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Old 06-09-2010, 06:07 AM   #1
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Big news: The Associated Press reports that Telltale Games has struck a deal with Universal Studios to make games based on Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. The games are in early development and should come out this winter. Looks like this'll be a great year for Telltale.
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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Wow. I'm totally intrigued. And the games should come out this winter!
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:37 AM   #3
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Back to the future games!!!
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I don't know why, but I'm completely underwhelmed by this announcement.
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Back to the Future games sound so cool!

Please don't churn out something rubbish Telltale...!
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Good for them! Those are huge properties so this should nab them a lot of well-deserved attention.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:27 AM   #7
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Hill Valley strikes me as a perfect setting for an adventure game. It's got so many details, so much charm, and it's so artificial and self-contained. I can't wait to see what they make of it.
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< Yawn > I am with Dale.

Neither is at all interesting as a subject for games. But thanks for sharing.
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What? It's not April Fool's is it? Interesting choices for adventure games. Of course I am curious to see what they can do with those franchises. If they're a success, that might make Telltale even more popular because they are classic movies a lot of people love.
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Telltale does a licenced game.

SHOCKER

Can't say i'm blown away with yet another licenced property and really old ones at that.
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games made from movie or TV franchises - a bad thing
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I don't know why, but I'm completely underwhelmed by this announcement.
Im with you on this Dale. I was never a big fan of back to the future, but that might turn out ok. However, Jurrassic Park is a scary series, I have very little faith that they will pump out anything scary with their current graphic engines.
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As long as we get to fly the hoverboard in Back to the Future I'm game

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games made from movie or TV franchises - a bad thing
It's usually just movie tie-ins, that end up as bad product.
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I suspect a major disappointment with the outcome
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:22 PM   #15
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"The agreement broadens Telltale's product offerings into new genres and new styles of gameplay."

http://www.telltalegames.com/nbcuni

i guess it won't be an adventure game, maybe not directly
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Even though i'm skeptical about another licence...

I'm hoping for adventure because the previous non-adventure versions of BttF and Jurassic Park were not so brilliant products.

Even as Adventures though, Jurrasic Park has never been known for it's fantastic story, rather it's SFX and thrill (and TBH the Telltale engine isn't good enough to model Jurrasic Park level dinosaurs).

Back to the Future would be a better fit for adventure games.
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Is Telltale going to make "cartoony" versions of these movies or are they going to change their style and make them more like the movies?
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Hmmm, sounds interesting. Telltale have done pretty well for themselves and their games keep improving with each new release. It's true that video game adaptions of movies (and vice versa) tend to suck, but... who knows?

I'm a bit more optimistic about these than today's usual movie/video game adaptions. These will be adventure games - a genre that focuses mainly on story - rather than the action/adventure game adaptions. They're either loosely based on the movies and/or they tend to take the more iconic and memorable scenes from the films and put them into the game.
You never know, these could be the modern day equivalent to Blade Runner. The only things I'm wondering about are: what's the graphics style going to be? Will they be serious or funny? And will some of the cast from the movies reprise their roles?
Judging from Wallace & Gromit, I think I've answered the last question. They may even be completely new characters. If that's true for Back to the Future, then... meh. It won't be Back to the Future without Marty or the Doc. I'm more curious about the first two questions, though. The graphics in Telltale's games are always cartoony and their games focus on humour.

Could these be Telltale's first serious games? I'm very curious how these games are gonna look, play and sound.
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Back to the Future sounds like a good idea for an adventure game. The movies wear funny and silly which really lends itself to genre. Jurrasic Park on the other hand screams action game. I'm not sure how you avoid the obvious action elements in tha story.
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I wish it were a company I was interested in that were churning out so many titles. I just can't get into anything Telltale does

That said, I agree with those that mentioned rehashing old IP's. People were suggesting Telltale try their hand at something new in another thread and I agree with that. This seems to point towards that almost never happening.
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