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Opening Scene in Chapter 4 (Spoiler-ish, maybe)

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I'm only a short way in to Chapter 4, but I just have to give props to whomever animated/choreographed/computereded/Whatever-ya-call-ited the opening scene in Tales 4. Without a single word uttered betwen Guybrush and Morgan, there's so much emotion conveyed -- The betrayal, the guilt, the tension -- and it's all done within the limitations of the Telltale Tool. It very much impressed me, and the scene gave the entire series an emotional weight that I never thought I'd get out of a Monkey Island game.

Awesome job to all who helped make that scene happen.

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  • Having just finished the whole thing, I have to say that this was an exceptionally well-crafted episode, overall. I thought the intro scene was very well done. Up until now, regardless of how dangerous, silly or wierd the situation was, Guybrush was never without a quip or wry observation...So seeing him just sitting in silence - that really brought it home. Masterful.

    Telltale, give yourselves a huge pat on the back for this episode, it has been brilliant. Really, really good job guys. Feel smug and gloat, because you've really earned it this time.

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    NickTTG Telltale Staff

    awesome! ya that was one of my cutscenes. i really like working with morgan. and i did quite a lot of morgan acting this episode...

  • @Pak-Man said: animated/choreographed/computereded/Whatever-ya-call-ited

    We tend to call it "chored."

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    Lup

    @NickTTG said: i really like working with morgan. and i did quite a lot of morgan acting this episode...

    You guys did a great job with her charakter! Although it's comic style her emotions are clear and fit perfectly. Same for Guybrush of course. That's why I love those two Charakters interacting.

  • in my opinion the opening in chapter 4 was rather boring. i mean every episode till now had an climatic opening: ep. 1 fight against le chuck, ep. 2 fight against morgan, ep. 3 the cage-quiz with de cava - but chapter 4 had just a little sequence with a simple one-liner by GT and that's it.

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    Lup

    the opening is supposed to lead one into game obviously. And chapter 4 simply is dealing with mostly interpersonal and very emotional issues... thats why I think the opening fits perfectly.

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    NickTTG Telltale Staff

    while it's true that it didn't open was a crazy sword fight or thrilling exchange, I think if you look at the end of episode 3 and imagine these episodes playing out back to back, you wouldn't want that kind of cutscene/scenario. also, i think that the opening sets up so much of the rest of the episode as far as the tone of island at night and of the episode as a whole, how morgan feels about what she's doing, and what guybrush thinks of her.

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    Lup

    @NickTTG said: while it's true that it didn't open was a crazy sword fight or thrilling exchange, I think if you look at the end of episode 3 and imagine these episodes playing out back to back, you wouldn't want that kind of cutscene/scenario. also, i think that the opening sets up so much of the rest of the episode as far as the tone of island at night and of the episode as a whole, how morgan feels about what she's doing, and what guybrush thinks of her.

    /signed !

  • The whole episode was done brilliantly. Never before had I ever expected so much emotion out of a Monkey Island game. The atmosphere was perfect, too. Had this episode been done during the day, the mood would be different. The only way I feel that it would be better is if it was raining. On a scale of 1 to 10, I think this episode would break the meter.

  • There was some serious bits of acting with these models in this episode..... the TTG animators should get some sort of gaming award for it.... Lets hope dreamworks or pixar doesnt snap these guys and or gals up. Purely selfish I know but I want them making my games :p

    I imagine it was pretty challenging, but I can say it was a serious treat getting to see it so I hope you know it was all worth the hard work you guys did.

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