TSL - Cease and Desist
Started by TheReturnofDMD, July 17, 2010, 12:57:23 PM
Quote from: sahara on July 19, 2010, 04:20:01 AMQuote from: Baggins on July 18, 2010, 06:10:20 PMQuoteI can't say it really bothers me, but it does feel closer to SQ than KQ, no doubt.Oh, if it was Space Quest, I would actually expect the game to break the fourth wall. That's part of Space Quest's charm, part of what the whole Narrator in space quest was.I think the TSL team needs to think harder about what voice the narrator is supposed to bring. As it stands now, the narration is too many things: expository, jokester, telling Graham's inner thoughts, self-aware narrator acknowledging the fact that it's just a game. It's a bit of a mess. If they were going for a darker, more serious tone, then why in the world would they include such an often nonchalant style of narration. PO should pick a voice and stick with it. Myself, I think it would be cool and less disjointed if the narrator was Graham's own voice as he thought to himself.
Quote from: Baggins on July 18, 2010, 06:10:20 PMQuoteI can't say it really bothers me, but it does feel closer to SQ than KQ, no doubt.Oh, if it was Space Quest, I would actually expect the game to break the fourth wall. That's part of Space Quest's charm, part of what the whole Narrator in space quest was.
QuoteI can't say it really bothers me, but it does feel closer to SQ than KQ, no doubt.
Quote from: crayauchtin on July 19, 2010, 07:07:07 PMThe fairy tales we're talking about are Disney-ified, actually. Fairy tales, in their original forms and INCREDIBLY angst-ridden, dark and depressing. So, in that sense, TSL is even being more faithful to the original source material.
Quote from: TheReturnofDMD on July 20, 2010, 09:28:46 AMI thought TSL's ''source material'' is King's Quest?
Quote from: Baggins on July 20, 2010, 02:29:53 PMWell, there was Weeping Willow in KQ5, who had her heart ripped out (the heart turned to gold), and then her body turned into a tree. With the prince banished to another land. There are shades of traditional Rupunzel story there, and some of the other evil jealous witch stories.
QuoteThe King's Quest companion added in back some of the Snow Queen's story from the Hans Christian Anderson story into Queen Icebella backstory. She is based on said character (or similar characters in other fairy tales, Narnia?).
QuoteAlso attempt to open Pandora's Box , she can follow after Pandora and release all evil things into the world (albeit it kills her).
Quote from: crayauchtin on July 20, 2010, 01:42:10 PMI mean, have you read the original Rapunzel, for instance?You have this girl locked in a tower by this repulsive witch who coos over her and constantly brushes her hair. While the witch is away, a prince traveling in the woods finds the tower. Since there's no non-magical way in or out, he asks Rapunzel to allow him to climb up her hair. And, yes, in the original version, this tears some out. That's how the witch realizes that she is having daily visits from someone else -- so the witch waits in the shadows for him to come visit, blinds him and banishes him to a desert to die and then cuts Rapunzel's hair and leaves her abandoned in the woods with no experience taking care of herself.Then, simply because even the depressing stories are meant to have happy endings, the prince and Rapunzel miraculously and inexplicably find each other, and Rapunzel's tears (which are both at happiness and the shock of seeing him all scarred, beat up, and blind -- no longer such a hottie) heal his blindness.Gosh, doesn't that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy?
Quote from: crayauchtin on July 20, 2010, 03:21:05 PMThe Snow Queen/White Queen/whatever-her-name-was-I-can't-remember-right-now
Quote from: Enchantermon on July 20, 2010, 04:34:22 PMWell, actually...yeah. I mean, sure, it's a tragic story, but in the end true love prevails and they live happily ever after, even after everything that happened. That does make me feel warm and fuzzy.