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You guys at telltale games should think about hiring 'ole Ron Gilbert. Having him on the staff could do nothing but good things for TellTale games.

He was the one that pretty much invented the graphic adventure game after all. :P


you can find him at www.grumpygamer.com.

:D

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  • I agree. As much as I love Psychonauts, I really don't think it needs a sequel. It had a satisfactory ending. It was a stand-alone game, just like Grim Fandango (another game that I loved, but don't feel needs a sequel). I would much rather see Tim Schafer create new worlds every time for us to play in. And that's something he is very very good at, and it would be almost criminal if he wasted it by falling back on an old idea. Now, if he could do a sequel in about a year, that would be a different story, but since we only seem to get a game from him every five years or so, well, I'd rather be treated to something completely new each time.

  • Actually, I think Psychonauts has lots of potential for a sequel. The reason it's not going to happen is that it sold poorly, and publishers don't fund sequels to flops. It's really pretty simple. Whether or not Tim wants to make it doesn't even matter (though what he's working on right now is certainly not Psychonauts 2).

    Anyway, the article is very good and it's relevant to Telltale because it touches upon online distribution, which is increasingly becoming more obvious as the future for small, original titles from independent developers. The fact that Tim wants to explore it someday, not to mention other proponents of it like Ron Gilbert (woo! the thread is about him!) gets me excited too. Right now Telltale is focused on PC titles, but the new consoles will also offer other developers the opportunity to give online content to people right in their living room. If independent developers take advantage of that: :D [=D>]

    [quote]I thought his project tanked.[/quote]

    It has to get funded and published before that can happen. ;)

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    Psychonauts had a good ending, but come on! It was totally setting itself up for a sequel. Whether or not it has a sequel is another matter entirely.

  • Psychonauts had a satisfactory ending? What? Did you play the same game as me?

    I agree that games like Grim Fandango are perfect by themselves and any attempt to continue 'em would be stupid but Pyschonauts is completely different to Grim Fandango. Did you even watch the ending all the way through? It set up the entire beginning for a sequel. I believe it's selling fairly well so I can't see any reason for there to not be a sequel.

  • [quote]Psychonauts had a satisfactory ending? What? Did you play the same game as me?
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    Yes! Yes I did! :) Just because it sets up the possibility of a sequel by instilling a call to action for Raz and his fellow Psychonauts doesn't mean it didn't tie up all the loose ends satisfactorily. EVERY loose end!!!! Now go and imagine your OWN Psychonauts adventures in your head like Tim Schafer wants you to (because he won't do them for you). He's so nice, though, he sets the scene for you in case your imagination is lousy. But keep your adventures to yourself, which means no fan games or fan fiction, or he will sue you so fast, blood will shoot out your toenails! Muahahahahha4hahahaaa!!1!one!!Li!!

  • [quote]I believe it's selling fairly well so I can't see any reason for there to not be a sequel.[/quote]

    It isn't. Read the article alucard posted, it even has sales figures in it.

  • [quote][quote]I believe it's selling fairly well so I can't see any reason for there to not be a sequel.[/quote]

    It isn't. Read the article alucard posted, it even has sales figures in it.[/quote]

    And just to clarify, they are not good. :)

  • Ah. I just assumed it was selling okay because all my local stores have sold all their copies. Shame.

    The ending though is a very sequel ending. If it was a 'imagine your own adventures!' style ending it wouldn't have been that certain person who was kidnapped or whatever happened. I've kind of forgotten. It'd be some random like the King of the Moon.

  • [quote] It'd be some random like the King of the Moon.[/quote]
    Don't be silly! The King of the Moon, whoever he is, would never allow himself to be kidnapped!





    :D

  • But that would be the special plot twist you see, The King of the Moon staged the kidnapping in order to bring the psychonauts to his lair and capture them. Because he is actually an evil King of the Moon!

    :D right back at you.

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