Acclaimed Flop: Somewhat true. The game received good reviews and sold over one million copies but was in development for so long and cost so much that it was said it needed to sell three million copies just to break even. This did not happen and lead to 38 Studios bankruptcy and closure.
Creator Killer: The only game 38 Studios ever released, it did not sell well enough to keep them from bankruptcy and closure.
Stillborn Franchise: 38 Studios had high hopes for the Amalur franchise, but the events surrounding its closure lead to the rights to the game being held by the State of Rhode Island. The State attempted to auction off the intellectual property rights but were unable to find a buyer for them, meaning we're likely never to see another installment.
What Could Have Been: This game was meant to be an introduction to the world of Amalur and would eventually lead to a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game codenamed Project Copernicus. The mismanagement and ensuing bankruptcy of 38 Studios killed any chance of that happening.