DAISHI wrote: »
Less recognizable to who?
Sinaz20 wrote: »
They also existed in Los Angeles circa 2019...
thom-22 wrote: »
To the Western-culture players who found the Western-culture references recognizable in all the other King's Quest games that were made by Western-culture game designers. Did that really need to be said? Look, I understand that not all KQ players are from the West, and obviously my statement would not hold true in those cases. Please note that I also stated I was in favor of expanding the references beyond Western ones. But KQ's basic premise stems from a Western medieval setting, and my statements simply follow from there. They were not intended to apply to anything beyond the King's Quest series.
chucklas wrote: »
This is a big issue. I agree that what made the references great to me in the early games was their familiarity. If you don't catch the reference, it could come across as out of place. If I didn't know the story of rumplestiltskin, the gnome in KQ1 and the spinning wheel in KQ5 would have been out of place. There are many many more examples of this throughout. At the end of the day you have to ask the question, "who is the game marketed to?" I think the references used should be familiar to that group. You can't please everyone. For me, as a kid I would have never gotten into KQ if I didn't know the references to fairy tales...etc. Now as an adult I feel as though if I am less familiar with something it will inspire me to learn something new. I am more open to almost any form of legend/myth/fairy tale from almost any part of the world, but I would not have been 20 years ago.
Also, stay away from Tolkien/Lord of the Rings.
KuroShiro wrote: »
And Daishi is correct. Ziggurats were found in both regions. All it is is a temple built on a raised area. Anyway, that wasn't really the point.
Feazy wrote: »
Maybe it's not my place, but could you consider not posting so many images? A lot of what you've posted look like duplicates, and it's just...so cluttered...It just doesn't really serve much of a purpose when you could upload them to an image-sharing service. Just my thoughts...
Because he's really, really famous, perhaps? :P
Sinaz20 wrote: »
King's Quest has mostly been centered on European folklore, later reaching out to the Arabian Nights tales and nonsense (as in surreal) literature. Are there any other ethnic folklores/literature that I should consider? Would these other folklores feel off brand? I am partial to Chinese and Japanese legend, but that just seems totally out of left field for a King's Quest game. What do you think?
harrisonpink wrote: »
It's amazing the common storytelling threads that tie together the Monomyth the world over!
Bragol wrote: »
What about considering the norwegian fairy tales and folklore by Asbjørnsen and Moe. This may not be very familiar to people outside of Norway, but there is many elements in these storyes that would fit perfektly in a king's quest game.:)