Get cracking Telltale!

edited December 2013 in The Wolf Among Us

Like every other TWAU fan I'm pretty pissed about this delay for yet another stupid zombie game - please let that asinine meme die already! - Wolf was, much like the Love Boat, exciting and new. And then you drop like a hot potato for more Walking Dead crap...AFTER you've taken our money. If you're not going to get this out in a reasonable amount of time then at least offer us refunds. I for one will never pre-pay for one your episodic games again.

A rather pissed off customer



  • edited December 2013

    So youre expecting they will just release Ep2, becouse of this new disscusion and for telling them how bad their other games are in your opinion? Iteresting |
    btw: Just a small detail - they didnt "take" (or stole) your money, you gave it them. Blame yourself, if you regret it. TWOU is great game and is worth any waiting, just like TWD.

  • I am upset but I like this comment.

  • edited December 2013

    All I know is that Episode 2 better be damn good!

  • I guess it must be nice for Telltale to see how desperate some people are for the next episode! You have to understand that all 5 episodes aren't finished when the first part comes out and then take into consideration the decent amount of platforms and other games Telltale are also making. I know it sucks that its been 3 months but if that means a better product in the end then I dont mind waiting. (too much...)

    I buy them episode by episode for this reason, yeah it cost more in the long run but its no big deal when theres months apart anyway.

  • like this comment and to the hater wahhhhhhhh boohoo

  • I can't help but imagine the Telltale staff working overtime on two active projects and designing two more (one of which is a major juggernaut).

    The programmers are putting in extra hours coding, sustained only by Mountain Dew and pure desperation to reach the endgame before they lose the fans' loyalties. The animators' and modelers' eyes are bloodshot from sleepless nights, which only makes their job more difficult because of mistakes they make wherein Bigby's head is turned 180* upside down. The writers, however, are just kicking their feet up, glad their work is done and the drones get to pick up the slack from here.

    But the PR guys have to have it the worst. They have to keep us pleased, and it's getting harder and harder, like the guys at the strip bar in Episode 2.

  • You should not call The Walking Dead stupid, considering its fanbase is larger than TWAU, and the minority opinion is usually regarded as the incorrect opinion, plus because it is a good well made game like TWAU and neither of them should be insulted, in my opinion.

    This is how these Telltale games work. You wait for the episodes to come out. You play them. Sometimes there's a waiting period of a couple months or more. Usually it's shorter, but Telltale has a lot to work with right now.

  • edited December 2013

    How can people call The Walking Dead yet an other zombie game? All the fucking zombie games we have atm are based ON THE WALKING DEAD!

  • I like both but I really need to play that next episode these games are worse than a badass series on tv and I am digging the story on this one

  • Dear ranting person,
    If you want to keep playing wolf among us there are a few things you must know. First off it's not the walking deads fault because there also working in two other games. Second realize that TTG doesn't usually stick to one game at once and make it until the end without starting another game, if for any reason you are unable to handle this I recommend playing a game that doesn't come out in five bits. The walking dead fans have been waiting 13 months to play season 2 and twau waited about 2 months (I understand it's not a fair comparison since only the first part of wolf is out). I recommend you don't bash other games made by telltale. It really makes you look immature and honestly just uncool.
    A wolf among us fan

  • edited December 2013

    No..just NO. Dead Rising was out before this, Dead Island was,these may or may not be as good, and have you seen the other Walking Dead video game(the AMC licensed version),ugh, kinda sucked.
    That said Telltale's is alot of fun, but to call it the "standard", meh.
    Also, if what you're saying WAS true, every zombie game now would be in choose your own adventure style.:-) Closest="Last of Us", but still no. Night of the Living Dead propably inspired games like Left 4 Dead(which came out before the walking dead show even did) more than anything. Just a notation to your comment.."-"

  • if it wasn't for The Walking Dead game I probably wouldn't even of cared or tried TWAU so glad they did that or I would of missed out on a great game I hate waiting too but it just makes it more awesome when it finally gets here plus I am looking forward to their Borderlands game and Game Of Thrones Game they can have my money lol

  • Ditto

    I'll just be waiting for the full game versions tho.

  • I read everyone's posts. I am upset about episode 2 not being out yet also. I paid good money for this game. Part of owing a business is keeping your customers happy. I can understand a month or two between episodes. However to tell us that after the holidays we will just get another update on how long it will be is no good. We should have episode 2 right after the holidays not just an update.

