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We review Batman; dislike it; feel contrarian because of it

02 Aug, 2016, 22:23 | Posted by: Remi
It's not particularly good. Read review if you so wish, and agree and disagree to your own will.

What does everyone else think about this?

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    Comment by: Jones Jr | Posted 25 Aug, 2016, 12:25 | Quote

    AlfredJ

    It's kind of doing what I hope Telltale would do more often: experiment with gameplay to make something that uniquely fits that franchise.



    Except they aren't doing it - Night Class is...
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 20 Aug, 2016, 20:41 | Quote
    Worst part of all of this: nobody mentioned Prince in the header image, superimposed on the memory of him and Batdance. :~
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    Comment by: AlfredJ | Posted 17 Aug, 2016, 21:59 | Quote
    To say something less negative for once, that Mr Robot game Telltale is publishing with Night School developing (is that enough for a link to MixnMojo?) actually looks interesting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIasj_1eBMQ

    It's kind of doing what I hope Telltale would do more often: experiment with gameplay to make something that uniquely fits that franchise. I'm not completely caught up with the show yet so it'll have to wait a bit for me, but I'm looking forward to impressions.

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    Comment by: Jennifer | Posted 17 Aug, 2016, 19:48 | Quote

    ThunderPeel2001

    So... has anyone actually played this? Do they agree with the review?


    I have it, but haven't played it yet. I tend to like most things that other people seem to hate (I loved Minecraft: Story Mode for example - and thought it was Telltale's best game since 2010 - because it did something new - and fun - with the gameplay and brought back puzzles - plus I thought the storyline was pretty interesting too - not so much at first, but from episode 3 on it became less generic and more engaging).

    So, it's very possible that I might like Batman, or I might not (despite enjoying Telltale's cinematic story games, I didn't like them all - I still haven't gotten through Game of Thrones which didn't manage to keep my interest, and The Walking Dead: Season Two was the first Telltale game where I didn't like the story - and the gameplay definitely didn't make up for it).

    I really need to catch up on things though. Once I play through Batman (probably either today or tomorrow), I'll let you know what I think of it.
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    Comment by: ThunderPeel2001 | Posted 17 Aug, 2016, 16:25 | Quote
    So... has anyone actually played this? Do they agree with the review?
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    Comment by: AlfredJ | Posted 17 Aug, 2016, 12:46 | Quote
    Is this the most active comment section in years? You guys should hate more games.
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    Comment by: Rum Rogers | Posted 15 Aug, 2016, 20:58 | Quote

    Jennifer

    I got an e-mail from them in 2013 regarding Wolf Among Us screenshots I posted on Mojo, so they knew and cared about us at that point at least.


    Ha! I knew it :)
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    Comment by: Jennifer | Posted 15 Aug, 2016, 15:02 | Quote

    MrManager

    Rum Rogers


    MrManager

    I honestly don't think many current TTGers know we exist. :~


    I think you guys are underestimating the importance of your own site for the (ex)LucasArts community.



    To flip my statement: I at least don't know the majority of the names over there anymore. If we're in a situation where they know us and we don't know them, then I'll take that.

    Still don't make that sweet, sweet TTG cash, though.


    I got an e-mail from them in 2013 regarding Wolf Among Us screenshots I posted on Mojo, so they knew and cared about us at that point at least.
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    Comment by: glarb1234 | Posted 15 Aug, 2016, 02:40 | Quote
    Sorry to be off topic, I just wanted to ask if there is a way to get the music from the Soundtracks section of the site, since the links don't work. I'm particularly interested in the Staff of Kings Wii soundtrack.
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 14 Aug, 2016, 15:07 | Quote

    Rum Rogers


    MrManager

    I honestly don't think many current TTGers know we exist. :~


    I think you guys are underestimating the importance of your own site for the (ex)LucasArts community.



    To flip my statement: I at least don't know the majority of the names over there anymore. If we're in a situation where they know us and we don't know them, then I'll take that.

