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Sam, Max, Season, 1

Jasede

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Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex Codex Year of the Donut I'm very into cock and ball torture
Sooo I got those.
Now I need opinions because I am curious: am I the only one thinking this game is awesome and very awesome and generally awesome? Sure, the puzzles are way easy, but gee! It's Sam & Max! It reminds me VERY pleasantly of the old Lucas Arts game, and that says something.

Am I alone with this opinion? Also, Max is fucking hot.
 

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Not awesome, but good. It's very funny, but puzzles are easy and guys from Telltale were shamelessly reusing locations and characters as series progressed. Episode 6 didn't have new characters at all.
 

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They are very good indeed. I'm pondering getting season 2 episode by episode (instead of just waiting for the job lot like I did with Season 1), but it's christmas and I'm skint/very lazy.

It isn't as good as the classic LA's Sam & Max though, it's not quite mental enough and the characters aren't quite as charming in their weirdness. Still I'd take it over 99% of shitty dross thrown out now-a-days.
 

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The puzzles are easy but story/presentation-wise the episodes range from good to awesome (in my opinion). I especially enjoyed the later episodes, like Reality 2.0.

After re-watching the intro to the old Sam & Max: Hit the Road I have to say the voice for Max was better in the old one. He had a great accent, which gave him more character.

Anyway, they sure are enjoyable and I can't wait for season two to finish so I can buy the Season 2 Box.

EDIT: Btw, would you mind horribly if I pulled some obvious furry joke at you for liking this game? It seems appropriate... you bunny-lover! :P
 

Hory

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The dialogues are awesome (probably written by "the father" of Sam & Max?), but several other aspects are lacking. I think they're trying to improve some of the problems in the second season, tho. Also, it was nice to play a game that's culturally up-to-date. When did you hear the word "blog" in a game?
 

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The games are definitely fun to play through, though a bit on the easy side.
 

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Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex Codex Year of the Donut I'm very into cock and ball torture
Bwahaha, just playing Ep 3. Every game that makes a Vietnam joke is an awesome game.
 

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Since it's presented as a series, I don't think there's anything wrong with having some locales be cross-episodal (the office is obvious). Since the plot spans the whole season, it also stands to reason that some characters do as well. Those 3 ex child-stars didn't have to be in so many episodes though... although it was probably intended as a joke.

Anyway, the episodes aren't perfect but hopefully they'll get even better.

EDIT: Episode 4 has some real comedy gold... and it really picks up after that.
 

Hory

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The "Soda Poppers" (even the name is annoying) are some of the worst characters I've ever seen in a game. I can't believe they're bringing them back in Season 2. I also fail to see what how they benefit the game so that they had to be dragged through all these episodes...
That new female character ("Stinky"?) is hot tho.
 

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After the setup wizard opening of the season two demo I got the entire season one. My laptop is in repair right now so unfortunalty I can't play it.
 

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The demo of the "episodes" was the worst example of computer game humor I ever saw.
 
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I think the idea is more awesome than the series itself.

Sure the series is awesome too, but I don't find "click-everywhere-until-puzzle-solved" to be that awesome. Yeah, I'm a bitch but what can you do about it?

On the bright sight I didn't notice what I was doing or how I was playing the game until I just missed that one spot to click on for 1,5 hour.

So they did an almost great job in hiding it and it is effective and simple enough to be forgiven.

However I really hope that episodic gaming kicks off so it would be usual to pick a series to follow and schedule your time around the release date of that one episode. And I'm really waiting for episodic gamings Heroes or Prison Break. A series that would keep you wanting to see the next episode. So I see a great potential for storytelling in games in this episodic gaming.

But what I most would like to see would be "Early Edition" as an episodic game. A guy getting tomorrow's news is still a great idea.
 

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Max started getting on my nerves as soon as he opened his mouth in episode 1 and Sam got all too predictable all too soon as well. As did Bosco, that chick, and those Soda Poppers. I did manage to finish episodes 1-4 before uninstalling the whole thing though.
 

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I've only played the free one (ep 104), and the dialogues are definitely excellent..

I dislike the simplified interface though (as compared to the scumm games) -- only clicking on things, and using things from inventory.. I'd like to see pick up. use/ talk to etc. back in games again ;/
 

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Bosco's repetition in the first five games is more than made up for in the sixth - the payoff was god damn fantastic; if only it hadn't five discrete games to get the punchline.
 

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I like the alot. I'm not even really mad that I feel shortchanged by Steam yet again.

I love Reality 2.0 and like all others.

My biggest complaint would be the interaction between Sam and Max. I'd like to see more puzzles depend on both characters and especially require the player to make active use of them.
 

jonnypolen

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It's a fun game, but it got ruined by being far too easy. Also, the Soda Poppers got way, way too annoying.

I'm still getting season 2, though. It's Sam and Max, people!
 

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The thing that really made me think "this isn´t sam and max the way I knew them" was in episode uh 2 I think, when max for some reason I don´t remember yells "BURN" .. I mean what the hell? Burn? This is sam n max we´re talking about, not that 70s show..

And well, the voiceactors just aren´t up to pair with the originals.. and why o why must they insist in using them ugly 3d graphix when even the original sam n max look better..
 

Hümmelgümpf

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Claw said:
I'd like to see more puzzles depend on both characters and especially require the player to make active use of them.
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Like this one? :D I doubt you can get more active than that.
 

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Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex Codex Year of the Donut I'm very into cock and ball torture
The graphics weren't ugly at all and the voice actors were very competent; I think a few of you merely don't like it because it's different. Something I can understand because normally I hate change.

However, I only played on 800x600. Maybe it looks less nice on a higher resolution. But that's your own damn fault for using a resolution so high one can't appreciate the artwork properly. [...]
 

don_tomaso

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Well then, our opinions go apart, because I would say the graphics are very ugly.. Animations might be good, aspecially cameramovement, but the closeups of sam n max are just awful.. And it feels like there is no detail in the scenes, even though there actually are a lot of details from a 3d point of view.. They should have done it like grim fandango in my opinion, boy would prerendered backgrounds look good with todays rendering-techniques..

And well, yes, I dont like the VO because they are different - they are worse.. If they were differnt but good I would like them, hehe.. Sam´s VO just doesnt sound as engaged as before, and max, well he doesn´t have the cockyness (is that a word?) of the old max, just listen to the intro from hit the road, pure diamonds I say..
 

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It's the textures that are particularly ugly and low-res. A good texture can make a simple 3d model look good, but the opposite is happening in the new Sam & Max.
 

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