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What I think of Sam and Max

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Just thought I'd let the team that put Sam and Max together know what I thought of it.
I hate point and click games. I mean I hate 'em. I always get frustrated by stupid, unlikely puzzles that you'd only solve through frustration or cheating, rather than logic.
I only tried Ep 1 because I was bored and didn't have a great budget that weekend. Steam flashed Sam and Max at me for $8.95 and I bit like an angry cod.
Turns out it was more fun than I've had with any game in a very long time and I was compelled to buy the other 5 episodes.
The puzzles might stump me some times, but they're never ridiculous, illogical combos like "toothpaste + carpet = love doll"
Every time I'm stumped, it's always my own oversight, not some idiotic combination of item and prop that never even made sense to the guy who thought of it in the first place.
But I digress... My reasons for hating adventure games don't apply to Sam and Max.
It's a blast and I've never laughed so much at a game before. I've still got two episodes to go, but I don't think my opinion will change before I finish them.
Well done, Telltale. I'm looking forward to more :)
*applause*

Oh, and if you got sam and max through steam and any of them are crashing on startup, right click the game in steam, click properties, click the Local files tab, then click "Verify integrity of game cache..."
Ep 4 was crashing on me, turns out something went wrong during the download and it was fixed this way.

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  • Yeah, only high quality with Telltale, dude!!! :cool:

  • Glad you liked the games -- enjoy the last two episodes! :)

  • good to see another satisfied customer

  • Welcome to the forum! It's good to know that Season 1 also appeals to people who don't consider themselves adventure game fans. You'll be pleased to know Season 2 starts only a few months from now and will have a bunch of improvements Telltale didn't have time to work into Season 1 (like widescreen support), as well as promising to tell even weirder stories and tell them better.
    In the meantime, did you see The Summer of Sam & Max yet? That can keep you busy for a while while waiting. :)

  • [quote=Harald B;38203]Welcome to the forum! It's good to know that Season 1 also appeals to people who don't consider themselves adventure game fans. You'll be pleased to know Season 2 starts only a few months from now and will have a bunch of improvements Telltale didn't have time to work into Season 1 (like widescreen support), as well as promising to tell even weirder stories and tell them better.
    In the meantime, did you see The Summer of Sam & Max yet? That can keep you busy for a while while waiting. :)[/quote]

    Or you can buy Sam & Max: Hit the Road (which is an old LucasArts game) to pass the time, like I've done. Although, I'm not sure if it has crazy puzzles or not (hasn't been delivered yet).

  • @Guybrush Threepwood said: Or you can buy Sam & Max: Hit the Road (which is an old LucasArts game) to pass the time, like I've done. Although, I'm not sure if it has crazy puzzles or not (hasn't been delivered yet).

    It definitely has crazy puzzles -some of them infamously illogical, actually. So I really wouldn't recommend it in this case.

  • @deepcapture said: Just thought I'd let the team that put Sam and Max together know what I thought of it.
    I hate point and click games. I mean I hate 'em. I always get frustrated by stupid, unlikely puzzles that you'd only solve through frustration or cheating, rather than logic.
    I only tried Ep 1 because I was bored and didn't have a great budget that weekend. Steam flashed Sam and Max at me for $8.95 and I bit like an angry cod.
    Turns out it was more fun than I've had with any game in a very long time and I was compelled to buy the other 5 episodes.
    The puzzles might stump me some times, but they're never ridiculous, illogical combos like "toothpaste + carpet = love doll"
    Every time I'm stumped, it's always my own oversight, not some idiotic combination of item and prop that never even made sense to the guy who thought of it in the first place.
    But I digress... My reasons for hating adventure games don't apply to Sam and Max.
    It's a blast and I've never laughed so much at a game before. I've still got two episodes to go, but I don't think my opinion will change before I finish them.
    Well done, Telltale. I'm looking forward to more :)
    *applause*

    Oh, and if you got sam and max through steam and any of them are crashing on startup, right click the game in steam, click properties, click the Local files tab, then click "Verify integrity of game cache..."
    Ep 4 was crashing on me, turns out something went wrong during the download and it was fixed this way.

    Dude, wait until you get to Episode 5. It's probably the best thing ever.

  • [quote=Harald B;38205]It definitely has crazy puzzles -some of them infamously illogical, actually. So I really wouldn't recommend it in this case.[/quote]

    Oh right. I thought it probably did. Nevermind! :D
    You can always try Bone then. :)

  • Man, the key-rasp puzzle was the absolute worst thing ever in that game...that was massive oversight on my part though...man was I kicking myself over that...but thats why I loved that game so much...XD

    But, I have to say that Season One really did live up to Hit the Road...the guys really have done a wonderful job with the episodes, even though Im still yet to finish episode 6...just great work...

  • @Harald B said: It definitely has crazy puzzles -some of them infamously illogical, actually. So I really wouldn't recommend it in this case.


    But at least they have a cache of mini-games to keep the frustration levels low. Now if only Jared would produce version of the Highway Surfing music....

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