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Old 04-26-2007, 10:56 AM   #1
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OH MY GOD! A classic adventure designed by two LucasArts masters!! Why isn't there a thread about this yet?! How excited am I?!!

WOOOO!! Life is good. Who says adventures are dead?
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:56 AM   #2
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Here's the news item as a supplement to eriq's joy.
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I'm excited about the makers, but not necessarily about the subject of the game.

It is wonderful to hear that Hal Barwood and Noah Falstein are back in action.
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Dawn of WWI. Espionage. Exotic beauties. What's not to like?

Seriously, to me the subject practically screams "adventure". Plus, the choice of theme and setting is both rather original and quite appropriate for the guys who brought us the Indiana Jones games.
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Seriously, to me the subject practically screams "adventure". Plus, the choice of theme and setting is both rather original and quite appropriate for the guys who brought us the Indiana Jones games.
I agree! And you play a woooooman! WOOOOO!
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While it's exciting to see the guys behind Fate of Atlantis reuniting, I am a little worried that the English version might be given short shrift given that it's being made at a German development house.
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:57 PM   #7
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This is great news.

I do wonder the extent of Barwood & Falstein's involvement though. Just a design doc, concept art and a plot summary do you think? Or will they actually be involved in some capacity in the game's development from start to finish?

"The story and game design for Mata Hari are provided by Hal Barwood and Noah Falstein... The actual development of the game is being done by the Hanover-based 4Head Studios."
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Best news in a long time. Hal Barwood is one of my all-time favorite humans ever!!!!!

Now we just need to get a good English translation going....
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This is great news.

I do wonder the extent of Barwood & Falstein's involvement though. Just a design doc, concept art and a plot summary do you think? Or will they actually be involved in some capacity in the game's development from start to finish?

"The story and game design for Mata Hari are provided by Hal Barwood and Noah Falstein... The actual development of the game is being done by the Hanover-based 4Head Studios."
Well..from the news piece it looks like they will write the whole story and all the puzzles, while 4Head will handle the actual graphics, animations etc. It sounds like Broken Sword 4-like development, with 4Head similiar to SUMO.
It's propably the future of the genre, at least for american designers(nobody will give US developer decent money for making adventure game, but outsourcing actual content creation might work fine)
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It's propably the future of the genre, at least for american designers(nobody will give US developer decent money for making adventure game, but outsourcing actual content creation might work fine)
As long as its properly tested and not rushed, it should be fine. Broken Sword 4 was an example of how outsourcing can ruin a potentially great game.
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As long as its properly tested and not rushed, it should be fine. Broken Sword 4 was an example of how outsourcing can ruin a potentially great game.
I don't think BS4 problems had anything to do with outsourcing
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I am also very excited, I love the fact that these two - very talented - guys are back in action.

Can't wait to see the game
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This looks really good.
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I don't think BS4 problems had anything to do with outsourcing
I don't think BS4 had that many problems actually. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Classic feeling, great interface, fun! I was all over it like a moonpie.
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I don't think BS4 had that many problems actually. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Classic feeling, great interface, fun! I was all over it like a moonpie.
I feel the same. It had some rought edges, but I did enjoy it more than any other adventure game in in 2006 and also more than BS2 and 3
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There is a lot about Mata Hari on the internet. This is a very elaborate biography of her. She makes a very interesting character for an adventure game. I'm curious what they will make of her.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:01 AM   #17
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I had totally missed this. Sounds great.
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Adventure-Treff have some new screenshots of the game.
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She looks like someone's aunt
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And you play a woooooman! WOOOOO!
Syberia, Still Life, Dreamfall, Nancy Drew and so on...

Meh..
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