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You make more than exellent games but...

posted by Mr.Andersson on - last edited - Viewed by 827 users

Look, I´m a huge fan of you guys, in many ways your games are unique and always a great experience to play, you have almost created a new genre within the computergaming world, at least in my opinion. Aside from all this praise, I do feel however you should put out chapters with less time in between. I know you have heard this a thousand times before, and I know making games takes a lot of time, but the fans will always wait patiently when they know what they are waiting for will be worth it. So my point is, why not not use more time getting the entire season (5 episodes) made and then release the chapters with less time in between (not just The Wolf Among Us but also The Walking Dead) because having to wait two, three or four months between every episode just kills the entire experience I feel and that is a shame when the product is of such a high standard. Perhaps If you waited a while getting the game out, more of the later episodes would be done, and we wouldn´t have to wait so long. I have been sucked out of the great universe of The Wolf Among Us because of the waiting and actually need to play through It again just to remember what happend and that is a shame that kinda ruins the experience for me at least. Imagine having to wait 3 months on episode two of the tv series "Game Of Thrones", people wouldn´t accept that. So please TellTale, you make such exellent games but some of the magic vanishes when the wait for the next chapters are so long, please take this into consideration in the future. Kind regards Sune

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  • Couldn't have said it better myself. I absolutely appreciate Telltale for the effort they've gone through in reviving the point n' click adventure genre. I adore what they did with Monkey Island, Sam and Max, and I thought Back to the Future and Walking Dead were fantastic!

    However, it does feel like Telltale keeps biting off more they can chew. I am sure they did not plan for this long of a delay between Episode 1 and 2 of The Wolf Among Us. I get it, things happen. What I find insulting about it is the total lack of communication or ownership about this issue. Obviously it's not in their best interest to wait this long between releasing the next episode.

    As a gamer and a consumer, I find this insulting. Telltale has set a precedent with previous releases to release episodes 5-8 weeks apart, which is absolutely fair to me. I honestly had figured that The Wolf Among Us would follow suit. However, October was three months ago, and we're still waiting, with barely a peep to even acknowledge that Episode 2 is coming! Whats worse is that now I'm seeing that the season pass for The Wolf Among Us on PS3 will be on sale for $5 off starting tomorrow! Now I wouldn't be upset if I already had played through 2 or 3 episodes, but now I feel like I paid $5 more just so I could play the first episode a few months ahead of time!

    At this point, I don't know that I can really justify paying for any more season passes for Telltale games at this point. As much as I love The Walking Dead, I'm currently passing on Season 2 until the whole thing is finished. It's not that I don't want to play the game, and it's not even that I don't think Telltale deserves my money. However, I currently see little benefit in paying full price for a game that will be fully released "eventually".

    A lot of my frustrations would be negated if Telltale would at least communicate more with the consumers and be a little more transparent about what's going on. Please don't just string me along and tell me to deal with it. I know I only paid $20, and I'm not saying that I should be entitled to free content or anything. However, I do feel like Telltale should strengthen their consumer relationship quite a bit, ESPECIALLY since the game is going on sale after just 1 episode being released.

  • Be prepared for the mods to close the thread for criticizing telltale. There is only 1 thread where you're allowed to do that and while it is stickied, it's also not visible on the main telltale community page. It seems like they are trying to hide the overwhelming dissatisfaction of customers from newcomers to the site.

    • Too bad they can't hide the fact that there's no episode 2 out.

      Dear Telltale, apply aloe vera cream to burn area.

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      Jennifer Moderator

      That's not the reason why we close the threads. It's against the forum guidelines to create threads covering topics that already exist, as it's a lot harder to read conversations when they are happening in multiple threads at the same time.

      You're right though that the topic isn't showing up in the main page. That's a bug with the forum software, there's nothing nefarious going on there. It's a very active topic, so I unstickied it so that it will show up on the main page.

      So, please keep discussion there so the conversation can be followed more easily. Thanks.

  • I completely agree Stone500, It does feel like as if Telltale might be keeping their cards a little too close for comfort. Then again I didn´t write this post from a criticizing point of view, more from a frustrated point of view really. Because as I said, I am a huge fan of TellTale and will continue to be, but It is just such a damn shame, that the large gap in time between new chapters, more or less completely ruins the overall experience you have as a player, and that is just a real shame when you know It could be a perfect gaming experience (we all know we are sitting on a real diamond here, a gem of a gaming exeperience!). If TellTale would just wait a little longer putting the game out, so we might have the first 3 chapters with a minimum of 2-3 weeks in between (since each chapter only takes an hour to complete the wait really shouldn´t be longer). Then by all means take a little longer to release the last two episodes, but release them back to back so the gaming experience ends feeling like a great huge climaxe. I understand the concept of episodes, ending an episode on a cliffhanger like they did in movies back in the old days, or tv-series nowadays are bloody exiting, but when you can´t remember the cliffhanger or most of the story and character arcs because of too much time in between, then this computer gaming formulae kinda fails in my opinon....as a very experienced gamer I might add.

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