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Sam and Max: Hit the Road - REMAKE?

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Now, we all remember that these past 2 years, Monkey Island and LeChuck's Revange, the 2 great Lucas Arts classics were remade in new and improved graphics, better music and voice acting.
Now that that's been settled, can we expect the same happening to the pride and joy of the world of our k9 cop and his rabitty-thing companion, that's is Hit the Road? quite honestly it's a pretty big candidate, especially considering that Devil's Playhouse is comming to an end and Telltale will have to think of something, until they decide to make the next Sam and Max season.

what do you guys think?

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  • @seibert999 said: what is the difference



    Remake means redoing the old game, giving it newer graphics, better voice acting, improved gameplay, etc. etc. etc. Rerelease means releasing it again, with no changes and everything the same as the original.

    Since Hit the Road was pretty damn good on its own, it doesn't necessarily require a remake, but fans everywhere would LOVE a rerelease so they could play it again; especially people like me, who were too young for it the first time around and wish they could play it.

  • @RAnthonyMahan said: A remake isn't necessary, but a re-release is a different story entirely. It is a shame that Sam and Max's first video game venture is so hard to legally find these days.

    Tales of Monkey Island is proof Telltale and LucasArts are willing to work together. And I'm sure Steve Purcell would have no problem with a re-release.



    The problem is, if Steve Purcell were okay with this, he'd have been okay with them putting Sam and Max in the Monkey Island Special Editions...mind you, the copyright removal stuff is really overdone, the worst examples being "ghost-busting stud" and "I feel pretty", especially as Guybrush says "I feel pretty" in Tales with no problems.

  • @Teeth said: The problem is, if Steve Purcell were okay with this, he'd have been okay with them putting Sam and Max in the Monkey Island Special Editions...mind you, the copyright removal stuff is really overdone, the worst examples being "ghost-busting stud" and "I feel pretty", especially as Guybrush says "I feel pretty" in Tales with no problems.



    I believe that's because Steve Purcell has since given the gaming license for Sam and Max to Telltale. Unless he decides to retract the license (which, face it, he wouldn't do for the sake of a quick cameo in a different game), then nobody but Telltale is allowed to feature Sam and Max in a video game. I'm sure he wanted Sam and Max's cameos to stay intact in the special editions (given his involvement with Monkey Island and all), but it was out of his hands.

    EDIT: I just remembered the Sam and Max items in Team Fortress 2. That kind of puts a hole in everything I just said. Did Steve give Valve permission to put those items in, or is Telltale allowed to temporarily loan the Sam and Max license to other companies without Steve's permission? I'm not a lawyer, so I'm kind of in the dark about this.

  • @RAnthonyMahan said: I believe that's because Steve Purcell has since given the gaming license for Sam and Max to Telltale. Unless he decides to retract the license (which, face it, he wouldn't do for the sake of a quick cameo in a different game), then nobody but Telltale is allowed to feature Sam and Max in a video game. I'm sure he wanted Sam and Max's cameos to stay intact in the special editions (given his involvement with Monkey Island and all), but it was out of his hands.



    Steve Prcell Himself owns the rights and lets people use it each time they bussinesly ask. This is why he is smart.

  • @Teeth said: ...The problem is, if Steve Purcell were okay with this, he'd have been okay with them putting Sam and Max in the Monkey Island Special Editions...



    Good news! I pretty sure I saw the Sam & Max costume in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Special Edition... make of that as you will.

  • Umm... nope? In MI2:SE S&M costume is covered by Purple Tentacle one.

  • It does show the Sam & Max costume if you switch it to classic mode, but in the normal mode it shows a purple tentacle costume. They did the same thing with that Sam & max statue in "The Secret of Monkey Island" and replaced it with a purple tentacle statue.

  • IIRC, I think I saw the Sam & Max costumes hide behind the tentacle costume in the Special Edition...

  • Yes and no. Max is replaced by Purple Tentacle. Sam is still behind him, but obscured so much you have to know to notice. Also, the Sam & Max-specific comment is made generic in the Special Edition.

  • HOW many times has this been brought up?? Cant people just enjoy the original of it?

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