First of all, mad props to Jared Emerson-Johnson for the awesome score. It was eminently hummable and suitably melodic, while also feeling very electronic, very 70's SF-esque. This is a pretty amazing feat, because "hummable" and "70's SF music" normally fit together about as well as chocolate ice cream and mayonnaise (for anything in the time span predating Star Wars, that is).
I loved all the new graphic effects: the film grain filter and real time shadows etc. (The fact that Sam's suit now has a weave amuses me greatly, for some reason.) Am I the only one around here who can play this baby on graphics level 9?
The cursor is Sam's hand now. (And, when you're in Max Mode, it's Max's hand--a nice touch!) THANK YOU, Telltale, for FINALLY incorporating this feature from Hit the Road and the late, lamented Freelance Police. I've only been begging for this little detail for, what, six years and three seasons? ;)
Voice acting, again, superb. David Nowlin and William Kasten have really hit their stride with practice. And Roger L Jackson brings the house down as Skun-ka'pe.
I was rather bemused by the Nazi-style banners (with the letters SA in black, instead of a swastika) in Skun-ka'pe's ship. I wonder if that'll cause any problems in the (presumably inevitable) German localization? After all, SA can also stand for the Sturmabteilung (Hitler's Brownshirts)...