Bad Brains and Sam & Max?

The Wolfgang Kierdorf Q&A on Adventure Gamers talks with the CEO of Bad Brains about their plans to revive the Adventure genre with projects like A Vampyre Story, I-Jet, and (no kidding) The Orgastic Four ("a mix of The A-Team, a 70's porn movie and The Godfather"). The conversation also probes for confirmation of rumors that they are working on acquiring the rights to Sam & Max: Freelance Police, receiving a somewhat encouraging response:
No comment (I signed an NDA). All I can say is: yes, we are talking to LucasArts about a game that might involve animals, but that's all folks! I guess we will see what´s happening in March 2005 at the latest.
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Re: Adventure games won't make a comeback
Dec 5, 2004, 20:14
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Re: Adventure games won't make a comeback Dec 5, 2004, 20:14
Dec 5, 2004, 20:14
 
I beg to differ. Go back and play Grim Fandango or Sam and Max and tell me they aren't still fun.

What we're seeing as emergent gameplay comes into the forefront is that it's becoming harder and harder to tell a cohesive story with a cinematic feel. Yes, there's something to be said for non-linear gameplay, but I feel both linear and non-linear games have a place in the future of entertainment.
Some people complain that certain games are "too scripted", but there's nothing wrong with scripted sequences if they help immerse you in an experience that's bigger than just your effects on the environment. Games like Medal of Honor, Call of Duty, and Half-Life 2 may not be revolutionary, but they're still fun. (Yes, I'm an FPS player primarily.)
This isn't to say there's not a place for San Andreas, which does a fair job of weaving free-form gameplay with a linear story progression.

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