TSL - Cease and Desist
Started by sahara, July 18, 2010, 08:31:15 PM
Quote from: Ronkaperplexous on August 03, 2010, 03:33:10 PMOverall I thought the narrator was fine, although there were a few bits that could be improved upon. Mainly, I just came here to say that if there is a snake, any kind of snake, anywhere in the series, the narrator HAS to say, "Watch you, Graham! A pOIsonous snake!" If there are no snakes in the series, one should be added. Seriously, I'd settle for a picture of a snake or something, just to get that line in.
Quote from: Cez on August 03, 2010, 03:56:38 PMWe tried, but Graham wasn't too keen to the idea. (Image courtesy of Chris Uskho)
Quote from: B'rrr on July 31, 2010, 12:10:51 AMSo what is to say that your written lines are better, more kings quest like then for example the ones I wrote? why should your style be used over mine? is KQ6 more of a Kings Quest game then for example KQ1? If the team suddenly got the time and recources to change the current narrations, why should they change it the way you proposed? True, it would make those that are a fan of the descriptions in KQ6 perhaps more pleased about the game, but not those that like it the way KQ1 was. It might even make others more angry, even with only one episode out there are people that think that this is going to be a KQ6 remake, wouldn't changing the narrating to be more like KQ6 strengthen their case? They can not please everyone sadly.
Quote from: sahara on August 22, 2010, 04:10:07 AMSaw your recent newsletter where you talk about some changes coming with Ep. 2. Sounds great! Can't wait to play it. I just want to reiterate that merely making the narrations shorter isn't exactly what's called for. Yes, some narrations ought to be shorter, no doubt about that, but the big thing is that they just need significant editing from the outside. Don't just have the original writers go through and shorten a bunch of narrations. Now, no one is saying you guys are bad writers. You are all very talented and passionate about your work. Everyone needs this kind of help... just get an outside editor (someone not directly involved with writing the original copy) to tweak/sharpen a few things here and polish a few things there. It will make the game MUCH better! I'm not talking about complete re-writes everywhere or changing your guys' vision or anything. There are some serious rough edges to much of the writing we've seen so far, but the "bones" are solid, if that makes any sense. Maybe it's too late to do anything about the "longer" narration recordings, but you can still make sure the shorter narrations have all gone through several stages of editing!
Quote from: kindofdoon on August 22, 2010, 09:06:39 AMThe team has already listened to fan feedback and is giving us the option of shorter narrations. Obviously sharper editing would improve the game, but imho there are much more important things than script editing, especially considering the fact that the narrator has already recorded all her lines.
Quote from: kindofdoon on August 22, 2010, 10:42:28 PMI personally found that the with only a few exceptions, the writing in TSL did not need further editing.
Quote from: sahara on August 23, 2010, 06:33:30 AMThat said, I didn't realize that even the new, shorter narration versions were set in stone. I guess it's a done deal, then. I'm sure Episode 2 will be a lot of fun and worth the wait!
Quote from: wilco64256 on August 23, 2010, 08:49:27 AMQuote from: kindofdoon on August 22, 2010, 10:42:28 PMI personally found that the with only a few exceptions, the writing in TSL did not need further editing.See, there's the tough thing for us - we have had some people saying they don't like the writing, but plenty of others who have loved it. I think that no matter how much editing is done, any writer will still have critics. I've read several books that were "professionally" edited, but were just absolute crap as far as the plot development and story were concerned. I've also read books that weren't particularly great as far as editing goes, but the story was still fantastic. It really mainly boils down to personal preference.
Quote from: wilco64256 on August 23, 2010, 04:17:29 PMNot to directly compare our writing to his, but Ernest Hemingway would disagree that wordy writing is automatically bad.