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Old 01-14-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default PC Gamer US: Sam & Max 2 a "Top 10 Game of 2004"

PC Gamer US has named Sam and Max Freelance Police one of its Top Ten Games of 2004!

The games aren't numbered, so it's not above or below any others.

It features a short interview with Mike Stemmle, as well as a rather nice 3D shot of the dynamic duo and a picture of their office.

Here's a scan:
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Old 01-14-2004, 04:19 PM   #2
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Wow. That's kind of impressive given that this year will be seeing such heavy hitters as Doom 3 and Half Life 2. I didn't realize game critics liked Sam & Max THAT much. I guess adventure games really are making a comeback.

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Old 01-14-2004, 05:28 PM   #3
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power ups? i hope they mean power ups in the mine games

sam and max + pure adventure = kicks ass fun
sam and max + power ups + pure adventure = more kick ass fun
sam and max + action - pure adventure = affraid
 
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Nice!! Sam & Max looks great.
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Everyone loves Sam & Max!

They showed a piece of concept art for the "Jump Jive and Flail" rhythm game during a panel at this years San Diego ComicCon (The "Pencils vs Polygons" panel that both Mike Stemmle and Steve Purcell were members of). Nothing much, just a picture of Max all dressed up for the dance off, wearing a light blue parka/snowboarding jacket, matching beanie, and what looked like giant DJ headphones.
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:37 PM   #6
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More downloadable cases? As long as I don't have to pay extra, sounds awesome.
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Unless I misunderstand, the "mini-games" are along the line of the travel Bingo set you could purchase in the original game. Except longer/deeper.
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It is quite impressive how much better the 3d models look now. Very nice! 8-)
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"BACK-a-rat"???????


This sounds... Stupendous... Several cases, incredible humour, unlockable bonuses, additional content.... This just flew to the top of my hype-o-meter.
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Old 01-14-2004, 11:02 PM   #10
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Sounds great! The office looks nice, I hope the rest of the world looks just as good. 19 mini-games, great! But the real treat lies (hopefully) in the adventure itself.
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That power up thing confused me. Who needs a power-up in an adventure game?
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Old 01-14-2004, 11:51 PM   #12
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Under-powered people.

Bad joke.

But I guess they're for the mini-games, whose structure I've not quite made out. The Rink-a-Dink-a-Doom sounds like a good one though. In any case, the downloadable cases really seems like an interesting approach. Oh and pretty office there.
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I liked Mike's comment about irony.

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More downloadable cases? As long as I don't have to pay extra, sounds awesome.
Maybe you should check on your economy books and see how capitalism works.
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I haven't looked forward to a game like this for ages. * The power-ups thing is weird, but they've outright said this is a pointy clicky adventure, so ....

And extra downloadable cases sounds awesome!











* well technically since BS3. But Shhhh.
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downloadable extras!?

I don't know why but I just can't stop drooling.
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Wow. That's kind of impressive given that this year will be seeing such heavy hitters as Doom 3 and Half Life 2. I didn't realize game critics liked Sam & Max THAT much. I guess adventure games really are making a comeback.

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yup. like I said, even hardcore gamers remember the good old days of adventure games. Everyone loved Sierra and LucasArts games!
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"BACK-a-rat"???????
Sounds like some sort of betting/race minigame. But who knows?

*bounce up and down in anticipation*
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My guess is it's a variant on baccarat. So betting, yes, racing, no? But maybe youre right. Only the actual game will tell.
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The power-ups are quite obviously tied to the mini-games, so no confusion there. The game was already at the top of my hype-o-meter, but it just the scales, ladies and gentlemen!
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:eek: OMG, it all looks like some great big messy fun!!!
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