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Will we have to read the comic book to get the most out of the game?

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I learned about Telltale from their The Walking Dead game. I liked it so much that I then went on to play Sam and Max season 3 as well, which I loved as well. So I am totally on board for their next project, Fables.

Thing is, I´ve never read the comics, and I was wondering if I would be missing something by starting the game without any knowledge of the source material. For example, I remember the fifth episode of Sam and Max, which was chock full of references to previous episodes and old characters returning, but since I hadn´t played the other seasons it all fell kind of flat for me :confused:.


Well, that´s all. Looking forward to the game :D!

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    Closest answer from Fables head honcho Mike:

    @ttg_Stemmle said: We're working REALLY hard to make the game NOT spoil the comics. In fact, the story we're telling is almost guaranteed not to spoil the comics. Make of that what you will :)

    Personally, I find the first three volumes to be the perfect primers for what we're up to.

    Mike "Writing Up a Storm" Stemmle

  • The comics are great, though. Do yourself a favor and read them anyway.

  • I'm only reading the Fables comics as the Deluxe volumes come out (5 so far, vol 6 is out in March), so I'm well behind the actual TPBs or single issues, but I reckon I've read enough to get a feel for the world and regular characters already.

    But yeah, read a little bit at least before the game comes out :D

  • Well, you've convinced me. I'm reading the comics now, and they're awesome :D.

    I'm on issue 25 now. I have to say, I liked the art style of the first issues better, but it's still cool.

  • I'm gonna start reading the comics now, only because TellTale is gonna make a game about it. Really looking forward to it!

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    And THIS here is the SECOND post in the Fables forum in 2013.

    Seriously, when will they start the hype? :confused:

  • I'm waiting for it, silently...

  • @Vainamoinen said: And THIS here is the SECOND post in the Fables forum in 2013.

    Seriously, when will they start the hype? :confused:



    Given the success that "TWD" has had - I get the sneaking suspicion that "Fables" will be pushed back again in favour of getting season two out first...

  • @Weeksy said: Given the success that "TWD" has had - I get the sneaking suspicion that "Fables" will be pushed back again in favour of getting season two out first...



    Not really. In the last Playing Dead the folks at Telltale said that with TWD finished, all their efforts are going towards their next game, Fables.

    Anyone else thinks it's funny that the King's Quest forum is livelier than the Fables forum, even though Fables is coming first?

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    Jennifer Moderator

    @Fabrimuch said: Not really. In the last Playing Dead the folks at Telltale said that with TWD finished, all their efforts are going towards their next game, Fables.

    Anyone else thinks it's funny that the King's Quest forum is livelier than the Fables forum, even though Fables is coming first?


    Not really. King's Quest is already a game series, so people came over to the game developer's forum to talk about it (and since it was a game series, the fans get their news from the game sites, so they knew it was announced).

    Fables was never made into a game series. A lot of the fans of the comic probably don't even know about the upcoming Telltale game, and some of those that do know about the game are likely waiting for some preview material to get released first. The Telltale Games forum for The Walking Dead was pretty desolate too before art and footage started coming out.

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