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Hi, first post, sorry if this topic has come up before. I was just thinking about Lucasarts and them cancelling the old dog and rabbit duo, but I was also annoyed that they cancelled the Full Throttle sequal around the same time as well. I was really looking forward to that and it seemed to get a bit over shadowed by S&M. I suppose that also means no more Monkey Island games either. Damn Lucasarts for forgetting their roots, shame on them. Thumbs up for TellTale keeping the genre alive.

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    Anonymous

    yeah, we all feel that way...
    Since star wars episode 3 is considered the last movie, that might choke off LucasArts' reliance on star wars. What will they do after this batch of star wars games are done?

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    [quote]yeah, we all feel that way...
    Since star wars episode 3 is considered the last movie, that might choke off LucasArts' reliance on star wars. What will they do after this batch of star wars games are done?[/quote]


    Games based on the upcoming star wars tv shows.

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    Anonymous

    [quote]but I was also annoyed that they cancelled the Full Throttle sequal around the same time as well. I was really looking forward to that and it seemed to get a bit over shadowed by S&M. [/quote]

    I agree. ;)
    FT2 seemed an interesting way to blend action and adventure. It was considered a bad game by the fans who saw it running at E3 2003, but I still feel it could be something good. Does anyone at TellTale know what was wrong with the project? :-/
    Lucasarts has a new management now, perhaps something will change. They won't be doing adventure games any longer, but they still could produce good story-based games, such as the new incoming Indy game or another RPG (I quite liked Gladius, great game :D ).
    Dom

  • Uh, FT2 was hated by fans based on more than the E3 trailer.

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    Anonymous

    [quote]Uh, FT2 was hated by fans based on more than the E3 trailer.[/quote]

    I wasn't talking about the trailer. I was just curious to know the shortcomings found by the fans who tried it at E3 2003. ;)

  • Well, the playable demo was apparently far from what the finished product would have looked like, and it's not like many people got to see it, anyway.

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    Anonymous

    There was another Full Throttle 2 that was canceled before the the last one was started and another Indo adventure game. House of Mojo has the details.


    As dor the Star Wars TV show, I just heard on a podcast that plans for a TV series have been halted for now.

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    Anonymous

    Just because the prequel trilogy is finished certainly doesn't mean they can't flog star wars for at least another five years...

    When it has "Lucas" in the name, I'm afraid its only about the marketability... I reckon the only reason Lucasarts have taken the quality nose-dive they have is because big Mr.L realised how much money he could make from it... back in the adventure-game days, it was presumably low-key enough that the suits didn't feel the need to overrule every creative decision they knew nothing about.

    I have no doubt that Lucas will find plenty of ways to keep the cash flowing... and it won't have *anything* to do with creativity, I can guarentee.

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    [quote]Hi, first post, sorry if this topic has come up before. I was just thinking about Lucasarts and them cancelling the old dog and rabbit duo, but I was also annoyed that they cancelled the Full Throttle sequal around the same time as well. I was really looking forward to that and it seemed to get a bit over shadowed by S&M. I suppose that also means no more Monkey Island games either. Damn Lucasarts for forgetting their roots, shame on them. Thumbs up for TellTale keeping the genre alive.

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    They will have more Star Wars game no doubt, but they are , if not totally, mostly a publishing company now. They're going to do what most other large publishing companies do, look for the next big hit - the next big money maker. Expect more mmorpgs and games similar in some scope to other big money makers like GTA. GTA mos eisley style maybe? I dunno. Expect games that are an attempt at the next big hit.

  • [quote] Expect more mmorpgs and games similar in some scope to other big money makers like GTA. GTA mos eisley style maybe? I dunno. Expect games that are an attempt at the next big hit.[/quote]
    I think that would be kinda neat, though. LucasArts isn't beneath using another game's engine for a Star Wars game. They did it with Galactic Battlegrounds (Age of Empires II) and Battlefront (Battlefield 1942 - or at least, it's a very similar style).

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