a retailer are a very peculiar place to find yourself… Unless you are well informed you can make some scary decisions…

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Razor

    Less gameplay?


    #7 5 years ago
  8. vincentw00t

    I thought it was pretty good.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. NGCes26294BIV

    Yeah, because ‘Cave Story’ doesn’t sound ‘fluffy’ at all.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Kerplunk

    Surely all video games are just ‘fluff’ – or whatever semi-meaningless buzz-word you care to use.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Although a lot of people might disagree or take offence at what he said, don’t discount Cave Story because of it. It’s a great game!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. slayernl

    @Johnny Cullen
    The game is NOT out yet on wiiware EU/PAL
    Just so you know

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Eregol

    First 45 mins epic?
    The first 45 mins is nothing compared to the Cronos fight

    #13 5 years ago
  14. OlderGamer

    I agree with him. The gap between high profile, big budget and lower cost, average game is growing.

    Most fo what we get today are either sequels or new IP from proven and established industry vets. Games cost so much to make, who is going to put their money and risk it behind anyone else.

    So, whatever your fav game is right now … rest asured, you will be playing it(or some version of it) in ten years from now.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. mojo

    the game is fuckign massive.
    less gampelay? hes serious?

    rest of his statement ist sound, but there no point in discrediting this hell of a game!

    what johnny said..

    My first comment on some board after my playthrough was WOW. in captial letters.

    I guess theres a reason im playing mainly PS3 and not Wii..

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Galactic_Barret

    Damn, Ninty has been getting their hands really filthy lately. All catty and stuff. Very sexy.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Dannybuoy

    if its fluff then cover my entire body with treacle and roll me in that fluff god dam it feels good

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Robo_1

    LOL, Like it :)

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Filofax

    I agree with Kerplunk all video games are fluff at the end of the day, it just depends how much fun you get from that fluff.

    @OlderGamer Cave story is not exactly a new IP, besides that if a game is good no matter what the budget it will sell.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Sini

    Played it in 2005, it’s a freeware pc game. Not even remotely in the top 10 platformers list. I guess he figures wiitards will buy more copies if he slams GoW and look like an idiot while doin so. Carry on!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Blerk

    Cave Story > Mario

    #21 5 years ago
  22. PolyGoneWithTheWind

    It’s a nice way of gaining publicity and awareness of your game…

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Dannybuoy

    what’s his game?

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Michael O’Connor

    “It’s really bloody pretty fluff, though.”

    Pretty fluff is still fluff.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Demiath

    Couldn’t disagree more with Mr Rodriguez. The God of War series as an entirety is pretty much the exact opposite of fluff. The game’s relentless pace, incredibly tight structure and single-minded focus on the core gameplay mechanics (square/square/triangle!) really make GOW stand out among all the sprawling, messy and inherently fluffy AAA juggernauts like GTAIV, FFXIII and (depending on your definition of “fluff) Heavy Rain.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Dralen

    I wasn’t expecting much from this game, I never played the last two, but it blew my frigging balls off. Fooking Awesome!

    #26 5 years ago
  27. frostquake

    Just finished the game, took about 12 hours, though I took my time and looked at all the GORGEOUS scenes. Yes this is a Popcorn Flick, or as they say a Fluff Game, but sometimes you just want to kick back spread your legs and get fluffed!! The game fluff’s the HELL out of you…It truly is an Epic Game.
    The Ending…Mmmmm Kind of Sucked…I see now Why they were working on a different ending…I think they should have went with that one…Epic all the way through, until the end, and then the Fluffing runs out of spit…But Oh well you blow your Wad at the beginning and sit back and bask in the glory of that oh so good feeling..Wait what was I talking about again??? OH GOW 3…ROFL

    #27 5 years ago
  28. xino

    WiiWare game makers!?
    WTF do they know about real games?! they are still making wiiware titles:/

    #28 5 years ago

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