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Telltale's Dream "At the Inventory" Line-Up?

posted by Andy of Comix Inc on - last edited - Viewed by 898 users

This question is specifically aimed at Telltale staffers.

The characters in Poker Night appear to be relatively easy to get ahold of. Since Telltale owns the Sam & Max license, as well as being good friends with the Homestar Runner and Valve guys; with Penny Arcade... well I'm not sure of Penny Arcade's PRs but I would imagine they wouldn't be excruciatingly difficult.

So, seeing as the characters are within arm's length - what would your dream "At the Inventory" line-up be? If you could pick any four characters from all of a video-game history, with no obligations - giving them their exact voice, likeness and personality with no strings attached - who would you see duking it out At the Inventory?

I myself would probably get, say, Duke Nukem, Master Chief from Halo, Pacman (or some other relatively old-school character), and Lara Croft, or something. Some of the most iconic (or just plain stupid) characters in all of gaming, and milking every satire or parody you can out of them. Master Chief and Duke Nukem in particular, two very one-dimensional characters, I would love to see comically exploited for our amusement.

Thoughts?

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  • Red pikmin, Yellow pikmin, Blue pikmin, and uh.. Bulborb?
    1335418-800px_pikmin_002_thumb.jpg

    Oh yeah, instead of poker they'll be playing baccarat.

  • Andy - I rather doubt you'll get Telltale to answer this question (though who knows, I could be wrong). So this thread will probably continue to degenerate into who we forum users would like to see. A degeneration that I shall embrace immediately! ;)

    Mario would be neat in theory, but in practice he'd probably be a lousy character because he (quite intentionally) has no personality. He's supposed to be generic enough that you can put yourself into his shoes.

    I'd like to see Sonic, but I'd want it to be the old-school 90's Sonic, not the post-Sonic Adventure incarnation. Admittedly, he probably wouldn't be as good a character as the ones we have already, since Sonic isn't quite as mentally unbalanced, so I guess this is just the nostalgia/fanboyism talking...

    I'd say The Scout would be good, but I guess that's a rather obvious idea since we already have The Heavy. Also, some people are probably tired of The Scout's chatter by now.

    Um, let's see, who else... Leo from VG Cats? (I slightly prefer Aeris as a character, but I think Leo would make more amusing chatter...)

    Also, he's not a video game-related character, so he wouldn't belong, but so long as we're fantasizing... I think Davan MacIntire from Something*Positive would be great. S*P has some of the best dialogue I've ever seen, hands down.

  • @furrykef said: Mario would be neat in theory, but in practice he'd probably be a lousy character because he (quite intentionally) has no personality. He's supposed to be generic enough that you can put yourself into his shoes.

    It's not just that Mario has no personality. Aside from some brief soundbites ("Let's-a go!", "Okey-dokey!") he doesn't talk, which instantly makes him a terrible idea for a game based around dialogue. Not to mention Nintendo doesn't really like lending out their characters to other companies wanting to do a crossover (Fun Fact: Link and Samus were planned to be in the Wii version of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, but Nintendo rejected it.) The only exceptions have been Link in the GameCube version of Soulcalibur II and the Mario and Sonic at the Olympics games.

    In fact, assuming "At the Inventory" blossoms into the full series Telltale wants it to, crossing over whatever they can get their hands on the rights for, it's unlikely any Japanese game companies would be willing to lend their characters to a small independent Western studio.

  • More likely it's going to be other small independent studios that work well with Telltale, or supportive bigger companies that already enjoy telltale games like Valve.

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    I can see it now... you're thinking up what to do next and Sonic just blurts out

    HEY YOU'RE TOO SLOW!

    The rage...

  • @RAnthonyMahan said: In fact, assuming "At the Inventory" blossoms into the full series Telltale wants it to, crossing over whatever they can get their hands on the rights for, it's unlikely any Japanese game companies would be willing to lend their characters to a small independent Western studio.


    Yes, but the very point of the thread is basically "I want a pony". Any relation to reality needn't exist. :P

  • I wouldn't mind seeing Yahtzee from Zero Punctuation join the fray. Granted, he'd have to be portrayed in his traditional 2D stickman persona, probably with super-framey animations like Nelson Tethers or Mr. Game & Watch, but he'd still work well as the extremely bitter, sarcastic foil to the other players.

  • Pacman, Pokemon, Pikmin, and uh... Matt Parkman, from Heroes

  • @LuigiHann said: Pacman, Pokemon, Pikmin, and uh... Matt Parkman, from Heroes

    Thanks now I'm reminiscing about Heroes.... :(

  • @Moob22 said: Thanks now I'm reminiscing about Heroes.... :(

    And how bad it got at the end :D

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