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Do you think Walking Dead look would fit Sam and Max?

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Don't get me wrong, i really like the way the Sam and Max games look and how they have improved with each season graphically. The Devil's Playhouse looks downright awesome. But wouldn't be cool to have Season 4 lets say in the comic book-hand drawn style that the Walking Dead is?
I know, it may be like a big departure in terms of looks compared to the other ones, but it would make the game feel closer to its comic book roots. It would give the game a fresh new face, and with a more vivid color palette it could bring the older days of Sam and Max to life.

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  • I think it would be great to see a Sam & Max season now, with the way Telltale have obviously advanced their engine etc. Hopefully another season is in telltales plans.

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    @Hero1 said: Hopefully another season is in telltales plans.

    I'd be surprised if it wasn't, the question is "when". We never had high hopes for 2012 with Telltale's full schedule, even though it's S&M's 25th anniversary. It just seems more likely that Fables and King's Quest come first, that's another year good-bye. But, who knows. Jurassic Park and Walking Dead, that was pretty dark stuff, maybe Telltale would like to make something more lighthearted and before anything else. Like SAM & MAX. ;)

  • Has anyone actually asked about it?

  • Telltale has only two game writing modes:

    1. Plans announced.

    2. No plans announced.

    They will not comment if there are no plans announced, even if they are actively working on the game. Yes, they've done that before. I doubt Sam & Max Season 4 is in this category, though.

  • @WarpSpeed said: Telltale has only two game writing modes:

    1. Plans announced.

    2. No plans announced.

    They will not comment if there are no plans announced, even if they are actively working on the game. Yes, they've done that before. I doubt Sam & Max Season 4 is in this category, though.

    In the category you mean of it's not yet announced, but they are working on it?
    So you think they aren't working on Season 4 at all right now?

    Hmm... I feel like it'll be really strange if we hear nothing Sam & Max related this year at all, considering it's the 25th anniversary. Even if it's not an announcement about Season 4.
    But let's think about this for a sec...

    Season 1 came out in '06-'07, while Season 2 came out in '07-'08. Originally, Season 3 was supposed to begin in late '09, but got pushed back a few months to early '10 instead. It's now May 2012 - it's been over 2 years since Season 3's first episode was released already.
    It seems suspiciously disheartening that it's been that long and we've heard nothing, considering the fact Seasons 1, 2, and 3 weren't that far apart from each other; the longest stretch of time between them was in-between Season 2 and Season 3, which was almost exactly two years. The only reason it was that long though was because Season 3 was slightly delayed, and we'd heard about it months before it released.
    So this, right now, is the longest amount of time where we haven't heard anything about a new season.

    Yes, I know we're kind of spoiled in comparison to the people who had to wait 13 years after Hit the Road. But I only started really getting into Sam & Max last year, I didn't play Season 3 until nearly a year after it's final episode was released, and it's now become one of my all-time favorites.
    But I feel like I missed a lot of the experience not being around when any of the episodes were releasing, I think that's a HUGE part of the episodic gaming experience, and I want to be a part of that. I know a lot of other people who got into Sam & Max rather late too that also feel the same way. So that's really why I hope Season 4 happens, and doesn't happen a ridiculously long time from now. Of course I wanna give Telltale time to make it as good as they can, rushing things out is always a bad idea. Still, I do wish they would give us some kind of word in regards to it already... and give a little bit of hope to the newer fans who feel like they were left out before and just want to be a part of the excitement.

  • If you mean make their humans look like they do in TWD then no. I have a difficult time accepting change to the point where it may be a you-need-therapy issue. I was constantly distracted by the upgraded character designs in ReBoot season 4 & refused to watch the 2003 Ninja Turtles or Extreme Ghostbusters because they didn't stick with the art style of their predecessors (well that & I hate gritty reboots).

    Though if they were to do human faces the way Purcell draw then in comics, that I could handle.

  • I'm worried TTG don't care anymore! :(

  • I'd love to see a Sam & Max game which looks like Purcell's paintings more than like his inked illustrations. That would mean no or very subtle outlines, and full shading and color, but with a richer more saturated look than we're used to, visible paintstrokes, etc.

  • I fully support Jake's idea. I love 3D Sam and Max, but a more cartoony or painterly approach would be so awesome

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    Purcell's paintings - particularly the comic and Season covers - actually use outlines quite a bit. Mostly black, but not necessarily. Also getting, for example, that acrylic wash structure effect or the all colorful shadows into the next game, that would of course be AWESOME. Would beat the artificial grain of Season 3 hands down. ;)

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