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Season 4 Speculation/Suggestion Thread

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I'm addicted to it I need it and it's awesome so after I'm done playing the devils playhouse ten more times when can I expect to pre order season 4

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  • @SamXMax said: Spoilers for 305!!!

    Personally, I wanna see the big bad as the "real" Max, who went to heaven thanks to his selfless act and, upon seeing that Sam has replaced him, goes into a freakout and enters an epic (player-controlled?) mode as he takes over heaven and sends various disasters his former friend's way.

    I know this is different from what you're talking about but it reminds me...

    There was a brief period of time where 204 time stream split Sam & Max were either the villains of the season or of an episode, but I think that in the end it seemed too insider to do that, so it was cut. We were all happy to get that weird time continuity madness into the end of 305, but not everyone agreed. :)

    I (or someone else from whom I stole the idea) had pitched at one point that in Season 3 you actually play as the Sam and Max who steal the time machine in 204, to see where they go and what they do, as an excuse to do a semi-reboot -- open the season in the final act of 204 with the UFO about to self destruct, then follow the other Sam & Max instead of "our" Sam & Max -- but that was also way too weird and niche.

    I'm glad that at the end of the day, Season 3 ended up with a story that follows linearly from Season 2, but with a reasonably clean break from all of the baggage right at the start, but I would have loved to see more of weird alternate timeline Sam & Max.

  • @Jake said: I (or someone else from whom I stole the idea) had pitched at one point that in Season 3 you actually play as the Sam and Max who steal the time machine in 204, to see where they go and what they do, as an excuse to do a semi-reboot -- open the season in the final act of 204 with the UFO about to self destruct, then follow the other Sam & Max instead of "our" Sam & Max -- but that was also way too weird and niche.

    I would've been a little disappointed if season three wasn't about "our" Sam & Max, but it's still an interesting idea - maybe use it as a spin-off, or something? Another webcomic like "The Big Sleep," or a super-secret-bonus episode six, something like that.

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    @Player_2 said: I would've been a little disappointed if season three wasn't about "our" Sam & Max, but it's still an interesting idea - maybe use it as a spin-off, or something? Another webcomic like "The Big Sleep," or a super-secret-bonus episode six, something like that.

    I've started to storyboard a short animation called "Welcome to Hell, Please Hold" that details what happened to Max and Alt!Sam after they died- it also includes Stinkoman as he waits for someone to insert more quarters so he can be 'reincarnated' (Jurgen: Welcome to Hell, please take a num- oh, it's you again.) and Mike Lobb (Demonic Max: So, uh, for the record, date and cause of death? Lobb (Still frozen like a popsicle): Uh-uh-uh it wa-wa-ACHOO!, promptly sneezing ectoplasmic gunk all over Max) as well as a few others.

    I'll work on it over winter break. Maybe I can harass some forum members to do some of the voices?

  • @Jake said:
    I'm glad that at the end of the day, Season 3 ended up with a story that follows linearly from Season 2, but with a reasonably clean break from all of the baggage right at the start

    For me, it was a major plus in S3. As much as I love Season 2, I think it reasonably exploited all its resources, and going forward with something in the same vein would have inevitably mean going downward, too.

    @Jake said: but I would have loved to see more of weird alternate timeline Sam & Max.

    I would love to see anything more Sam&Max related - alternate or not. Hm. Probably that doesn't count, does it? :D

  • @Avel said: Bosco and B.B. were epic failures at counting cards, so...presumably to save his knee caps.

    Also, DeathSpank's sequel wasn't in development at the same time as the first, it was part of the freakin' first game that got chopped into a second. Go watch so of the videos for the first, you'll see locations from the second in there.

    LOL! Well that maKes sense I suppose.

    And that whole Deathspank issue is so, so weird.

  • @Jake said: I know this is different from what you're talking about but it reminds me...

    There was a brief period of time where 204 time stream split Sam & Max were either the villains of the season or of an episode, but I think that in the end it seemed too insider to do that, so it was cut. We were all happy to get that weird time continuity madness into the end of 305, but not everyone agreed. :)

    I (or someone else from whom I stole the idea) had pitched at one point that in Season 3 you actually play as the Sam and Max who steal the time machine in 204, to see where they go and what they do, as an excuse to do a semi-reboot -- open the season in the final act of 204 with the UFO about to self destruct, then follow the other Sam & Max instead of "our" Sam & Max -- but that was also way too weird and niche.

    I'm glad that at the end of the day, Season 3 ended up with a story that follows linearly from Season 2, but with a reasonably clean break from all of the baggage right at the start, but I would have loved to see more of weird alternate timeline Sam & Max.

    Wow, the alternate Sam and Max were brought in fairly early on as potential plot ideas. Some people (not me) thought the ending felt tacked on. I felt that it was intentional! If the plot got that convoluted, as you mentioned, I would've wanted 10 episodes! But, as you stated, too weird and niche.

    Now I appreciate the ending a lot more than I did before. So, the writing team wanted to incorporate that time paradox into the story somehow? Well I have to say, it 'worked', but it wasn't the neatest of endings. Or was that intentional too...?:)

  • Now that Sam and Max have the time machine it would be neat if they created a third alternate version of the selves or maybe fifty alternate time clones. Sam and Max travel 5 minutes into the past relive those five minutes repeat untill there's a room full of them.

  • i don't even have season 3 it hasn't come to x box live i been playing seasons 1,2 a few time times waiting for the next one to come .

  • omg, i just finished season 3 and it was AWESOME!! :eek:

    best and weirdest season so far!

    looking forward to the next one!

  • *SPOILER ALERT*

    It just occured to me that at the end of season 3 Sam and ALT max have the time machine so they might be able to stop ALT sam an original max from dying

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