For those who haven’t experienced a Telltale Games play-through yet, you’re missing out. Telltale Games are basically “pick your own adventure” books in video game form. You go through established worlds, making choices. Depending on the choices you make, your gaming experience will be different. So far, there have been games based on everything from The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Jurassic Park, and even Back to the Future. Here are five titles that Telltale Games should make!
Five Titles Telltale Games Should Make
In Telltale’s Batman game, you did a ton of detective work. Picking up on little details, interrogating suspects, making connections, and at the end of the day, isn’t Batman just modern Sherlock Holmes? Sherlock is a wildly successful television show with a massive fanbase. If you’re going to cash in on Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, you might as well get in on this Benedict Cumberaction as well.
Take everything I said about Sherlock, add some 70’s rock, a ton of beasties, and brother drama, and you’ve got the same argument for Supernatural. Telltale Games have already tiptoed into the world of grimm beasts with their “A Wolf Among Us” series, so it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to make a game about those Winchester and their ’67 Impala.
House of Cards
Is any show just made for a Telltale Games product like House of Cards? Watching Frank Underwood work through Washington D.C., making and breaking promises, as well as enemies and allies, on his way to the White House was just hypnotic. So why not put the player in Frank’s position? Doug and Claire could be clashing constantly, forcing you to pick and choose which partner to please at any given time. It would be a ton of fun, especially in today’s political climate.
Here’s some business advice. Slap the Star Wars brand on literally anything and it will make money. But in all seriousness, wouldn’t it be cool for a Star Wars video game where you pick your own adventure. Maybe you’re growing up near Luke on Tatooine, and you get caught up in all his chaos. You get to choose whether you go with him and join the Rebellion or stay on the desert planet… potentially joining the Empire? I’m sold.
Oh Dexter, what could’ve been. After three great seasons, this show sunk faster than a bag full of body parts. But that’s a different article for another time. Telltale Games has no problem dealing with the macabre, like in Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, so why not give Dexter a run?
You can lie to Deb and your coworkers at Miami Homicide as you try your damnedest to clean up the mean streets of Florida. And who knows, maybe with a competent player holding the controller, the finale could even make sense…
But that’s just me! Which series’ would you like to see Telltale Games make? Let us know in the comment section below or harass me on twitter @RyanSmithLWOS.