Originally Posted by Anakin Skywalker
Roberta didn't even know there was about the Black Cloak Society until years later when fans brought it up. She recalled briefly musing over the idea of an organization which would've had ONLY Alhazred, Mordack and Manannan early in co-designing KQ6 with Jane Jensen, and Jensen later included it in the finished KQ6. It was never something she seemed to take that seriously, and note that neither KQ7 nor KQ8 so much as mentioned it.
KQ2+ and TSL seem to want to tie every single villain and event of the series to the Black Cloak Society, and weave the games tightly together, and I think having all these people and events tied together actually limits the possibilities for the story going forward and makes the universe of the series that much smaller--much like Lucas did with the Star Wars prequels (IE, Anakin creating C-3PO, meeting Boba Fett as a child and making him a Clone, having Yoda fight alongside Chewbacca in the Clone Wars, etc)
It also limits the writers' ability to be original and creative. Most fanfiction tries to try everything together. I would like to see new stories with unrelated
villains like the original kq2.
Tying everything up worked horribly with the metal gear solid games. By mgs4, you find out that everything from the three games were staged to try taking down some computer that is controlling everything; the story gotten so stupid and convoluted that it didn't make any sense.