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Telltale should buy LucasArts's original IPs

posted by JFP on - last edited - Viewed by 780 users

I know this is a long shot, and this may overlap with the Disney Buys Lucasfilm one, but regardless, I feel this is necessary.

I strongly feel that Telltale Games should try to acquire at least some of LucasArts's non-Star Wars or Indiana Jones games and IPs (including the first Sam & Max game and whatever remains of the S&M LucasArts was working on, but scrapped).

Consider that in the past Disney sold off Dic Entertainment and the Power Rangers, and my proposition seems more realistic.

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  • Double Fine would be my preference.

  • But But But double fine does other games than adventures :o and thats the thing that 'everybody' is blaming telltale to do!

    what now????

  • @bosbeetle said: But But But double fine does other games than adventures :o and thats the thing that 'everybody' is blaming telltale to do!

    what now????

    I know that you're only being facetious but I don't remember "blaming" telltale for anything (though plenty of others have). It's just that I'd sooner Double Fine get hold of the IPs because they're still making an adventure game (a 2D adventure game no less). Also, I tend to love all of Double Fine's games regardless of genre, which is sadly not something I can claim about Telltale.

    Take 'Costume Quest' for example; that's a game that brought back the feeling of "classic Lucasarts adventure games" to me and it's not even an adventure game! In short, I would trust the IPs in Double Fine's hands above Telltale.

    Not having a dig at Telltale here, I'm really not. I liked (but not loved) their adventure games but I generally have a higher level of respect for Double Fine. It's certainly nothing personal.

  • @bosbeetle said: But But But double fine does other games than adventures :o and thats the thing that 'everybody' is blaming telltale to do!

    Double Fine doesn't do watered down adventure game experiences though (unless that's how Broken Age turns out). They make excellent games in a wide range of genres.

    @bosbeetle said: Not having a dig at Telltale here, I'm really not. I liked (but not loved) their adventure games but I generally have a higher level of respect for Double Fine. It's certainly nothing personal.

    Same here. I've had some great experiences with TTG over the years, but I realize they aren't making games that I'd want to play anymore.

  • @flesk said: Double Fine doesn't do watered down adventure game experiences though (unless that's how Broken Age turns out). They make excellent games in a wide range of genres.

    Same here. I've had some great experiences with TTG over the years, but I realize they aren't making games that I'd want to play anymore.

    I remember when Telltale Games used to make puzzles that are challenging instead of a visual novel like experiences.

  • License some to make a game? Sure. Buy them? No way. They'd just be transferred from one company that sat on them and did nothing, to another company that'll sit on them and do nothing. I wouldn't want any one company to end up owning all the properties. Double Fine should get the ones that Tim wants, though.

  • Would prefer Double Fine or Replay Games over Telltale.

  • I would prefer new IP :) (but I think im at the wrong company for that anyway with telltale)

    Still I wonder what the wolf among us will be

  • I think Double Fine and Telltale would be suitable candidates, but I might think a company like Big Fish Games would work as well. There are like A LOT of graphic adventure games from that company, like many of the games in the Mystery Case Files series for instance.

  • I wonder if Big Fish could make something that LucasArts fans would accept. Even their most adventurey games like Drawn (which I enjoyed) skew pretty casual. Their art style would work pretty nicely for something in the Loom universe though.

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