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Continuity: Clothes and Divesuits SPOILERS

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During the swimming bit how the hell did they hide their clothes and when they resurfaced all their clothes had magicly returned.

Wouldnt them still being in the divingsuits after surfacing make more sense ??
Not to mention the shaving cream can and Nimas backpack, there is suspension of disbelief that then there is lazy story writing.

Come on telltale what the hell you were the saviours of classic adventure gaming

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  • It is USA thing. You can show Zombies and everything what is inside of them but don't you dare to show boobs or the rating board goes crazy. So they got this "let's switch clothes" thing to make the next scene to work better.

  • What I just thought was that they put the swimsuit/scuba outifts over their regular clothes, and once they got out, they just simply took it off, with their original clothes still on.

  • @Clord said: It is USA thing. You can show Zombies and everything what is inside of them but don't you dare to show boobs or the rating board goes crazy. So they got this "let's switch clothes" thing to make the next scene to work better.

    Yeah I know watching Die Hard 4 pg-13 version John McClane not say the F word was a bummer. And the unrated version he was swearing like a sailor again that is considered unrated in the US ??

    So let me get this straight shooting people ok swearing and tits NO GOOD

  • I dont think the costume continuity has anything with swearing, boobs, or America. That's a wide leap to cross to so quickly.

  • @Jake said: I dont think the costume continuity has anything with swearing, boobs, or America. That's a wide leap to cross to so quickly.

    Yeah in this case it is, but for someone like me who is not a US citizen I find the whole rating system both for games and movies in the US strange.

    I laugh everytime I hear some conservative politician in the US complaining about something bad in a violent movie, it´s always related to nudity or swearing.

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    @AndrewF said: What I just thought was that they put the swimsuit/scuba outifts over their regular clothes, and once they got out, they just simply took it off, with their original clothes still on.

    Mythbusters did this, by the way. And if you take off your dive suit that was worn over normal clothes, it will actually look as though you never went in the water!

  • I personally believe Guybrush can fit a giant Q-tip in his pants... I guess its sort of a suspension of belief but so is cloning dinosaurs from mosquito lunch... Its sort of the kind of thing movies, TV, cartoons and games have gotten away with for years...

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    Sinaz20 Telltale Staff

    We discussed the wetsuit to dry clothes thing in house-- and it's one of those things that we know is a bit continuity breaking, but we just gotta ask, "is it worth the time and money to make a waterproof duffel and figure out how to rig it to the actors, or build in a new character model of wet clothes?"

    Ultimately, these things don't have anything to do with the story. It's just a continuity thing that we have to say 'leave well enough alone' to. We found even the process of showing one of the characters transitioning into a state of undress after their swim did nothing for the pacing of scene-- it only served to drag the energy down as we transitioned into the finale. When dealing with cinematic pacing, it's important to understand when to edit a scene and truncate the passage of time.

    The general consensus is that they had their clothes on underneath-- I know it's weird and awkward, but it also doesn't contribute or detract from the story.

    Nick and I actually went to a local diving store to do research, and they extended an offer to give us a free lesson. So Nick and I ended up painfully aware of realism issues like this.

    On one hand, we knew the issue of clothing was a continuity problem... on the other hand, we were able to make a lot of design/directorial decisions to make the entire underwater scene as authentic and truthful as possible.

    We got some good lessons about rebreathers and also great advice about how to make the fictional JP diving gear plausible. Some of the lines that Jess speaks are direct quotes from our instructors.

    Shout out to Marin Bamboo Reef in San Rafael for their awesome hospitality and generosity!

  • @Irishmile said: I personally believe Guybrush can fit a giant Q-tip in his pants... I guess its sort of a suspension of belief but so is cloning dinosaurs from mosquito lunch... Its sort of the kind of thing movies, TV, cartoons and games have gotten away with for years...

    Yeah but that´s the monkey island universe and Michael Crichton the author of Jurassic Park actually researched the idea of cloning dinosaurs and the response he got from scientist, that specalized in genetics was that it might be possible.

    But the international laws on genetics are probably not gonna allow for that to happen.

    And in my opinion should not happen.

  • Its actually not possible.. any DNA even in a mosquito would have degraded by now... In fact Jack Horner famous as a consultant on Jurassic Park.. and a key inspiration for the character of Alan Grant has said the only thing you WOULD be able to clone from this method is a room full of mosquitos.. and we have enough of them already.

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