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Elman
Oct 26, 2009

Hakkesshu posted:

I disagree in this case. I thought the show characters were exceedingly well handled. They took a small role, but a very crucial one that made them important to the game characters and the plot without making the episode feel like a companion piece. The focus is not on them, but they are at the center of the turmoil in the realm, so it makes sense they're agents in whatever is going on with house Forrester. And I personally think it's a pretty interesting dynamic to go in knowing more about what's going on than the the game cast does.

The only one I'm maybe a bit iffy on is Ramsay, since they're setting him up as an antagonist, but it's clear you'll never be able to retaliate. It's really just a foil for having to deal with the rival lord, though, so I'd be very surprised if he's going to pop up again.

I mean ultimately it is probably a marketing move, but they handled it about as well as anyone could have, I think, aside from them looking really weird. The Cersei scene was probably my favourite in the whole episode.

I definitely would have preferred a prequel. I haven't finished the episode yet cause it feels dull, I just can't bring myself to care about the Forresters since they seem like a carbon copy of the Starks except they can't even have a story impact.

I'm sure they'll have their own story, but it'd really do it a lot of good to stop trying to relate them to the show and just let them be their own characters.

Elman fucked around with this message at 15:03 on Dec 3, 2014

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Elman
Oct 26, 2009

snodig posted:

Are the other telltale games just as good? I might have to check out the walking dead one now, even though I'm not the biggest fan of the tv-series past season one.

Definitely play it, it's way better than the tv show.

Elman
Oct 26, 2009

NESguerilla posted:

It's always funny seeing people play a Telltale game for the first time and watching them act shocked at how little your decisions matter in regards to how the story pans out.

The Walking Dead season 1 pulled it off by being good enough that it made you actually care about the characters and the way your decisions shaped their personalities. It just doesn't work when the writing is lovely.

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