The general opinion of KQ7 when it was released was that Roberta should have 'quite when she was ahead', the series was becoming a 'cliche', she wasn't keeping it 'fresh' enough. Rehashing old outdated ideas and all she did was slap 'paint on it'... People were saying the series should have ended with KQ6 even...
Elderbatty is right... If the series was to survive during that time period, she had to 'evolve' with the changing tastes of the gaming community as a whole... She couldn't just make a game for a 'niche' group of fans.
But the technology simply wasn't there to add the kind of epic adventure/action-rpg she wanted to do...
Let's face it Sierra was a public company, and the owners had to make successful games to make the stockholders happy... Even before Ken Williams sold it out, he was pushing the company in that direction... to make games that the mass public wanted to play.
KQ8 Law: As an online discussion references or discussing KQ8 grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving it not being a KQ game or not part of the KQ series approaches 1.
Last edited by BagginsKQ; 06/11/2012 at 05:37 pm.