Author Topic: To everyone who thinks the episode is too short and with not enough puzzles  (Read 31767 times)

Offline daventry

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The Rest of the Chapters are All about 90% Complete, would you like to wait till December for All Episodes to be Finished and then Released, or:

Get Episode 2 Now with 90% Complete that is Buggy and Half Finished while Complaining for a Patch.

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Your post comes across as very entitled and elitist. I wish it was clearly stated that people could only post positive feedback and atta-boys.

If people ARE allowed to air concerns and disappointment you may want to reconsider making posts like that in the future.

Darkbulb: we welcome constructive criticism, we just ask that it is indeed constructive and respectful. No one benefits from it otherwise, really. :)

And hopefully our other fans will also respect that as well as everyone generally respecting each other. We put a lot of value on our fan community and want everyone to feel welcome here.

Your own feedback was constructive, and we understand those complaints--as we've said, as well, the following episodes will be longer and will have more puzzles in them.

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The Rest of the Chapters are All about 90% Complete, would you like to wait till December for All Episodes to be Finished and then Released, or:

Get Episode 2 Now with 90% Complete that is Buggy and Half Finished while Complaining for a Patch.

i dunno it was kinda buggy anyway. It kept crashing everytime i talked to the guard outside the castle. But the third release of the demo will probably be better in a couple years.

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If you're having crashing problems, spinz, try checking in/posting in our Tech Support forum. They've been able to help a lot of people so far.

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I experienced Zero Crashes, since i have a Very Powerful Machine and i Played Chapter 1 for the 5th Time now  :suffer: :suffer:

I dont think theres gonna be a Demo, since Episode 2 is Very Close and i can feel it.  :P

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It kept crashing everytime i talked to the guard outside the castle. But the third release of the demo will probably be better in a couple years.

Yeah if you could come over to tech suppot and post some information about your computer and what settings you were playing the game at we'd love to take a look at that issue and see what we can do to resolve it.
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well i ~thiiiiiink~ i figured it out. I was saved at an unlucky spot and everytime i talked to the guard while the credits were in the air and it kept crashing it. After crashing a bunch of times, i finally tried just waiting for the credits to disappear, leave the room, come back in, and it didnt crash, it was some sort of transition for the dogs face changing while the credits were in the air that made it crash, i thiiiiiiiink.

edit: well i just tried to recreate it. And sure enough it crashed again, but when i tried what i did before to fix it.....it didnt work this time. So maybe it is related to my computer. Buuut, when i encountered this a couple days ago i tried everything, turning all the settings on, turning them off, trying high/medium/low, and everything had the same result. Until leaving and coming back just suddenly worked...i dont know.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2010, 03:08:03 PM by spinz »

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So what is the time frame on episode 2 because your concern is correct. You gave the fan base just a enough to get them back in game mode and than bam its over wait for the next part.
Please point everyone to this thread.

Hey all,
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We know it. The episode is short and easy. We should not be giving excuses as to why it is short and easy, but let me do some explaining.

There were 2 chapters we were working on. Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. Chapter 1 was meant as a long winded introduction that was meant to welcome you back to the world of King's Quest and just get you completely set up. Chapter 2 throws all the gameplay and puzzles at you.

When we decided to break Chapter 1 and 2 into episodes, Chapter 1 naturally became Episode 1. Extending it towards sections of what is Episode 2 didn't feel right, so we made the call to make it its own episode. There was talks at the time of making it "longer" with more puzzles, etc, but if we did that, we probably wouldn't be releasing today.

As it stands, I love this episode because it doesn't only invite the old fans back, but for those that are curious about the world of King's Quest, and have never played the game before, or are casual gamers, is a very cinematic episode that they can experience quickly.

Now, once you get to Episode 2, we will break the linearity. You will have goals that you can meet in the order you want, and there will be a lot more characters to interact with.

I am very grateful that everyone has loved the episode. And I feel you when you say it's short. It was our one big concern. But fear not, Episode 2 will remedy much of this!

