- Jan 15, 2013
- United Kingdom
They certainly have in literature: Earthsea, the Witcher, Wheel of Time etc are all sufficiently distinct from the swords-and-sorcery mould exemplified by Tolkein, D&D, and classic Warhammer.That's pretty much the Swords and Sorcery fantasy genre in a nutshell. Nobody has truly come up with anything special or unique in the genre for decades and that includes what it looks like.
Games lag behind. But I'd say Castlevania and Dark Souls still create fantasy worlds that are meaningfully different.