Rueckkoppler wrote:Mostly I wish them to be able to fund the next game themselves, just to get rid of any obligations towards potential backers. They should keep quiet if they want to and take all the time they need to polish it up.
I agree, I hope they can fund their next game themselves. They started Playtonic Games because they wanted to be independent, so it would be good to get away from Kickstarter so they don't have thousands of people thinking they should get a say in how things are done just because they donated some money, which would make Playtonic completely
independent next time.
But if they did have to use Kickstarter again, I'd probably donate (if it was for a type of game I think I'd like).
Yes, I might donate as well, but I really don't like the situation. Although I believe that the next game will work out much more smoothly, considering them being experienced with the Switch by then.
Judging from this Kickstarter, it's almost the same situation that companies are in when they're having investors: People want to have a say in everything, don't fully understand the situation and complain about it despite getting obvious explanations. And they're right to do that, since they put their money in this. But it's not a nice situation.
Still I'd like if they at least consider thinking about feedback from fans (well they do apparently, so that's good) and make several things better next time. Things I want Playtonic to think about is character design and making their worlds believable. Like, putting unique NPCs in them and fleshing it all out a bit more. This has nothing to do with retired game design, but with effort to make their games even more "immersive". It's weird to use this word in context with silly worlds and characters, but it's makes them ultimately more charming and fun.