02-11-2012 12:30 PM
· Post: #26
RE: Double Fine’s Kickstarter Breaks Amazing Records
(02-11-2012 11:43 AM)masterofawesomeness Wrote: Ok, about this fundraiser, Double Fine is trying to resurrect the adventure game genre. This unnamed game is rumored to be click and point style game. Also, everyone forgot that Minecraft developer Notch is in talks with Schafer about funding for Psychonauts 2. According to a tweet from Tim Schafer, Psychonauts 2 would require $20 million to fund.
Also, I'm sorry for last night's behavior. Because of my Asperger's Syndrome, I can act like a juvenile "crybaby."
HAHA! "Resurrect the adventure game genre" That's a good one! The adventure genre is dead. Pretty much every adventure game has little to know attention. The last popular adventure game was Heavy Rain (Unless you count LA Noire).
Why do you think people aren't interested in adventure games except for the very small cult following it has? An adventure game is an interactive story. In an adventure game you get to relax, explore, and enjoy a really good story with sometimes stunning graphics. The gameplay comes from interacting with the story and puzzles instead of physical challenge like shooting.
This very simple gameplay leads to a relaxing game. However I do not find these games fun. This lets developers focus more on story and graphics and while it might seem like a work of art and the story may be so interesting that you don't want to put it down, the truth is it's all story and little gameplay since most gameplay elements are interacting with the story. Plus puzzles are pointless when you know the answers.
I wouldn't play an adventure game a second time because it would be boring. You already seen the story so chances are you are rushing through the game to get some alternate ending while the main journey remains the same and you may be thinking "I wish I can just get this over with". If the gameplay was actually fun without physical challenge to the point where it beomes an action-adventure game which ruins the concept of a relaxing interactive story then that would revive the genre. But so far the only way I can see making these games fun is by adding action like shooting, platforming, or beat em ups. But I have faith in innovative designers. I am sure someone can pull it off.
Also sorry about calling you a crybaby. I have Aspergers too. Makes it hard to understand what people ay without asking 100 questions.