Telltale Games are re-assessing their approach to the release model of their games as well.
I didn't mind the episodic route they took with their games I just want the games to be good like Wolf Among Us or Tales from the Borderlands
That's the thing. Wolf and Tales are the only games where they really changed up their formula. Haven't played Batman, but I've played all the others. Stale gameplay and horrible framerate were the big dealbreakers for a lot of people.
Yea but just release them all at once
I didn't mind it. I just waited until the full product released. I stopped buying physical games from them though, since they weren't the full versions anyways. Otherwise, they just took too long between episodes too often....which probably didn't help their financial situation.
I think Siren: Blood Curse did it perfectly.
im so happy theyre back <3
As far as I know Telltale is mostly back in name and licenses only though. They were acquired some time after the studio closed down and a lot of people had already been laid off. Apparently they offered freelance positions to former employees. I don't know how many that is. I think it's great that their games will get sequels but it's really a different company with the same name.
They did hire the same directors (Nick Herman & Dennis Lenart) for Wolf Among Us 2, so that's promising.
Of course they are not going to have 100% the exact same staff they had after that shtshow; but they did get a lot of people back; and is not like Rare where, through more than a decade you can argue the entire spirit of the studio was lost; this happened rather recently. So, I'm confident: let's see... You and I, the fans we have to support this or at least keep an open mind about it.
Ehh, not really.
It was a stupid model to begin with. Look at the Hitman and Life is Strange sequels.
Maybe you should read the article. Games may still be sold as episodes. "We are creating the stories episodically, but how they will be released is still to be determined,” said Ottilie. “I think the important distinction here is that we will no longer be developing episodically. If we do release the game in episodes, all of them will be ready before the first one hits the store.
Never tell someone.tjst.they should read the article when it comes to gamingbolt garbage journalism
More Borderlands and Wolf Among Us, please. And please take cues from more recent titles like the council. More player choice and agency. Not just a highly linear experience. Just a modern adventure game.
Aren’t they doing wolf among us 2?
Haven't been following. I know they were prior to the close, but I was under the impression they were just a skeleton crew now that were finishing up Walking Dead and putting the games back on shelves.
TFTBL could really be an ongoing series IMO. I mean, with all these services like Game Pass or streaming, it's the kind of series which you could have regular episodes for, and make it so each month or two you have something new to download. Then, there is less chance of just joining and dropping out to binge something you want to play. Other IP's would lend themselves well to the same model, so it doesn't have to be just adventure games.
Good. I'm honestly sick and tired of the model. What's worst is when these same models also don't let you buy episodes individually.
I suppose Telltale started a trend with TWD. I never felt like it was a bad model personally but you're right that it's bad if they don't let you buy them individually.
There's hope yet.
All i wanted was more Borderlands.
Good. This model is horrible. Most people lose interest by the time the last one comes out.
Im just glad telltale is back.
I never saw the value in it. When your primary focus is narrative, putting literal months of space in that process made it hard to appreciate as a whole. Having experienced a telltale game piecemeal and after the full game released, I'll always prefer the full game.
This and season pass are the worst businesses model.
Like 5 years too late...
Thank GOD! I just want a COMPLETE game from the jump. Episodic content was a mistake.
telltale games is dead tho
They died for like a week and came back from the dead. They recently just announced Wolf Among Us 2 a few weeks ago.
My thought with episodes was, okay I'll wait till they all come out and buy it. Never liked the whole episodic content and waiting and I imagine many others too.
I only care for the Wolf Among Us2 . Borderlands and Walking Dead were pretty good but I really want more Wolf -
Thank GOD! I hated the episode releases! Now I believe you put all the episode in one package and you good!!! Kind of like a max Payne type of way!
Either way is ok with me
Main issue I had with their games was the episodic aspect. Happy to get the whole game at once :)
I've always thought episodic release of games is stupid. Take your time and release it altogether!
The only game they released in the last 7 years that made them any money was TWD season 1. The episodic format wasn't what hurt them, but the general design being a linear story disguised as a "choices matter" one. If they would make an adventure game similar to how Double Fine used to make years ago, then they'd be able to stay afloat. I feel like even if they made TFTB 2 it would perform around the same as the first one in sales, which wasn't that good. Even Wolf among us season 1 was around half of walking dead season 2, which was already 1/4th of season 1.
All I ask for is a different engine. Literally any other engine.
Wow, something good happens after you visit the rock bottom.
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