Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer
My very personal impression is that there are nowadays nothing but dark fantasy games out there. And meaning "dark" in a broader sense.
And i see that gmes that are "dark" in any sense just do sell very well. Like the Witcher series, for example, or Dragon Age - although that of course had been influenced by the "old school" approach as well … But it was definitively "dark" and "mature" …
I almost assume nowadays that one of the several reasons Draknsang 2 didn't sell was - that it just looked too "immature" to many gamers. Just not dark enough.
Gamers might believe that Drakensang 2 was just … uncool. Too colourful, too immature, to much fairy-tale …
And Bioware used their "mature" & "sex" thing very, very good as a marketing tool - at the expanse of other games that were not themed like this.
I even fear that they have mde a kind of "industry standard" regarding RPGs. For the next time.
And that even although I still believe that this "dark fantasy" theming in games is just a fashion in full swing right now.
This is my personal opinion.