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1-Up provides Suggestions for Telltale Franchises.

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The brain geniuses over at 1-Up have apparently run out of good ideas, so they have posted a list of franchises they'd like to see from Telltale.

The list can be found here.

My Commentary on their picks.

The Goonies: I've never seen the movie, and I don't know anybody who has especially fond memories of it, so why would Telltale release a game based on a non-existant franchise?

MacGyver:Seriously? MacGyver? The man can make anything happen with seemingly mundane objects. Do you relly think that the average gamer has the puzzle-solving skill of Richard Dean Anderson?

Beavis and Butthead: No. Just... no. No way. Nu-uh. No-ho-ho-ho no. No.

Raymond Chandler's Detective Stories: Why specifically Raymond Chandler? Why not Agatha Christie, or more obviously Sherlock Holmes? What possible reason is there to highlight the man who once said "When in doubt, have a man with a gun bust in"?

Maniac Mansion: Well, I may agree with this one, but frankly, it should have been too obvious.

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  • @Irishmile said: If you make a game/book/sequel for something... it would technically then make it a franchise...

    Yes, but the Goonies is at least a 25-year-old movie that never got a sequel, game tie-in or anything else remotely related to the idea of it becoming a franchise.

    @Irishmile said: I don't know why Lucasarts ever made Monkey Island 2. I mean, it wasn't even a franchise before that.

    It was because LucasFilm Games' (Now Lucasarts Entertainment) customers and gamer fans showed, after the first game came out, that they clearly wanted a sequel. They showed enough support for Lucasarts to do so, and with that, the adventure continued. Same thing goes for Maniac Mansion 2 and the new Sam and Max series. If enough fans show that they will support something, the company will have an assured audience and the game will ell well.

    On another note, how many people do you honestly think would support a game based on one movie that gave no intention of wanting a continuation, let alone one in a completely different field?

  • Just because it's an old movie with no sequels doesn't mean it couldn't be a game. Though that's probably the very reason why a game was never made for it.

    I'm trying to think of an old movie that got a video game years after the fact...I'm sure there is one. Bottom line, just because it "isn't a franchise" doesn't mean a game wouldn't be successful.

  • @StrongBrush1 said: Yes, but the Goonies is at least a 25-year-old movie that never got a sequel, game tie-in or anything else remotely related to the idea of it becoming a franchise.

    It was because LucasFilm Games' (Now Lucasarts Entertainment) customers and gamer fans showed, after the first game came out, that they clearly wanted a sequel. They showed enough support for Lucasarts to do so, and with that, the adventure continued. Same thing goes for Maniac Mansion 2 and the new Sam and Max series. If enough fans show that they will support something, the company will have an assured audience and the game will ell well.

    On another note, how many people do you honestly think would support a game based on one movie that gave no intention of wanting a continuation, let alone one in a completely different field?

    The Goonies had a game... I owned it when I was a kid... it sucked.
    Goonies2.jpg

  • @StrongBrush1 said: Yes, but the Goonies is at least a 25-year-old movie that never got a sequel, game tie-in or anything else remotely related to the idea of it becoming a franchise.

    BEEEEEEEEEEEP! Wrong.

    The Goonies had TWO games, including one that came out on several systems.

  • @Irishmile said: The Goonies had a game... I owned it when I was a kid... it sucked.
    Goonies2.jpg

    Hey, don't bash it. I kinda hated it too until I got what I was supposed to do and how the map worked, etc.

    Then I liked it. But it was one of my first NES games, so that might be it.

  • Dude. I loved Goonies 2. That game was an investment. I still remember when I saved the Mermaid.

  • @nachtritter said: BEEEEEEEEEEEP! Wrong.

    The Goonies had TWO games, including one that came out on several systems.

    A couple of questions:

    Do you own either/both of them?

    If not, do you know anybody who does?

    Or, if you do own both of them, are they actually competent, or just half-assed copy and paste games?

  • @StrongBrush1 said: On another note, how many people do you honestly think would support a game based on one movie that gave no intention of wanting a continuation, let alone one in a completely different field?

    Back to the Future Part 3 made it pretty clear that the series was over. I mean they destroyed the DeLorean and Doc gave them a speech about going off and living their lives and making their own future. And yet 21 years later, plenty of people were totally psyched to see it continue.

    @StrongBrush1 said: Or, if you do own both of them, are they actually competent, or just half-assed copy and paste games?

    I had to edit this into my post just because it describes the early BTTF games to a tee.

    Second edit: Also, it doesn't matter if you think they can't, because Goonies never say die!

  • @Scnew said: Back to the Future Part 3 made it pretty clear that the series was over. I mean they destroyed the DeLorean and Doc gave them a speech about going off and living their lives and making their own future. And yet 21 years later, plenty of people were totally psyched to see it continue.

    That's because there was still hope that the series would continue with Doc's Time Train.

  • @StrongBrush1 said: A couple of questions:

    Do you own either/both of them?

    If not, do you know anybody who does?

    Or, if you do own both of them, are they actually competent, or just half-assed copy and paste games?

    I own both. One as an import japanese famicom cart. The second as a US NES cart.

    They were both interesting takes on platforming games. While the first one (1986) is a straight-up action game with some puzzle aspects, the second one (1987) attempted to integrate some elements of adventure and exploration in it - similar to what Metroid did, but in a different way. They were pretty niche games that were quite different from the movie they were based on. But it might have been for the best, because I can't imagine the machines at the time being powerful enough to render a proper Goonies experience (it was 1986). SIERRA or LucasArts might have been able to do a good one.

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