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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2015, 09:00:41 AM »
As KQ2+ puts it, "You have opted to spend the rest of your life in the most uncivilized world you can conceive."
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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2015, 02:13:27 PM »
Speaking of which, I want a new Conquest of the Longbow game where Robin Hood encounters Roger Wilco and Graham via shameless plug travel.
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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2015, 04:24:00 PM »
And just as Robin Hood is about to get captured at the end, King Graham appears with a bucket of water in his hands to splash and annoy the bad guys. Then Roger Wilco bumbles into the fray with a plunger that's on fire and then things really go to hell...
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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2015, 02:08:18 PM »
It'll be Sierra's answer to the Avengers and the Justice League.
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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2015, 10:24:26 AM »
Should I start taking notes? :P

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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2015, 11:11:37 AM »
Then Rosella can show up with a bow and arrow and it'll be like Black Widow and Hawkeye in one package, except she's using Cupid's bow, proving that the power of love conquers all. And the next time she shoots an irredeemably evil person with it and brutally kills them, Graham will say, "Oh, Rosella, there you go again!" And then she'll turn and wink at the camera and be all like, "That's me!" and a laugh track will play.
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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2015, 09:48:34 AM »
Honestly, I'm surprised they pulled off Hawkeye as well as they did. He was always the type of superhero that I just didn't think would work with general audiences. Kind of like The Atom.

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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2015, 12:12:54 PM »
What's even more amazing is that people liked Hawkeye even though he wasn't acting like himself for about 2/3 of The Avengers' running time.

And then they went and upped the ante with Guardians of the Galaxy, a group of obscure characters from a comic book nobody read, and it ended up being the #1 movie of 2014. It's a friggin' miracle it turned out how it did. I'm sure Star-Lord's Walkman had something to do with it.

Oh, and the universe that has comedic movies like The Avengers, Thor 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy? It also has this in it now:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC7GPdBV9WQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC7GPdBV9WQ</a>

That's...quite the tonal shift. It's like they said "Oh, you thought Captain America 2 was dark? You thought Agents of SHIELD Season 2 was dark? We're going to make things even darker, and much more violent too."

It really feels like Daredevil is Marvel's answer to The Dark Knight.
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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2015, 08:09:16 PM »
Meanwhile DC tv shows are going in a slightly different tonal direction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KZ5yfG834A



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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2015, 08:37:52 PM »
That Flash video was pretty chill at first, but then things started heating up about halfway through.
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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2015, 08:43:30 AM »
I think it's safe to claim DC rules TV shows and animated movies whereas Marvel is kicking ass in the big screen.

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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2015, 09:41:19 AM »
It's also pretty much universally accepted that Marvel makes better movies while DC makes better video games.
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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2015, 05:38:28 PM »
That might have something to do with the fact Capcom isn't what it used be. Honestly, outside Capcom games were there any good Marvel games? Well I guess there was Activision's X-men and Marvel Ultimate Alliance games. Spider-man Maximum carnage for the Super Nintendo was pretty good too I guess.

Still, generally speaking Batman had a pretty good 8-bit and 16-bit run and the current Batman games are just amazing!
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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2015, 07:00:58 PM »
The current Batman: Arkham series is one of the best sets of games I've ever played. And you can tell just from the trailer that Arkham Knight is going to be a better Batman sendoff than The Dark Knight Rises was.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWppEYV0-L4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWppEYV0-L4</a>
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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2015, 01:33:52 PM »
I absolutely the first two Arkham games. I even own the collector's edition for both titles. Arkham City was so addicting, got every achievement on that one.

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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2015, 04:11:04 PM »
It's a new canon.  8)

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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2015, 07:44:22 PM »
I kinda sorta figured that.

So many timelines and alternate universes! There's the in-game universe timeline, the Companion universe, AGDI 'verse, TSL 'verse, the Odd Gentlemen universe...

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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2015, 02:30:20 PM »
And Baggins will never, ever cease to try to fit them all together somehow.

On an unrelated note, that Batman: Arkham Knight game? It's rated M. Keep the kiddies away from it. (Although kids really shouldn't be playing the Arkham games anyways.)
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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2015, 03:44:25 PM »
Interesting that you bring that up, because Crayauchtin and I were both using a timeline that combined AGDI and TSL together and I think it worked pretty darn well.

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Re: The new King's Quest: Canon or no?
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2015, 04:23:18 PM »
...Crayauchtin's alive? I forgot he even existed.

As far as combining the TSL and AGDI timelines together, I'd say keep the Father from KQ2+ in the story, but only refer to him by his real name (Morgeilen) and treat him like a lesser servant of the Black Cloaks, sort of like an enforcer, and not the Big Bad. And finally, have Graham actually kill him in combat instead of just letting him get away on a crappy cliffhanger that ultimately goes completely unresolved. That way, Shadrack retains his status as the Bigger Bad throughout the series up until TSL.

I'd love to write my own stories set in the KQ universe, but I'm waiting until TSL episode 5 is released so that I have the entire picture in my head. I wouldn't want to release one story after another just making up sh*t as I go, not knowing how the whole thing would actually end. Think of all the foreshadowing one could do with the knowledge of TSL's entire storyline. Hell, you could probably incorporate MoE into there with enough work and not have it stick out like a sore thumb. The whole plot would have to be rewritten, of course, and Connor would actually have to be likable, but I'm sure it's possible.

In fact, I say you could even make Cedric likable by changing him around a bit. And not, you know, get himself in trouble repeatedly. I swear, first he gets nommed by a wolf, then he gets beat up by harpies, then he gets stuck under boat debris upon crash-landing onto Mordack's island, then he gets blasted by Mordack...and through it all:

"Graham, help me!"

Give me a reason to, you little tw@t.
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