Discussing the just-announced Doctor Who: The Adventure Series Steven Moffat, executive producer on both the show and the game, has described violence in games as swearingly dull.
Speaking to Develop
, the producer (and senior writer on the TV show) said, "I?m not saying whether it?s right or wrong, but [the violent aspect of games] is just fucking boring. I was playing Halo the other night and I?m more interested in how lovely the world is ? I turn to the easy settings to get through it quicker." In this instance, that's fairly encouraging since the Doctor's far more likely to leg it than shoot someone.
Describing play in the new Who
games, Moffat's fellow producer Piers Wenger said "the gameplay here isn?t completely trad or generic ? it?s a puzzle game, there are strategies needed, and it provides the opportunity to engage a gameplayer with a different means of defending himself and moving the game forward. "
And why haven't we been getting Who
games sooner? "Well, there should have been one ages ago. It?s like the fact there wasn?t a Doctor Who
Sonic Screwdriver toy 28 years ago ? it?s ridiculous there hasn?t been one", said Moffat.More on the guts of Doctor Who: The Adventure Series here