That was my first thought too.
My second thought is that it's starting to seem like even though these projects seem to be reaching completion more often than they used to, it also seems like they generally don't live up to the hype. Have any of you heard of this earlier "Shadows of Adam" game before?
yeah, Shadows of Adam
isn't bad. kinda simple as far as rpgs go, but pretty fun. got it because the creator of The Way
was involved in the development. sadly, in some respect it kind of feels like a regression from this ancient series...
and it's true most Kickstarter projects feel more like commisioned works, rather than products of 'love', talent and inspiration. feels like they're mostly just going down the checklists to satisfy donator tiers.
but the main goal of Kickstarter's scheme is to raise money, that's what the platform is for, so what do you expect. the best games aren't made for money, rather in spite of them, even if they do make a profit in the end.