I've been in the same situation as you when I tried the first demo. It gave me the impression that Out from Boneville was gorgeous, lovingly made, enjoyable and innovative, but also too short, way too easy, and a bit too for kids. That's pretty much what the reviews said as well so I skipped it and the other one for a while.
Then on a rainy day I decided to take the advice Emily keeps repeating and try the Great Cow Race demo. I ended up buying and enjoying that one.
Both Bone games have some good things in common with the Sam and Max games: a simple point-n-click interface, great music by Jared, very nice visuals, innovative puzzles and mini-games, and a good sense of humour.
I can't tell you much more about Out from Boneville, but in Great Cow Race the main part of the game revolves around three storylines you can switch between at will (reminiscent of dott, though there's not much interaction between them): Fone Bone having romantic issues and exploring the fair, Phoney Bone conning everyone he can into his betting scheme, and Smiley Bone walking around the farm and kitchen putting together a cow suit. After that there is a very good grand finale revolving around the titular cow race and the inevitable backfiring of Phoney's quick-money scheme.
My advice is to try both demos. And don't be put off immeditiately if the Great Cow Race demo seems a bit too sweet. That's what I thought at first, but if that demo had started the way the real game started I would have been hooked right away (hilarious opening starting with Phoney's arrival in the barrelhaven, none of which is in the demo unfortunately).
although we do still have a time machine, so I wouldn't completely rule out the possibility.
Last edited by Harald B; 08/08/2007 at 07:33 am.