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Compensation for unfinished Episodes?

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Well I've searched and searched and it came back with nothing what I was looking for. I checked the FAQs, I checked the TellTale FAQs and I used the search tool here for:

Half Life 2
Unfinished Episodes
Price per Episode

Anyways so heres the story. I have no problem paying 24.95 for the full 4-5 Episodes, that isnt why I'm here.

The reason why I'm here is that it occured to me while Episodes are great I think we all can agree that it isnt all that great. The best PRIME example is

Half Life 2


When Half Life 2 announced they were going to do Episodes if they would have said "hey lets charge 60 dollars for 3 episodes" well guess what; Episode 3 has not been released and now people (in theory) would be wanting their 20 dollars back.

Half Life 2 released in 2004
Half Life 2 Episode 1 released in 2006
Episode 2 released in 2007
Episode 3 releases in 2011??? (lol probably not but look at the time frame)


I too have no problem in waiting for all of the episodes to be released before I buy but I was hoping I could play earlier than that.

I'm wondering what TellTale games has in store for those that did pay the 25 dollars and TellTale games does not finish this series (Back to the Future). $25 dollars for 5 Episodes is about 5 dollars each (great price!!!) but are you (telltale) going to compensate the players (customers) if they become unfinished.

OR when will there be an option to pay for each Episode separately (you can even raise the price some; 6.99 per episode)

I seriously try to think positive but in this day and age and with our economy; any gaming company can go close their doors at any time

Fan of Guitar Hero Series? Well not no more; the original company who made the series just went bankrupt about a week ago (and another game I was hoping to try: True Crime)

Id ask my question on Jurassic Park forums too (lol too late, I accidentally did), but I presume if I ask here, TellTale Games may update their true FAQs and perhaps add this to it???

Thanks

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  • Well Episode 3 was deadlined for March, I remember 2 came out around 19-20th, so we're so close to the end of March and not so much as a peep does cause a little concern. Maybe as a compromise, you could update the front for the next upcoming episodes, be it screens or trailers, idk anything. We're left hangin far too long, here :(

  • Have some faith in Telltale. They said it would be released in March so it'll be released in March. I don't understand why everyone's so flustered about the release date. There are still four more eligible days for the release of episode three (28-31). Just relax and hold out for a few more days.

  • @Technomancer said: Well Episode 3 was deadlined for March, I remember 2 came out around 19-20th, so we're so close to the end of March and not so much as a peep does cause a little concern. Maybe as a compromise, you could update the front for the next upcoming episodes, be it screens or trailers, idk anything. We're left hangin far too long, here :(

    I think people will start talking about 3 on the blog and homepage super soon. I promise it exists :) I've seen a lot of the team already working on eps 4 and 5 as well.

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    puzzlebox Telltale Staff

    @Technomancer said: Well Episode 3 was deadlined for March, I remember 2 came out around 19-20th, so we're so close to the end of March and not so much as a peep does cause a little concern. Maybe as a compromise, you could update the front for the next upcoming episodes, be it screens or trailers, idk anything. We're left hangin far too long, here :(

    At the end of the latest behind-the-scenes video, it says it'll be on PC and Mac "next week". :)

    @Technomancer said: I think people will start talking about 3 on the blog and homepage super soon. I promise it exists :)

    Haha.... I can imagine you scurrying back to the team right now... "sh*t guys, we totally forgot ep 3! Someone should get on that..." :p

  • @Technomancer said: Well Episode 3 was deadlined for March, I remember 2 came out around 19-20th, so we're so close to the end of March and not so much as a peep does cause a little concern. Maybe as a compromise, you could update the front for the next upcoming episodes, be it screens or trailers, idk anything. We're left hangin far too long, here :(

    Not so much as a peep? So I guess the fact that they mentioned it would be released next week as well as showing concept art in the Interloper counts for nothing? Also there's that video on GameTrailers.com that shows behind the scenes on the next episode. So yeah, not a peep...

  • @Technomancer said: Well Episode 3 was deadlined for March, I remember 2 came out around 19-20th, so we're so close to the end of March and not so much as a peep does cause a little concern. Maybe as a compromise, you could update the front for the next upcoming episodes, be it screens or trailers, idk anything. We're left hangin far too long, here :(

    Have no fear. Back to the Future Episode 3 is coming to PC/Mac next week.

    We have shown some Citizen Brown concept art in The Interloper (Telltale's monthly newsletter), released a behind the scenes video featuring Claudia Wells' return as Jennifer Parker, and have some screenshots to show off really soon. :) I've played through the game and as Jake says, it's real and it's coming.

  • Did they ever attempt to charge up front for the three Half-Life episodes? I thought those were always a pay-as-you-go situation. I admit I'm not as familiar with it as some people.

  • The latest Interloper (email newsletter) said BTTF:Ep3 is out next Tuesday. Which is Wednesday for those in the +GMT timezones.

  • Damn it, I want retro rockets too. Then I'd be able to put them to the best use ever--extending my sleep time.

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    Macfly77 Moderator

    @Molokov said: The latest Interloper (email newsletter) said BTTF:Ep3 is out next Tuesday. Which is Wednesday for those in the +GMT timezones.


    Actually, the only actual date mentioned in this month's Interloper regarding Back to the Future is the release date for episode 2 on PSN, which is indeed Tuesday, March 29.
    Regarding episode 3, it just says "coming to PC and Mac next week".

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