Lord British's - Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues
08.03.2013 @ 18:39 #2
08.03.2013 @ 20:41 #4
That's an interesting piece of information right there...
You know, like in any discipline, when you do not exercise it, you kind of become a rusted sword... thats my opinion... AND if you spent 10-15 years doing NOTHING, and suddenly want to come back, at least come back with fresher ideas... dont come back to say, "Im gonna do the same"... thats just lame.
As an example, I did enjoy a lot of adventure games by Roberta Williams and Jane Jensen, back in the day... but I would not spend a dime on any "new" projects of them (if they would come up) for the sake of it or for nostalgia. That just feels wrong.
08.03.2013 @ 21:50 #7
Jack in the green said:
Uhmm, actually, doesn't it apply to most of the latest famous KS projects?
08.03.2013 @ 21:58 #8
Brian Fargo was active. Obsidian guys too. Creator of Starcitizen was active too.
But Richard Garriott (Lord British) was kinda active too. 6 years ago he made Tabula Rasa. It was failure, but still, he wasn't inactive.
08.03.2013 @ 22:01 #9
08.03.2013 @ 22:03 #10
No. Tim Schafer's company, Double Fine, is an example of a great independent and thriving studio...; the guys of Project Eternity, though many could say fucked up some of their games, have great talent in the team, also NEW people; Brian Fargo (responsible of the new Torment game) has been active in the industry all these years.
Lord British is a different breed, not only is he a pompous git (as Bloth would put it />), he sounds like a washed up rockstar that got some hits 30 years ago, and NOW wants to do a tour and cash on nostalgic fans.
There's been a small number of oportunistic approaches to Kickstarter, (THAT is correct) but I think anyone who doesnt have shit between their ears can see them through as what they are...
08.03.2013 @ 22:12 #11
08.03.2013 @ 23:16 #14
08.03.2013 @ 23:32 #15
But Richard Garriott (Lord British) was kinda active too. 6 years ago he made Tabula Rasa. It was failure, but still, he wasn't inactive. ›››
Yeah, but "being active" doesn't really mean working on something truly significant. Roberts from Star Citizen, yeah he was active. Last time in the film industry. But at least he actually had some work already done when he started his crowdfunding campaign.
So that's actually more than one lousy artwork and "we will do it just like we used to do it in the good old days" slogan that so many others used.
09.03.2013 @ 08:16 #19
And it was in MTV Cribs! This guy surely has a SWAG!