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Brilliant!

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Just completed and absolutely loved Episode 1 of Sam & Max! Thanks a lot TellTale, that was well worth the wait and the money!

At first I worried that the voices of Sam and Max were going to grate, or that the old S&M humour wasn't going to translate into today, but I was wrong on both counts. I grew to love the voices, and the S&M humour has been tweaked to be a little more adult (could have been more), a bit more satirical (which I loved!) but just as much fun as before, and it worked a treat!

My concerns over the "basic" retro-style adventure-gameplay evaporated, too - swept away by the intelligence, wit and just overall fun:- The thing that made the old LucasArts adventure games great in the first place! It's great to see that that sort of thing can still work!

It's really like the original Sam and Max are back, or rather, like they've never been away - and the great thing is I've got another five episodes to look forward to! If they're as good as this one, I'll be extremely happy!

Thanks again, TellTale, you've done a brilliant job!

Adventure games are back - and LucasArts were wrong, they DO still work today!

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  • I can only concur. The game truly is as great as the original. The only thing that could've been better is the difficulty. It's a little bit too easy for the experienced adventurer. But that doesn't take away the fun at all.

    Great job, and I hope you guys can bring us five more instant-classic episodes. Thx for proving LucasArts was wrong by showing the world adventure games are still a great genre, and alive and kicking.

  • 100% in my books.

    I'm always amazed at how humans can take something already so great and take the time and effort to make it even better. It's a monumental achievement.

  • Also, it seems like the adventure genre fits perfectly with the episodic release model. Knowing that only two months from now i will be playing episode 2 is just great! Seeing how some huge franchises sky rocket when it comes to development costs, i find it extremely refreshing to see smaller companies like Telltale embrace a business model which could, in my perspective, revive the adventure genre as we knew it back in the early 90's.

    I believe that the adventure genre, if it wants to survive, needs to turn its back on the technology thingamabobs, and take a left turn where the sign says "alternate distribution and emphasis on story and gameplay".

    We might not be many, but when Sam & Max hits the road, we wanna come along for the ride.

  • Johnny Walker... Hey, are you Cancer's singer/guitarist?:eek:

  • No, he's a bottle of fairly average scotch.

  • Great game. Just finished it today. I do hope, though, that the next epsiodes will be somewhat longer and harder. ;)

  • [quote]No, he's a bottle of fairly average scotch.[/quote]

    Average?! How dare you...!

  • @Giligan said: Great game. Just finished it today. I do hope, though, that the next epsiodes will be somewhat longer and harder. ;)

    Do you also want longer development cycles for each episode? Because more locations do that to games you know. ;)

  • @elsenator said: Do you also want longer development cycles for each episode? Because more locations do that to games you know. ;)

    Patience is a hard razor to swallow. :D


    In all fairness, $*8-9.00 was a little bit spendy for such a short episode. I finished the game in one morning. :cool: A little more meat on the game's bones would have been nice.

  • @Giligan said: In all fairness, $*8-9.00 was a little bit spendy for such a short episode. I finished the game in one morning. :cool: A little more meat on the game's bones would have been nice.

    I think that depends on your playing style. You can finish it in 2 hours if you want to, but you can also spend 4 hours on it if you really dig into the dialog and fully embrace the combinations the game has to offer. I don't think it's about having more locations to visit - it's more about taking full advantage of the ones you are offered.
    In that perspective, i think 9 bucks is very cheap. Also, pre-ordering all the episodes lowers the $/episode a lot, making it even cheaper. I can't come up with another game that offers such great value for money.

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