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Comment on The Wolf Among Us: Episode Three - A Crooked Mile article:
Jackal Jackal
Apr 24, 2014

Mosely, I said nothing whatsoever about one game being “more ambitious” than another. You pulled that out of thin air. Both games have their own ambitions that differ from the other, and each is judged by those criteria. This has nothing to do with your “opinion”. This has to do with you putting words in my mouth and doing it incorrectly.

And that will be the end of the ridiculous Moebius digression.


Comment on The Wolf Among Us: Episode Three - A Crooked Mile article:
Detective Mosely Detective Mosely
Apr 23, 2014

“Mosely, you clearly didn’t read what I actually said about Moebius. Or if you did, you simply invented your own false version to respond to.”

Not true at all.  You said:

“Games are judged by how successful they are at what they’re trying to be”

Therefore it stands to reason that you believe Moebius should be graded on a tougher scale than TWAU.

I was just saying that I feel that games should be judged based on what they are rather than what they’re trying to be.  Your opinion may vary.  But there’s no need to get all defensive because someone expressed an opinion that differed from yours.


Comment on Moebius: Empire Rising article:
OrionO OrionO
Apr 23, 2014

Excellent review. Fair, well-reasoned and informative. This is why I come to this site. I am glad to see editorial content continues to be independent from advertising.


Comment on The Wolf Among Us: Episode Three - A Crooked Mile article:
domith88
Apr 23, 2014

Cowboy bibop, the definition according to the dictionary of a video game is :
vid·e·o game
noun
1.
a game played by electronically manipulating images produced by a computer program on a television screen or other display screen.

ALL INTERACTIVE FICTION FALLS INTO THIS CATEGORY!!

Your definition is very narrow and really only necessary to have this asinine argument with the staff of adventure gamers.  If it bothers you so much do not visit the site anymore?  Would you feel better if the site was renamed to

“Adventure “Most of the time” Gamers, with a slight nod to what some small percent may deem as “interactive fiction” and therefor may be let down due the the site coning them into thinking every game they review will fall into their own singular (and wrong) definition of what a “video game” should be.  Here is a tissue” ?? 

Kind of run on and long but maybe that would make the under 1 percent of people offended by the site name to chill out a bit???

Nah, what a waste of time, on with the show and pleasing the thousands of other fans that love this site.


Comment on The Wolf Among Us: Episode Three - A Crooked Mile article:
Jackal Jackal
Apr 23, 2014

They’re games. And arguing that point is just as tedious and off-topic as arguing genre.

If you come to AG for coverage of adventure games, you get coverage of every single new adventure game released, for any platform. If we also cover a few games you don’t think are adventure games (or games at all) because many thousands of people are interested, c’est la vie. You’ll just have to ignore them. Hardly an imposition deserving of all the petty whinging.

And Cowboy Bibop, do you really think think I care about your opinion on a few cherry-picked posts? (Rhetorical question.) There’s always a reason I answer when I do and how I do, and whether you know that reason or like it is not my concern.


Comment on The Wolf Among Us: Episode Three - A Crooked Mile article:
Cowboy Bibop
Apr 23, 2014

Now, that was quick!
I don’t have the exact date for wich the game was released but this reviewer surely didn’t wait much to get to work. Thanks!
Also… that says a lot about this episode durability too.

Jackal…
Half of the times i read something you wrote there’s something like «i can’t be repeating myself anymore» while asking people to stop repeating themselfes, or something else that feels very obnoxious.

The truth is that Telltale is walking a very thin line between interactive stories and videogames. And in this episode that line was crossed.

I don’t care about the genre definition. What i care is about Adventure GAMING. That’s why i’m i’m visiting AdventureGAMERS.com.

So… if a developer attempts to create a videogame, sell it as a videogame, advertises it as a videogame and then… sells an intereactive story, i expect that a Review Score counts that in.

Or is it correct to excuse a developer that is lying to its buyer?


Comment on The Wolf Among Us: Episode Three - A Crooked Mile article:
Lambonius
Apr 23, 2014

It all comes down to how you feel about the disposability of your income.  If I drop X amount of dollars on this, am I going to feel like I got my money’s worth?  That’s always been my final yardstick when making a purchase decision.  I like reading dissenting opinions on things I feel strongly about; I find it interesting and enlightening.  However, there’s no way I’ll be duped into spending money on something that’s going to give me so little content in return.  I simply don’t make a good enough living to want to do that sort of thing very often.  And that’s okay.  Others might feel differently.  Good for them.  Smile


Comment on The Wolf Among Us: Episode Three - A Crooked Mile article:
Geoff Kelly Geoff Kelly
Apr 23, 2014

I think what people tend to forget is that most reviews can (and should) be written based on enjoyment; mechanics are something to be discussed in the review but not factor into the score unless they are doing something to break that enjoyment. Enjoyment or lack there of, and any creative or mechnical issues is what a game should be judged on. Therefore a Telltale game with very little interactivity can and should rate highly, they are enjoyable games. Just as a Visual Novel game can and do rate highly and all you do there is click a mouse. At the same time however because they are so simple they are much more derisive, you either enjoy them or you don’t. And the reviewers have pointed out in all of the Telltale reviews the reasons why you might not like them. Either way I think by this point most people here have established whether they like Telltales formula of games yet, and should have no reason to have even come read the review if they don’t like them.


