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http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/01/10/jurassic-park-game-inspired-by-heavy-rain/#more-47534
Apparently, Telltale is planning on making their Jurassic Park game different from their usual formula. Specifically, they talk of being inspired by Heavy Rain.

I think this is a fantastic idea. The only thing I'm worried about is their development time. Part of the reason Heavy Rain was so deep was the sheer amount of content and unique branches that flowed from your every decision. I'm not sure how long Telltale has been working on this game, but I don't think their episodic format is capable of working as well as Heavy Rain.
I don't really like Heavy Rain. I also don't really like Telltale games.

But I do think that episodic content is capable of working as well as Heavy Rain. Why wouldn't it be able to accomplish the same things?
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PhoenixWright: I don't really like Heavy Rain. I also don't really like Telltale games.

But I do think that episodic content is capable of working as well as Heavy Rain. Why wouldn't it be able to accomplish the same things?
What they would have to do is entirely change the way their save files work. Save files in current Telltale games only count for the episode. Your decisions in one episode should carry over to the next, especially since they've stopped selling separate episodes.
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TheCheese33: What they would have to do is entirely change the way their save files work. Save files in current Telltale games only count for the episode. Your decisions in one episode should carry over to the next, especially since they've stopped selling separate episodes.
If they're actually going "above and beyond" one would think that creating a new save system could potentially be involved. I doubt it though, you don't think they'd actually make the game like Heavy Rain in the way you're thinking about it, do you? I can't imagine they're referencing anything other than the QTEs.
Maybe it's a Jurassic Park 4 tie-in? There's rumor that JP4 is secretly being made...
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TheCheese33: What they would have to do is entirely change the way their save files work. Save files in current Telltale games only count for the episode. Your decisions in one episode should carry over to the next, especially since they've stopped selling separate episodes.
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PhoenixWright: If they're actually going "above and beyond" one would think that creating a new save system could potentially be involved. I doubt it though, you don't think they'd actually make the game like Heavy Rain in the way you're thinking about it, do you? I can't imagine they're referencing anything other than the QTEs.
Games have had QTEs for forever. I was thinking more along the lines of decisions having not-so-obvious consequences later down the road. I would like more games to have the natural movement of Heavy Rain as well.
I hate QTEs... not enthused by this news.
hmm that sounds like it might be interesting, a tense & scary atmo is what a "holy shit there's a dinosaur, hide before it sees us" game needs. After all since the films weren't supposed to be comedic, a puzzle solution like "Use NITROGLYCERIN FILLED RUBBER CHICKEN on VELOCIRAPTOR" really wouldn't work
How exactly did Heavy Rain work? The videos made it seem like it was all QTEs, you just walked from one QTE to another.
I love Telltale Games and I love Heavy Rain.

I also love QTEs if they're done well, as they were in Heavy Rain.
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StingingVelvet: How exactly did Heavy Rain work? The videos made it seem like it was all QTEs, you just walked from one QTE to another.
You kind of have to play it to understand why certain events were accomplished by QTEs. The whole thing felt natural.
Heavy Rain I have no experience with whatsoever. I don't know what it is or what it involves. Telltale, on the other hand, I think is doing an excellent job. I thoroughly enjoyed the Sam and Max franchise, and I think Back to the Future is off to a good start. I passed up Monkey Island, but I liked their work with Wallace and Gromit.

As for the JP intellectual property, I think it needs a refresh after the third movie, whose only saving grace was the return of Sam Neill. I enjoyed the JP platformers on the Sega Genesis and Saturn platforms, and I liked the Dino Crisis games (I completely eschewed Resident Evil. I just think dinosaurs are cooler than zombies). Just so long as Telltale doesn't go overboard with ridiculous plot points (points can poke holes), and if every mistake made is salvageable (i.e., I can't remember the name of the game, but certain things happened in later parts of the game based on choices made and ITEM PLACEMENT in earlier parts. The manual encouraged players to make multiple save games at critical points, in the case that the player made the wrong choice, because a mistake made could mean a total game restart. I'm talking about crazy stuff like if you forgot to sabotage a coffee machine in a guard house, then the guard would be there later, because he wouldn't have left to get coffee from another source, but you were in a time sensitive part of the game, and there was no other way to distract the guard in a manner that wouldn't alert you to anyone else on the current screen. In other words, "Game Over, on account of technicality"), then I expect a great new addition to the JP franchise. The Telltale writers are a diamond bunch, so I predict great things.
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predcon: Heavy Rain I have no experience with whatsoever. I don't know what it is or what it involves. Telltale, on the other hand, I think is doing an excellent job. I thoroughly enjoyed the Sam and Max franchise, and I think Back to the Future is off to a good start. I passed up Monkey Island, but I liked their work with Wallace and Gromit.
Funny, I considered Tales of Monkey Island their best effort by far.
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predcon: Heavy Rain I have no experience with whatsoever. I don't know what it is or what it involves. Telltale, on the other hand, I think is doing an excellent job. I thoroughly enjoyed the Sam and Max franchise, and I think Back to the Future is off to a good start. I passed up Monkey Island, but I liked their work with Wallace and Gromit.
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StingingVelvet: Funny, I considered Tales of Monkey Island their best effort by far.
I agree, I thought it was a worthy addition to the series. I haven't played Back to the future yet, but Jurrasic Park is what I'm looking forward to the most from them. I appreciate that they're taking a risk and mixing things up for the game.
I'm currently replaying Tales of Monkey Island and I'm just as impressed as I was back when it was released. I also really loved Sam & Max Season 3 - The Devil's Playhouse and the first episode of Back to the Future was pretty good as well. I must say I'm not very excited about the concept of a Jurassic Park game, but since it's Telltale, I'll probably check it out when it's available.