Other titles to suffer at the hands of lucasarts
edited November 2005 in General Chat
Hi, first post, sorry if this topic has come up before. I was just thinking about Lucasarts and them cancelling the old dog and rabbit duo, but I was also annoyed that they cancelled the Full Throttle sequal around the same time as well. I was really looking forward to that and it seemed to get a bit over shadowed by S&M. I suppose that also means no more Monkey Island games either. Damn Lucasarts for forgetting their roots, shame on them. Thumbs up for TellTale keeping the genre alive.
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Since star wars episode 3 is considered the last movie, that might choke off LucasArts' reliance on star wars. What will they do after this batch of star wars games are done?
Games based on the upcoming star wars tv shows.
FT2 seemed an interesting way to blend action and adventure. It was considered a bad game by the fans who saw it running at E3 2003, but I still feel it could be something good. Does anyone at TellTale know what was wrong with the project? :-/
Lucasarts has a new management now, perhaps something will change. They won't be doing adventure games any longer, but they still could produce good story-based games, such as the new incoming Indy game or another RPG (I quite liked Gladius, great game ).
I wasn't talking about the trailer. I was just curious to know the shortcomings found by the fans who tried it at E3 2003.
As dor the Star Wars TV show, I just heard on a podcast that plans for a TV series have been halted for now.
When it has "Lucas" in the name, I'm afraid its only about the marketability... I reckon the only reason Lucasarts have taken the quality nose-dive they have is because big Mr.L realised how much money he could make from it... back in the adventure-game days, it was presumably low-key enough that the suits didn't feel the need to overrule every creative decision they knew nothing about.
I have no doubt that Lucas will find plenty of ways to keep the cash flowing... and it won't have *anything* to do with creativity, I can guarentee.
They will have more Star Wars game no doubt, but they are , if not totally, mostly a publishing company now. They're going to do what most other large publishing companies do, look for the next big hit - the next big money maker. Expect more mmorpgs and games similar in some scope to other big money makers like GTA. GTA mos eisley style maybe? I dunno. Expect games that are an attempt at the next big hit.
I believe the reason the cancelled Full Throttle II was because it was too beat-'em-uppy. I can understand that but I would have thought they could have at least tried again to make a better game rather than scrapping it all together. I still have no idea why they cancelled Sam and Max II. Although I have a theory...
Has anyone looked at a picture of George Lucas lately? you'll notice he has this rather large neck flab. My theory is that the flab blocks off all the brains so he's forced to make terrible movies and decisions instead of the magic he and his company were once capable of. Get the man a liposuctionist!
Also, GTA Mos Eisley style sounds like a truly terrible idea. Please never mention it again or they might find out about it and actually try to sell it. There are enough GTA clones as there is.
This is because anything with 'Star Wars' on it, will sell like hotcakes.
And in the end, it's all about the money. Somehow Lucas have managed to convince people ha has a product, they desperatly need.
But, as people are saying, and as I believe, this thing will die. People can only stomach so many FPS, and so many RTS games before they've had enough.
But then I suppose someone looked at it for a while and thought 'hmm... this looks like a terrible game' (Yes! they actually cancelled a Star Wars game!).
The list could be endless...