First of all, thank you!....Thank You!.....you didn't mess it up. :)
Somewhere at the back of my mind a sweaty teenage dream was drowning in a pool of it's own mucus and self loathing, you guys just dove right in there without a thought for your future sanity and gave it mouth to mouth!
We know the battle has only just begun but I'd say the first strike was a success, I can only see things getting better, especially if the Telltale staff keep an eye on these forums (which I notice they do), I've seen quite a few ideas floating around...which leads me to offering a few of my own.
The lack of verb commands does restrict the feeling of freedom (and the amount of potential replies to dumb requests) but thankfully the balance of interesting things to click is perfect.
It'd be good if perhaps you could have a 'Look' function separate from the general action function, this could be mapped to the right mouse button because as it stands it feels as naked as a freshly shaved gerbil.
The level of audio compression on the vocals borders on annoying, I'd happily put up with a larger download if it improved my immersion in the plot.
A double click could have Sam move a bit faster, perhaps not full bore running as it might look weird, also double clicking on an exit you've already used could perform a quick exit as in the later classic adventures.
The ability to attempt to combine objects in the inventory would be nice (and humorous), also when Sam comments on an object the inventory box closes, a little bit frustrating if you wanted to look at another item afterwards.
Lastly, one of the things i treasure the most in classic adventure games is the feeling of a large new world to explore, things did feel a bit claustrophobic in episode one but I think the benefits of episodic gaming will soon outweigh this.
Thanks and thanks again for keeping the dream alive, storytelling is such a crucial part of life and living!