Originally Posted by Cez
and this is a much more balanced reply.
I didn't mean by the way that Jane Jensen had little input. This was probably more her game than it was Roberta's. I just meant that she did a great job at mimicking King's Quest.
The funny thing is that I just noticed you gave it a rating of 9.4/10 in the TSL forums. I would assume that anyone that gives an almost perfect rating to a game is almost fully in love with it, in which case something is off the way you talk about it to the way you rate it. Which is why my comment of it seems like you like to put it down more out to enhance the other games. By putting it a mere decimal below MoE, which you laud about in every post you make about it, it seems like you love it, but there's an external factor that doesn't allow you to show it. That's all.
Temple of Doom is my fav in the series as well, for the record
I think it's just what it represents. Too many fans never quite left KQ6. AGDI tried to be KQ6 Part II with their introduction of the Father; TSL takes the same route. It's simply not what I feel is the right way to go. I think a lot of fans went "OK, this is the peak of the series!" and where can you go from the peak? You can only go downward. I don't think KQ6 was the ultimate pinnacle of what KQ is or could ever be--and thus, it doesn't have to be "downhill from here." Fans after KQ6 seemed to want KQ6 Part II, Part III, etc and nothing else...And you can't have sequel after sequel keeping the same style, tone, etc. It'd get tired out and boring after a while.
Anything goes for KQ with me. Evolution is key. Experimentation is vital. That's why I love KQ7 and KQ8 and KQ5...3 very different games, but all (for me) equally part of the same series. KQ4 is also different from those three but I love it as well.
I suppose in some ways I do love KQ6 but it's become so "politicized"--KQ6 represents a certain style that many fans want, and nothing else will satisfy them; Anything different is either hated or just barely tolerated. And that impedes progress. And if the series doesn't progress, it will die, and I don't want KQ to die. As long as there are creative minds, the KQ series can continue--and it should.