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"Muzzled" getting terrible reviews in Amazon

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A bunch of noobs with (probably) utterly shitty computers are giving the free "Muzzled" episode terrible 1 star reviews either because the game either doesn't work for them, runs very slow, or even can't figure out how to play...

http://www.amazon.com/Wallace-Gromits-Grand-Adventures-Download-Pc/product-reviews/B002RL8K2U/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

Whatever their reason, those reviews are not giving the game very good publicity.

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  • My little review is finally online. More people here should write 5 star reviews to balance out those horrible 1 star reviews it has.

    I see some people have done so already but it still has a highly mediocre rating.

  • Maybe I'll write a review for it one of these days as well, but I think (hope) most people can 'read between the lines' when looking at 1 star reviews for a game not working. That's not to imply anything negative towards those reviewers.... I know what it's like to be frustrated with PC games when they don't work, but I agree that giving a 1 star review for that reason is a bit wrong. When Call of Duty 5 came out, I had some problems with that crashing randomly, but still gave it a 3 star rating because I thought it was a good game (when it worked). They've since gotten it more stable with patches, but my point is, I didn't give it a 1. On the other hand, if it had refused to run at all..... who knows, maybe I would have given it a 1.

    I do think that these games (Telltale) can be pretty demanding on their highest settings. The EXEs themselves are pretty large, and I have seen them taking hundreds of MB of RAM while running. Does anyone know if there is a CFG file or settings in the registry that can be changed to set everything to its lowest before running the game? That may help a person get it going at least. I have one PC running Vista, but have had mixed luck with games on that. When I built my gaming rig/main computer last year, I went with XP for that reason..... better compatibilty. I can play just about any game at full settings with no problems.

  • @St. Louis said: This is what Telltale games suggest: The following games work on Win7. Others currently require compatibility modes and/or admin privileges to run.
    Guess what: I allready did this without reading this page.

    btw: someboday said Ihave an attitude. I kindly ask you to read my first comment. I don't think I show an attitude there. I just said that I'm running win7 and that it doesn't work for me.
    And for my comment, people start to ridicule me in their answers. Suggesting I'm stupid and so. Who has an attitude problem. Instead of helping, they start laughing right away.

    support@telltalegames.com

  • I'm so glad I bought a new computer and got broadband this year - because my laptop would crash blue screens multiple times under the likes of Sam and Max Season 2!...Anyway great episode, Telltale.

    Like someone said in one of the positive Amazon reviews (probably a reviewer from the site) it really felt like one of the shorts (not A Matter of Loaf and Death, which I never really liked personally). I commend Telltale for this accomplishment, if sidelining it for TOMI on its release.

  • @St. Louis -> I read your first post in this thread and I feel you have an actitude. But the guys on this thread doesn't have a better actitude either, so, I guess is a draw.

    The only thing I can tell is just send an email with your problem and all your specs to support@telltalegames.com (or post it in the support forums) and they probably will find the trouble (It's not necessary you have an "ancient" graphic card: There's some new ones who also has troubles with those games). If you actually brought the game and doesn't run at the end of everything, they are nice enough (far I read it) to return your money.

    My experience with the Telltale's Support is wonderful, so, they will help you to run the game. Of course, if you want.

  • @ ginnyN: thank you for your nice comment and sorry if I gave the wrong impression with my first comment.

  • @St Louis: What's your computer's graphics card?

  • @Pale Man said: I'm surprised these people managed to even find the website in the first place considering how utterly idiotic they appear to be.

    If you've ever seen the movie "Idiocracy" you'll know why those reviews are there.

    It's a sad sad sad glimpse of the reason adventure games like W&G, Sam & Max, Monkey Island had such a loooong break, and are still considered somewhat "niche" games.

    These games require honest-to-goodness thinking, creativity, you know ... all that stuff we needed before being able to be spoon-fed the BFG and just blow things away as the "ultimate game".

    I've liked W&G since the early days (yeah. I'm old. :P), have watched and followed Aardman/Nick Park for a looong time and those reviews are so... incredibly... ARGH. They represent exact the imbecile-like tendencies of the people who tried it.

    "It won't work on my computer" - Really. Did you check to see if your computer could run it?

    "I can't figure out how to play" - I'm sorry you took your stupid pills so faithfully.

  • @Armakuni said: I posted a review on Amazon... said it'll take 48 hours or so for it to appear -

    i read the review you posted on amazon, and a agree with it. Also i have vista and have never had any troubles playing the telltale games, and i've played all the tales from monkey island games, and all sam and max also, plus no trouble with wallace and gromit

  • @puzzlebox said: I bought this thing called a "book" the other day. Apparently it's some ancient form of entertainment from a time before computer games.

    It was complete and utter GARBAGE. I opened it up, and after reading one page, nothing happened. It was just waiting for me to do something, to interact with it in some way. I could not understand how to progress in the story.

    Needless to say, I certainly won't be purchasing any books in the future.

    It is strange that you can't progress without doing anything, i mean if i did nothing in tales of monkey island i'd still be on the ship waiting for the intro to finish, also in sam and max i'd still be at the office waiting to be given back the phone, also in wallace and gromit i'd still be waiting for the breakfast to cook itself. Fortunately i knew i had to progress the story, it doesn't do it for you no matter how much you wait.

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