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Biggest disappointment for the season? spoilers

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And don't just say Max's fate because that goes without saying :( My disappointment was Stinky being evil. I'm not surprised and that's the problem for me. It was so obvious she was evil that I figured it was a red herring and that she was going to turn out to be a secret agent, health inspector, or maybe even the Commissioner something surprising. Instead she was evil but, it wasn't even epic evil...She just wanted to steal a restaurant. Max was minutes away from being nuked, I wouldn't have cared if she had taken over city and announced her wedding to Skunkape by then.

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  • The only thing I'm confused about is, if the Cake of the Damned doesn't actually work, what the heck did Sam and Max create at the end of 205 during the @#$% Popper boss fight?

    My only disappointment for this season was that there was no final boss. 201, 202, 203, and 204 each had boss fights, I couldn't wait to see the final boss. Then it never appeared.

    I also would have liked if there was a wider array of settings and themes. Season 1 covered TV, mobsters/casinos, politics, the internet, and the moon. Season 2 had Christmas, tropical islands/myths, vampire/horror, mariachi/time travel, and Hell. Season 3 pretty much just had Egypt and space. It had a few others, but I felt that they just weren't as strong as the themes in the previous seasons.

    Oh, and like previously mentioned, there weren't many instances when Sam and Max were together in their full glory.

    I also miss the office. I like to have a home, or a sort of base to go to whenever I'm stumped, and with the office gone, I had nowhere to go. Also, I wanted to see all the junk Sam and Max have collected.

    I'm also disappointed about how Grandpa Stinky lost his body. I'd much rather have a grumpy old sailor than a space gorilla minion.

    Oh, and I miss Bosco.

    And click-walking.

    ... And grainlessness.

    Okay, so to be brutally honest, there were quite a few issues I was disappointed with in this season. I loved it to death, but I enjoyed Season 2 more.

  • @SushiGummy said: The only thing I'm confused about is, if the Cake of the Damned doesn't actually work, what the heck did Sam and Max create at the end of 205 during the @#$% Popper boss fight?

    A Cake of the Damned, it just wasn't magical afterall.

  • What was more anoying then disapointing was Noir Sam going into normal Sam for a line or two.

  • I can think of a few parodies in the episodes: Lovecraft, Noir, Fantastic Voyage, kaiju, zombie movies, murder mysteries, tomb exploring, Egypt and sci-fi.

  • @SunnyGuy said: Remember this?
    http://www.spectrecollie.com/archives/2010/09/back-story

    The Cake of the Damned IS a lie.

    I only have one thing to say to that.

    BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERGH.

    :mad:

  • @SunnyGuy said: Remember this?
    http://www.spectrecollie.com/archives/2010/09/back-story

    The Cake of the Damned IS a lie.

    I will never accept this. The pulled that out of their a$$ in the last second and nothing they write will ever change my mind about that. Girl-Stinky will always be cake-Stinky to me.

  • I found Series 3 to be.. a bit of a let down but i just wondered if that was my tastes. TellTale games are always short, which is why the 'series' idea (episodic game play is far from new and mostly it's in small episodes short bits) but series 3 seamed.. shorter to me.. maybe cause in series one and two there seamed to be a lot more going on around the place, you could walk down the same street and all this familiar but different things were going on..

    Also, I got a bit of the old 'We got money now, so lets loose content' feeling with the fact Sybil wasn't there until the end (and Lincoln got a new body.. somehow that wasn't explained.. not even in a brief "oh, by the way" and everyone just took it that it was normal), Bosco is gone (replaced by a mother who.. anyone figure out how come she got about 20-30 years younger? and again, no comments on how come... and, of course, she has given up trying to find out who killed her), i'm not really gonna bother with why the street is the shorter 'cut down version' in the past cause there are probebly a few ways to get around that (like.. removing the road at some point in the future, knocking down alot of buildings and putting up new ones in there stead), much of the back up support cast seamed cut down, yes, there was 2 returns of Jurgen (Okay.. maybe it would be funny calling him a european if i wasn't english.. but then lumping such a wide range of cultures into the 'euro-trash' field is nothing new (and something i never understand...)) but well.. sure, the first time was in the past so you got all that, but then just do a cheap off-hand comment to explain why you haven't done an updated version of his modern outfit... (which always seamed more Bondage then Goth).. I didn't think there was as much of the feeling of a bunch of stories that all tie together as there was with the first series.. even the second seamed to have a bit more of this feeling then this third one.. This third one was too much 1 story cut up then a bunch of connected stories.. It's what i feel is one of the banes of modern TV shows.. Sure, big stories are good but why lose the art of telling complete stories in small parts? I have faced some trouble with my own work that shows its not easy to always keep a full story down in size but I'm just a small-timer.. people that get paid way more then i do should have way better skills.. (Side note.. Look at Early Simpsons episodes.. Full stories, look at later ones, you don't feel like you get a whole story and it often leaves too many hanging bits for no reason).

    Also.. I hate Time Clones or such like as a get out for a dead character.. The character has still died and replaced by another character which is pretty much the same but NOT.. It's bad enough in TV shows from the 80s and 90s that used all the 'Oh, our version of the character has died, and in your world, all but that one has died so we will take him in as our own' but must every form of media do the same thing? By the looks of things, Sam has forgotten that his best friend Max is dead and replaced by one from parallel time span in which the spaceship from series 2 wasn't fully destroyed (cause the time machine is there.. though it might be a different one) and the whole of this series didn't happen for him, but a different one where Sam became the monster did (and means, a hell of a lot of changing)..

    As Games go.. this series was okay but.. It leaves one with a feeling that it's more of an amateur job and goes a bit too far beyond 'Leave them wanting more'.. Also, did the engine take a step backwards? No longer able to point your gun at things...

    ah well.. my views normally aren't of much intrest unless its insults so.. feel free to pay no notice to me and chalk me up as another classic gamer that prefers to live in the past.. no, really, I won't and don't take offense at that..

  • @der_ketzer said: I will never accept this. The pulled that out of their a$$ in the last second and nothing they write will ever change my mind about that. Girl-Stinky will always be cake-Stinky to me.

    There were hints to it all over Season 3. It's clear this had been planned for a while.

  • @der_ketzer said: I will never accept this. The pulled that out of their a$$ in the last second and nothing they write will ever change my mind about that. Girl-Stinky will always be cake-Stinky to me.

    It doesn't matter now that she's dead.

  • @Sammy said: It doesn't matter now that she's dead.

    Or is she?

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