edited October 2012 in Wallace & Gromit
For all of you who are already enjoying this season of Wallace and Gromit, how would you feel about having another four episodes for next year or 2011? Write suggestions on what you would like to see included in the sequel, and do you think it'll be a hit.
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I would also like to see it all be interconnected like Sam and Max Season 1, and once finished it is called:
Wallace and Gromit's Grander Adventures:
The Criminal Profile of Feathers McGraw
A Four Episode Epic!
But above all, i want sam and max season 3, or tales of Maniac Mansion.
I'd like to see new characters and locales each time though, kinda like how the movies did it. You could just change the town and characters and focus on the other neighbour.
But I'd like it.
Would I like more episodes? It's a tough call - but I'm sold on the characterisation and gameplay, not forgetting the understated humour/humor so if there was another set of episodes, yes, I would purchae it - but that isn't the point.
TT need the economiies of scale of a a popular and profitable game. If it takes them a fair time to recoup their costs, rhy on earth would they dilute their profitability by creating addition season(s) when the money hasn't been made back on the first!
The vibes I get (don't ask me how) are the there will be no more W&G - but I'd be really happy to be told I'm wrong. Looking at the Monkey Island demo, I can see this appealing to a much larger user base (although it leaves me cold!), strangely. So if TT want to give us a heads up, I'd appreciate knowing if the kids will once again get to mosey on down West Wallaby Street in the future!
Based on the activity on the forums, I doubt that the series was a sizzling success - there are less posts here as the season is running than in the Sam and Max forums where the last game was released 1 year ago. Not to mention the ToMI forums, certainly.
I'm very sorry if this is the case, as the Wallace & Gromit series is a collection of excellent games - and I'm also a bit perplexed, as the IP is a very popular one, Telltale is very popular with adventure gamers - so what could have gone wrong?
I personally feel that you are always going to get more posts on forums for Monkey Island and Sam & Max because they're iconic series (be it games or comics or whatever) that would generally have more of a following on the internet than Wallace & Gromit (and Aardman in general).
Sure, there's no formula to calculate one from the other, but we're talking about magnitudes here. But, I hope you're right
But for the record, I'd rather a second SBCG4AP season.
Wallace & Gromit Ep1
3,666 $10.00 $36,663.00 3,666 $36,663
In 2 weeks of sales:
Sam & Max Save The World
6,240 $20.00 $124,800.00 6,240 $124,800
I think Wallace & Gromit might do better at retail where parents might get the game for their kids, but it looks like W&G hasn't been a huge success on XBLA.. I think Sam & Max is pushing 10, 000 in sales now too
I assume W&G made its money like it should but I had the same feeling from the number of posts that it is not a smashing success. Look at the number of posts for StrongBad (I never really liked the setting in fact I hate the flash cartoon and stopped playing in the middle of ep1 due to the setting) and look at the number of posts regarding W&G and you get a similar picture. Not quite the same as Bone, but not as successful as the other series. I still do not know why, maybe at least on the PC side it really was the control scheme which has put off to many players, but that one should not reflect the console numbers. I personally like W&G and the games are brilliant, so I am not sure why.
My theory is that the usual Xbox gamer are the wrong demographic for this genre. Xbox has a reputation for being an FPS console, so they will draw that crowd.
As a sidenote, S&M season one DVD has sold about 80k on the Wii (according to vgchartz).
I've enjoyed the W&G games, but not holding out to hard for a second season.
Actually I rethought the xbox numbers again, and it is pretty clear here. Sam and Max is the better deal, you get the entire season for 20$ while you can get only one W&G for 10$, that explains the sales numbers on the xbox :-)
In the end it looks to me that W&G will do pretty much the same as Sam and Max if you count all four episodes, maybe slightly less. Add to that that porting the game from the PC to the xbox is a low effort thing, and it will make money, no doubt!
I thought the same thing at first as well... until someone pointed out to me that Uno and Peggle are among the most successful Live Arcade titles.
**runs off to boot up his 360!**
I can't vouch for the 360 versions, but I have both on my iPhone and they're very addictive. Unfortunately, my iPhone is starving for some Telltale adventure gaming love... :-(
I definitely agree with you. wallace & gromit was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT, but Monkey island and Sam and Max were just as awesome, and Telltale perfected them.
Probably you already know this.
But it's been recently released on XBOX Live, along with all the other W&G eppys.
I'd love to see more Wallace & Gromit games, but they need to keep things fresh. I don't think they can keep things fresh without putting resources towards it (but if it wasn't very successful then the popular MI/S&M etc. will inevitably take first-seat).
However, I think it's not logistically possible.
Yeah... Thanks... but I caved in & bought them for my PC about 3 months ago.
with wallace wearing an empty cheese box from wallace & gromit curse of the were-rabbit? that could work!