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October 5th, 2012, 23:03
Originally Posted by oasis789 View Post
That may be true, but my point here is, that one of the developers of the proposed as yet untitled game was the writer and designer of a classic game, Wiz 8, whose writing and design were to some degree, perhaps a large degree, not her own. Why does that matter? Because the proposed game has been described to be more of a Wizardry than an Anachronox. The main selling point, and one of the few selling points, of the proposed game is that the developers were directly responsible for those classic games they mention throughout their pitch, so we can trust them to make a new one that is similar. You can surely see why a reasonable person might not be convinced.
So what you're saying is that Brenda's work on Wizardy 8 should be discounted because it was a sequel?

Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
That is odd reasoning. The obsidian team actually has members that designed and coded those games. Not so for w8 and this team.
Are you following this thread at all? You don't sound like you have any idea what you're talking about. Read what I just wrote about Brenda, or better yet, here's the actual credits for Wizardry 8.

Also, some of the games that Obsidian are name-dropping to credit themselves only have a single person in common with Obsidian. It's the same thing.

Originally Posted by jhwisner View Post
To be fair, she was listed among 7 others as having design credit with neither them nor herself credited as lead. Given that she is also credited for story, PC Dialogue & Writing, and as sole credit for both NPC Scripting & Dialogue and writing the manual it might be reasonable to infer she had too many duties to have acted as lead designer. So, whether someone loves or hates Wizardry 8, it would not serve as an honest or instructive demonstration of her capabilities in a lead design role.
No one claimed she was *the* lead designer. It was being questioned whether she even had any significant degree of involvement with Wiz 8. Being credited with all the things you mention only shows how wrong that was.
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