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Rolston: The greatest game is always the first
Posted: 12.04.2011 09:23 by Comments: 4
Ken Rolston believes that the first game in any franchise is always the best one, because developers always do too much.

Speaking with Strategy Informer, the Lead Designer was musing on how hard it was to break into the AAA RPG genre in today's market, and what needs to be done to make your mark.

"I think the greatest game in any franchise is always the first, because you do far more than you ought to," he said.

"The first rule of game design is "Don't do too much", but then the first time you always do too much. And you're taking a chance of killing everyone in the company, taking a chance of killing your budget, it's terribly risky... but it's what you have to do."

"You have to set a bar for yourself for the future... and I think we've set ourselves a very challenging bar."

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an action-RPG being developed by BigHugeGames and 38 Studios, and is being published by EA. It's due out in Q1 2012.

You can read the rest of the interview here.
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By ColinMc (SI Veteran Member) on Apr 12, 2011
ColinMc
YeaH,sure!!/?//!/..
EvryOne say's "Its Best Game"
Maby at the moment but not for long,because the Best games are and was made by iLegal wey-Puts and mix together meny games in one...!!/??
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By flowen (I just got here) on Apr 12, 2011
flowen
That's so true !
FF1 owns FF6, Assassin's creed owns assassin's creed II, persona 1 owns persona 3, warcraft owns starcraft, metal gear owns metal gear solid 3, sword of mana owns secret of mana, super mario bros owns super mario bros 3 and mario 64, legend of Zelda owns ocarina of time, I could go on and on and on...

.... but oh wait... they don't !
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Apr 12, 2011
VHugoSama
Exactly! The first game is really important but in theory the sequels should be even better, however this not always turns into reality, but in some cases the sequel is far greater than the original look to Mass Effect for example the first was Very good, the second was divine, and I'm hoping the third one will be even better.
By festalx (SI Member) on Apr 13, 2011
festalx
GooD