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Old 10-16-2006, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default Sam & Max Episode 1 will be on one DVD?

And im asking why it will be on DVD if the gameplay is only 2 hours ?!
Is that beacuse the graphics ? or beacuse the fact we will see lot of movie scenes during the game ?

Beacuse 2 hours of gameplay for a game even if its in episodes and even if its like a tv series 2 hours is way too short for adventure point and click game.

So i wonder why the game is going to be on DVD ?
Am i the only one that its bother him the fact the game will be only 2 hours ?
Or beacuse there are oging to be pazzles mini games and places to visit the game will take more then 2 hours to solve ?

Anyone knows ?

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Who said it was going to be on DVD?

As far as I know, the episodes will be available through Gametap and as downloads from Telltale's site, and then the entire season, once it's over, will be released on CD (but that's all 6 episodes, so more than 2 hours of gameplay).
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It's the first time I hear of this DVD release. Where did you read that?

As far as I know (see the news item), new Sam & Max will ship on CD-ROM, and even that only after the whole season (six episodes) is ready.

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Old 10-16-2006, 01:21 AM   #4
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Default Then whats the hype about Sam & max ?

I mean if its only two hours if gameplay so short and on cd whats the hype ?
Im waiting for it too.
But where is the game ?

Two hours ?! so in another words if ill want to play it as an adventure ill have to wait for another year to buy it on dvd all episoes.

Thats bad.

Why will ppl pay and waste lot of time to download just to play 2 hours ?!
And then waiting for another month .....

Even tv series is once a day or once a week and not once a month.
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I mean if its only two hours if gameplay so short and on cd whats the hype ?
It's SAM and FREAKING MAX.

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Im waiting for it too. But where is the game ?
Gametape, then shortly after Telltalegames.com. Then my PC.

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Two hours ?! so in another words if ill want to play it as an adventure ill have to wait for another year to buy it on dvd all episoes.
No. You can play it as an adventure as soon as it is released. You can try and play it as an FPS or an RTS, but I doubt it'll be as much fun.

And you may get through it (as an adventure) in 2 hrs if you rush, and maybe use hints & online help if you get stuck. Suggestions are it is quite a bit longer that 2 hours if you play "normally" and don't get outside assistance.

And what's this 'wait a year' stuff? The CD will come out (for FREE (ex-p&p) to those who have bought the season downloads) shortly after the last episode is available, and that's in APRIL 2007.

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Thats bad.
No, it's good. You know how many games I'va abandoned because work and kids and life get in the way? I can afford a few hours out of my hectic life to play a video game every month, but I can't seem to stick with longer games.

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Why will ppl pay and waste lot of time to download just to play 2 hours ?!
Uhh, why wouldn't they. Quality, not quantity.

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And then waiting for another month .....

Even tv series is once a day or once a week and not once a month.
Yes, but this isn't a TV series. This is interactive. And by an independant new(ish) game company who's trying a model that will actually make Adventure games viable again.

Anyway, in between episodes will be animated shorts, so it's only a 2 week wait between Sam & Max fixes, even if onle every other one is playable.


But after all that, if this style of gaming freaks you out too much, nobody's forcing you to try it...
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I added a question mark to the title of this thread.
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Episodic content is the worst thing to have ever happened to PC gaming. You pay a premium for bite sized morsels barely substantial enough to keep you entertained for an afternoon and then have to wait an age for the next one to come along. It's complete bollocks. If Sam n Max were being released as a full game Id be mighty excited. Like this, bleh...
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After "Myst killed adventure games", "Consoles killed adventure games", "Windows 95 killed adventure games", "Doom killed adventure games", "Tomb Raider killed adventure games", "Evil corporate bastards at Sierra killed adventure games", "Evil corporate bastards at LucasArts killed adventure games" and "Immature mainstream reviewers killed adventure games", get ready for "Episodic content killed adventure games PC gaming", coming soon at a message board near you!

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oging to be pazzles

ogling a puzzle would be perverted and weird
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get ready for "Episodic content killed PC gaming",
i dont see what the problem is since apparently the rest of PC gaming killed adventures
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I don't see the big problem. If one doesn't like playing one episode and then wait for another episode, then you wait until all of the episodes are done and buy them all once and for all. The option would be to not release anything while making it, and possibly run the company broke while trying to make the game. This way they get some support along the way, and if they make one bad episode they got plenty of chances to get that feedback before the season is over.

But if they make an entire game, maybe 20 hours long to play, and nobody buys it. That can be a killer for a company, especially for a newly established one. Beside, what's the point of judging a game before one has even tried it? Can't we for once wait and see what it's actually like before we decide it's a bad idea?
 
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"Windows 95 killed adventure games"
I have never heard that one. I guess that shows what a noob I really am.
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Actually, back in the day people said that Windows 95 would kill PC gaming.

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I have never heard that one. I guess that shows what a noob I really am.
One of the back issues CGW recently released has a big headline on the cover that says "Are DOS Games Dead?!" Cracked me up.
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Episodic content is the worst thing to have ever happened to PC gaming.
My vote would go towards "expansion packs" (where you pay full price for a "game" that needs another game to run) or perhaps "microtransactions" (where you pay for stuff that should be free).
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Episodic content is the worst thing to have ever happened to PC gaming. You pay a premium for bite sized morsels barely substantial enough to keep you entertained for an afternoon and then have to wait an age for the next one to come along. It's complete bollocks. If Sam n Max were being released as a full game Id be mighty excited. Like this, bleh...
Yeah, $8.99 is a premium price tag, and a month is definitely an age-long wait.

Plus, it is being released as a "full" game in April. So, what exactly are you complaining about?
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On a related note, someone at Telltale should have proofread the Sam and Max banner that's on this page.

"1 days to launch".

Improper pluralization will be the true death of adventure gaming.
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That's probably because the number is a variable. The code only updates the number, not the word 'days', is my guess

EDIT: It says '0 days', here. So it must be based on local time too. (Unless it's already Tuesday at the other side of the ocean)

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No, no, it was specifically programmed to use improper pluralization.
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