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TellTale Virginity

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I've trolled these forums for a couple weeks now, but aside from that I know nothing of TellTale. I'm a TWD fan, and that's about the only reason I stumbled here. I used to watch alot of Homestar Runner cartoons when I was in high school, I'm surprised that there are Strongbad games, I had no idea. Anyway--

I know the release date is just days away now, with people standing infront of their respective platforms now frothing at the mouth waiting anxiously like... something that wants to eat something else, can't think of anything to compare at the moment ;) I just have a few questions:

1) I could be totally wrong here, but there's a post down farther with a title like "Could TWD be the second TT game to get past a second season?" or something like that. What would happen to the PC/Mac users that pay the full price for the game should TWD not be popular enough to merit a 2nd/3rd/4th/5th season? I think there's enough of a fanbase to eliminate that possibility, but I dunno, there seem to be a couple of people that don't have alot of faith in TellTale-- AT ALL. I don't think the game is botched, from what I've seen I think it's great, or will be great, atleast for awhile (And that's the intent right? 1-2 hours, a couple of replays, then wait for the next episode?) but there are those that think it was handled wrong.

2) I think this has been touched on before, but I just want to clarify. Will a new episode be released every 4 (translation 6-8) weeks? Dependant on the response you get.

3) Again, this has been answered more outright, I just want to clarify. It will be the same gaming experience across all platforms, right? The same scenarios and whatnot? I know every choice is a new path, please don't tell me that anymore :P It's really cool, and it's ALOT of work to work down all those paths and make the game behave in a way that makes sense. I just want to know that I'm not missing out on something that a Mac users will get.

Best of luck on the 24th, I'm gonna go hurl rotten eggs at 1 Microsoft Way until they put TWD on XBLA.

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  • @SMU420Stone said: 1) I could be totally wrong here, but there's a post down farther with a title like "Could TWD be the second TT game to get past a second season?" or something like that. What would happen to the PC/Mac users that pay the full price for the game should TWD not be popular enough to merit a 2nd/3rd/4th/5th season? I think there's enough of a fanbase to eliminate that possibility, but I dunno, there seem to be a couple of people that don't have alot of faith in TellTale-- AT ALL. I don't think the game is botched, from what I've seen I think it's great, or will be great, atleast for awhile (And that's the intent right? 1-2 hours, a couple of replays, then wait for the next episode?) but there are those that think it was handled wrong.



    Well I'll do my best to explain this one. Telltale's last few games were flops. Back To the Future had a good story, but crappy gameplay, and Jurassic Park just flat out sucked. That is why the lack of faith, but for the lack of faith on the second season, that is true, only one other telltale game got a second season. Sam and Max. None of their games really sold that badly. Homestar Runner topped sales for a long time and Monkey Island crashed their website from sales. They just don't seem to make sequels that much.

    @SMU420Stone said: 2) I think this has been touched on before, but I just want to clarify. Will a new episode be released every 4 (translation 6-8) weeks? Dependant on the response you get.

    5 episodes, once a month. That's about it really.

    @SMU420Stone said: 3) Again, this has been answered more outright, I just want to clarify. It will be the same gaming experience across all platforms, right? The same scenarios and whatnot? I know every choice is a new path, please don't tell me that anymore :P It's really cool, and it's ALOT of work to work down all those paths and make the game behave in a way that makes sense. I just want to know that I'm not missing out on something that a Mac users will get.
    No its the same for all.

  • I do not think calling back to the future a flop is fair.. It disappointed some fans because they were expecting a harder game... Doesn't mean it was a bad game though... I liked jp.

  • BttF was a financial success (there's an article somewhere where Telltale says BttF was their best-selling game), but critically...not so much. It was definitely the start of Telltale's (hopefully temporary) downhill slide.

    Also, OP, if you like Homestar Runner, definitely get Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People. It's a contender for Telltale's best game. :)

  • @Gman5852 said: Jurassic Park just flat out sucked



    when i finish a game in a single sitting, and enjoy every moment of it, that's called success. JP was one of the best interactive experiences i've had in recent times.

    It wasn't an adventure for monkey island traditionalist conservatives, that's for sure.

  • @SMU420Stone said: I could be totally wrong here, but there's a post down farther with a title like "Could TWD be the second TT game to get past a second season?" or something like that. What would happen to the PC/Mac users that pay the full price for the game should TWD not be popular enough to merit a 2nd/3rd/4th/5th season? I think there's enough of a fanbase to eliminate that possibility, but I dunno, there seem to be a couple of people that don't have alot of faith in TellTale-- AT ALL.



    People who pre-order the game are only buying the first 5-episode season and are almost 100% guaranteed to get all five of the episodes they pay for. Telltale has never failed to finish a season that they've started*. A second multi-episode season of the Walking Dead would be sold as a separate game. People who bought the first season wouldn't be automatically entitled to get it for free; they'd have to buy it separately just like everyone else. So in answer to your question, if the Walking Dead isn't popular enough to warrant multiples seasons, it wouldn't in any way affect the people who bought the first, because they only bought the first. Hopefully that makes sense.

    *Jurassic Park was kind of a weird exception. After they had started taking pre-orders but before the first episode was to come out, Telltale decided to delay the game and release all of the episodes at once as a sand-alone game at a later date. People who had pre-ordered the season were refunded their money and later given the finished game for free.

  • Ya that answers everything. I was wondering because my gf is thinking about getting the PC version while I'm sticking with Xbox. I read that post n thought "I don't want her to buy all the episodes when it's not guaranteed that 5 episodes will be made." Seems stupid but I had to ask.

    Thanks all

  • @thesporkman said: Telltale has never failed to finish a season that they've started*.



    Bone.

    They haven't done it since then, though.

  • @RAnthonyMahan said: Bone.

    They haven't done it since then, though.



    And you didn't buy it all at once, you bought it one episode at a time, so that wasn't a big deal.

  • Also, even if TWD doesn't get a second season, don't worry. A Telltale season isn't like most TV show seasons, where it ends on a big cliffhanger and then you're waiting anxiously, hoping it'll be picked up again to continue the story. Telltale tells a complete story in each of its seasons. Sometimes they leave a little room for continuation at the end, but you'll get closure to the main story of the game. At least that's been true of every other TT game. Calling them seasons is a little misleading in that regard.

  • @BlankCanvasDJ said: Telltale tells a complete story in each of its seasons. Sometimes they leave a little room for continuation at the end, but you'll get closure to the main story of the game.



    Yep, that's right. good thing is that it's possible that Lee dies, because it's The Walking Dead! The second season could tell another story with another main character.

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