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Old 08-25-2006, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default Episodic games should be be done like LOTR

So, HL2 is delayed until 2007. No surprise here. A mere hiccup in the evolution of episodinc gaming, perhaps?

If this problem persist, there's no way players' interest will keep up with such long stretch between episodes.

So why bring up the LOTR analogy? Consider that Peter Jackson & crew has made all the trilogies back to back and then release them separately in subsequent years.

Also consider that TV shows usually complete every season before being shown episode by episode.

So, how about this:

Why not make a complete built of a game then split them into episodes for distribution? At least have the built as a base for which developers to build on so that when feedback from players comes in, developers should use the base to tweak the game.
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: Episodic games should be be done like LOTR

Because when the last episodes are released they will be old technology. Your idea also makes it so game developers can't take reactions from the players and use them to make future episodes better.

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And they were already working on episode 2 before episode 1 was released.

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Old 08-26-2006, 02:04 PM   #3
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So they should make an episodic series and not get any of the benefits of an episodic series?

It'd be smarter just to release like a normal game than split one into three releases in that scenario.

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Old 08-26-2006, 05:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: Episodic games should be be done like LOTR

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So, HL2 is delayed until 2007. No surprise here. A mere hiccup in the evolution of episodinc gaming, perhaps?

If this problem persist, there's no way players' interest will keep up with such long stretch between episodes.
I assume you mean HL2ep2, which has a seperate team at valve working on it.

Also alot of the LOTR was shot between the releases.

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Old 08-28-2006, 10:08 AM   #5
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Default Re: Episodic games should be be done like LOTR

I like the way they have chosen to do with episodes, and i hope it stays that way.
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