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Brilliant!

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Just completed and absolutely loved Episode 1 of Sam & Max! Thanks a lot TellTale, that was well worth the wait and the money!

At first I worried that the voices of Sam and Max were going to grate, or that the old S&M humour wasn't going to translate into today, but I was wrong on both counts. I grew to love the voices, and the S&M humour has been tweaked to be a little more adult (could have been more), a bit more satirical (which I loved!) but just as much fun as before, and it worked a treat!

My concerns over the "basic" retro-style adventure-gameplay evaporated, too - swept away by the intelligence, wit and just overall fun:- The thing that made the old LucasArts adventure games great in the first place! It's great to see that that sort of thing can still work!

It's really like the original Sam and Max are back, or rather, like they've never been away - and the great thing is I've got another five episodes to look forward to! If they're as good as this one, I'll be extremely happy!

Thanks again, TellTale, you've done a brilliant job!

Adventure games are back - and LucasArts were wrong, they DO still work today!
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  • No, he's a bottle of fairly average scotch.
  • Great game. Just finished it today. I do hope, though, that the next epsiodes will be somewhat longer and harder. ;)
  • No, he's a bottle of fairly average scotch.
    Average?! How dare you...!
  • Giligan;12943 said:
    Great game. Just finished it today. I do hope, though, that the next epsiodes will be somewhat longer and harder. ;)
    Do you also want longer development cycles for each episode? Because more locations do that to games you know. ;)
  • elsenator;12976 said:
    Do you also want longer development cycles for each episode? Because more locations do that to games you know. ;)
    Patience is a hard razor to swallow. :D


    In all fairness, $*8-9.00 was a little bit spendy for such a short episode. I finished the game in one morning. :cool: A little more meat on the game's bones would have been nice.
  • Giligan;12978 said:
    In all fairness, $*8-9.00 was a little bit spendy for such a short episode. I finished the game in one morning. :cool: A little more meat on the game's bones would have been nice.
    I think that depends on your playing style. You can finish it in 2 hours if you want to, but you can also spend 4 hours on it if you really dig into the dialog and fully embrace the combinations the game has to offer. I don't think it's about having more locations to visit - it's more about taking full advantage of the ones you are offered.
    In that perspective, i think 9 bucks is very cheap. Also, pre-ordering all the episodes lowers the $/episode a lot, making it even cheaper. I can't come up with another game that offers such great value for money.
  • elsenator;12984 said:

    In that perspective, i think 9 bucks is very cheap. Also, pre-ordering all the episodes lowers the $/episode a lot, making it even cheaper. I can't come up with another game that offers such great value for money.
    Actually, it's not me. A lot of people say to me "You paid $9 bucks for a game that can be played in three hours? Are you kidding me?!?!".
    As such, I came to this thread, looking for someone else to provide me with a good comeback line to those people.
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    Giligan;12986 said:
    I came to this thread, looking for someone else to provide me with a good comeback line to those people.
    Ask them when's the last time they saw a movie, which is about $9.50 where I live, and did they get to keep it, and was it four hours long and intelligent?

    $8.95 is a steal for this game. Especially considering you could buy something like Prince of Persia (all good games, by the way) for $50 and only get ten or so hours. Or, if you look at the original Sam & Max, that was maybe a fifteen-hour game...if each episode of Season 1 takes 3-4 hours each, that's 18-24 hours of gameplay for $35, or $54, depending on how you buy it. Other than an RPG, how many games take 20+ hours to finish?

    Or you can say something shorter. Up to you.
  • I think that depends on your playing style. You can finish it in 2 hours if you want to, but you can also spend 4 hours on it if you really dig into the dialog and fully embrace the combinations the game has to offer. I don't think it's about having more locations to visit - it's more about taking full advantage of the ones you are offered.

    In that perspective, i think 9 bucks is very cheap. Also, pre-ordering all the episodes lowers the $/episode a lot, making it even cheaper. I can't come up with another game that offers such great value for money.
    I agree completely! When you consider the final 'Series' will be six episodes in total, and, according to Gillian, that's three hours to complete per episode, that's about 20 hours for $35, which is actually damned cheap for such a quality game!

    Gillian: I think you're just going to have to just accept that the people who couldn't get over how "much" episode one cost are not very good at maths! Besides, it's quality not quantity!
  • Shoemonkey;12991 said:
    Ask them when's the last time they saw a movie, which is about $9.50 where I live, and did they get to keep it, and was it four hours long and intelligent? $8.95 is a steal for this game. Or you can say something shorter. Up to you.
    Johnny Walker;12993 said:
    Gillian: I think you're just going to have to just accept that the people who couldn't get over how "much" episode one cost are not very good at maths! Besides, it's quality not quantity!
    Thanks, guys. Wish me luck. ;)
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