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Why "The Heavy"

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I'm just curious as to why Telltale chose specifically the Heavy Weapons Guy out of the entire cast of Team Fortress 2. Don't get me wrong I love the Heavy beingit here, I'm just curious as to how Telltale narrowed down their choice specifically to the Heavy.

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  • Out of all the cast of tf2, the heavy seemed like he'd be the mist fun, personality-wise, to share a table with the other three. Strong bad and max are crazy live wires of their own trademark sorts, while the heavy is a definite "still waters run deep" type. We picked the four guys at the table pretty much at once, because of the matrix of ways each of them can bounce off each other, and the heavy fit in well.

  • @Jake said: Out of all the cast of tf2, the heavy seemed like he'd be the mist fun, personality-wise, to share a table with the other three. Strong bad and max are crazy live wires of their own trademark sorts, while the heavy is a definite "still waters run deep" type. We picked the four guys at the table pretty much at once, because of the matrix of ways each of them can bounce off each other, and the heavy fit in well.


    Why Tycho was picked?

  • @Clord said: Why Tycho was picked?


    Why not?

  • @Jub said: Kinda-sorta yes, but it's still interesting, for example What if everybody at telltale preferred say... The Scout? Would that have effected their choice? Also, the Heavy seems like an odd (though interesting) choice for a poker game, where-as most companies would have chosen a much more cunning character like the Spy for this role, Telltale chose to stick with the big gallute.

    The Spy would probably be too busy playing Baccarat to care about Poker.

  • Jake raises a good point. I mean, Max and Strong Bad are pretty over-the-top as it is. If you throw in someone similarly spontaneous, like the Scout...well, there is such a thing as too ridiculous. Heavy and Tycho, while still crazy, do it in a more subtle way.

    That and, as mentioned before, Heavy is essentially the "face" of TF2.

  • @Elvenmonk said: And Soldier's not fun either.


    Darn it, I thought I'd got 'em all! Geez, TF2 has a lot of classes. :P

    Actually I think Soldier would be one of the best choices, come to think of it. I think the Heavy is overall more comical, though.

    @Elvenmonk said: The Spy would probably be too busy playing Baccarat to care about Poker.


    I hope he's cheating at it, or else he cannot win unless he's the banker. Or maybe you mean something other than casino Baccarat, but I imagine such games are rare.

  • @furrykef said: Actually I think Soldier would be one of the best choices, come to think of it. I think the Heavy is overall more comical, though.

    Soldier is a suicidical maniac. I don't think he will play poker to begin with

  • @ThatoneJeff said: Heavy is sorta like the "face" of TF2.

    This, and he is the funniest person in TF2

  • The Spy would make this game too confusing. Not only would he have the perfect poker face, you wouldn't be able to believe anything about the game. You will defeat Strong Bad and it revealed that he is actually a spy, along with everyone else at the table, and even your full house is a spy. Then you are murdered by the one thing you thought wasn't a spy: the table.

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