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urluckyday 03-14-2005 08:45 PM

Where did they all go!
 
I am truly saddened that I have to post this thread.

As many of you know, our beloved Lucasarts is an amazing game company. But they have also changed a lot over the years. For example, Sam and Max: Freelance Police, and the new Full Throttle were cancelled. It saddens me that even though I love Star Wars, they have shifted so far away from wonderful andventure games like Grim Fandango and Sam and Max! I plead for Lucasarts to continue making some of their most amazing adventure games!

P.S. The last adventure game I know of (that lucasarts made) was Escape from Mokey Island, which was pretty good, but nothing since. :ball:

VampireNaomi 03-15-2005 12:45 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing them try their hands at adventuring again, but are there any creative people left working for them? I thought they were all replaced with droids, because they are cheaper and fit the new image of the company.

JofaGuht 03-15-2005 07:06 PM

This is the Revolution of Independant Developers!!!! Nope, I have a feeling that LucasArts will never be cool again.

Thrik 03-15-2005 08:06 PM

I'd have to agree. With somewhere around the high end of none of their older talent still in employment, the future for LucasArts' adventure games is looking very grim (oho).

Eventually they'll probably realise that the Star Wars gaming has gotten out of hand and revert to their original mission statement, but I can't see that coming anytime soon with the Star Wars franchise being in full swing right now.

urluckyday 03-15-2005 08:42 PM

I'm not saying Star Wars is bad...
 
Make sure you understand that I don't think Star Wars is bad, and that I don't think the games are cool. Heck! I'm seeing the first showin' of EP 3! It's just that I wish that Lucasarts could maybe split or something; one group works on adventure titles while the other works on Star Wars and whatnot!

Good pun by the way Thrik!:)

JofaGuht 03-15-2005 08:59 PM

Re: I'm not saying Star Wars is bad...
 
Quote:

Originally posted by legowar
It's just that I wish that Lucasarts could maybe split or something; one group works on adventure titles while the other works on Star Wars and whatnot!
That would be cool. Unfortunately, that's in a happy candyland far, far away where there's a Shenmue III and Hollywood doesn't adapt games into movies. By the way, this happy candyland only exists in our minds.

So both cynically and realistically speaking: Lucasarts will never be cool again.

neon_git 03-16-2005 07:34 AM

I don't really care if LucasArts makes a new adventure game or not - there is nobody left there capable of making a good one, and I cirtainly wouldn't buy it if it ever did come out.

No. Right now I'm more interested in Autumn Moon, TellTale and Double Fine.

urluckyday 03-16-2005 05:19 PM

Well, I don't think that's entirely true...
 
Quote:

Originally posted by neon_git
there is nobody left there capable of making a good one, and I cirtainly wouldn't buy it if it ever did come out.

I don't think that is entirely true. I mean a lot of old Lucasarts has been swept away, but I mean because there is still one man behind all of it, it can never get to the point where it gets sooo bad (i hope you know who that one man is!). But I mean, neon_git, you are pretty right about that most people from the golden days have left.
:manny:

neon_git 03-16-2005 05:28 PM

Yeah OK, I take your point, I mean it's not like I personally know every single LucasArts employee.

*checks address book*

Actually, I don't know any of them. How dissapointing.

urluckyday 03-16-2005 05:33 PM

Yeah...
 
Quote:

Originally posted by neon_git
*checks address book*
Actually, I don't know any of them. How dissapointing.

LOL

Well me either, but I don't think that all of the oldies over there have all left.

Thrik 03-17-2005 06:16 AM

Who is this person you speak of, Legowar? Not George, I hope. ¬¬

Shuz 03-17-2005 07:56 AM

Haha. An adventure game starring JarJar springs to mind.

urluckyday 03-17-2005 03:56 PM

...
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Thrik
Who is this person you speak of, Legowar? Not George, I hope. ¬¬
George is the true visionary behind most of the magic that happens at Lucasarts. If you think I was callin him an oldy, that's not who I was talkin bout. The oldies I reffered to, are the originals who produced the great games like Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, etc.

Thrik 03-17-2005 05:05 PM

He really didn't have anything to do with the original titles that were created back then, such as Monkey Island and Grim Fandango. That was all down to their respective teams.

George may be capable of producing good films, but he's not to be credited for the original titles which lit so many people's hearts up during the 1990s.

urluckyday 03-17-2005 06:57 PM

Ya...
 
Ok, ya ur right, I just meant that the oldies I was talkin bout were the people that actually made that game, and I was clearin that up.

Yes, George really only helps out with things that involve Star Wars (usually).

urluckyday 03-20-2005 09:32 AM

I have to agree!
 
Quote:

Originally posted by VampireNaomi
I wouldn't mind seeing them try their hands at adventuring again, but are there any creative people left working for them? I thought they were all replaced with droids, because they are cheaper and fit the new image of the company.
I would have to totally agree!


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