When I head that the Lies of P was essentially a hardcore retelling of Pinocchio my brain couldn’t really comprehend how stupid that sounded. That’s not to say anything bad about the actual game, it might be great! There are plenty of stupid concepts that are executed well, and so are a good product. But that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t have just created something new. I mean it’s not like Pinocchio is a goldmine of action, they had to work really hard to turn that into something that it’s not. So if it takes more effort to rework something rather than just creating something new… Why not?
But can you imagine being in on the pitch meeting for this game? There has to be some real crazy ass ideas for battle-Pinocchio to considered acceptable enough to years of development into.
I do have to give credit to my brother for the line “Hey, Yeah I do kinda think Pinocchio” I don’t think that’s quite what I would have put in there, but it was a great line.