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Will this still be an adventure game?

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I don't know how well this would work as an adventure game, so now Telltale's got me thinking...

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    I can imagine this playing similar to Jurassic Park.

  • I don't see how this game could really do the series justice if the player doesn't get to actually SHOOT ZOMBIES. ;)

  • The best genre for this would actually be a proper survival horror, but nobody does those. A good survival horror is really just an adventure game with action elements to it. The series lends itself greatly to gameplay, with(for example) "Actually SHOOT[ing] ZOMBIES. ;)" being a dangerous action that draws zombies closer. This could work very well with gameplay, with guns having benefits like attacking at range and being easier to use than melee weapons, but emitting sound(and sound could be used as a major puzzle element). If Telltale is going to actually try to make games again, there is plenty to work with in terms of making a proper survival horror game.

  • @Rather Dashing said: The best genre for this would actually be a proper survival horror, but nobody does those. A good survival horror is really just an adventure game with action elements to it. The series lends itself greatly to gameplay, with(for example) "Actually SHOOT[ing] ZOMBIES. ;)" being a dangerous action that draws zombies closer. This could work very well with gameplay, with guns having benefits like attacking at range and being easier to use than melee weapons, but emitting sound(and sound could be used as a major puzzle element). If Telltale is going to actually try to make games again, there is plenty to work with in terms of making a proper survival horror game.



    RD, What you describe sounds a bit like Deadstate- the upcoming RPG from Double Bear.

    http://www.deadstate.doublebearproductions.com/

    Not sure if you're an RPG type, but this game caught my interest.

  • @ObiWanThreepwood said: RD, What you describe sounds a bit like Deadstate- the upcoming RPG from Double Bear.

    http://www.deadstate.doublebearproductions.com/

    Not sure if you're an RPG type, but this game caught my interest.


    This is ENTIRELY within my interests. If it delivers on its promises, it sounds like the perfect Walking Dead game. Glad I'll actually get one.

    @ObiWanThreepwood said: Dead State is a compelling, high-tension RPG set at the beginning of the zombie apocalypse - a deadly illness is rampaging through the world, turning those infected into the walking dead. As society is beginning to fall apart, the player must organize a scant handful of allies, working on fortifying a shelter, scouting for food and supplies, making uncertain alliances with others, and attempting to hold together a group as humanity teeters on the brink of extinction. And although the zombies lurk as an ever present threat, the biggest obstacle to the player may just be other humans with the same goal: survival at any cost.

    That is Walking Dead in a nutshell, maybe minus some of the more interpersonal drama.

  • an adventure game with zombies

    oh boy :D

  • I expect this to be like a Silent Hill game. It should be free roaming and no re-spawning enemies as ammo and good weapons will be few and far between. Also I think the story should be character driven, with the ability to play as many people in order to progress the story. Maybe rescue and escort missions and such. Also unique character abilities like climbing and fitting into crawl spaces.

  • I would prefer that they kept the shooting to cut scenes.

    Walking Dead the comic has always been more about the characters and less about the zombies.

    81 issues in and we know nothing about the zombies, they are just the threat in the background and the means for causing tension and strife. Shooting them is usually the last resort as the sound draws in others. They are slow and can be easily avoided in small numbers, but lethal as a group.

    The biggest thing that I wonder if Telltale has the balls to follow the comic. One of the things about the comic is that NO character is safe and every character has had some horrific injury or has been killed off. There are some pretty shocking deaths in the comic.

    I would also like to see Telltale make the game in Black and White like the comic.

    Keeping it an adventure game with slight action sequences would be my preference. I don't want a Dead Rising game.

  • @Lucien21 said: Walking Dead the comic has always been more about the characters and less about the zombies.



    Agree. Maybe actually shooting ingame but only as last resort due to the "attracted by sound issues".. So you'd be forced to only use your gun when all else fails.

    As for it being in black & white... I don't know, with comics it look good, but I've never been too fond of B&W games... It just looks weird, like Game Boy weird.. Maybe using a darker color scheme instead?

  • @SubSidal said:
    As for it being in black & white... I don't know, with comics it look good, but I've never been too fond of B&W games... It just looks weird, like Game Boy weird.. Maybe using a darker color scheme instead?



    This makes me wonder if telltale added the automota table in Poker Night just to see if people would be fine with the black and white.

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