Though this is my first post on this forum, I am a hardcore MediEvil fan. The original MediEvil is quite possibly my favourite game of all time, with only Banjo-Kazooie giving it a run for it's money. I was very disappointed with the new direction Resurrection took, and for a long time I thought the franchise had been forgotten by Sony. However, Dan's appearance in PlayStation All-Stars, and his outro included in said game gave me hope for the franchise. If you haven't yet played the game, the end hints that this will not be Dan's last adventure. I have put together a website trying to raise awareness of the widespread want of a third MediEvil game. The website details my desire for the third MediEvil to be true to the first two games. There is a petition attached to the site as well. I plan to advertise this petition as much as possible and constantly maintain it. I would ask your help in singing, and spreading the word as much as you can. If we can garner a serious amount of signatures, I think Sony will be forced to consider a third MediEvil game (If they haven't already).
Anyway, the site is MediEvil3.webs.com. Please head over and check out what it's all about!
Feels like Medievil fans haven't ever really had a fully focused petition, not that those help very much usually anyway. :\ However, it feels like the fan's haven't really had a place to all go exactly. The boards are too obscure still, despite a lot of good attempts to get our name out there. I honestly don't know what we could do right now. I'm sure Medievil won't be completely left alone since there are fans, and Sony knows it.
I agree, there are many fans starting petitions and unfortunately that means we don't have one concentrated place to go. That's what I'm trying to achieve with this petition. I know petitions alone will not convince Sony to develop a new MediEvil, but it's about all myself and many other fans can do besides sit around and wait. If Operation Rainfall proved anything, it's that if the fans make their voices loud enough companies will listen. I know this is a very different situation, considering Xenoblade/Last Story were already developed, but I feel that it would be really powerful if all the MediEvil fans could gather in one place and let themselves be known to Sony. With the release of PlayStation All-Stars, and Dan's inclusion making MediEvil's existence known somewhat in the mainstream (Have you seen Google Trends for Sir Daniel Fortesque recently?) I feel like this is the right time to do something.
Like it's been said, petitions USUALLY do not work. Though I suppose, if it's like Operation Rainfall, Sony could finish and release MediEvil: Defense o the Damned on the PSN, which was a new MediEvil game that was being developed over a year ago but was unfortunately cancelled when it was near completion. You can read about it here;
Post by Garden Variety Zombie on Dec 2, 2012 0:39:11 GMT
The trouble with starting another petition (for the sake of giving everyone a single and central place to go to have their voices heard), is that every petition before this one was also done for much the same reason, unless the person doing it just put one up in hopes that passers by would see it, but mostly they have told other and it sadly doesn't tend to go anywhere.
I disagree with the stance that online petitions are completely useless. While they certainly won't carry a lot of weight in certain situations (they aren't recognized legally like your article said), they are useful in giving companies like Sony a good idea of what the fans want. I'm not under the impression that we can march up to Sony's doors with a certain number of signatures and demand they make MediEvil 3, I simply want to make our voices heard. Game companies actually frequent forums and comment sections of websites often to get fan input, and I can think of a few situations in which fan feedback played a major role in certain decisions (redesigning Cole McGrath for inFAMOUS 2, DLC expanding on Mass Effect 3's ending, etc.)
I suppose you are right about the problem with starting a new petition, though honestly I don't care if we contact Sony through my website. I'm simply trying to think of a way to get all of us together on one page, so we can work at getting through to Sony. I am definitely open to ideas.