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Submitted by SteveDavidWright 220d ago | opinion piece

Episodic Storytelling Will Become More Popular

"As for releasing games episodically, fan feedback is much more integral in the development of the series. If for example episode three of The Walking Dead Season Two is garbage, Telltale can talk to their fans – ask what they need to change; what they could do better – and in less than a couple of months they could release episode 4 – the episode that will have benefited hugely from advice from the consumers." (Dev, The Walking Dead: Season 2 - Episode 1 "All That Remains")

ziggurcat  +   220d ago
fans should never, ever be allowed to dictate to devs how a game's story progresses.
Callediceman  +   220d ago
You mean to tell me that you wouldnt have rather had TLOU end with Ellie using a bazooka that shoots unicorns to kill a 2 headed T-rex with penis's for arms all the while Joel sits on the wing of an f-22 raptor smoking a cigar watching it all unfold!
CorndogBurglar  +   220d ago
I would much rather see that ending.

It would have been much better than both Ellie and Joel reaching safety and enjoying some ice cream together, like the actual ending.
NeloAnjelo  +   220d ago
Duh... Once done well people will keep buying it. It's a good way to try a part of a game.
Bimkoblerutso  +   220d ago
Yeah, I agree.

If it's done like Telltale, then godspeed.

If it's done like Valve....god help us all.
Mutant-Spud  +   220d ago
Storytelling is the operative word here, we're talking about interactive graphic novels or cartoons ,not games.
People who have no interest in the Walking Dead story won't buy Telltale's games but people who have no interest in the storytelling in C.O.D or Battlefield will still buy those games.
feraldrgn  +   220d ago
I prefer to buy complete packages.
Game series where the stories are self contained, with open endings, so if they choose to release a sequel, I don't have to buy it to understand one story.
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Roccetarius  +   220d ago
Maybe it'll become more popular, but you can count me out of that idea. I'd much rather play a complete package.
danny818  +   220d ago
for the love of god can someone tell me when this releases on vita?
ziggurcat  +   220d ago
i would imagine it'd be the same as the first season where it didn't release on vita until after all 5 episodes had been released, which coincided with the released of the disc-based version.
danny818  +   220d ago
Damn i wanted to download the first episode ;(
Sketchy_Galore  +   220d ago
Maybe with a commitment to a decent release schedule but with Telltale's games it's an absolute nightmare. I love every episode of every Telltale game I've played but for a game all about crafting your own story by making many little decisions (most of which you're expected to remember) it's just not on to be given one episode then to go months with no news on the next episode despite the company releasing new first episodes of new games and announcing new series.

As a loyal customer that has bought a season pass for your past two series and played the episodes as soon as they were released, I shouldn't only be one episode deep with both series.
Chapter11  +   220d ago
Storytelling doesn't need to be episodic. I've never seen a case where episodic anything has helped a story, including Telltale's TWD.
Baccra17  +   220d ago
Full game all the way. Don't need to be like the fans wanting a episode that is never going to come like Half Life 3. Not to mention you got companies like EA out there, you really want episodic games with jackals like them out there?

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