Start the Wii Fit bonfires, burn Miyamoto in effigy. The word “casual,” whenever it is tied to the word or idea of “games” tends to incite the worst in core gamers.
To whom I say: put your pitchforks away for at least a second, because Beyond Good & Evil 2, the sequel to the last-gen critical darling, is going casual.
“We saw with Beyond Good & Evil that so many customers were extremely happy with the game,” said Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot. “We had a different audience at that time. We had more core gamers than casual gamers than we have today.”
Ubi’s had a large chunk of revenue flow into its maison via casual titles like Rayman Ravin Rabbids, so what, is BG&E2 going to be a collection of mini-games? Is Jade going to be tasked with taking as many photos in a minute using motion controls?
“We think the game was probably a little too difficult for the general gamers at that time,” Guillemot said. “We’re going to make it more accessible and make sure that it’s really done for the new generation that’s come into videogames.”
You bastard sell-out! You’ll destroy the artistic integrity of this game! Huff. Huff. Okay. Let’s not jump to conclusions. Michel Ancel is still directing here, and we know abosolutely nothing about what the game will play like, so get those optimist hats on and let’s wait for more more info (which will be here at Kombo as soon as it shows up).