Originally Posted by Simo Sakari Aaltonen
The thing is, fairy tales and storybooks never had this kind of interconnectedness. Not saying it is a bad idea in general, just that I believe it is not the right choice here...
As we all know, official King's Quest incorporates numerous fairy tales, legends and myths in its world. But it lets them remain distinct from each other, in keeping with the spirit of the source material. We are not expected to believe that Rumpelstiltskin is Pan's father, for example.
So adding this further layer of nearly everything and everyone being intertwined à la Wold Newton or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen or the X-Men loses the simplicity that archetypal stories and myths depend on for their effect...
True. It makes several allusions to fairy tales that never have interconnectedness and whatnot, but what I have in mind is for them to merely explain something that was briefly mentioned. It doesn't have to become a drama. KQ6 is by far and large considered the best KQ game so far, and they managed to introduce a possible connection without losing the quality of the game.