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Do Telltale have any respect for iPad gamers who bought BttF ep1..? Doesn't seem like

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So there's no denying it - Back to the Future runs like garbage on the iPad, but hey that's my fault for not owning an iPad 2 right? And over a month after it's release there's no sign of a patch. If Infinity Blade, a game that looks incredible, can run ok surely this game can.

Episode 2? Forget it, looks like they've abandoned us AGAIN like they did with Sam & Max. Some of you say that the reason there's no extra episode of Sam & Max after the first is because of it's size. The game Riven is over 1Gb on the app store so sell that LIE somewhere else.

I'd be willing to pay for BttF ep2 on iPad, I can't play it any other way, and some may call me a whiner, but I PAID for the first episode, which runs like crap and they KNOW people buy this stuff to get the full series. So to cut them off after ONE game us a real slap in the face.

You guys make EXCELLENT games. Really, I love how you bought back Marty and Doc for one last adventure. But I feel so let down because if I owned a PlayStation 3, a better computer or to a lesser extent an iPad 2 I'd be treated to a better experience. I just wanted episode 2 so much, but I doubt I'll see it anytime soon.

tl;dr -- is the iPad just a dumping ground for failed experiments? Or will we get a GOOD version of BttF ep2 soon?

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  • The iPad just hasn't been kind to Telltale. I don't know if we should be blaming Telltale or Apple, but unless they announce a release date for Episode 2 soon it seems that BttF will be Telltale's fourth series to have one episode released for the iPad and then be abandoned.

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    The reason Episode 2 of the Devil's Playhouse wasn't released was not because of the "large file size," but because the environments were too large. This would make the game run even slower, which was a key complaint of yours.

    As RAnthony said, the games that run slow on the iPad are restricted by the iPad itself, and Telltale can't help that, nor can they find an easy fix without sacrificing too much other aspects of the games they port. Infinity Blade runs well on iPad because it was made specifically for the iPad, while the ports of Telltale's game were made to run on PCs and consoles initially. They could go ahead and make ports from the ground up for iPad 1st gen that would run well, but that would require heavily watering down the game, while also taking time out of their already busy schedule.

  • @RAnthonyMahan said: The iPad just hasn't been kind to Telltale. I don't know if we should be blaming Telltale or Apple, but unless they announce a release date for Episode 2 soon it seems that BttF will be Telltale's fourth series to have one episode released for the iPad and then be abandoned.

    BTTF and Monkey Island episodes are certainly coming. They have not been abandoned.

  • @Alan Johnson said: BTTF and Monkey Island episodes are certainly coming. They have not been abandoned.

    Well that's good to hear. :)

    If you don't mind me asking, though, (and I apologize if I'm getting too nosy), I can't help but notice you said BttF and Monkey Island are coming but didn't mention The Devil's Playhouse and Wallace and Gromit. >_>

  • @RAnthonyMahan said: Well that's good to hear. :)

    If you don't mind me asking, though, (and I apologize if I'm getting too nosy), I can't help but notice you said BttF and Monkey Island are coming but didn't mention The Devil's Playhouse and Wallace and Gromit. >_>

    Right now, there are no plans to finish those series. With iPad 2 out though there's always the possibility we could revisit TDP and W&G, but no plans as of yet.

  • All right. Thanks for answering!

  • 23 of March you said it will be soon. Now it`s week later, and still can`t find episode 2 in appstore. Come on, don`t leave us, and say when will you release it.

  • @zcaalock said: 23 of March you said it will be soon. Now it`s week later, and still can`t find episode 2 in appstore. Come on, don`t leave us, and say when will you release it.

    There are a lot of factors when launching a game in the App Store including approval processes. Right now, we simply do not know when Episode 2 releases on iPad, but I promise when we know, you'll know.

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