Originally Posted by Blackthorne519
KQ games are the very definition of generic stories. It's absolutely branding love. 100%. You just want to see something with the name "King's Quest" on it, and you're so ravenous for that silly name, right now - you'd take anything that came along with that label on it, diluting the pool. Restraint is the key word here - I do not wish for some lumbering, watered-down IP name applied upon a shitty game. Which I find a likely scenario. So, yes, I wish the series would stay dormant. My cynicism is not unfounded here - it's born out of respect for something.
Why stick around? Because I love King's Quest games, and they're a part of my history. I'm old enough to also know that some things should stay dead, lest they become some demon-infested version of their former self. This is why I stick around - and again, your question is tiresome.
If KQ games are the very definition of generic stories, than "anything" could have something with the KQ label on it and be a KQ game in a true sense. Kind of a stupid point you made there. And the stories I've spoken of supporting--Akril's--are far from branding love, actually. I wouldn't take ANYTHING that came along with the name. I know what a KQ is, should and shouldn't be. We've had six great games and two games which were of either mixed or lesser quality depending on your POV.
The last two only were subpar because they were experiments, designed to meet changing game demographics and make the shareholders money. If Roberta/Sierra had wanted, they could've easily created 10 more games with the same tone, spirit and style as KQ5-6, and while it would've pleased purists, it wouldn't have pleased the shareholders in terms of sales in the mid-late 90s. But that was a different time, and the adventure genre is in a stronger position than it was then.
While I have my own reservations about new games, I don't actively hope the series stays dead because a shitty entry might
come along or try to discourage those who do want another entry in the series. I have respect for the franchise, but I'm not of the 'We have to destroy this village to save it' mindset.
Jaded cynicism and always thinking the worst will happen colors so many members of your generation, and I'll never understand why.