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Telltale's The Walking Dead Was Inspired by PS3 Exclusives

Push Square: "Telltale Games’ award winning take on The Walking Dead was inspired by PlayStation 3 exclusives such as Uncharted and Heavy Rain. Chatting with Red Bull UK, co-founder Dan Connors explained that the team spent a lot of time analysing the Sony-published titles during development, in addition to movies and TV shows." (PC, PS3, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day", Xbox 360)

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NastyLeftHook0  +   1005d ago
well ps3 exclusives are the best of there kind. look at

demons souls
metal gear solid 4
god of war
the last of us
heavy rain
twisted metal

all of these games brought something new to the industry, so its no wonder the walking dead was inspired by playstation games that were brought forth from an inspired mind sony gave the time and money to bring the about.
UnHoly_One  +   1005d ago
The Last of Us isn't even out yet.

I really wish people would quit talking about that game like it's the Holy Grail of innovation when nobody has actually played it yet.
jakmckratos  +   1005d ago
You should stop making it a habit of having to put the word "Holy" into every text box you see.
Larry L  +   1005d ago
I don't know that I've seen anyone say Last of Us looks to be any kind of holy grail of innovation. What it looks like to me, is a game that is on the cutting edge of polish, like many PS3 exclusive have been when they've come out. It's graphics and animation are another step beyond Uncharted 2/3. It's at least touted to have a rich and deep choice system, and everything about the game just seems to OOZE pride, workmanship and polish. Innovation I don't see.....but what I do see is perfection........so far.

Heavy Rain on the other hand, IMO was very innovation in various areas. It just took the adventure game genre up to a completely new level that nothing else has even come close to. The Walking Dead though, which when you're playing it's easy to feel how inspired TellTale was by Heavy Rain's innovations to the genre, is to me easily the 2nd best adventure game ever made behind only Heavy Rain.....which is HUGE praise.

ANd just to comment on another thing mentioned in the article.........With the way TellTale stepped up their adventure games due to their inspiration from Heavy Rain showing that far more can be done in the genre than had been previously........it would be absolutely AMAZING to see TellTale get the rights to make a Star Wars based adventure game. I imagine it could be even better than KOTOR if it lived up to potential.
j-blaze  +   1005d ago
Sony didn't spend anything on MGS4, also, Telltale inspired from 3 games Heavy Rain, Uncharted and Mass Effect...read the freaking article first!

edit:also, i think TLoU wont surpass or equal The Walking Dead characters and story wise...stupid topic btw
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wanieldiik  +   1005d ago
"TLoU wont surpass The Walking Dead characters and story wise..." How the hell can you claim that when you haven't even frikkin' played The Last of Us? 0/10 Troll harder
GenericNameHere  +   1003d ago
What's stupid? The article saying the game was inspired by PS3 exclusives Heavy Rain and Uncharted (and Mass Effect, which is no longer an Xbox 360 console exclusive, and is now on PS3), or you having not played The Last of Us, and yet you're already "thinking" it will suck? Maybe you should take your own advice, and read your own comment before writing something stupid, mm'kay?
Rhythmattic  +   1002d ago
Please J-Blaze, dont get involved in any mature discussion, because as soon as you do, the intelligence threshold falls into a unmeasurable chasm of dim-wittedness.
E2S  +   1005d ago
And those you mention don't even include the gems on PSN.
Walker  +   1005d ago
raise the bar with ps3`s exclusives !
Belking  +   1005d ago
More shady journalism...

It's great that other games inspired them but at least tell the whole story. This is what's in the article:

"Connors and the team drew inspiration from the comics, as well as more traditional action adventure games - and of course TV."

"I think the games that we talked about the most during development were Heavy Rain and Uncharted from a cinematic standpoint, and Mass Effect from a choice standpoint,” he explains."

"For other media we always look at the best episodic series out there - obviously the Walking Dead TV show, but also Game of Thrones and Mad Men, for the way they handle characters and are able to present them with so much depth."

So it seems the inspiration came from a variety of things.
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Hicken  +   1005d ago
"... the team spent a lot of time analysing the Sony-published titles during development, in addition to movies and TV shows."

Obviously, their gaming inspiration would have come first... since it's a gaming site that did the interview, and a gaming site that it has been submitted to.

The only reason it's "shady" to you is because there's Sony games involved.

Edit: lmao, message me, then block me?

Yeah, okay. I'm sounding butthurt, but you took time out to call me for some perceived trolling.

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ZBlacktt  +   1005d ago
PS3 exclusives win Game of the Year. Otherwise it's been a multiplatform game. So no surpise there.
Belking  +   1005d ago
It all depends on who is hosting the event.
black911  +   1005d ago
I said this!!!!
wishingW3L  +   1005d ago
everybody's being inspired!

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