Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sam & Max: Season One

Finally got around to playing Sam & Max: Season One. This time around, the crazy duo is back in a 6-episode adventure that brings a lot to both hardcore and casual adventure gaming fans everywhere.

Installed this baby about a week ago, and now, I've breezed through all six adventures in a mad whirl of week-long gaming.  I think this is the first time in months that a game has managed to keep my hyper-active attention span till completion, so that's something. Granted, each episode can be easily completed within five to six hours, so there's that too.

But still Season One is a solid game: the puzzles are a bit on the easy side (it wasn't until Episode 6 that I began to get stumped, although that could be more from getting tired and not paying much attention than anything else) and the stories are hilarious and entertaining.

Best Episode of Season 1: Episode 5 - Reality 2.0. With its spoof of online gaming and a surprising homage to text-based adventure games along with references to fantasy roleplaying games, this episode stands out as the best out of all six for me.

I'm about to start Season 2 once I've installed it, and I'm also looking forward to playing their classic old game, Hit the Road.