TSL - Cease and Desist
Started by daventry, February 07, 2011, 01:04:20 PM
Quote from: chucklas on February 24, 2011, 06:17:28 AMQuote from: dark-daventry on February 22, 2011, 12:25:57 PMQuote from: daventry on February 22, 2011, 10:50:51 AMDirectors Cut Yeah. It's been mentioned in interviews. We don't know if we're actually going to do it at this point, but it's a possibility.This really needs to happen. In another thread back during episode 1 it was mentioned that it would allow for all islands to be open to travel from the beginning and some of tyhe items/puzzles would get moved around a bit. I think this would be great for the game. It would add a layer of difficulty and it would remove the restrictions placed by the episodic format (which should have been a dead giveaway activision was working with telltale).
Quote from: dark-daventry on February 22, 2011, 12:25:57 PMQuote from: daventry on February 22, 2011, 10:50:51 AMDirectors Cut Yeah. It's been mentioned in interviews. We don't know if we're actually going to do it at this point, but it's a possibility.
Quote from: daventry on February 22, 2011, 10:50:51 AMDirectors Cut
Quote from: KatieHal on February 24, 2011, 09:11:11 AMThe format in which the game was released was not set forth by Activision. It was our decision to break it up into the five episodes before that deal came into the picture, actually, and it was a decision inspired by the Telltale model.
Quote from: chucklas on February 24, 2011, 01:44:01 PMThe bandwidth thing is a fair point. Probably the best one I have heard. I am fortunate to be able to download the game onto a usb drive at work and bring it home. Much faster here too.
Quote from: chucklas on February 24, 2011, 12:25:01 PMI have to disagree with you wilco on this one. Yes, from a marketing perspective episodic games might be better, but the complete game on its own is much more enjoyable start to finish. I imagine more people would play through a complete game then one with episodes (especially if any episode leaves a bad taste behind). I am currently having this issue with Back to the Future. I might not finish it just because I have not enjoyed the gameplay enough to make it worth my while. Also, if by not making it episodic you can increase exploration and player freedom, the game stands a significant ammont to gain. It also increases the number of problems that have to get resolved (patches to fix downloads on multiple episodes instead of one game for example). I understand why you guys went episodic. I don't think it adds anything other than getting chunks of the game out more quickly to fans (although the entire game possibly could have been released before the 5th episode is eventually done had you not gone that route). When all is said and done, I would love to see a non-episodic format of TSL where I could go to the isle of the beast immediately. Perhaps there won't be much to do, but I could explore. I know there would be tons of work to do that, and I do not expect it, but I think it would be an improvement on the game. Remember, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Quote from: Cez on February 24, 2011, 03:19:23 PMAnd yes, originally, you could go right away to the Isle of the Beast. That format for the game is going to be available in the Director's Cut, whenever we decide to release it.
Quote from: Arkillian on February 25, 2011, 01:58:28 AMI think in a little town like theirs, someone would notice, but hey. Perhaps in the directors cut there will be someone there.