With the Fighting Fantasy book heading to PSP as a mini, publisher Laughing Jackal has put up part one interview with series creator Steve Jackson to rake over some of the coals of this legendary series.
LJ: Talisman of Death was one of the most controversial books in the series. Why was this?The game itself will be available in August and will bring a tear to the nostalgic eye of older gamers and could bring the series to a whole new generation who think of books as funny looking dust traps. Look out for Part 2 of the interview next week, plus a trailer, which should one of gaming's more placid affairs, unless they get Brian Blessed to do the voice over.
SJ: During the mid-80s, Fighting Fantasy was in its prime. At one point we had the top 3 positions in the Sunday Times best-seller chart. Inevitably there were going to be critics. Sure enough, the series became viewed by some religious groups as the work of the devil. A group called the Evangelical Alliance appeared in the media protesting publicly about the appearance of Gods, Devils, Demons etc in Fighting Fantasy.