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Old 01-06-2007, 05:27 AM   #1
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Default The obligatory Sam & Max: Situation Comedy thread!

I can't believe nobody has made a thread of the game yet! I just beat and I must say...

It's just as good and funny as the previous one, but.... I dunno, more tame? I mean, they didn't bop anyone in this game! It's not funny if nobody gets hurt!

Things to look out for:
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-The BarrelHaven Tavern prop in the studio when you enter the first time.
-Red Dye 2: Monkey Island reference? In the cooking show.
-The Telltale table fro Texas Hold'em? I think it's behind the sitcom stage?


Also, I think it's just as easy as the previous game, not that I'm complaining...
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:52 AM   #2
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I think it was certainly shorter than the first one. Or maybe it was just easier and I flew through it in a couple of hours.

Immensly funny though.

From the "My So called Life" reference, the What Ho! Jolly Good! Bosco to the various TV shows I laughed myself silly.

Just wish it lasted longer.
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:58 AM   #3
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I liked it for the most part, but not nearly as much as the prior. Partly, I blame this on recycling.

I mean, I know I might be asking for too much, but I wish Sam & Max would've had their commentary updated for places that they've been to before. And I wouldn't have minded seeing a few minor tweaks to the office, just to show a slight passage of time.

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I think it is better then SM1. Very funny interactive cartoon with great characters and dynamic gameplay. Still no signs of adventure game though..
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I've just finished it, and I had a lot of fun with it. I definitely thought the writing was snappier this time, and I always found myself wanting to go on playing.

It definitely feels shorter than the first one, though I'm not sure it actually is. I think part of the feeling is due to the game's not being longer than you'd expect. I mean: in Culture Shock, you could expect to be very close to the end when you had done what seemed to be the big tasks (getting rid of the Soda Poppers), but there was actually quite a fair bit of game left after that, leaving the very positive impression that the game was not as small as you thought at first; here, on the other hand, when you've done the big tasks (getting Myra the 3 things she asks for), well, you really are at the end of the game; so maybe that's why it feels shorter.

Still, I had a blast with it, and, at the end of the day, that's what matters.
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I haven't yet bought Sam & Max Episodes, but next week I'm gonna preorder the whole season if I have the time. I'm going to London (again) next Thursday and I might not have the time to play S&M.
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Probably going to be buying the season set over the weekend. Hopefully they'll get longer, as Culture Shock really was pretty short.
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It's just as good and funny as the previous one, but.... I dunno, more tame? I mean, they didn't bop anyone in this game! It's not funny if nobody gets hurt!
You know, I read this criticism in Evan's review and I really don't understand it. These games are about on the level of the comics. Maybe people are remembering the comics to be more graphically violent than they were? Certainly, one the more humorous elements of Sam & Max is its more abrupt and violent gags, but in general it relies more on silliness than outright offensiveness. Also we did remember the parts where Max put a bullet in Sam's head and Max recounting his tale of beating a purse-snatcher with a parking meter?

I dunno, maybe actually seeing the characters modeled and voiced and brought to life leaves less to the imagination, but it seems pretty close to correct to me. Telltale shouldn't make Sam & Max needlessly gory for the same reason they shouldn't try to make it family friendly - neither would be being faithful to the license.
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The first episode had the habit of frequently crashing on me, and Telltale still haven't been able to fix that bug. I've payed for the full season, but I won't play this episode until I'm sure it works like it should. Maybe I'll just wait for the disc release.
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Imo thats the only full 3-d adv. works flawless,both techically and artistically outstanding.I almost fell the same Lucasart adv. heyday exciment had long years ago.Simply best adv. of 2ks.
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You know, I read this criticism in Evan's review and I really don't understand it. These games are about on the level of the comics. Maybe people are remembering the comics to be more graphically violent than they were? Certainly, one the more humorous elements of Sam & Max is its more abrupt and violent gags, but in general it relies more on silliness than outright offensiveness. Also we did remember the parts where Max put a bullet in Sam's head and Max recounting his tale of beating a purse-snatcher with a parking meter?

I dunno, maybe actually seeing the characters modeled and voiced and brought to life leaves less to the imagination, but it seems pretty close to correct to me. Telltale shouldn't make Sam & Max needlessly gory for the same reason they shouldn't try to make it family friendly - neither would be being faithful to the license.
Who said gory? A little bop in the head will do!
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There are explosions and tales of beating hoodlums! Is that not enough? Either way, I guarantee that episode 3 will have more on screen pummeling of thugs.
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Maybe even a few goons.
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My insane bitterness after the LEC sequel and Project Jane-J were canned in '04 has almost healed with these completely awesome episodic adventures. (As well as this years hopeful release of Grey Matter ) I've got my season pre-ordered. I enjoyed Situation: Comedy even more than Culture Shock! Keep 'em coming Telltale!

Some of my favourite moments:
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Myra thinking a 'Ketchup Cake' is some form of innuendo - her reaction was comedy gold! Sam & Max's audition was also great and good use of existing inventory items. Bosco's accent rocked! Plus I enjoyed the seeds of a story arc form as well as exploring the studios!

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If I'm not mistaken the first episode is supposed to be a bit longer than the rest. I seem to recall Telltale saying as much. Anyway I've really enjoyed both episodes. Already this good and we're only a couple of episodes into the first season!
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Played it again, and reminded myself of another thing that bugged me about this installment.

Max's angry face, it isn't right. I mean, instead of giving him an eyebrow, it looks as if the front of his head concaves in, making him look almost like a nehanderthal version of himself.

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Has this not come out in England yet?

I havent seen it anywhere.
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It's not available in stores. You can purchase a download from Telltale's online store. A packaged version will be made available on their site after the full season's release.
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