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Do you wish that there will never be a new KQ game?

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Does anyone else here actively hope and wish that another KQ game--whether by TT or any group that is not the fans--is never, ever made?

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  • @Anakin Skywalker said: I'll definitely be buying Cognition and Infamous Quests and SpaceVenture and whatever else the Sierra alumni and Sierra fan groups cook up on their own.



    I think that's the best any of us can do at this point. :)

    It is worth pointing out though, that through this whole "successful" fan-game process, real-world connections have been made between the original Sierra developers and the fan groups, and those certainly have the potential to coalesce into something cool in the future. Jane Jensen working with POS on Cognition is a prime example.

  • I'll definitley be buying SpaceVenture... I probably won't get Cognition, and I'll have to see more about Quest for Infamy before I decide...

  • Just to clarify, Infamous Quests is the name of our company--Quest For Infamy is our flagship game. ;)

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    A "bigger company" is exactly what killed Sierra. They started taking chances on 8 CD long games full of bad acting. They started trying to diversify their releases by just cranking out tons of subpar games (yes, they published HalfLife and some of their sports titles did well - but compared to the many many games that were shovelware, it doesn't out a dent in their shitty game release record from that time period). They stopped focusing on what made them big in the first place. It doesn't help that Ken went into the delusional world of thinking he could be the founder of a "forever" company. Seriously, what a friggin retarded fantasy... one that could only be held by someone who simply doesn't understand business.

    A "bigger company" is the difference between the early Telltale Games (which I found refreshing), and the current ones (which I find formulaic)

    Freedom to design a game as a designer actually desires becomes less possible as a company gets bigger. Freedom to explore ideas, developing for niche genres (newsflash, p&c adventure games are a niche genre right now), creativity in general... these are all hallmarks of smaller companies.

    A wish for a large, "well funded", super-company that is cranking out adventure games is an ignorant and/or naive request with no eye towards previous companies that have been in that position, or current ones. When a company becomes big, they either crank out yearly sequels to the 2-3 IP's with wide variations in quality, or they find a specific formula and repeat it until the industry moves on without them. Ironically, depending on if your a fan of the later KQ games or not, you could blame Sierra of falling in either trap.

  • The OP has got a few errors! It's supposed to be "Do you wish there WOULD never be a new KQ game?", NOT "WILL", and "Do you wish a KQ game WAS never made?", NOT "IS"! English = FAIL!

  • @Debbie82 said: The OP has got a few errors! It's supposed to be "Do you wish there WOULD never be a new KQ game?", NOT "WILL", and "Do you wish a KQ game WAS never made?", NOT "IS"! English = FAIL!



    Posting solely for the purpose of pointing out spotty grammar in a post made two weeks ago is a much, MUCH larger fail than the grammar issue you're pointing out.

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  • @Anakin Skywalker said: Does anyone else here actively hope and wish that another KQ game--whether by TT or any group that is not the fans--is never, ever made?



    The new Telltale games are like the QTE-filled "Dragon's Lair" game, but much easier and with more dialogue. In other words, they are like interactive movies and the game worlds offer the player almost no opportunity for exploration.

    They are NOT adventure games. Telltale may have improved upon previous interactive movies, but their games lack a lot of what makes adventure games so special. Yet Telltale wants us to believe that we should all be jumping for joy because they have agreed to step in and save the day by serving up some of this interactive movie stuff while calling it King's Quest as a way to make a few bucks? As Judge Judy once said, "Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining."

    As for the idea that only dumbed down, interactive movie–style games will find success with a wide audience, come back to me when Telltale stops relying on existing, immensely popular intellectual property and releases something original. Also, I think this year will see at least a couple more traditional adventure games (not based on already-popular comics or books, mind you) become notable successes.

    I want to see a new KQ made by a team that actually loves traditional adventure games. Given what Telltale's Dave Grossman has had to say about King's Quest and classic adventure gaming, that would rule out Telltale.


  • Originally Posted by Anakin Skywalker:
    I'll definitely be buying Cognition and Infamous Quests and SpaceVenture and whatever else the Sierra alumni and Sierra fan groups cook up on their own.



    Me too, though I have been underwhelmed by the Hero-U previews and don't feel too enthused about getting that one.

    The one to really watch is the new Larry game, IMO. I think that's going to be one of the bigger success stories of the bunch. For all his alleged, questionable online drama antics, it's worth noting that Paul Trowe did impressively manage to get the LSL rights, Al Lowe, Josh Mandel, a Grammy-nominated composer, a great development team in NFusion, etc., and it looks like he may just pull off a hit. The previews look solid.

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    Why would a game with a simple reskinning and some tweaked dialogue be one of the bigger success stories, when the other games you are comparing it to are actually new and creative?

    I think it is ludicrous that it is costing them this much money and taking this long to simply redraw the various levels in LSL1.

    Yea yea, I get that it is a bit more complex then that, but in that same time period - completely unique games with completely unique stories have made huge progress, and are on track to release around the same time (if not before).

    Companies like Tierra/AGDI and Infamous re-released older games, kept the same nostalgic styles, and improved upon them - all for the low low cost of free.

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