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Get the Full Throttle License.

posted by Corvin25 on - last edited - Viewed by 707 users

... If anybody can make a good point and click adventure (nowadays), it's you guys at TellTale games. Let's face it, Sam and Max was a much more popular franchise than Full Throttle ever was, and you guys managed to get the rights to that. In theory, it should be even easier to get the rights to Full Throttle.

I can already see it in my head. There could be driving games (with Ben's motorcycle) similar to the minigames in Sam and Max. Like say, dodging exposed land mines or "tire traps" left by the Cave Fish, or picking fights with other bikers for equipment like in FT1.

Another feature could be the use of different types of methods, like in FT1. A fist icon woudl imply the use of your hands. Either to pick up an object, or to physically threaten another character. Simplifying it further would be to put "intimidation" or "fightin' words" dialogue options in red, with the rest being in white.

As for plot.... well, I'll leave that to you guys. :) Though some suggestions: Give the audience some backstory on the world of Full Throttle. Was there a nuclear war? How far in the future is this? What's going on in the dense urban areas of the world while the Polecats (Ben's gang) are riding in the outback? Is Ben starting to age? Or is he as spry as ever? How are the polecats doing? Are members leaving for other gangs?

And so on and so forth. I just thought I'd throw that idea out there, if the staff actually read the "Yak" forum. If you want to appeal to the nostalgic gamers who love to point and click... just remember. Full Throttle appeals to almost the same audience as Sam and Max. And it may even attract more customers who are more interested in hard-edged characters than comedy.

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  • Full throttle 2 could be so good. With the emphasis on could.

  • @patters said: face palms self

    I doubt a full throttle sequel could live up to the first, which works a stand alone game.

    OMG telltale make grim fandango 2

    Actually there was already talk in the past about a sequel from the original team, so I don't think it was intended to be stand alone. Plus the main character had replay value.

  • @Kainchild said: Actually there was already talk in the past about a sequel from the original team, so I don't think it was intended to be stand alone. Plus the main character had replay value.

    the sequel and what i have seen of i make me glad it was cancelled, i knew about it but it wasn't the same team (as far as i know) and it was ugly as hell.

    i never said it was intended to be stand alone. the only reason sam and max survived of all the lucas arts games is because it was not their IP

  • I've never played Full Throttle, and don't intend to.

    Those classic games were great and all, but some games don't work episodically. Imagine maniac mansion telltale style: Walk upstairs, open door, "You can't go here until episode 5!!!". It just wouldn't work.

    Plus, for a sequel to work, you pretty much depend on old timers to buy it, because I would choose the familiar title "wallace and gromit" over the unfamiliar "full throttle 2" anyday.

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    @natlinxz said: I've never played Full Throttle, and don't intend to.

    What? It's so good, go for it.

  • @natlinxz said:
    Those classic games were great and all, but some games don't work episodically. Imagine maniac mansion telltale style: Walk upstairs, open door, "You can't go here until episode 5!!!". It just wouldn't work.

    Plus, for a sequel to work, you pretty much depend on old timers to buy it, because I would choose the familiar title "wallace and gromit" over the unfamiliar "full throttle 2" anyday.

    First off Full Throttle isn't located in just one spot like Mansion was, second you need to play the game before you can make a comment like that.

    Also since when was Wallace considered "new". That series started in 1989. Full throttle was in 1995.

  • @Shauntron said: What? It's so good, go for it.

    Dave Grossman and Tim Schafer must be turning over in their "Old Timer" graves. ;)

  • I think Lucas Arts should give up the ghost and give the series over to Telltale (btw this was not a subtle comment indicating Telltale is the garbage dump of old computer games). If they canceled the other sequel, why even bother holding on to the rights of the game? I mean that act alone shows they don't think the series is worth it.

  • @Shauntron said: What? It's so good, go for it.

    The game will probably cost $100 on ebay, and If I mention piracy... SOMETHING BAD WILL HAPPEN!

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