  • Let me guess original poster, you never played the walking dead game by telltale? Because it is not another zombie game. The Walking Dead Survival Instinct is, but this is not. Plus, there's nothing wrong with zombie games. Just because they're done a lot, does not make them bad. Do you think NES 2D platformers suck because there were a shit ton of them? No, the good ones are good and the bad ones are bad, but the genre itself is alright.

    Regardless, back to the walking dead by telltale, it takes the game in a completely different direction. Sure, there are zombie attacks, but those are just to separate, and give context to this well written story of growth, decay, and transformation. The story of a convict and a kid, a redneck and his family, and more than anything else, a little girl.

  • edited December 2013

    There not delaying TWAU because of The Walking Dead... Remember that post about who the killer was. This guy with red hair and the cab driver. That might have been the real killer and now everybody knows so they are going back and changing the story. Wouldn't shock me if they delayed it even longer, maybe after the 2nd episode of the walking dead

  • Ok, first off, fanboys shut the fuck up. No one cares about your brown nosing. They could shit in a bowl and you'd still call it ice cream. Want to kiss their asses? Do it in your own thread. This is a thread for paying customers who are pissed off with the service we received for the money we've paid up-front, in good faith. And yes, the Walking Dead is tripe. I don't give a rats ass how popular it is. Reality TV is popular, and it's garbage. So the the fact that you actually like that tripe says very clearly just how stupid and easily amused you really are. At this rate this game won't be finished for years. And for a game that's only a few hours long to begin with that's unacceptable. Jesus Christ, you idiots are living proof that there's a sucker born every minute.

  • I don't know how you bought the game op but personally im roling my cc charges back, people should not support mediocre companys like telltate. 3-4 months to polish a 2h game is just sad and lame. Especially when TWD was a buggy mess Delete previous data, Black screen, Random Choices, Fps Drop and so on I have to said that im glad that I bought that game on a sale and im glad that I can refund my money from this amateur "company"

  • Lol, TWD Survival Instinct sucked.

  • if it wasnt for twd u woundt have twau so have respect that they want to continue it first

  • remember when episode 1 of the walking dead game cameout in april 24 2012 and then episode 2 came out july 28 2012? thats 3 months so i wouldnt be suprised if episode 2 doesnt come out late febuary 2013, hopefully it'll be worth it and i think it will.

  • Dude WTH chill. First don't hate on TWD alot of people like those games and season one put Telltale on the map for the gaming industry. TWD picked them up after the fall from Jurassic Park. I absolutely loved TWAU ep 1 but im not gonna rush TTG for ep 2 because then it wont be as good. They are trying to broaden their fanbase and keep their current fans alive at the same time. thats not easy and people like you that yell and complain only make the job harder. Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones look like they'll be awesome and they probably will and as a REAL fan i'll happily wait for each episode and not come running and complaining. Each of their games is $25 well spent.

  • They said right after the holidays so i think itll come out in January

  • it is possible that they delayed it because they didn't want episode 2 to come to close to or before TWD episode one. in any case they are clearly behind schedule with episode 2 and they should inform the people that they already excepted money form for the product why that is. if they aren't willing to do so then they shouldn't sell season passes.

    all episodes are supposed to be out by September 23(first day of fall) according to steam in order for all of them to be out on time with the same amount of time between episodes the 2nd needs to be out Sunday witch clearly isn't going to happen.

  • Right now I am refusing to start playing the Walking Dead s.2 because of how long this delay has been. Frankly I don't think I will start playing that title until episode 3 of Wolf is released. I don't see any reason to set myself up for getting upset from another ambiguous Telltale release cycle.

    I really think it wasn't WD that delayed them, I think it was making the TWAU iOS app. That got released at 7 weeks after episode 1 for all other platforms, right in the historical butter-zone for an episode release from Telltale. So yet another reason for me to hate Apple.

    I just like how the holidays have come and gone and no word. Or were they talking about Martin Luther King day?

  • I agree with this post, since I too left a very similar post under the topic discussion: "Vote for Episode Change Rollouts!" I think it is so coincidental that Tell Tale re-posted a comment in May reexplaining the reason for the delays and why they "choose" to provide broken quarterly episodes [which is what these delays are turning into.]

    I would not go so far as to NEVER buy a Tell Tale game again, but in the future I am not buying anymore of their games until they are fully COMPLETED! Let me explain... for example, what happens if this company goes under... they do not have a long history of video game creating. Do you really think they would refund any of us??? Or, what if the game stories start taking a down hill in creativity and interest. I guess I just would have to live with it then, right?

