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If They’re Not Careful, Telltale Games Runs The Risk of Overexerting Themselves

In the case of Telltale, however, it’s even more tragic. Here’s a studio that made their namesake by releasing a game that shook the foundations of gaming and had some questioning the validity of the classification gaming itself. Going from that, to just continuing to do that but in new worlds reminds me of the executives from “South Park” who surmised that if saying shit in a TV show was popular and revolutionary, then saying shit even more and in different episodes is sure to be just as popular and revolutionary.

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Axonometri961d ago

Yea. I worry the same thing. When you got a big thing going and it feels right... Over rubbing sure can make things raw!

Please TellTale, Don,t over-rub it, you had been doing it just right!

3-4-5961d ago

Whoever wrote this obviously didn't get what Trey & Matt were going for.

ABizzel1961d ago

@Axonometri

That sounds so dirty.

OT: I think they're doing too much IMO as well, I enjoyed the Walking Dead, because it was something new and completely different from the games that were out at the time, but having 4 games with the same fundamental gameplay seems like too much all in the same year.

-Foxtrot961d ago

I think they are...they have way too much coming out

The Wolf Among Us
Walking Dead Season 2
Game of Thrones
Tales from the Borderlands

I find it funny though how they can do up to FOUR projects yet not one of them is some original story from them, something where they would of thought "Hey since we can do another project why don't we for once try and do our own story"

I just feel like are choosing big names to attract already established fanbases.

Riderz1337961d ago

How big is this studio? And also, I hope they can make one of their games full 60$ instead of episodic =/...I hate having to wait for episodes.

-Foxtrot961d ago

No idea....but I didn't think it was that big for what they do.

It's not like they would have big numbers, I've only seen AAA studios that would have a ton of people employed

Tapani961d ago

Around ten people. Probably growing exponentially as we speak.

http://www.telltalegames.co...

See the "Our Team" for detailed descriptions.

:)

Transporter47961d ago

They said they had two teams during the horrible VGX, but I hope they can make their games run smoothly and no more frame drops etc.

GeddyThePolack961d ago (Edited 961d ago )

@sharp
This is only a list of senior leadership. I doubt their entire company is made up of directors, VP's, and C level executives. Not that it's credible, but their Wikipedia pages says they have 125 employees.

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TheFutureIsBlue961d ago

I think Telltale has always been a small studio. It wasn't until The Walking Dead until they got so much attention even though they have been doing the Sam and Max games for years. Lets hope they keep up the great job and all of these projects don't ruin them.

-Foxtrot961d ago

Hopefully but I still think deep down the Walking Dead games wouldn't of done as good if they didn't use the Walking Dead franchise.

Like you would still have the game, characters, zombies etc but the Walking Dead wouldn't be slapped on the front.

I just think with all the new projects they are doing at once how else can they do the games...and by that I mean what new things can they do

They are point and click games...what else can you do with them. Your extremely limited to design choices. If you release too much people are going to see through them.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx961d ago

eh technically The Walking dead was THEIR story. Lee Everett and Clementine among most of the characters in their game didn't exist in TWD comic/universe. They came up with the plot, the characters, & all of the choice making. The only thing that carried over from TWD was the universe's "rules".

Personally I think what they are doing is awesome, taking a great franchise & making their own story in that universe. No need to belittle these guys is all i'm saying.

-Foxtrot961d ago (Edited 961d ago )

"eh technically The Walking dead was THEIR story. Lee Everett and Clementine among most of the characters in their game didn't exist in TWD comic/universe."

If you've read the comics and watched the shows you see massive similarities in TellTales characters and other characters spread across the comics/TV Show. It's like taking characters, re naming them and putting them in a different body

The plot is already established...surviving a Zombie apocalypse

Lee protecting Clementine for example is similar to how Rick tries to protect Carl in the comics or how any other character in the other two types of media tries to protect their younger loved ones.

So it's not really new, they got the setting and the rules from WD...even the character personalities in most game characters

Let them come up with something new....from scratch I say

CocoWolfie961d ago

it kinda worried me when at the vgx's were one of the dev's look confused when told about the sex scenes and said "there's sex scenes?" its not that they wont do a great job but it feels like yeno.. :/

dodgemoose961d ago

No, he was asked about sex scenes between brother and sisters, not sex scenes in general. Try and listen more carefully next time.

Snookies12961d ago

I'm pretty sure he was jokingly acting dumb about them. There's no way he couldn't know there are sex scenes in Game of Thrones...

@Adam - Yeah that's what he was asked, but his response was about sex scenes in general.

GSKerns961d ago

Keep in mind that Telltale usually puts a lot of work into making their games long before they've been announced. They started working on The Walking Dead game before the TV show was even created. We likely won't see Game of Thrones for another year at least... and Tales from the Borderlands has likely been in production for quite some time.

So to answer your question, yes they are always careful.

Excalibur961d ago

I was thinking this same thing during the VGX's
One of the things I didn't like about TWD was how long it was between some of the episodes, me thinks some of them will be really delayed now.

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