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The one and only question I have in order to back this.

Posted: October 9th, 2016, 1:49 pm
by Blowfish64
Is Nathan Long the lead writer again? Or if not, is he still involved in a significant portion of the writing? I believe he was the lead writer on Wasteland 2 and it was a train wreck. I also read his intro to Barf's Tale IV and quickly cancelled my pledge; it was awful. He has absolutely no talent and no business being involved in games writing. I don't say that to be mean, just that if he's involved, I'm reasonably sure it'll be a subpar game and I'll avoid wasting my money. Anyone know? Developers?

Re: The one and only question I have in order to back this.

Posted: October 9th, 2016, 1:50 pm
by Blowfish64
Edit, that was supposed to be Bard's Tale, not Barf's Tale, hehe.

Re: The one and only question I have in order to back this.

Posted: October 9th, 2016, 5:32 pm
by Zombra
The crowdfunding campaign page mentions "the celebrated writers of Torment: Tides of Numenera", and Long worked on TTON. There's no reason I'm aware of to believe he won't be working on W3.

The page also mentions "our senior writer Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie". I don't know if "senior" implies Jurgens-Fyhrie will be the lead on this project, but it seems worth mentioning.

Re: The one and only question I have in order to back this.

Posted: January 26th, 2017, 4:50 am
by Lix
Question answered:
Cosmic horror is a familiar canvas for many creatives. Even Gavin Jurgen-Fyhrie, a writer on the team (and coincidentally, the lead writer for Wasteland 3), joked about defaulting to the genre. Not many get it right. But Torment does.
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/01/ ... a-preview/

Re: The one and only question I have in order to back this.

Posted: January 26th, 2017, 4:52 am
by Lix

Re: The one and only question I have in order to back this.

Posted: January 29th, 2017, 1:50 pm
by Lix
Gavin isn't physically present at the studio either:
inXile writer here. The console ports didn't use KS money; from what I understand (I work remotely, so I'm even further from the business side of things than normal writers), they were handled by Techland.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments ... t/dd27kby/

Apparently he lives in California, but works remotely. Seems to be working out well enough for inXile.