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Suggestions for the Collector's DVD

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tmicover.jpgMock-up cover. Sexy isn't it?

So we're already in 2010 and just can't wait for that promised Tales of Monkey Island Collector's DVD.

I've been thinking about what would it have and probably some people are still holding their fingers back on that checkout button, so I compiled a little list of things I'd like to see on the upcoming DVD (having in mind low production costs and package size).

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[*]Steve Purcell's art as the cover
Just making sure it's going to be the official cover. That or a classic cover art like the previous MI games. Sorry Telltale but that first render of Guybrush still looks awful, the shading makes him look horribly weird.
[*]Higher quality speech
Some lines of dialog would benefit from less compression.
[*]Higher quality textures
Same here, there were times that the textures seemed way to pixelated and blurry.
[*]Official Soundtrack (either digital or on a CD)
Please yes! I won't lie, I've used a tool to extract some music out of Tales of MI and I can't stop listening to them. So obviously, I'd love actual, official, longer versions of tunes like swordfight.ogg. ;)
[*]Official Artwork (digital format)
Since asking for a artbook would be too much, I'd love to have high resolution artwork in the DVD. Please? Pretty please? Please pretty please with sugar on top?
[*]And finally (and wishfully)... Steve Purcell's Poster
Because I'm a bit baffled that the unsigned posters costs nearly as much as two episodes together... No offense to Steve Purcell's work, it's a piece of art, but some people have to pay extra to have for such a small poster shipped. :( (my room's walls are filled with movie size posters)
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Newly added:
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[*]The official deck of tarot cards (added by Indrid Cold)


[*]Commentaries, making of and behind the scenes videos (added by Irishmile)


[*]Outtake reel (added by Scrawffler)


[*]Every episode of I Wonder What Happens (added by pluizig)
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So... could the Telltale team please stand up and give us a small peek at what people will get for buying or upgrading to the full season?

And what do you, Monkey Islanders, would like to see in your Collector's DVD? Have in mind that Telltale's probably not going to ship anything more than a DVD within a plastic case, but you can be extravagant if you wish. :P

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  • Dominic Armato commentary, and voice actor commentary in general, would be made of awesome and win. I'd love to see that.

  • These have (probably) already been mentioned, but concept art would be awesome. I know we can view it online already but... it's just so cool. Fancier resolution would be nice. And there's gotta be more, right? ...right?

    A soundtrack would also be awesome, but that sounds more like it's own entity than a special feature. I'd still buy it.

    Commentary would be excellent. I (think I) remember a while back during the summer TellTale released several video commentaries about the first season Sam and Max episodes. And they were awesome. So ToMI + Commentary = equally awesome.

  • @Reaper Lyn said: And there's gotta be more, right? ...right?

    At the very least, I know there's concept art of poxed Guybrush and of Flotsam that isn't on the VIP site.

    Wow, haven't had a reason to drag up those scans for a while...

  • @GuruGuru214 said: At the very least, I know there's concept art of poxed Guybrush

    Wow, I've never seen that one before, I think there needs to be a deleted scene page where they show us early concepts that where dropped from the final version of the game(s).

  • Tour of the "set" with Guybrush

  • A text file that lets you know where and when the hard to find/hear dialogue is.

  • @splash1 said: Wow, I've never seen that one before, I think there needs to be a deleted scene page where they show us early concepts that where dropped from the final version of the game(s).

    There's also the huge concept artwork of all of the games environments which I'd love to see, like Flotsams concept artwork. And did I mention intro maps? :D

  • @splash1 said: Wow, I've never seen that one before, I think there needs to be a deleted scene page where they show us early concepts that where dropped from the final version of the game(s).

    While this is awesome, sometimes early concept art wasn't approved by us or LucasArts, and therefore we still can't show it off. That being said, some of the art is interesting and well worth a look, so I'm sure it'll be seen someday. I drop by Ryan's desk pretty often just to see what he's doing- as a person with limited artistic ability, it's fascinating.

  • I just had a thought about the upcoming ToMI DVD, and thought I'd put in my two cents.

    I have the DVD's for Sam & Max:Season 1 and SBCG4AP. While I'm sure that the type of material on the Strong Bad DVD was heavily influenced by the Brothers Chaps, might I say that I liked the extra content on the Sam & Max DVD better because I like knowing how it was all made, getting little insights from the creators about what goes on behind the scenes... etc, etc. I was a bit disappointed by the fact that every special feature on the Strong Bad disc insisted that the characters really exist and therefore never explored how the voice work was done or any of that, but instead it was just a big joke about Strong Bad's antics in your offices.

    I really do want to hear from Dominic Armato, Earl Boen, Alexandra Boyd and Denny Delk what it is like to voice their character, as well as a small retrospective from Ron, Tim and Dave about what it's been like making the series as a whole, rather than just Tales.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the commentaries for the Sam and Max cutscenes, so if you made one with the voice actors in it, and/or one with the writers in it that pointed out things that were Ron's influence (since written interviews aren't specific about it), that would be awesome.

  • I definitely agree that I loved the commentaries on the Sam&Max DVDs. I find them interesting, and I love knowing how things are made. And I love small anecdotes, like "we had to do this to make that work" or "originally we had planned a puzzle where you'd do this but changed our mind".

    I love hearing about how the different sounds or textures were achieved, things like that. Some comment about the contest would be nice too. Like the "accuse Guybrush of wrongdoing", the way you worked the episode around not knowing what the last part would be, and what you thought about the suggestions, and what you might have been hoping for, things like that.

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