Its different and unique but when you leave 6 weeks in between episodes for an hour of game play it is a complete waste. I love the game and telltale has done a great job at every aspect with the quality of the game but as they proved last year and I am almost positive they will prove this year they don't stay true to deadlines.
Im sure some of you like it, but I want to believe most of us are like me and after 2 weeks of sitting on a forum where every other thread is "OMG ITS KENNY" starts to get boring.
I love that the game is pretty cheap by money standards. I mean 25 bucks for 4 hours of a great "campaign mode" is a GREAT if not the best rate in video games. I mean I don't think anyone is complaining about 5 bucks an episode but telltale is leaving A LOT of money on the table with the episodic gaming.
I am willing to bet that almost everyone on this forum would be willing to pay 40+ (or even 60 like a regular xbox 360 game) to get the whole season in one go. You may think you would be able to not pull the trigger but once you see everyone else playing it and once you get hooked you will most certainly fork over the extra bucks.
I just don't understand the concept of episodic gaming. Sure, it gives time on the forums for everyone to complain and make assumptions for the next episode but I feel like its a lose/lose for everyone . . . and that is directed at telltale and the players. There losing money, and aggravating fans by not staying true to their deadlines, and we are forced to wait two months for an hour of gameplay. It just doesn't make sense.
Before you comment and say "then don't play" or "then don't come on the forums" don't get me wrong I love the game and the forums are. . . entertaining to an extent, but it just kills the mood in my opinion. It would work if telltale either offered the whole 5 episode season for a higher price, or if they made the wait between episodes significantly shorter (like a week or 2 tops.) A month and MORE in between episodes just seems ridiculous.
Telltale hasn't said anything about the release date, or even release trailer about episode 2 . . .doesnt that hint to anyone that we might be on the same path as Season 1 ? I hope I am wrong of course but I would be shocked if next episode comes out in January. Based off Season 1 I would expect a release some time around Valentines Day.