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Narrator Appreciation Thread

posted by vektsilver on - last edited - Viewed by 276 users

I feel one aspect of the new series that is going horriblely left out is the creepy twilight zone narator. Other than the beautiful animation the character does a great job of setting up and finishing sequences to the game.

Pure genious awards go to TellTale for this step. It adds to the game breaking up the pace and being refreshing.

It would be fitting and bizzare to find the narrator is somehow a villian in the last episode.

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    he freaks me out

  • Despite the fact that he's a good character, I wouldn't need to see him in the finale.

    He already does his, um, "job" good enough, and if we actually met the Narrator in game he would probably end up being overdone the first second we meet him.

  • I have to respectfully disagree. I see the narrator as an incredible amount of time and effort devoted to something that adds absolutely nothing to gameplay. When I think of the resources that went into animating the character, script-writing and voice-overs, etc. for numerous lengthy scenes, I see resources that could have gone into puzzle and gameplay development, areas where TDP is weak (terribly weak in a couple episodes). Narrators are fine for movies, interactive or otherwise; they're rarely necessary in adventure games.

  • it add to the the game it who-dent work wife out the narrator

  • @thom-22 said: I have to respectfully disagree. I see the narrator as an incredible amount of time and effort devoted to something that adds absolutely nothing to gameplay. When I think of the resources that went into animating the character, script-writing and voice-overs, etc. for numerous lengthy scenes, I see resources that could have gone into puzzle and gameplay development, areas where TDP is weak (terribly weak in a couple episodes). Narrators are fine for movies, interactive or otherwise; they're rarely necessary in adventure games.

    TTGers have stated numerous times that they regard the story at least as important as the gameplay. From this perspective, the Narrator is a perfectly good "tool".

  • @Pantagruel's Friend said: TTGers have stated numerous times that they regard the story at least as important as the gameplay. From this perspective, the Narrator is a perfectly good "tool".

    Doesn't matter how many times something is stated or by whom -- if I have a different opinion I'm going to say so. And for the record, I don't regard story as unimportant nor did I say anything about the narrator not being good at what it was intended to do.

  • Of course, everyone needs to act surprised when it turns out that the Narrator was behind the events of this entire season.

  • Yes! I wanted to create this thread but never took the time.
    I love the narrator! Every episode, it's like he's greeting me, inviting me inside the mad realm again!

  • @thom-22 said: Doesn't matter how many times something is stated or by whom -- if I have a different opinion I'm going to say so

    Conversely, some may not agree with your opinion - and might choose to say so ;)

  • @Pantagruel's Friend said: Conversely, some may not agree with your opinion - and might choose to say so ;)

    It should be obvious I'm aware of that, given the numerous posts above mine that do so and to which I was responding. ;)

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