I have often had to import games for a disc release. Machinarium for example had a great package released in europe, but a disc only release here. Last I checked, Whispered World had no US disc release either. I've just searched Amazon and found it was released, but the artwork looks like a greatest hits release on the consoles, with the artwork minimized and likely just a disc in a sleeve inside. The Vivendi Sierra collections were highly disappointing in this regard as well, and Vampyre Story also followed the disc in a sleeve route.
I am a PC Game collector as well, and my shelves of adventure games are something I am very proud of. I do spend a ton of money at GOG and Steam buying (older) games I already have on disc. The disc addresses collectability and the physical joy of owning a copy, while the digital versions often address playability.
Telltale has recently captured a ton of new licenses. I want to believe all of the new games will retain the quality of the older ones in game play and release.
Well known fan loved franchises like BttF, JP, and KQ deserve royal treatment. The fans of these series are going to primarily be older people that care significantly about these worlds. As a major KQ fan I can not tell you how depressing it was to watch companies like Vivendi release horrid compilations based on broken versions of dosbox, in paper sleeves. Those games defined peoples childhoods, yet they couldn't even be bothered to print the manuals on paper, instead resorting to a PDF copy.... These are the same manuals you have to flip through while playing the game to get past copy protection. All the hidden artwork in the kq6 manual that helps one get through the labyrinth was missing as well.
These can be seen as minor complaints, but one would think that 20 years after the release of such an iconic series we could do better than a paper sleeve disc with no manuals, shoddy emulation, and no patches applied.
Telltale has a real chance to take their unique brand and finally do justice to series that have been all but dead to their fans for years.
I have faith in tellale, so I went ahead and preordered the JP season. Heres hoping my faith in them has been well placed.