Quoted from merccat:
I hope they put out at least two more standards before doing another wide body, but I think it will end up being at the designers discretion for what they think fits their theme best.
My best guess is standard since #4's designer is a younger guy probably more familiar with the standard layout and was mentored by Pat who stated that he preferrs standard.
Pat's done WB before too.
Quoted from Mfsrc791:
Ya I agree. If your going to rehash an old theme why not chose a good one. Maybe star wars?
With plenty of new themes to chose from the whole rehash kinda gets old unless the theme is good
It's no different than Hollywood's trend to make remakes of remakes of past movies. How many more reboots of Spiderman and Batman must we endure?
Quoted from rubberducks:
+1000. Minus the Harry Potter bit.
If they did all original cartoon / illustrative style art and animations, I suspect it'd allow a lot more freedom.
I could imagine the 50s Disney film license being potentially restrictive.
Only if they did the Tim Burton version
Quoted from Hogbog:
Technically, yes. But, I've been in the gaming industry for over 25 years now(I'm 29). My dad started a route operation when I was around 3, and I was repairing games for him since the age of 7. Age of 12, every weekend, night, and summer was working for him repairing games in the shop and 100+ accounts we had around the Wisconsin Dells. I got an Electrical Engineering Degree and Mechanical Engineering Masters from UW Madison, and I've been working for JJP for 5 years now as the Electrical Engineer. I'm a decent player, and know pinball from many aspects (Operator, Collector, Tournament Player, Manufacturer, and now, Designer).
Can't wait to show you guys the game tomorrow! Hope to see most of you there. Some of you guys....not so sure about
The man's an Engineer - nuff said
Quoted from goatdan:
It wouldn't have been for likeness if their pics are in the game, but it may have been for their "assets". And that sounds rather in line with what I would expect.
Once you get too far below six figures, the time to pay the lawyers to draw it up and for it to go through the approval process starts to get less and less.
So in the case of Toy Story, where the only assets are only the voices (characters are drawn by Pixar) would that make licensing easier/cheaper?
Quoted from Aurich:
I'll take 1200 custom callouts over a bunch of movie lines I've heard before any day. I'm not a POTC buyer, too expensive for me, but I feel like we should be defending custom work over recycled work wherever we can. Watch the movies if you want to hear the lines, let the game be original and new.
Absolutely, custom callouts would make the game feel like a new experience within a familiar theme. But, IMO those callouts MUST be done by the original actors, or as close as possible.
I know in the Toy Story world, Tom Hanks' brother does the voice work for some of their merchandise.
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