    Still don't make that sweet, sweet TTG cash, though.
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    Comment by: Rum Rogers | Posted 14 Aug, 2016, 08:36 | Quote

    Jason

    HAHAHAHAHA


    What's so funny about it?
    I didn't mean it would be a tragedy for them (they're rich and don't give a s**t about Mojo, OK) but they know pretty well which was their initial fanbase and they also know that Mojo is the leading resource for that particular fanbase on the Internet.
    So, I confirm that it would look like a strong separation sign from the people who once supported them, hence helped them growing up.
    I'm glad to be funny, though.

    MrManager

    I honestly don't think many current TTGers know we exist. :~


    I think you guys are underestimating the importance of your own site for the (ex)LucasArts community.
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    Comment by: Jason | Posted 13 Aug, 2016, 23:21 | Quote

    Rum Rogers

    It would be a huge uppercut for them



    HAHAHAHAHA
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 13 Aug, 2016, 22:46 | Quote

    Rum Rogers

    I dream of a world where Mojo stops covering TTG with a strong post explaining the reasons why they don't belong in here anymore.
    It would be a huge uppercut for them, but then again I remember what LEC did in their darkest age and still Mojo (rightfully) covered them.
    But one can dream, right?



    I honestly don't think many current TTGers know we exist. :~
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    Comment by: Rum Rogers | Posted 13 Aug, 2016, 22:03 | Quote
    I dream of a world where Mojo stops covering TTG with a strong post explaining the reasons why they don't belong in here anymore.
    It would be a huge uppercut for them, but then again I remember what LEC did in their darkest age and still Mojo (rightfully) covered them.
    But one can dream, right?
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    Comment by: Seepgood | Posted 12 Aug, 2016, 03:53 | Quote
    I'm with AlfredJ...I haven't cared about a Telltale game since Back to the Future, and even with that I didn't get beyond the first episode. I get why Mojo covers them but I'm far more intrigued by the news being posted about Duke, Thimbleweed, DOTT, etc.
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 11 Aug, 2016, 03:36 | Quote
    Please. We're way ahead of you guys on Twitter. Because it's faster to use than our 7 year old backend. (I mean, what?!)
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    Comment by: AlfredJ | Posted 10 Aug, 2016, 19:06 | Quote

    Shmargin

    Rumor has it they're teasing a Mr. Robot game as their next project.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/08/10/telltale-teases-mr-robot-project

    I was hoping for an original IP, but I guess game companies don't do that sort of thing any more.



    Telltale is just publishing it, Night Class is actually making it. They're the ex-Telltale guys who made Oxenfree (which is absolutely great and one of my favorite recent games!).

    Telltale already announced their first original title didn't they? That super-show thing, which mixes their game with a new tv/streaming live action show which they're also writing. Or something, I'm not completely up to date on all this.

    Mind you, they've been saying an original title is just around the corner since 2006, so who knows.
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    Comment by: Shmargin | Posted 10 Aug, 2016, 03:38 | Quote
    Rumor has it they're teasing a Mr. Robot game as their next project.

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/08/10/telltale-teases-mr-robot-project

    I was hoping for an original IP, but I guess game companies don't do that sort of thing any more.
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 09 Aug, 2016, 02:34 | Quote

    Capn_Nacho

    scottsinclair

    MrManager

    Jason

    A negative review of a bullet-proof licensed title? Truly, Mojo has got its edge back.



    Too bad we're the only ones who'll ever read it. :~



    Wrong! I read it too.



    And me!



    Well stop it. >:
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    Comment by: Capn_Nacho | Posted 08 Aug, 2016, 00:21 | Quote

    scottsinclair

    MrManager

    Jason

    A negative review of a bullet-proof licensed title? Truly, Mojo has got its edge back.



    Too bad we're the only ones who'll ever read it. :~



    Wrong! I read it too.



    And me!
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    Comment by: scottsinclair | Posted 04 Aug, 2016, 20:10 | Quote

    MrManager

    Jason

    A negative review of a bullet-proof licensed title? Truly, Mojo has got its edge back.



