OK I am going to weigh in on the themes. Plz forgive me as I am already stoned for the day. Quake 1 is medieval af. Quake 2 is science fiction af. H.P. Lovecraft's fictional Cthulhu mythos is like, the unifying thread man. That rug really tied the room together.
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2017 13:33:20 GMT -5 by reefer
Post by knightmare on Sept 25, 2017 17:03:02 GMT -5
What actually happened was that Quake II was not intended to be any type of sequel or related story to Quake. It was just a working title (its engine was an improvement of the tech in Quake), as it was developed to be an unrelated game.
Id Software tried to pick several different names (such as "Wor"), but were unable to use any of those due to trademark issues. So they eventually fell back on their working title.