Hi everybody and especially Telltale,
I'd just like to start a thread discussing the current game engine and control scheme. Maybe Telltale might consider some of our opinions and ideas for future developments.
Opinion: After initial scepticism I love using a gamepad to control Sam & Max.
- When using XBOX 360 controller, button-icons should depict the coloured A, B, X, Y buttons. (Especially since under Win7 and recent DirectX versions that's actually the only controller that works with the game!)
- With gamepad controls and an actual 3D environment already in place, it would be very cool to add free camera movement with the right analog stick. (I always love it when game controls make me feel like I'm almost inside the game myself and I really miss that feature when controlling Sam & Max with a gamepad.)
Opinion: The new engine really improved the look and atmosphere. Good work!
- Please make film grain a configurable option! Many people are annoyed by it. (Yes it adds to a movie feeling, but it also spoils a feeling of realism and "being there".)
- Long term vision: A game with something like a licensed shooter-engine with highly sophisticated graphics, but still an intelligent and humorous story line of an adventure could become a wonderful new gaming genre.
I'm dreaming of some sort of "3rd person adventure" with sophisticated realistic graphics and immersive controls, but with riddles, plot twists and humor instead of excessive blood and gore and the stupid search for health-packs and ammo.
What are your opinions and ideas?