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Bass Bottles
Jan 14, 2006

BOSS BATTLES DID NOTHING WRONG
I really loved this game, but I have to wonder why it needed to be 3D. The painted backgrounds looked really nice, but sort of clashed with the CG character models. The animation was also really awkward at times, especially the facial expressions. And Margery looked like the villain from Zoolander with a skin rash.

If they animated it in Flash, sort of Archer-style with lots of motion tweening, they could create some pretty slick visuals without the uncanny valley-ness. It would also probably be much quicker and cheaper to produce. The "sign up for a Telltale account" page has a really nice drawing of Daenerys and it made me wish the entire game looked like that instead.

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Bass Bottles
Jan 14, 2006

BOSS BATTLES DID NOTHING WRONG

Kaidyn posted:

Playing each character as their own unique person is fun even though I may be indirectly hurting the others and have to remain willfully ignorant of any book spoilers I know.

As Mira I'm trying to remain as loyal as possible to Margaery, not pushing her too hard on the helping my family thing. She tried for me anyway, though Joffrey went all Joffrey and ripped her dress instead of agreeing to help. I feel like from the preview video I'm going to get pigeon holed into helping Varys or something though, which is unfortunate. The Tyrells are my favorite characters in the books, I'm probably one of the only people who was super excited to get to Mira's parts.

Super content with this game as someone that hated TWD2 (currently struggling through the last episode) because the entire supporting case were completely unlikable to me bar one person, but enjoyed all of Telltale's other games. As other people have said, probably slightly more excited for Borderlands just because I know I'll never be able to kill stupid Ramsay the illusion of choice is a better illusion when the game doesn't have certain rules it has to follow.

I think future episodes will build up the Whitehills as bigger villains than Ramsay. He'll probably pop in every once in a while to scare you, but the Whitehills are who you'll be fighting with most of the time so there might be some satisfaction destroying them.

Bass Bottles
Jan 14, 2006

BOSS BATTLES DID NOTHING WRONG

kater posted:

Oh my god that ending. Like, I thought this game sucked and was regretting my purchase despite being the hugest Telltale fanboy, but holy crap they loving stuck the landing.

Also I can't get over the horrible graphics and the horrible animations. Which is weird, because I thought Wolf and TWD2 looked pretty drat amazing. I even tried dicking around with hardware options to fix the aliasing but it didn't help. I love the environments, but it is super loving weird when things randomly drop their painterly effect for no reason. The stop-go animations are just hilarious by this point. Once you notice them it's impossible not to see and also it is impossible to have any sort of drama going on with what the marionette is doing. And oh my god the loving opening animation. Why would they do that why did they think that looked good.

They animated the opening because they want to do it like the show where each episode's intro will zoom in on the territories that will be visited during that episode, and also sometimes altering the map to show catastrophic events like Winterfell burning.

It does look hilariously bad, though.

Bass Bottles
Jan 14, 2006

BOSS BATTLES DID NOTHING WRONG
Just finished and I actually really enjoyed it. The story wasn't perfect but I always felt entertained/emotionally invested it in. I'm excited for season 2. It's basically an animated spinoff series that remixes plot elements from the books/show and if you don't expect too much from it, it's really enjoyable. :)

When Mira got her head cut off I was honestly more shocked than when it happened to Ned Stark in the books. When playing this game you figure out pretty quickly who each character is a stand-in for, and Mira was such a blatant Sansa that her death felt like a huge twist to me.

Sakurazuka posted:

Yeah Mira is dead or otherwise written out in the first ten minutes of season 2 as well, there's no way they're going have two different storylines depending on wether she lives or dies.

I think, the best option here, is that all "surviving" characters will stop being POV characters. They'll get quick cameos, and hopefully it will feel important enough to the story to be satisfying.

Bass Bottles fucked around with this message at 21:00 on Dec 7, 2015

Bass Bottles
Jan 14, 2006

BOSS BATTLES DID NOTHING WRONG
Maybe they'll pull a Lady Stoneheart since the show seems too chicken to do it.

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