    Too bad we're the only ones who'll ever read it. :~



    Wrong! I read it too.
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    Comment by: Rum Rogers | Posted 04 Aug, 2016, 14:57 | Quote

    AlfredJ

    (screw the hypothetical 3a)


    You ruined a brilliant post, this is such a pity!
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    Comment by: AlfredJ | Posted 04 Aug, 2016, 01:28 | Quote
    Man, it's sad how much Telltale used to entertain me and how little they interest me now. Back in the Sam & Max/Monkey Island games they felt like this great little indie developer - always maybe struggling a bit with their budget (and because of that maybe less development time available than the games needed), but their heart was in the right place and you could tell a lot of love and hard work went into them. Just something about their vibe that really spoke to me. Even franchises that I didn't care about (Strong Bad) had that special something for me. The kind of games that I'd play over and over again - which says a lot given that I don't really play games at all. I even played those CSI games and enjoyed them for what they were!

    They lost me in recent years though. I'm sure lots of people still work very hard on them, but they started to lose their spark around Back to the Future/Jurassic Park (even though I enjoyed those for what they were), Walking Dead was special for what it was - although sadly it meant that every game they make now must follow that model, and Walking Dead 2 felt like a (less cohesive) repetition of the first for me. I did like Wolf Among Us, but I haven't even started playing any of their games after that, even though I actually own Borderlands and Thrones. I did try bits and pieces of those two (and a tiny bit of Minecraft), but the old magic isn't there for me anymore.

    It's not that I just want classic-style point & click games. I'm fine with new types of gameplay. But 'old' Telltale felt like they tried to figure out what gameplay adaptions to their formula worked for each respective franchise - that's what made Walking Dead so special at the time. It seems like they stopped experimenting with new types of gameplay after that though (of course, I'm saying this without actually playing their last 5(?) series though).

    Maybe it's because a lot of the old employees from the old days have moved on by now. Maybe I've just gotten as old and grumpy as Ron Gilbert. But I can't think of any other developer whose work used to mean so much for me and now means so little.

    Still a Mojo'er for life though. Someday we'll get that Double Fine-developed, Gilbert/Grossman/Schafer-designed Monkey Island 6 (screw the hypothetical 3a).

    Edit: I do want to add that my girlfriend started playing the Sam & Max games a few months back and I watched her playing them, and even though they've aged I got hit by the warmest form of nostalgia imaginable. Those games still totally work for me.
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    Comment by: Jones Jr | Posted 03 Aug, 2016, 23:39 | Quote
    I'll just throw it out there... Does TTG make adventure games anymore?
    Don't get me wrong... I enjoyed TWD and TWAU, but they were no The Devil's Playhouse.
    Jurassic Park was TTG's indication of where it wanted to take its games - QTE fests. It was pretty naff from a gameplay standpoint, though I enjoyed the story and I guess good stories are what has kept me interested in TTG this long.

    Also... I humbly submit that in the ranking of Batman games you have #1 & 2 mixed up. Batman: The Movie should be first, then Batman - The Caped Crusader!!
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 03 Aug, 2016, 19:54 | Quote

    Kolzig

    Pretty much exactly the feeling I got after watching the reveal trailer. Especially the voice acting sounded really weak and cheaply done even if the voice actors are "proven professionals of the business".

    But, to me BttF wasn't Telltale's worst. Jurassic Park is the worst, and the most uninteresting is Tales of Borderlands and Game of Thrones.

    I'm still waiting for Telltale to actually make original IP instead of licensed stuff, but I suppose that will never happen.



    I will admit to not having bothered with JP and GoT, but I did quite enjoy TftB. As for original IP I believe something is supposed to be announced soon.
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    Comment by: Kolzig | Posted 03 Aug, 2016, 04:46 | Quote
    Pretty much exactly the feeling I got after watching the reveal trailer. Especially the voice acting sounded really weak and cheaply done even if the voice actors are "proven professionals of the business".

    But, to me BttF wasn't Telltale's worst. Jurassic Park is the worst, and the most uninteresting is Tales of Borderlands and Game of Thrones.

    I'm still waiting for Telltale to actually make original IP instead of licensed stuff, but I suppose that will never happen.
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 03 Aug, 2016, 02:11 | Quote

    Jason

    A negative review of a bullet-proof licensed title? Truly, Mojo has got its edge back.



    Too bad we're the only ones who'll ever read it. :~
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    Comment by: Jason | Posted 03 Aug, 2016, 00:07 | Quote
    A negative review of a bullet-proof licensed title? Truly, Mojo has got its edge back.

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