Easy, they were "classics" the same way GTA IV or Halo or Unchartered are "classics". They were a) popular, and b) pushing the edges of graphics and machaniscs of story telling in a computer game. Good gameplay had nothing to do with it. No seriously! This was the early 1980s, these games were really pushing the limits back then. Though it is hilarious to say that today.Thanatos2k said:Thank you for telling the truth about the old King's Quest games. They just straight up SUCKED and I have no idea why anyone considers them "classics" except perhaps a classical example of bad game design you should avoid at all costs.
The trouble is that whoever built their video player decided that if the ad doesn't load fast enough, the video starts right in on its own - probably so people aren't out of luck if the ad server goes down - but doesn't stop the ad from taking control and playing once it has finished loading. Not only that, the ads require Flash even though the player uses raw HTML, so if you don't have Flash or have it set up to run on a need-to-use basis, the video gets covered by a big gray box that you can't even make go away.step1999 said:
Wait, there's a third Syberia game on the way? This is the first I'm hearing about this.Transdude1996 said:If Yahtzee wants to find an adventure game that isn't trying to recapture the success of LucasArts, I'd recommend that he takes a look into some of Microïds' titles (Especially Syberia since the third game will be releasing somewhere within a year's time, hopefully).
How can you embezzle money from Kickstarter to make a game? You can only embezzle money to NOT make a game if you promised a game.Overhead said:
After a little googling it appears that a Kickstarter to develop a game called Hiveswap got 2.7 million and the person running it chose the The Odd Gentlemen to develop the game.Thanatos2k said:
I wish. No, this is more like a Tell Tales product, only a little better actually.Johnny Novgorod said:Never played King's Quest. If it's anything like the Sierra games Yahtzee constantly harps about, I'd rather not.
Ah, the old Aliens Colonial Marines Gearbox trick. Well, good to know not to ever give any money to this developer.Overhead said:After a little googling it appears that a Kickstarter to develop a game called Hiveswap got 2.7 million and the person running it chose the The Odd Gentlemen to develop the game.Thanatos2k said:
The Odd Gentlemen took the money, did did no work on what they'd been paid for and used the money to fund Kings Quest instead. There was an out of court settlement but someone spoke up about it and although they quickly deleted their blog post, it got seen and archived.