Originally Posted by Blackthorne519
We're not getting a new LSL yet. We're getting a remake. We're not getting a new Gabriel Knight - we're getting Moebius. To be honest, I'm looking forward to new franchises rather than old ones rehashed. Again, I state - some things were meant to die. King's Quest may have suffered at the hands of bad management, but it died, nonetheless - and it should probably stay that way. If it had "lived", we'd have problem gotten games worse than Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude.
Except it really wasn't meant to die, though. The series never truly had a proper end. And given the chance, people can make KQ stories worthy of the original games. Your KOS project and Akril's stories are proof that. Akril took her stories all the way up to KQXI or XII, and those stories were damn good--all at least on par with KQ5. And that's just ONE person using their imagination.
Like I said, all you need is someone with talent and imagination and a love of the series and you could have a game on par with at least KQ5. If it had lived under the Zombie Sierra of post 1999, in the absolute nadir of Adventure Games, you're probably right as to what it would've been.
But Zombie Sierra is gone and Adventure Games are in a revival, they're not anywhere near the stagnate state they were in from around '99 to '08 or so--enough of a revival that Activision re-released many of the old games and did license KQ to TT.
I just think people shouldn't give up on KQ yet. Like I said, there's still many stories that can be told and many adventures yet to be had. You guys sound worn out because it's been so long and because you've been burned in the past...Well, it's been just as long for me and I've been burned with false hope before, but that hasn't led me to damn the series.