User Avatar Image

Would you guys like it if they took the same art direction as TSL?

posted by Mr. Freeze on - last edited - Viewed by 439 users

Like, if the game looked like TSL does (except obviously not as blocky on some parts, since this would be professionally made)? I personally wouldn't mind.

60 Comments - Linear Discussion: Classic Style
  • I sure hope there are more important things for me to remember on my death bed than a computer game! Just saying!

  • Hah. There will be other things on my mind, yes :)

  • I gotta say I didn't think the movie was that good--especially once I read the books it was based on, which are SO much better--but the game will always hold a special place in my heart.

    The game was definitely fun though. Climbing the castle walls and avoiding rocks! Hiding behind tapestries! Jumping across the swampy marshes! :D

  • The only thing the movie has going for it, is the fact that it is so very different than most Disney movies... It defied the norm... It's darker, its more violent, its not particuarly silly, etc. Even got a higher rating than most disney movies. It barely missed a Rated R or PG-13 rating too IIRC, for a violent or scary scene that was in the test version (but got edited before final release).

    I place it up there with The Black Hole, for edgier and risk taking version of Disney...

    I would love to see the uncut version... It's about 12 minutes longer... It apparently still exists in the Disney's vaults.

  • Black Cauldron was definitely trying to compete with Don Bluth Studios for the darker edgier tone. And it succeeded. I never watched it when I was a kid, but if I had I would have been terrified. Those Don Bluth movies freaked me the freak out when I was younger. But I loved them anyway :).

  • @MusicallyInspired said: Black Cauldron was definitely trying to compete with Don Bluth Studios for the darker edgier tone. And it succeeded. I never watched it when I was a kid, but if I had I would have been terrified. Those Don Bluth movies freaked me the freak out when I was younger. But I loved them anyway :).



    The Black Cauldron movie's problem, imo is that it's far too short. Seriously, it's so fast-paced as they race from one plot point to the next that it's hard to make any sort of emotional connection to any of the characters. My favorite characters of the story were Gurgi and the sword; and the sword never really gets any exploration of its past or abilities other than that it's magical.

  • Yeah the books are so friggin sweeet. They're my favorite childhood fantasy books. They're sitting there in a collected edition next to my bound version of Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.

    But yeah movie was daring for what it tried to do, and it is gorgeous. I loved it even knowing it's not the best. But the game was a game changer for me as a kid. I lived in Prydain.

  • I think I'd love if it had a look like the illustrations of HJ Ford.
    2j2ix4n.jpg

    Or the same kinda look as the Disney film Tangled.

  • @Anakin Skywalker said:
    Or the same kinda look as the Disney film Tangled.



    Hey! I've made that exact suggestion before on these boards somewhere. ;)

    It'd have to be nearly as detailed and smoothly animated though--not just in a cartoon style.

  • @Anakin Skywalker said: I think I'd love if it had a look like the illustrations of HJ Ford.
    2j2ix4n.jpg

    Or the same kinda look as the Disney film Tangled.


    HJ Ford is actually an extremely apt choice for the styling of KQ, given that he did the original illustrations in Andrew Lang's Green Fairy Book (plus others in Lang's Fairy Book series). That Victorian children's book, of course, is where Roberta got a bunch of the fairy tales that she incorporated into King's Quest, as well as many character names (Rosanella/Rosella, Balanice/Valanice, Genesta, Lolotte).

    I wouldn't mind either if a KQ game resembled the art of Pauline Baynes, who did the Chronicles of Narnia illustrations (another major inspiration for KQ, the games with Alexander in particular).

Add Comment