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Third Season, mid-season turn off

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"Hello Friends ..."

anyway, I pre-ordered season 3 and played it up until episode 3.
Some where at the end of EP3 I completely lost the drive to continue
the season. Even tho I found the noir part of the ep to be quite amazing at least in its beginning.
But I forced my self to continue to play Alley of the Dolls (EP4). Failed.
It's gone :(. For some reason I seem to be turned off...

Episode 4 was a bit of a struggle in the end. Maybe because of the annoying plot of the specific episode and the very blunt puzzles. Maybe the whole concept of the Toy-Box is just not working for me in the Sam&Max Universe. Also they don't fit the Comic-Indiana Jones style. Well at least not for a longer time-period ...

Since I'll get the DVD soon. I will give it another shot.

Yet I wonder ...
Why is this happening to me?
Is it going to be like this foooreeever?

Anyone with a similar experience?


EDIT:
Even tho I found the noir part of the ep to be quite amazing at least in its beginning.
(Typo)

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  • Nope.

    Admittedly, I went on a 10 week European holiday just after Ep3 was released (and didn't have time to play it before I went) so when I got home I had Ep3,4, and 5 to play all at once :) I didn't hurry it, but after a few months drought past Ep 2, I found the last three to be absolutely brilliant.

    The 'Noir Sam' segment of Ep 3 had me in tears of laughter at times... it was soo good.

  • I actually hated the second half of Episode 3 and used a guide to get through it, not because I couldn't figure it out, just cause I wanted to get it over and done with quickly and leave asap.

    Apart from that I've enjoyed the rest of Season 3, Episode 4 going on to become one of my fave Sam & Max episodes of all time, just that second half of Episode 3 that drags the fun down for me.

  • I'd say that Episode 3 definitely dampened my spirits for the season a little. But Beyond the Alley of the Dolls picked 'em right up and sent 'em into the air like Jimmy Two-Teeth after inhaling helium.

    And that, my friends, is the best comparison you will ever hear.

  • It happened to me during the first half of Tomb. I just sort of prodded on. They stole Max's Brain was completely awesome from the very beginning ahem Noir Sam :D :D :D :D

    Beyond the Alley is no doubt the best single episode in the whole series. The only one that can go around its level is the finale of season 3.

  • Well,

    thanks a lot for your feedback. You got my hopes up again. I'll definitely will give it another shot around Christmas....
    Hopefully EP4 will pick up my spirit again.

    Cheers!

    PS:
    @Molokov said: The 'Noir Sam' segment of Ep 3 had me in tears of laughter at times... it was soo good.
    The Noir Segment was great. Yes!

  • @bambi said:
    Episode 4 was a bit of a struggle in the end. Maybe because of the annoying plot of the specific episode and the very blunt puzzles.

    (...)

    Anyone with a similar experience?



    I enjoyed EP3 even though it was significantly weaker than EP2, but I had similar issues with the 4th one. Up to the end of the scene in Stinky's, it was great, but after that, it was more often boring than fun. Then, the ending was again excellent.

    Telltale tried a more grim approach with the second part of TDP, which didn't always work out perfectly. Then again, repeating Season 2 wouldn't have been such a great idea, either, so at the end of the day I'm glad they tried something different.

  • @bambi said: Well,

    thanks a lot for your feedback. You got my hopes up again. I'll definitely will give it another shot around Christmas....
    Hopefully EP4 will pick up my spirit again.

    Cheers!

    PS:

    The Noir Segment was great. Yes!



    Curious, have you actually finished Episode 4? Because the final part of Episode 4 was just insane brilliant and awesome, I actually felt that was the REAL end of the story since the Toybox gets destroyed and Episode 5 just went off on a different threat compared to the Toybox centered Episodes 1-4.

  • 304 was the shunshine between the season's worst (303) and second worst (305). Not sure if I put it higher than 302 or not though...

  • 303 wasn't bad, it just wasn't as good as I thought it was gonna be

    304: was one of the BEST OF THE SEASON!!! It had a mysterious ambience that made the audience uncertain of what was gonna happen next, and it had a lot of twists and turns..overall, I thought 304 was AWESOME!!!!

  • @Pantagruel's Friend said:
    Telltale tried a more grim approach with the second part of TDP, which didn't always work out perfectly. Then again, repeating Season 2 wouldn't have been such a great idea, either, so at the end of the day I'm glad they tried something different.



    I repeat that in my head every time I think of the 3rd Season. ::trying to shake the bad vibes::

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