So I got to thinking,
I want to open up a pandora's box.
Yes the episodic game structure is sound. But I wonder...
Your story IS continuous for you. It seems like you're congratulating yourselves for reinventing the wheel.
What about my experience does it have continuity? Why do want to get this game? I don't feel a need so you need to invent a need.
I'm the player. How much of what I did in the last episode will show itself in the next? I would like to feel like I've left a mark, made a difference.
If Max blows up a chunk of the moon, next episode it better not be whole. And if I busted my butt to get a rocket launcher, and it's not in my inventory in the next game that just... sucks?
Alright, just wanted to know how others feel about this.