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Can Telltale fix this game?

posted by ElWaster on - last edited - Viewed by 1.8K users

I have played the first one on the iPhone, and although it's a good adventure game, keeps to classic point and click play that was made famous all those years ago, but the language in it does make me cringe.. I've got nothing against bad language, but it seemed that in episode 1, they rely on the language way too much to boost laughs when a perfectly good, witty and playable game is already present.

I hope Telltale get to throw in some of their own formulas and turn an average game into a great one! I have every faith in them.:D

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  • It is funny. Being from the US I am not as familiar with the swear words form the UK. Yeah, I could recognize which ones were vulgar, but I couldn't tell which ones were really bad. That being said, the language felt mild to me. I am sure if it were re-written with a US audience in mind, I would have been much more offended by it.

    As for what others have said, I agree that censorship is really not a good thing here. If people don't like the language, or themes in the game, then don't buy/play it.

  • Adult lanuage and swearing is good, maybe not in USA, but in the rest of the world it is, it would completly ruin the game with kiddy language.

  • @RMJ1984 said: Adult lanuage and swearing is good, maybe not in USA, but in the rest of the world it is, it would completly ruin the game with kiddy language.

    I think Philadelphia has a bone to pick with your statement on the USA and swear words.

  • To each their own! I don't think swearing automatically makes something funny, but if swearing is done just right, it can amplify a joke. I saw the trailer for Hector, and it looks like my kind of swearing!

  • @ElWaster said: I have played the first one on the iPhone, and although it's a good adventure game, keeps to classic point and click play that was made famous all those years ago, but the language in it does make me cringe.. I've got nothing against bad language, but it seemed that in episode 1, they rely on the language way too much to boost laughs when a perfectly good, witty and playable game is already present.

    I hope Telltale get to throw in some of their own formulas and turn an average game into a great one! I have every faith in them.:D

    Please don´t change the languate, the tone is perfect, guess for the average american this is a bit rough, but it sets the tone perfectly and Hector is the typical english rotten policeman. I love the toilet humor of this game as well as the rough language. It works perfectly for the game although after a while you notice the intensity only casually.
    Btw. Hector is for me the perfect successor of the LSL series.

  • Why even argue about this? Just add a censor toggle in the option screen. Everybody's happy. /thread

  • Why even argue about this? Make a game for adults and people who are offended by the content can use their own judgement and not play it because not everything in the entire universe has to be made explicitly for them, nor do we need to waste developer time and effort creating and testing a tool to force something not made for them into an acceptable territory based off an arbitrary and, frankly, idiotic set of standards lacking any contextual basis. /thread

    Oh, wait, scratch that. I'm not going to assume my thoughts on the matter are so obvious and accurate that it immediately renders everybody else's point moot by default. Let the thread continue as scheduled.

  • @anglerush said: Why even argue about this? Just add a censor toggle in the option screen. Everybody's happy. /thread

    Sounds good to me. Being that Hector from the trailer goes into a porn shop and there's some cartoon gore like head popping and perhaps other things, I think the better option would be for people to choose not to play the game if they believed it to not be for them. The art style makes me somewhat interested (and I'm bored messing around in the forums), so it's a shame that certain content will keep me from looking further into Hector.

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