    When I first started playing Tell Tale I started with the "Walking Dead" and for whatever reason I thought the PC version was not available at all for this game, so when I did find out from a friend, ALL of the episodes were available AS WELL AS 400 Days! What a difference to game play. I thought to myself, would I have been happy waiting months between all 6 episodes until its completion? The fun thing was being able to play the whole game and then go back and play it a different way.

    What I think stinks the most, and I do not hear it often complained about, is how much do they expect us to remember to the story line when by the time the next episode comes out, you don't have a clue what happened in the last one or last 2 or 3, unless you replay them again. Sorry, "Tell Tale" I do not have a photo graphic memory for your lengthening delays and releasing new episodes. Do any of us?

  • Oh how dare you say 3 months to be released... according to the corporate response the waiting time is only a mere month, maybe 6 weeks tops, yet they fail to mention this is the actual case and a break from their official retort.

  • I'd rather wait than have something rushed...

    I assumed it will be in January don't know


  • Do they even have PR guys? I haven't noticed them. :O

  • Fair point. We only got Puzzlebox to keep us company. Everybody else is on Mt. Olympus, nigh-untouchable.

  • They said "After the holidays." It's literally been four days since the holidays.

  • I feel that I can confidently state that I'm able to remember the story of a video game I played a couple of months ago. Since... since you asked and whatnot.

    I couldn't imagine living with the risk of spoilers for such amazing stories, but I think that impatient people are probably better off waiting until the game is completed before buying it. It's not like you aren't going to get it, obviously, since you're very passionate about it. But this is just the way that Telltale works. They make amazing games and their incredibly tight development cycles are obviously subject to delays for all sorts of reasons.

  • I am one of those impatient people, but because of that fact, it's impossible for me to wait until the game is completed before buying it :) If Telltales games weren't so awesome it would be easier to resist.

  • edited January 2014

    Well i love the walking dead season 1 but not season 2 because it was not complete and the first episode was not too good...the wolf among us is delayed for three months but this episode will be very good..I love the telltale games if you do not play their games ok lol

  • Oh, they have. On twitter and facebook, I think ;)

  • If the amount of debate on this topic makes something clear, it's that customers have wildly varying expectations of what their season pass purchase entails. Quite fairly, because the language is indeed vague. On Steam, you can currently pay $24.99 for a season of content. It continues, "(Episode 1 Available Now, Episodes 2-5 will be released periodically until Summer 2014)"

    I don't have any special insight into how Telltale could improve their episodic release rate, nor whether they should. But I do believe that they can improve the description of their offering to make it clear what is actually being purchased. While I appreciate the inclusion of a release timeline in my season pass purchase, it is unclear whether it is a term of the contract they're offering or an estimate, prone to delays.

    While complaints about game delays are totally harmless and a longstanding internet tradition, complaints about feeling cheated by the terms of the season pass should be addressed quickly and with a modicum of empathy. We have a working solution for delayed pre-order resolution, namely that retailers will refund pre-orders any time before fulfillment. But Telltale's episodic offerings offer no such path to resolution. What does it mean to demand a refund on a partially-fulfilled digital purchase? Should marketplaces be expected to hold season pass revenue in escrow on behalf of publishers, as with pre-orders? These and many more questions will be decided in the near future, and we should try to remember that this isn't business as usual, that these are new and untested legal questions that have gone unanswered simply due to the past obscurity of the season pass model.

  • In all fairness, Ep 1 Season 1 of TWD was kinda slow-starting. It's just that, in hindsight, the storytelling was masterful so everyone remembers it as a whole instead of small segments. I have faith that Season 2 will be the same way. Anyways, on to the OP discussion of TWAU. I get the desire of TTG to release on as many platforms as they possibly can and as quickly as they can so that they can make as much profit as possible. That's just business(too many people consider gaming to be an art where the creator should primarily be concerned only with their project and not from any profits that might come their way through their endeavors) but after a certain point, integrity should come into play. Let the fans know about what's going on, even if on vague terms. If they keep with the media blackout though, people are going to assume the worst. Even if they come out and say that they ran into issues with porting to iOS(a platform that I have no interest in) and that put them a little behind the 8-ball, I would by far prefer that over them saying nothing at all.

  • edited January 2014

    This was not just a RANDOM rant, read the comment above it that was being RESPONDED or REPLIED to, to geta grasp on this "rant"!!
    I guess you might be responding to the original poster, in that case you should say thats what you're doing, because just making a comment can be confusing to others in a conversation above you, futture=point out who you're speaking to.:-) sry.

  • puzzleboxpuzzlebox Telltale Alumni

    Hey guys! Telltale President and Co-Founder Kevin Bruner has just posted an official update on Episode 2 here. Please continue the discussion in that thread. Thanks!

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