Sam & Max Season 3: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 4: Beyond the...
1 August 2010
Excerpt: The first two seasons of Sam & Max, whilst excellent, suffered from repetition in their locations and jokes, which towards the end of their course made them feel somewhat lazy. Playing around with the formula however and mixing in new mechanics, locations and such, Telltale Games have done an admirable job with keeping this third season fresh throughout and, because of this, The Devil’s Playhouse is unquestionably the best season of the dog and rabbity thing yet.
Sam & Max Season 3: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 3: They Stole...
4 July 2010
Excerpt: The second episode of this third season of Sam & Max finished on a rather sombre note, in which Sam returned to his little buddy Max and found that he had had his brain removed, leaving a flapping scalp and a hollow head. Obviously, Sam, with a dark mood, sets out to find out who the culprit is and to reclaim Max’s brain. The theme of They Stole Max’s Brain!
Conclusion: The Devil’s Playhouse is probably as good as adventure games are going to get without a drastic rethink of the way they work. It’s why I’m looking forward to seeing how Telltale deal with a franchise like Jurassic Park, which looks to be a move into more action-oriented territory with less emphasis on the comedy that has been the hallmark of point-and-click games for their entire existence.
Conclusion: Cette troisième saison est clairement réussie. Fort d’un gameplay simple mais accessible, d’énigmes difficiles mais savoureuses, d’un humour poilant et d’un univers barré, Sam & Max The Devil’s Playhouse mérite sincèrement d’être joué par tous les amateurs d’enquêtes humoristiques. Et ce malgré les quelques bugs techniques.
Pros: Max hilarant, Personnages, dialogues et univers marrants, Durée de vie longue, Des énigmes balèzes, Une originalité certaine
Cons: Beaucoup de lags, Réalisation propre mais perfectible, Pas de traduction française... pour le moment