The king is dead 09 Feb, 2005, 16:50 / 2 comments

The folks over at Adventure Developers have published two parts of an article titled "The Cold Hotspot: A critique of the state of adventure games," with a third part to come soon. It's a long but interesting read, and part one and two can be found here and here, respectively. Here's a quote:<:MORENEWS:>
"The adventure game is not sacred or written in stone and needs to own up to it! There, I said it. Sue me, but you'll be doing so more out of spiteful denial than charges of defamation. The truth is, the adventure game genre, as we all know it, has long been suffering from obscurity, lack of progress, sheer banality, isolation (surprise!), and, simply, from the garden variety of dullness."
Harsh words indeed, but you've got to admit, they've got a point.

Like I said last summer, adventure games have to evolve... or die.


  • Metallus on 09 Feb, 2005, 18:41…
    Most abused news category ever.
  • Metallus on 09 Feb, 2005, 18:51…
    Err, to clarify, I mean that maybe this should be used sometimes still: