Expack3 wrote:I hope the new Sierra games are actually the former and aren't so twisted into being 'modern' that they're glorified interactive movies - not because interactive movies are automatically bad, per-say, but because Adventure games and interactive movies are two different genres.
I think the reason they went with the "interactive movie" concept for some titles was because it fit them better. Now whether or not you liked the style is something else, but properties based on films and shows do work as interactive movies.
Expack3 wrote:If I may speculate, the new Sierra, if they do indeed make new Adventure games and/or remakes of classics, will likely try to emulate the TellTale style of Adventure games. That's the most popular right now, and given how major companies these days seem so risk-averse, I'd be surprised if they went retro in terms of mechanics.
I don't think they will. The TellTale games that've done this weren't based on any previous games; movies, TV shows, and comic books, perhaps, but not games. The Monkey Island and Sam & Max series, by TellTale, used a more traditional approach.
Also, if they used the "interactive movie" style, they'd simply get a ton of people yelling at them at how they "copied TellTale."
To give you an idea of how dumb some gamers are today, there were people who claimed (and by claimed I mean "yelling and screaming like children") that TellTale's The Walking Dead
and A Wolf Among Us
because they all used cell-shaded graphics. What's actually funny about this, aside from how sad some gamers are, is that TellTale is actually doing a game based in the Borderlands
Another example is that some gamers kicked up a fuss about a newer Adventure game (can't remember its name) because it used an art deco style for its graphics, and because of this, apparently the developer copied BioShock
. I guess some gamers really believe that BioShock created art deco, whcih is again quite sad.
My last example is another new game (again, I can't remember its name) that features an attractive woman who resembles Veronica Lake and a detective that's reminiscent of Humphrey Bogart. The claim by gamers who've attacked it is that this game is copying Who Framed Roger Rabbit, because those two characters bare a passing resemblance to Eddie Valiant and Jessica Rabbit.
So I imagine Activision will want to avoid this ridiculousness if they can.
Also, while we're dreaming of what could be coming, I'd still like to see
a fully-3D series of Quest for Glory remakes with the hero's abilities and combat properly and sensibly expanded to utilize the third dimension.
Actually, QFG would be one of the last series I'd like to see remade. Not because I disliked them, but because there are so many good and technologically advanced RPGs available already. As good as QFG is, there's no way it could compete against something like Dragon Age: Inquisition
, or even slightly older games, like Skyrim
Instead, I see remaking the KQ series (or at least the first game to start off) as a better idea considering how fairy tales are so popular nowadays. I'd also like to see the Laura Bow games remade as well as the Gabriel Knight titles. Maybe even continue on to games like GK4 or something.