Summary: I am a hardcore fan of Humongous Entertainment and their fantastic lines of games, with Pajama Sam being my favorite. Even now, in my pubescent years, since I was five, do I love these games. They are fun for little kids, fun for adults to watch, and fun as guilty pleasures as a teen. They had great music, lovable characters, silly puns, and great gaming elements, including sandbox, point-and-click, and conflicts changing every time you pop the CD in the tray.
Summary: As other reviews mentioned, the game is choppy, the sound quality is terrible and it takes forever for the character to move from place to place. In addition, neither my child or I could find half the objects! For instance, we found the jar to put the fireflies in but it said that there needed to be holes in the top first. But, there is nothing that is sharp that you can find to make the holes! And, you can't get into the cave without the jar of fireflies.
Summary: The other pajama sam games are lots of fun for kids, but you might as well skip this one... The lip-sync is so bad...It doesn't even look close. You might think you could ignore that but there's more... The transitions from area to area are slow (about 5 seconds, sometimes more) as well, for us it always crashes at a certain point near the end. The sound is kind of slow, and P.J.
Summary: I bought this game for my 5 year old twin granddaughters, who have loved all the Freddi Fish adventures, and who enjoy playing Pajama Sam Games to Play on Any Day. They hate the Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff adventure. It is very slow moving from screen to screen. It freezes the computer repeatedly. It is a major disappointment. I expected far better from the folks who have provided untold hours of fun with Freddi Fish.
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: 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: 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.