He's almost unlocked that final spec-ops level, "it's a great game." Jackson praises their cinematics saying their "dynamic and done well."
In what was supposed to be mainly about his movie 'Lovely Bones',interviewed Peter Jackson and ended up talking games quite a bit. Jackson seems genuinely enthused for our industry, and wants to do more in it.
"He went through the whole game I think about twice and I am almost through two player co-op, though I haven’t quite reached the last level, but then we had to hit the road traveling, so we’ve had a break," said Jackson, speaking on his son's gaming efforts.
"It is hard, I know, and to get to that final level, which is what? Echo is it? Bill and I have still got to crack through a lot of things to open up that one level, but it’s a great game. I’m enjoying these games more than I am enjoying films at the moment."
"And they are using a lot of the film techniques now, especially the cinematic areas or those little movie things. They are starting to really blend them in and you get the feeling that you are watching substantial bits of prerecorded animation which is still great, though, because they are dynamic and done well," he continued.
"They didn’t used to be done very well in the old days, but there are people that actually know what they are doing."
Right now the acclaimed director is working on the Tintin game as well as beginning work on The Hobbit project too, "so those two in terms of the gaming at the moment with all of the other scripts we are working on at the moment, those are the gaming things we are focusing on." Can Jackson and WingNut Games do us proud?
Peter Jackson says he's 'enjoying games more than film' right now
20 January 2010 | By Simon Priest