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Fanboy disappointment.

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As I've discussed before, the BttF license is bringing Telltale the attention of a whole horde of people unfamiliar with not just Telltale, but the adventure genre as a whole.

Now, I know YouTube commenters and the like aren't known for having good ideas, but it does give one an idea of what the masses in general think, and there's a whole bunch of whining about how point-and-clicks are stupid, it should be a GTA clone, yadda yadda yadda.

Now, with any game/movie/book/whatever, disappointing somebody is inevitable. You can't please everybody, and you definitely shouldn't try to. However, point-and-click adventure games are admittedly a niche market (that doesn't mean they're bad, mind you. If I hated point-and-click adventure games I wouldn't post on Telltale's forums ;)), and I think maybe something should be done to help newcomers get familiar with the genre and realize Back to the Future is in capable hands.

Any ideas?

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    @Strayth said: You mean people who are completely ignorant about the history of gaming and are spitting on a game they don't know anything about, rather than asking themselves if anything else could please them or be more true to the franchise ?

    I call that morons.

    No, I was very specifically just speaking about people who came in here with the rudimentary idea that the BTTF game might be done in about the same vein as GTA. I refrained explicitly from any kind of narrower stereotype thinking that automatically links someone who likes GTA with "a moron".

  • @Vainamoinen said: No, I was very specifically just speaking about people who came in here with the rudimentary idea that the BTTF game might be done in about the same vein as GTA. I refrained explicitly from any kind of narrower stereotype thinking that automatically linked someone who likes GTA with "a moron".

    Thank you very much. I love the GTA games, but not everything has to be in the style of Grand Theft Auto to be good.

  • And I was talking about those youtube people : there's a whole bunch of whining about how point-and-clicks are stupid, it should be a GTA clone .

    I never said anything about GTA lovers ...

  • @Strayth said: And I was talking about those youtube people : .

    I never said anything about GTA lovers ...

    If there's one thing I learned, it's don't pay attention to YouTube comments, I think there was a post on TVTropes about that under a Sonic game.

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    @Strayth said: And I was talking about those youtube people : .

    I never said anything about GTA lovers ...

    I see that you were very specifically referring to RAnthonyMahan's first post, which included an initial attack on a supposed group ("the masses") and their perceived opinions ("whining about how point-and-clicks are stupid"). But for someone to be disappointed, and for someone to have the right to be disappointed, she or he has to buy the game first. So to judge future players of the BTTF game, we might be better served speaking about the people who flooded in here than about random youtube commenters. Their opinions are not relevant and definitly do not reflect the opinion of "the masses".

    @Strayth said: I think maybe something should be done to help newcomers get familiar with the genre and realize Back to the Future is in capable hands.

    That was more the idea. ;)

  • Whatever... i mean - WHATEVER happens with the adventure games and video games, there is one thing that you can't deny - adventure games are more than ANY OTHER GENRE closer to STORYTELLING.

    Back to the Future, as any other movie is pretty much about story telling. So yes - you can make Marty driving around and shooting but that would be just a spin off, like other BttF arcade games. If you want to make something that should be considered as genuine sequel to the franchise in form of the video game then adventure game is your best bet.

  • @Edward VanHelgen said: Whatever... i mean - WHATEVER happens with the adventure games and video games, there is one thing that you can't deny - adventure games are more than ANY OTHER GENRE closer to STORYTELLING.

    Back to the Future, as any other movie is pretty much about story telling. So yes - you can make Marty driving around and shooting but that would be just a spin off, like other BttF arcade games. If you want to make something that should be considered as genuine sequel to the franchise in form of the video game then adventure game is your best bet.

    Wait wait wait, there was a BTTF arcade game? I must've missed that way back when.

  • ^
    There was a BttF pachinko game with nice animation sequences but only for Japan though.
    But no...there was no shooting in it.

  • @Ashki said: Wait wait wait, there was a BTTF arcade game? I must've missed that way back when.

    Make your pick

  • @Origami said: ^
    There was a BttF pachinko game with nice animation sequences but only for Japan though.
    But no...there was no shooting in it.

    Oh that's right, cause there was a GB one as well if I recall correctly. Shame that those didn't come out here, I would've liked to played them, though supposedly they're a form of gambling, so that's probably why they didn't.

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