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Started by TheReturnofDMD, August 01, 2010, 06:57:53 PM
Quote from: wilco64256 on August 01, 2010, 07:23:14 PMI don't think you can just buy the rights to a brand name without having to buy the IP that comes with it. If that were the case, someone could buy the Sierra name and then force Activision to stop distributing the old Sierra games that were branded with that name.
Quote from: Baggins on August 04, 2010, 06:05:23 PMThere are actually other "Sierra" brands, its not something that can be trademarked or copyrighted specifically, since its named after a place.Now if those other Sierra brands were to use the Half Dome symbol they would have a problem .
Quote from: Baggins on August 04, 2010, 06:23:06 PMThat would be the company name ya.
Quote from: Baggins on August 04, 2010, 06:43:59 PMI don't think the company name would mean much without its original IPs...During its last few years under Vivendi when it was still creating the occasional new IP or games for other brands, it wasn't really doing well.Had they chosen to make new games in the IPs they were historically known for maybe things would have been different :p... Sadly I think they shunned their best selling series...?
Quote from: Haids1987 on August 04, 2010, 06:07:48 PMOr the sweet music and twinkle: "buh buh da DAAAAA...ding...ding."
Quote from: wilco64256 on August 04, 2010, 11:15:30 PMI think the main reason adventure games don't do particularly well in the market these days is because (for the most part) they aren't very good. The true spirit of proper adventure games has been torn into two pieces: the "action" adventure - Assassin's Creed, Tomb Raider, Lego Harry Potter, LittleBigPlanet, etc. and RPG's - Final Fantasy, Star Ocean, Demon's Souls (which is absolutely incredible BTW), things like that.
Quote from: kindofdoon on August 04, 2010, 11:19:00 PMQuote from: wilco64256 on August 04, 2010, 11:15:30 PMI think the main reason adventure games don't do particularly well in the market these days is because (for the most part) they aren't very good. The true spirit of proper adventure games has been torn into two pieces: the "action" adventure - Assassin's Creed, Tomb Raider, Lego Harry Potter, LittleBigPlanet, etc. and RPG's - Final Fantasy, Star Ocean, Demon's Souls (which is absolutely incredible BTW), things like that.Woah, woah. Assassin's Creed is a great series. Though I wouldn't really classify it as an adventure game, despite the fact that it does have you travel quite a bit.
Quote from: TheReturnofDMD on August 04, 2010, 11:31:08 PMI personally think that in terms of mainstream success, Action-Adventures are the present, and the future. The earliest adventure games--Like Colossal Cave--had action and killing in them, it wasn't until Sierra came around that you couldn't really fight or kill things (And even in KQ1 and 2 you could kill things, though you were discouraged). Even in LucasArts games like the Indiana Jones adventures you could still fight characters.I think the ''no action/violence whatsoever'' approach will only work for the cerebral gamer who is willing to spend hours solving puzzles or actually thinking---and that's a very small percentage of today's gamers.Really Action-Adventures are a perfect marriage. I'm not a fan of pure Action games (FP Shooters), but really, outside of the Sierra adventure games, The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Manhole and Myst, I've never been a big fan of pure Adventure Games either. I don't like LucasArts games really, and I've tried.I actually love FMV games, like Phantasmagoria--I think THAT was the future--at one time. The format just needed refining, but they proved to be too costly to develop and fell off. With the technology of today, ''FMV'' or Interactive Movie games--with real actors, and with today's technology, no small screen--Could be awesome.If Adventure Games (pure Adventure games) want to stay afloat, they should go the FMV route mixed with some action. I haven't played a good 'pure' adventure game that was released after 2001. The Longest Journey was good but didn't live up to the massive hype imo.For now, I'll take RPGs and Action Adventure games as my modern games of choice.