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1.21 Jigawatts?
12-19-2001, 05:47 PM
What do you guys think?
I know they have cancelled all long running series,
but do you think any of these will be revived for a new game in the distant future?

(This is not a very good topic, but hey, I have loved Sierra games since I first played Police Quest 1 when I was 7.)

Metallus
12-19-2001, 07:43 PM
You know if they do it will never be the same :(. By the time they killed off the King's Quest series, the final game had become action/adventure, and Space Quest 7: the Cancelled Adventure was muddled by people trying to make it something other than pure adventure. Sierra thinks that it has surpassed adventure titles, and I suppose the higher-ups felt it was bad for their image. Quite a shame laying all the great characters to rest in like that.

Chuzwuzza
12-19-2001, 08:37 PM
I sure hope not.

not unless its space quest. That was the only decent series of adventure games they made.
oh, and kings quest 6 (but none pf the pther kings quests) :)

Lemon Head
12-20-2001, 06:46 AM
Larry 8 was supposed to be made but was then cancelled and now no-one's really sure but i think it's highly probable we shall never see their like again

Uutont Fær Uulion
12-20-2001, 09:52 AM
most of the games nowdays are either racing or fighting. I haven't seen any real adventure game in a long time.

Navhead
12-21-2001, 12:27 PM
Sucks that Sierra closed down.

LSL 8 \o/

Snootch
12-22-2001, 07:50 AM
I've never been a sierra fan but Gabriel knight 4 and Larry 8 are the games i would really like to see.

Dalixam
12-22-2001, 10:17 AM
LSL 8 was going to be in 3D. They made a short test movie which is pretty funny.

Navhead
12-22-2001, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by Dalixam
LSL 8 was going to be in 3D. They made a short test movie which is pretty funny.

Heh yeah I've seen it.

Wouldn't be so thrilled about GK4, the third one wasn't that great.
I haven't even finished it yet, and I've had it for years. ;)

1.21 Jigawatts?
12-22-2001, 12:09 PM
I know they would not be the same,
But I would like to see what they could do with the characters.
Looks very unlikely though.

Snootch
12-22-2001, 12:10 PM
From where i can download this larry 8 video?

1.21 Jigawatts?
12-22-2001, 12:22 PM
I think it is on the Al Lowe website,
search for that website, cos I can't remember the address.

Snapcase
12-22-2001, 12:48 PM
I actually liked GK3 (I know, I know, I'm in a minority, but the engine was great and the contents weren't that bad...), so I'm wishing inherently for a fourth one... Probably unlikely, considering the sales of the third game.

Anyone knows what Jane Jensen is up to nowadays?

xkeys
12-22-2001, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by Snootch
From where i can download this larry 8 video?

http://www.allowe.com

Sucks that they cancelled LSL. I loved the 7th game. :(

1.21 Jigawatts?
12-23-2001, 10:33 AM
I thought LSL2 was the best Larry game.
Although you could die every 2 seconds, there were so many things you could try.

raVen_image
12-23-2001, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by Snapcase
I actually liked GK3 (I know, I know, I'm in a minority, but the engine was great and the contents weren't that bad...), so I'm wishing inherently for a fourth one... Probably unlikely, considering the sales of the third game.

It's a shame that we are a minority (at least in Sierra's eyes). I loved GK3.
For my money, Jane's stories for the entire Gabriel Knight Series far surpasses anything else I've played. I am a big fan of history and religious mythology, and Jane use both well when she crafts her background stories. Many games have tried, but none have come close to the accuracy and depth of Jane's work. My gods, she even wrote two acts of an opera in German, matching the Wagnerian style, to parallel and accompany her Beast Within storyline.

Also, I really need closure on the Gabriel/Grace story. The last game sorta left us hanging there. (although, it's a little strange playing two characters who are sexually involved)

As for current events, she is writing novels. Here is her webpage:

http://www.janejensen.com/index0.html

Bobbin
12-23-2001, 12:04 PM
Anyone know where I can buy Gabriel Knight: Mysteries. I really want to get it but cdaccess is soldout and so are some other places i've looked.

Lemon Head
12-27-2001, 03:51 PM
GK3 coulda been something special, it's one of those games where you wouldn't need to change the way it played from the originals to make it sell.

1.21 Jigawatts?
12-28-2001, 04:58 PM
After playing all three GK games,
I think number 1 is by far the best,
and I think all 3 would have been better in the 2D engine,
from my point of view.

Navhead
12-29-2001, 12:51 PM
The first game was best in my books too. Though the snake mound bit in the end with the mummies scares the hell out of me. ;)

Never played the second one, but I've heard the FMV (was it FMV? I forget) is a bit tacky.

The reason I never played GK3 that far was it didn't work that well on my old machine. Maybe I should give it a go.

Snapcase
12-29-2001, 04:16 PM
Jane Jensen always took the current fad in Adventure Games and produced the easily best game out there. To me, Gabriel Knight 2 was the only FMV game that worked and Gabriel Knight 3 was the only real-3D adventure game (except possibly Normality) that both played and looked great. I myself love real-3D, Lucasarts should go for it too.

Lemon Head
12-30-2001, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by Snapcase
To me, Gabriel Knight 2 was the only FMV game that workedI reckon the best FMV game was Spycraft, that was harsh, it was a kind of interactive movie as well which made it doubly amazing, most of those aren't worth tuppence.

spycraft 2 was gonna be made at some point but i think it was dropped