Michel Ancel, the creator of the popular Rayman series, has made the surprise admission that he doesn’t like Mario platformers.
“I will tell you something terrible – I don't really enjoy playing Mario games,” he told Gamasutra. “I don't like gliding, I don't like its inertia, and I don't like not being able to give some slaps.
“It's a fabulous series, and I understand that people love it, but it's not my cup of tea. I used to prefer Ghosts n' Goblins, Heart of Darkness, Another World – games with a focus on the narrative side.
“Beyond that, I find Mario's controls very interesting, but I don't buy it. I can't help but seeing the ropes of the game, even if it works. The game is thrilling, obviously.”
At least he admits it’s a terrible opinion.
Ancel’s credits list includes Beyond Good & Evil, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and Ubisoft’s Raving Rabbids titles.