Oct 17, 2006

Sam & Max: Season 1 - Culture Shock

Yes! The psychotic lagomorph (Max) and his (its?) gun wielding dog buddy (that must be Sam) have returned, and are as paranoid as ever, despite the best efforts of every Sith psychiatrist Lucasarts could muster! You see, dear adventurers, if you're anything like me (pray you are not), you'll be excited -nay, elated- to learn that Sam and Max: Season 1 - Culture Shock has just premiered on GameTap (unfortunately only available for US and Canada residents) and should be globally available in a mere 15 days via Telltale.

Well, as for me, I just didn't have to wait... Besides the 13 years that passed since the brilliant Sam and Max: Hit the Road, that is, but I digress. Being privileged enough to have enjoyed a review-copy of the game for more than a week, let me just tell you it's excellent. In a genuinely hilarious, relaxed, beautiful, smart, absurd and cartoony way. In a Sam and Max the comic way too. Oh, and this is definitely the best adventure since Gabriel Knight 3. Ah, and the graphics, music and voice-over are almost perfect. Oi, and it was definitely worth the wait. Ehhh, and it's a rather short game.

Anyway. You must really try it! Really really try it, even before you read the review I'll be posting in the (soon to be released) issue of Adventure Lantern. Here are some screenshots:

For now, you, dear readers from Canada or the US, can actually play the game (apparently in full) without actually paying anything, just by clicking on the following strategically placed banner and signing up for the much-envied GameTap service. [UPDATE: well, not anymore... GameTap has -for the time- stopped giving its two week free trial. Damn.] The rest of you spend some time here...

Related @ Gnome's Lair
: Hidden Expedition Titanic, text-adventure maps, Bone 2 Easter Egg, the murdered Sam & Max game


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19 comments:

  1. Can I just purchase this in a store..? -or is it free off the net?

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  2. Well, there are three ways of getting it:

    a) by being a GameTap subscriber, even if it is through a two-week free offer (by clicking on the banner for example)

    b) by buying with a small 15 day delay each episode at Telltale for 9$

    c) by paying 36$ and getting each of the 6 episodes when released, plus a "season-1 cd" at the end...

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  3. hell the graphics are ace, just like being there.. in sam and max land that is....... may i say i'm glad you've reached nirvana ahead of me... gives you plenty of time to find a kettle..

    excellent post mr.gnome.....

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  4. Kettle found, ace tea harvested, but can't seem to find a plug or something... I'll attempt starting a fire...

    Excellent comment Mr. Elderly...

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  5. You lucky Gnome, you. But in the true Adventuress fashion, please replace "Bastard" with "Gnome". ;)

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  6. Now, that was subtle... wonder what you ment Amber :)

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  7. If they are good as you say..? The $36 doesnt sound to bad...

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  8. hmmm! it's cryptic i'll give her that.... replace bastard with gnome.... got it......

    you lucky bastard you!!!

    ergo you got an advance copy, she wants one too.....

    see that was easy give us another one........

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  9. Deitrix it's not just as good, it's way-way better... Still, you should wait for the demo to make sure...

    Mr. Elderly, you never cease to amaze me! Amazing!

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  10. (blushs.....) I suprise myself sometimes.....

    ...WOW!...!

    see did it again...

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  11. Utterly fantastic! Do it again!

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  12. ..i'll try.....

    ...hmmphffh

    ....dosen't always work, if i force myself it never seems to work... it's like breathing, if i think about it becomes much more.....

    difficult.....

    to ....
    breath....

    properly......

    (thump!)

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  13. Hmmm... it was worth a try I guess...

    (gnome gets a bucket of water)

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  14. (elderly face turns blue... matching some of Gnome soft furnishings....)

    Gasp!!

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  15. (gnome leaves bucket aside, ignores any spelling rules there are and perform trachiektomy)

    Feeling better?

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  16. phhhhhhhhhh!

    yes but i can't seem to

    phhhhhhhhhH!

    talk properly, wheres all the

    phhhhhhhhh!

    ...blood coming from.....

    phhhhhhhhhh!

    what's that sound....

    phhhhhhhhhh!

    sounds like air escaping...

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  17. It's not escaping... It's entering.. Don't worry, I'm almost trained...

    At least you breathe now... In a way...

    :)

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