Artistic Envy is a real thing, but what about-WHAT ABOUT TITLE LIMITS?More Like This
What about a grander sense?
Before I get into this subject let me define my limited vision of 'artistic envy'.
Artistic Envy is basically when you look at another artist and go, "WHY DO I NOT DRAW THE SAME AS YOU OR AS WELL AS YOU". I suspect any and every artist experiences this at some point and in various amounts. It can be crippling, going so far as to prevent you from working on your own art due to heavy envy afflicting you.
But my curiosity is in the idea of asking whether artistic envy extends further to not just a person but to teams.
When a developer of a game, say ... Bethesda, is working on TES VI, do they look at stuff Nintendo is doing with The Legend of Zelda and ask, "Why is our game not like theirs?"
Do the guys at Dreamworks look at Pixar and say, "We wish we could touch people in the same way Pixar does"? And then a movie is delayed or scrapped because of this feeling.
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