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No, no, no, NOOOOOOO!!!!!

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I am still on shock. I love Telltale and I have bought all their games because it is the only company devoted to graphic adventures. Now I read these news about a Back to the Future and (gulp!) Jurassic Park games... Why oh why? Telltale has sold to the enemy and now they are going to make action or, even worse... "action adventures".
Does the world need more "action adventures"? No sir. Does the world need more Hollywood-licensed games? Noooo sir. Does the world need more "interactive cinematic movies". Oh, noooo....

Less time, less money and less resources to make good graphic adventures...
Telltale has sold to Hollywood. Now I am depressed... I am going to drink a full bottle of whisky right now... :(

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  • @Pale Man said: Not every Telltale game is going to be made specifically to suit your exact interests.



    Yeah, I know. But, consider the possibility that Telltale decides that it likes to make action adventures and action games better. Or Lucasarts grows a pair and finally begins to stop making almost every single title they release Star Wars related. Or Valve decides that nobody really needs or wants a Portal 2. Companies change, and I ain't saying that I can't handle that. While it is a very good idea for Telltale to start branching out and getting titles that cater to a wider variety of audiences, why did they choose two film series from the 80's-90's that almost no one has heard anything about in nigh ten, fifteen years? They could have gotten the Brothers Chap to do another Strong Bad season. Or persuaded Wallace and Gromit to come back on board (of course, that wasn't the greatest title that came from Telltale). There are so many other more popular titles out there that they could be doing with a little persistence, but aren't.

    Do you own CSI? No? Cool.

    Question is: do you? How about Bone? Or Telltale Texas Hold 'Em?

    Don't play the ones you don't want to, but don't act like they're going to give up on adventure games and classics, because that couldn't be further from the truth. They were FOUNDED to make classic adventure games, they're not going to turn their backs on it.


    Yes! Which is why Telltale is so unique as a company. The golden age of Lucasart adventure games is long gone. Who else is there nowadays to make good quality adventure games based on great series we all loved as kids? Did any of the Monkey Island fans expect a new Monkey Island game? Did the Strong Bad ones expect to be able to play AS Strong Bad in a full 3-D game?
    And what about Sam and Max, their first REAL shoot-off into the big time competition? My problem is not "OHHHH! They're taking movie franchises and turning them into games! They're branching off into other genres! OHHHH! Whatever shall I do?" My problem is more, yes, Telltale is making other games, but they aren't taking full advantage of their status.

  • @thatdude98 said: nobody really needs or wants a Portal 2.



    Speak for yourself, though I do admit I would've liked to see Episode 3 first.

  • @Pale Man said: As far as I'm concerned, Telltale have yet to disappoint me in anything, even licenses I didn't really care much about or didn't think would make a good game.



    this

  • Why is everybody getting so bent out of shape over this? Telltale, I believe, will put there own twist on these already great franchises, and the out come could possible be good. Why must we all judge the projects before we even see a single screenshot?

  • @thatdude98 said: why did they choose two film series from the 80's-90's that almost no one has heard anything about in nigh ten, fifteen years?



    Monkey Island hadn't been heard from in 9 years. :p

    @thatdude98 said: Question is: do you? How about Bone? Or Telltale Texas Hold 'Em?

    Yes, I own every game Telltale has ever made (some of them at least 5 times over), and enjoy them all. (except Hold 'Em, because I don't like poker much, but what else was I going to use a free episode coupon on :p)


    @thatdude98 said: Did any of the Monkey Island fans expect a new Monkey Island game? Did the Strong Bad ones expect to be able to play AS Strong Bad in a full 3-D game?
    And what about Sam and Max, their first REAL shoot-off into the big time competition?

    Did any Back to the Future fans think there would ever be another original story in the BttF world? Did any Jurassic Park fans think there would be a glimmer of hope for another original story involving their favorite dinosaur infested island? I don't see why BttF and JP have any less rights to become games than the rest of TTG's properties.

  • Back to the Future 1 was great in the 80s but that's it. I just don't wanna play a game in this world these days. On the other side i'm all in for a Sin City adventure. The franchises just aren't this great and if i want an adventure with an archeologist and dinosaurs then i don't need Jurassic Park as well.

  • @thatdude98 said: Yeah, I know. But, consider the possibility that Telltale decides that it likes to make action adventures and action games better. Or Lucasarts grows a pair and finally begins to stop making almost every single title they release Star Wars related. Or Valve decides that nobody really needs or wants a Portal 2. Companies change, and I ain't saying that I can't handle that. While it is a very good idea for Telltale to start branching out and getting titles that cater to a wider variety of audiences, why did they choose two film series from the 80's-90's that almost no one has heard anything about in nigh ten, fifteen years? They could have gotten the Brothers Chap to do another Strong Bad season. Or persuaded Wallace and Gromit to come back on board (of course, that wasn't the greatest title that came from Telltale). There are so many other more popular titles out there that they could be doing with a little persistence, but aren't.



    Did you ever think maybe they picked the properties THEY were fans of and wanted to make games of. Why not do what you love making something you love?


    Question is: do you? How about Bone? Or Telltale Texas Hold 'Em?
    Ooh! I do!


    Yes! Which is why Telltale is so unique as a company. The golden age of Lucasart adventure games is long gone. Who else is there nowadays to make good quality adventure games based on great series we all loved as kids? Did any of the Monkey Island fans expect a new Monkey Island game? Did the Strong Bad ones expect to be able to play AS Strong Bad in a full 3-D game?
    And what about Sam and Max, their first REAL shoot-off into the big time competition? My problem is not "OHHHH! They're taking movie franchises and turning them into games! They're branching off into other genres! OHHHH! Whatever shall I do?" My problem is more, yes, Telltale is making other games, but they aren't taking full advantage of their status.

    Yeah. Getting the rights to make adventure games of BTTF and Jurassic Park, two of the biggest movie franchises of all time isn't exercising their status at all...right.

  • @Secret Fawful said: Did you ever think maybe they picked the properties THEY were fans of and wanted to make games of. Why not do what you love making something you love?



    This could be the case, but not necessarily.

  • True, I doubt EVERY Telltale employee is in love with BTTF or JP. I doubt a majority of them dislike the movies though.

  • @Secret Fawful When you say "What's the point of this?" did you mean, why did I say it, or why did I laugh?

    I laughed because Jurassic Park is a series with tons of fanboys and girls and I thought it was hilarious TTG was making a game for it. I have never gotten into the series, mostly because I couldn't get over the idea that someone would clone carnivorous dinosaurs, but there are tons of Michael Crichton fans out there. If you thought ToMI brought many new, whiny fans to the forums you ain't seen nothing yet.

    I was sure someone was going to accuse TTG of "selling out" for handling such a big property. It never occurred to me they'd accuse TTG of selling out for not making an adventure game!

    ...

    Okay, yeah, but it seemed funny to me ...
    Seriously though, I still think it's way to early to be freaking out about TTG jumping the shark or whatever. We don't even have any gameplay video yet, for goodness sakes. They could be working on "Jurassic Park: The 3D Boardgame! for iPad and PC" for all we know. (You have to admit, it would be unexpected.)

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