Summary: I bought the new Pyjama Sam game without hesitation because the other Humungous games are GREAT. But this stinker was slow and froze our computer within five minutes. The game is unplayable. My son is crying and I am so angry that I spent $20.00 on this. It was his brithday present!!! And I can't return it since the box is opened. Don't buy this!!!
Pajama Sam: LIfe Is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff
Carol and the kids, Amazon
30 March 2004
Summary: Every year my children and I await for the new Freddi Fish or Pajama Sam game to be released. Usually, it's a few years wait. I have to say that I am utterly disappointed in the latest release of Pajama Sam. Humongous has such a great following with their line of children's software. How did this product ever get passed the testing group? Perhaps a big company like Atari doesn't have one??? Hard to believe. (...) I hate to see this series end.
Summary: I'm disappointed with this fourth Pajama Sam. My six year old son and I loved the first three titles of Pajama Sam. So when he wanted the "It's Rough When You Lose Your Stuff" one, I said, "sure". There were no arguements from me, the previously satisfied customer. He wanted me to hurry up with my shopping, so he could get home and start playing the CD. I helped him install the game, and we sat back to enjoy our favorite animated character.
Summary: I ordered this for my five year old against the advice of other reviewers. We have all of the other Fredddi Fish, Pajama Sam, Putt Putt and Spy Fox games and my son loves them all. I felt that I should keep his collection up to date, so ordered the new PJ Sam. It's awful. Sam's mouth doesn't match the words, it takes far to long to get from location to location, and it took forever to load into the computer!
Summary: It is tough when your 5 year old observes that "they don't make games like they used to." Atari has slowed Pajama Sam down to the point of tedium. The gameplay is very slow and no longer features the ability to skip scenes already played through by use of the ESC key. This leads to a lot of staring at the screen waiting for something to happen or rote repetition that is no fun for anyone. Shame.
Summary: My 4-year-old son and I both love the "old" PJ Sam games. So needless to say I was very excited to see the new software in store. I picked one up and gave to my son for Christmas and much to my dismay, it just wasn't the same. Moving from scene to scene is so slow. It seems like the new game is less sophisticated than the older ones. Very disappointing for me and my son.
Summary: My 5 year-old son absolutely loves the Pajama Sam series of games by "Humongous Entertainment." He received this most recent (and much more expensive) Pajama Sam-- "Life is Rough" for Christmas. It is extremely poorly made compared to the previous versions of PJ Sam. This is also the first Pajama Sam I have seen made by Atari.
Summary: I am so disappointed! My children and I love all the Humongous Entertainment titles. They are so clever and well-executed and I was so happy to see another Pajama Sam out. What a mess it is, though. The voice is completely off-sync with the character's movements and the screen freezes every time you want to move from one scene to the next. My 5 year old actually got up from the computer the first time she was playing it and said it was no fun.
Summary: The system requirements for this game specify a 1.3 GHz processor, and indeed it runs miserably slow on a 1 GHz machine. This is absolutely absurd for a such a simple, cute little two-dimensional game. Along with poor voice acting, lame jokes and trivial easter eggs (compared to previous Pajama Sam adventures), it appears that Atari no longer stands for quality gaming and poor Sam has had to suffer for Humongous Entertainment's acquisition.
Summary: My 4 year old son has the previous Pajama Sam games and enjoys them a lot. They run directly from CD-ROM, are very smooth and have excellent gameplay. This game needs to be loaded onto the hard drive (takes 500MBytes). The voice is out of sync for the entire game. There are numerous times when the game will pause unexpectedly for several seconds while the game loads from disk.