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 preferGhosts n' Goblins, Heart of Darkness, Another World– games with a focus on the narrative side.
Beyond that, I findMario'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.