Thanks!
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How many Years did Telltale Games work on Tales Of Monkey Island Chapter 1, since i know that Part is quite Long and Big with Puzzles.

Was it Members from Lucas Arts (Big Team) or Fans making a Fan Game.

The Reason Chapter 2 came out a Month Later, is because All those Chapters were 90% in Completion, yet they were On Time to Release a Chapter Each Month.

TSL will be released by the End of Next Month, that i can be sure off and they Chose to Shorten Chapter 1 C&D or not.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2010, 03:19:14 AM by daventry »

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um, from my understanding telltale games didnt start work on that till 2008. I mean, company started existing in 2004, and they were pumping games out from then to 2008. Just saying, since you brought it up.

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Tales of Monkey Island, is completley official. It was joint Lucasarts and Telltale team members that made it for commercial purposes. Towards the end they even got Ron Gilbert back into the game. The Trial and Execution of Guybrush was the best part of the entire series.

I can't wait until they make Season 2 :), hopefully they do.

You know what's funny Owl's Quest had more puzzles than chapter one of TSL, LOL, and its sorta of a prequel to TSL (Cedric trying to get to the birthday party)... With an insane Cedric :p... Its pretty short as well...
« Last Edit: July 12, 2010, 05:08:55 PM by Baggins »
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Yes, and I love Tales of Monkey Island (and, by extension Telltale) as much as the next person, but they also recycle a LOT of material.  For example, ever notice how so many of the NPC character models in ToMI look almost exactly alike?  There is a downside to their quick development  and turnaround cycle, particularly since they sometimes do no have time to address all design/story concerns before the subsequent one is released.  

That is one thing I noticed about TSL.  Each character, even the guard dogs were unique and detailed design.  It's nice to see that, and I hope that the rest of the game will be just as lovingly-crafted.

I, for one, am glad to have finally seen this game in action.   I can't wait to see more, and I have faith that it's going to be something special.

Incidentally,  I'm not knocking Telltale; I'm also keeping my fingers crossed for ToMI season 2.  I loved the narrative twists in episodes 4 and 5; it kind of turned the Monkey Island mythos on it's head.




« Last Edit: July 12, 2010, 08:22:58 PM by Sundoulos »
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Hi, I have never posted on these forums but I have been following the project from the beginning.  Yes, the first episode was very short....but I thought it was great and just wanted to say thanks to the team for all your hard work.  Can't wait for the rest of the episodes!

*Goes back into lurking...*

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You may as well hang around and enjoy the community here more, at the very least it helps the time to go by faster than lurking does.
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I have to admit, the graphics, and workings are beautiful. The story itself is driven and I am already wanting to send that Dark Robed figure into oblivion and find out who the one in white is. However, as much as I enjoyed the hour or so of game play... I was one of the people that had issues getting the game to run in the first place. After a full day of trying to figure things out and playing around and tweaking and frustration which (thanks to your staff) was finally figured out. An hour just... seemed well, not enough. I hope that in the future along with the second episode you bring a patch that will alleviate a lot of the issues that people are having. It seems that a lot of people are having graphical issues and I was no exception. I would definitely give this game 4.9 out of 5 (-.1 for the issues)

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I think a Patch/Cutscene Introduction should be added for Part 1 with Clips to show us pieces of KQ Games in the Past so Newcomers can Understand what KQ/TSL is all about and then we see the Bird with the Islands.

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They could play the previous games! maybe while waiting till next chapter  :)
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Where in the World am i suppose to get the Previous KQ Games, Download them somewhere and i dont think they will even work on my PC  ??? ???

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Daventry, you can buy them from Steam. They'll work on your computer that way too.
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Note that the steam version of KQ7 won't work on a 64 bit version of windows. You might be able to find patches to turn it into a dos version, and use dosbox however.

What TSL should do is put links to Steam and/or GOG into TSL, to advertise the original games for Activision.

Sorta of a, "You played TSL, now show your support to Activision, and go and play the originals, you can find them here"... kind of thing.
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg