First, your previous post was largely about MoE, so Blackthorne is justified on commenting specifically about it.
Actually they are just an assortment of quotes where Roberta or others talked about opinions of darkness in the games, with examples like KQ6, KQ3, and KQ8. It's not just 'largely" KQ8...
Or at least how Roberta interpreted 'dark'. Not everyone seems till have the same definition for what dark means... Which is he purpose of this thread...
As for 'someone's opinion is just an opinion" you may notice Blackthorne tried to use that against Roberta Williams opinions. I brought them only into this thread to be inclusive of all the opinions on darkness out there including the one who designed the games.
Ya I'm curious of people's opinions on this game was it truly 'dark' or not?
I sort of get the impression based on her comments about KQ6, that she didn't really view KQ4 as "dark" as KQ6.
You can also infer from one of her above quotes that she must have viewed KQ3 to be darker than KQ4.
Was she right or was she wrong?
I believe MusicallyInspired or maybe Lambonius have strong opinions on what 'dark' means at least from a cinema/fiction background (may even have clinical definitions handy?), it would be interesting to get their opinions in this thread.