Comment on GDC 2014 - Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition article:
rayvio rayvio
Apr 23, 2014

I’d rather have a GK4 than a remake but this does look interesting. not to mention renewed hope for a sequel


Comment on Moebius: Empire Rising article:
Antti
Apr 22, 2014

zane: ok will check out! but did not want to know it in advance.


Comment on The Wolf Among Us: Episode Three - A Crooked Mile article:
Jackal Jackal
Apr 22, 2014

domith88, thanks! Always nice to hear our efforts are appreciated.

Mosely, you clearly didn’t read what I actually said about Moebius. Or if you did, you simply invented your own false version to respond to. But since this isn’t about Moebius or Memoria or anyone else’s off-topic agenda, I really can’t be bothered repeating myself.

Bloody_eugene, I don’t disagree with what you said, but we really aren’t arguing genre definitions here. We’re discussing The Wolf Among Us. Or at least, that’s what people should be doing. There are countless forum threads for genre debates. This isn’t the place.

Palemaze, so long as episodes are sold separately, we’ll review them separately. Anyone who wants to hold out until the end is certainly welcome not to read our reviews until then.


Comment on Blind-accessible audio adventure Grail to the Thief seeks crowdfunding news:
syn syn
Apr 22, 2014

this is a cool idea. im not really into the story, but the unique interface concept is cool!  expand sensory interfacing! Grin


Comment on Moebius: Empire Rising article:
syn syn
Apr 22, 2014

i wonder if im the only sierra / old school adventure game fan that never got into gabriel knight.  i had no expectations for this but it doesn’t surprise me that it’s nothing amazing.  i am still looking for ward to finally trying out gabriel knight 1 when the remake hits tho.


Comment on The Wolf Among Us: Episode Three - A Crooked Mile article:
domith88
Apr 22, 2014

Hello AG!

I feel most people who read your site probably do not post, which is common in most sites.. those who want to complain and what not post more often then those that tend to agree on the review.  I have been a gamer since the mid 80’s now, hardcore adventure fan through it all but play many other types as well.  What I am getting to is that I feel your reviews are for the most part spot on , some of the best reviews of this kinda out there.  They tend to be more thought out then most other sites which is why I stop in here often for many years now, its my #1 site for this sort of news!

Anyways, the metacritic score for this game by the users is 8.7 so far which almost puts it above ep 1 but not quite.  The critics felt similar.  So, the vast majority loves this game across the board, this review reflects that as well because it is great experience, even at if it has no “beginning or end” who really cares, we know its coming and this is the format, its not like its a secret everyone knows this, it has been a wining formula for telltale so why change it?  .. tons of folks are eating up Game of Thrones which clearly has had no end in site for nearly two decades now.  Who cares, get over it, its an extremely captivating story presented fantastically, telltale near perfect form.  The minority always wants to complain but the numbers do not stand by them in this case, as is the usual with this site, like I said spot on reviews.

I for one obviously agree with the review and just wanted to throw my 2 cents in since I never post but LOVE this site and want to thank everyone for keeping it mature and authentic through all these years despite some of the people who feel the need to complain constantly on reviews they do not see eye to eye with (not saying its any of you, but you know, this is how I feel in general)...

Thanks again from a long time fan!!


Comment on The Wolf Among Us: Episode Three - A Crooked Mile article:
Palemaze
Apr 22, 2014

This episode has only one puzzle - pick up key and use it on nearby door,  two action scenes. and just one choice where you could go to one or another location (you’d have to replay episode to see both locations).

But most annoying thing is that while movie goes on, while you hardly interact at all besides pressing any of “continue” buttons - while you are still trying to remember all story details from previous episode to connect with what is going on, the episode abruptly ends after an hour or so play. This basically means that player is not even focused 100% of what it does now while trying to connect pieces….

I know that story is good, graphics, animations and characters are great, but I’m completely against supporting any of these sequeled linear story games (yes, choices basically make no difference), and overall rating an episode that is so short and cannot stand for itself by any criteria.

I strongly recommend that players buy and play games like this one only once the last episode is out and get to play a full game, with all dynamic of excitement they might bring and to be able to follow entire story as one piece.

And I would also like to see review and rating for whole game. Come on, some games in good old days had longer trailers than this episode takes to finish and there is absolutely no way you could get stuck to make it a longer play. This episode, as a game on its own, deserves no rating at all. It makes sense only in big picture.



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