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Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« on: July 12, 2010, 11:21:44 am »
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games

So far, it looks like they plan to make four "episodes" total. They could use a point and click interface instead of the lame "walk around in circles until the object you want glows" system it uses. The graphics are on par with the Wii, but the animations are a bit stiff. Not bad, over all.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvuH_w9AJgg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvuH_w9AJgg</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cynwr02c8QM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cynwr02c8QM</a>

There's a Wii game of some sort coming out later this year as well...

What the BBC really needs to do though is make a fully fledged single player RPG, Bioware style. Perhaps the equivalent of a season, where you play as a new companion.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2010, 11:28:42 am by Logan Felipe »


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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 11:52:06 am »
That would be interesting. If you manage to convince the BBC that making such a game is part of their mandate (which is why they made these games), they will have to do it.

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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 04:55:52 pm »
It be good if you could have a bit of character creation as well. Even if it was just pick from some already mostly created characters. Just choose gender and time period they are from. Although the more detail the better.

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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 06:13:47 pm »
I was thinking something like in Mass Effect or Dragon Age character creators. The backstory system would work great too; you'd be able to determine where and when you meet the Doctor, and what occupation you had. What you pick would determine what event would occur that you would help the doctor fix (like the backstory related opening quests in Dragon Age).

It could look something like this (ala Mass Effect):

Select Location: (choose a location with predetermined effects on plot, some attributes, and side quests)

Select Personal Background: (choose between brief summaries of family background that have predetermined effects on plot and side quests)

Select Occupation: (choose between occupations that affect plot, certain attributes, and side quests)


To use an example from the show: A configuration such as:

Select Location: London

Select Personal Background: Two siblings, Divorced parents, etc.

Select Occupation: Medical Intern


Would result in the game panning out like season 3.

Of course, to truly be effective, the game would have to use original plots, rather than simply reenact the show.
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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 06:28:31 pm »
Yeah thats pretty much how I was thinking it would go although I doubt they would go as deep as that for character creations (as awesome as it would be) It maybe just take the medieval person and picka gender or the future person and gender choice etc.

Gender mostly determining if you try and hit on the Doctor or one o fthe docs other companions. Unless your a Capt Jack like character then it's on for young and old.

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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 06:40:56 pm »
Also, the TARDIS is perfect for the role of the "home base" where you store items and talk to others on board (ala the Ebon Hawk, the Normandy, or "The Campsite" from Dragon Age).
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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 10:05:39 pm »
Played Blood of the Cybermen.

You could say it was...
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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2010, 01:49:08 am »
I think what I get from this thread is that we want Bioware to make a Doctor Who game.

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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2010, 06:32:35 pm »
Played Blood of the Cybermen.

You could say it was...
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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 09:35:06 pm »
I thought it was alright, considering the price...

The "cybermats" were pretty lame though (converting organic matter into cybermen cirucuitry? fail.)

They reminded me of chestbursters from alien...
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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 10:33:11 pm »
So they never made a doctor who video game before?

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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 02:21:11 am »
I remember a Doctor Who Top Trumps game being advertised a while ago for Portable Games.

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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2010, 05:41:50 am »
So they never made a doctor who video game before?

There have been a few. I had a Dr. Who game for the C64
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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2010, 01:34:03 am »
There was top trumps on the DS, which was.. top trumps. with doctor who.
There was also Dalek Attack which was an abominably horrible platformer.

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Re: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2010, 02:47:46 pm »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef9O7_-bb14

Finished tardis. The room was pretty empty, I'd have liked to have seen more pre RTD stuff.