Behind us is a big whiteboard with the words, "Race Track Brainstorming Session" emblazoned on it. We know the words are important because they've been underlined not once, not twice, but three times. We're wearing a suit, as are the rabble of ladies and gentleman in our vicinity. There's a collection of photographs, print-outs and screenshots sat on the colossal desk in front of us.
"So," says the man at the head of the table with an air of authority, "This new MotorStorm game. I was thinking we should do something in the city. Y'know, Pacific Rift did the tropical setting. We can have cars racing through the city, it'll be rad."
"Alright," says the sheepish gentleman to our right, "City circuits, dodging in and out of traffic, it's going to be great."
"Like Burnout: Paradise with weight," says the girl to our left. "I love it. We'll get started right away. Seriously, you guys are amazing, I don't know how you think this stuff up."
"Nice," says the first man, turning his attention to us. "You: tell me, don't you just love my idea for the new MotorStorm?"
"Hmmph," we ponder, searching for a euphemism. "It's ok."
"Ok?" the room exclaims, before the girl takes to snarkily challenging our response. "Pssht, what's your idea then Mr. Creative Brainbox?"
"Well, see, here's the thing. Erm. I was thinking what we should do is, like you say, set the game in the city. But instead of just racing through the city, we should blow everything up."
"Carry on," says the first man, scratching his chin.
"Well, I was thinking we should have this one track where you're in a motorbike, and you're transported to the top of a skyscraper in a helicopter. And then, the skyscraper collapses, but the helicopter drops you onto the falling building anyway. So you race down the falling building as it collapses, and then jump into an office block. But the office block explodes as you're driving through it. And well, yeah, the track carries on a bit like that. What do you think?"
"I think," says the first man, still scratching his chin. "I think you're insane."