I guess I'm still in the camp of "boohoo i hate success and big name titles."
Nothing wrong with it, I suppose, but maybe I should take this as my wake-up call that we're never actually gonna get our pre-Poker-Night Telltale back.
Personally, out of the three, I've only played or watched Half-Life, anyway, so I suppose I don't have much to say about the franchise.
But TF2, that is oddly brilliant. Valve's constructed a world bigger than its own game could possibly show, filled with interesting characters. As time goes on, they've released more and more promotional material containing miniature stories, but they've always had to have been in service of this multiplayer shooter and its updates. Even/preferably ignoring the mercenaries, there's so many stories begging to be told, yet so little room to tell them.
It feels like the characters and world of Team Fortress 2 have risen to franchise level, but never actually featured in any other games, outside of a cameo. Telltale seems like the only non-Valve company that could be trusted to handle this sort of thing. Plus, Jared Emerson-Johnson scoring a Team Fortress game. Imagine it.