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Which games to play first

posted by chucklas on - last edited - Viewed by 212 users

I just bought the Holiday Pack that contains all 3 Sam and Max games. Do you suggest I play the old (non-telltale) games prior to playing these or should I go look for the old games and play those before jumping in to the telltale games?

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  • Why are you saying games in plural?

    The ONLY game before telltale was Sam & Max Hit the Road.
    Its a good game, but its totally unrelated to the telltale ones so when you play it doesn't really matter; where as the telltale seasons make much more sense if played in order.

  • When playing the Telltale seasons you're better off playing them in order or else you won't understand stuff if you like went ahead playing Season Two without playing Season one first.

    As for Hit The Road, a totally different game. Unrelated, so you can play that at any time.

  • If you don't play HtR 1st, you'll miss some inside jokes in TT's SMNMX seasons ... but you won't miss any important plot points

  • @Emo Hoe said: Why are you saying games in plural?

    My bad, for some reason I thought there were 2 or them. Thanks for the info. I will probably just skip the original.

  • I played 3 first and altho I didn't understand all of the references, the game was great enough to get me interested in the other seasons

  • you can start with season one, just remember to play hit the road, it's a great game too!

  • I started with Season 3, and I didn't realise how many references I was missing until I went back and beat the first two seasons.

    So yeah, definitely recommend playing them in order.

  • you have to play season 2 to understand the ending of the city that dares not sleep

  • The first one gets pretty ridiculous, and honestly most of the later puzzles didn't make any sense to me without a walkthrough. This was back in the days when 99% of an adventure company's revenue was from overpriced calls to hint lines. Oh, yeah, it's FUNNY, definitely, but still not great as a game.
    The new games are generally more fun, I think.

  • It is true that the third season has a huge amount of references to the previous games that I didn't understand when I played it but I could kind of tell the difference between what was an honest reference and what was just a written isolated joke. I thought it was really well done, it got me interested without spoiling anything. Hell you don't even get to see Bosco in season 3 and hes one of my favorite parts of the first 2 seasons.

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