Do Games like Until Dawn Have a Place in the Video Game Industry?

We takes a look at gaming trends and how so-called “interactive movies” like Until Dawn fit in the big picture.

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DarkOcelet1191d ago (Edited 1191d ago )

Yes... Nuff said.

Next Question.

miyamoto1191d ago

Which reminds me of this:


Broad appeal.
BY ALEX OSBORN Sony Computer Entertainment has every intention of expanding the PlayStation ecosystem, and to do so, the company plans to broaden its appeal to casual consumers.

During its annual Investor Relations Day, Sony revealed its strategy for growing its gaming division, in which the company plans to "acquire casual users while further strengthening the engagement of core gamers through relevant title offerings."

When I viewed YouTube Let's Plays of Until Dawn the largest viewership were on PewDiePie, Markiplier, Jacksepticeye and theRadBrad.- all Let's Players that appeal to teenagers and kids.

Man this is a brilliant move by Sony. I was thinking about kiddie games but they made a game for the 19 and up again.

Brilliant strategy!

NewMonday1190d ago

adventure games have been around longer than FPS shooters, they are legitimate games, lucasArts was a publisher dedicated to making adventure games, Myst is one of the biggest selling games in PC history. In Japan they are the dominant genre on PC.

Its just that adventure games never got a chance to establish themselves on consoles where the big money is and they went into decline in the west. now games like Walking Dead and now UD are finding that right formula for success David Cage tried to grasp.

uth111190d ago

@NewMonday- agreed, Lucasarts adventure games were a big deal in the 90s- the Monkey Island series topped the charts forever. But then when they got the Star Wars video game rights back, they soon shirfted focus and produced nothing but Star Wars action games.

I couldn't believe how dead the genre became in the early 2000s. Sure there was the odd game like the Runaway series, but they were few and far between. But then Tell-tale was founded from ex-Lucasarts employees and they eventually brought it back to the mainstream.

rainslacker1190d ago


Exactly. People act like these types of games are some new phenomenon that just came about last gen because of Quantic Dream. But there are critically acclaimed and fan loved adventure games across all platforms, dating all the way back to the original PC...even before really. It's just an extension of Adventure or Zork, and the story-telling and presentation just keeps getting better and better as they compete with one another.

A person doesn't have to like them, but questioning their place in the industry because of that distaste is just narcissistic.

Fin_The_Human1190d ago

It's a niche market and hope Sony don't get turned of becuse this game is not a million copy seller.

I really loved it and want another one like it.

DarkOcelet1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

Well, we are getting Quantic Dreams next game either 2016 or 2017 and there is Life is Strange which is amazing. So this genre is rising and its becoming one of my favorite genres.

Oh and btw Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls and Walking Dead and Life Is Strange sold above million copies. So there is a developing fanbase for the genre my friend :)

miyamoto1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

Niche? With the massive free marketing the most popular Let's Players behind this game we will see about that.

NewMonday1190d ago

Until Dawn is topping the European charts and actually outselling MGS5PP in France. its doing great.

Chevalier1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

Based on my sales in my store, it's outpacing Heavy Rain significantly so I would say it's going to be over a million before the holidays hit. I say this do to my initial stock and how regularly we restock. We've restocked a 4th time already. It's destroying my Gears of War by a significant amount just to give you an idea how well it's doing.

Fin_The_Human1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

That's is awesome at that it is selling extemly well and outselling Gears which is well know franchise,this game deserves it and cannot wait for another one!

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TrollityTroll1190d ago

Do hypothetical questions have a place in gaming journalism?

Answers on a postcard ...

Christopher1190d ago

Wait... how many years has TellTaleGames been putting out games like this? And now we question if they have a place in the industry?

Stop harping on a notable title just for hits. This question only appears when "certain" titles pop up and not at any of the many other games like it (or less involved than it) pop up. Where were these questions for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture?

DarkOcelet1190d ago

I think the answer to your question is in plain sight.


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DarkOcelet1191d ago (Edited 1191d ago )

Sorry Double Post.

Why o why1190d ago

Double tap

I agree though....where theres an audience theres a market

Sony do variety and will continue to take them risks supporting the genre

tdogchristy901191d ago

Is this game worth it? I borrowed it from a friend but is it worth the time/effort?

Thatguy-3101191d ago

Well you went far enough to borrow it why not try it out?

NukaCola1191d ago

Yes! This is one of the best games the generation. It's a little campy and silly but the dialog is sharp and the gameplay is spot on. There's plenty to collect, the pacing is balanced between the stress and the laughs, and the gameplay styles are really diverse to keep you on your toes. Play it in the dark with the volume up. I jumped quite a few times.

uth111191d ago

Anything that is entertaining and can find an audience has a place in the game industry

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