Excerpt: Telltale Games must surely be the darling of those who played and enjoyed the glory days of the beloved point and click adventure genre. Not only are they almost single handily keeping pointing and clicking alive, but they’re also reviving some of the most cherished games of the genre, with the forthcoming Tales of Monkey Island and recently released Sam & Max.
Summary: ' Sam & Max Save the World ' is a bundle of joy, it’s also fantastic value for money. The mostly simplistic puzzles aren’t going to suit some, although, for the rest of us, these comedy games have great dialogue and voice acting, and, on the whole, it’s almost like the puzzles are designed to be completed, so you can move on to the next funny scene without too much effort.
Conclusion: People who don't know Sam & Max will just see a frustrating point and click game with illogical puzzles and long drawn out boring dialogue, and those who do (like me) will probably feel that they're watching their fond memories disgraced and disrespected. I'm a big fan of Telltale Games, but they say everybody makes a dud eventually... and it appears they wasted no time, getting it done or their first attempt.
Summary: Sam & Max Save the World
comes off as a lazy port from Telltale, as if their goal was to simply get the game running “well enough” on Xbox 360 and call it a day. The controls aren't optimized for the platform, the framerate is as bad as it was on Wii including slowdown on menu and credit screens (really inexcusable for an Xbox 360 port even with the addition of widescreen support), and audio glitches occasionally cut out the series' excellent voice acting.
Pros: The hilarious dialog, storylines and puzzles haven't changed from the PC version., The widescreen support is nice., Telltale added the ability to run outdoors to this port. A small but welcome touch that makes getting around a little easier.
Cons: The framerate is horrific; just good enough to not make the game unplayable, but bad enough that even the main menu and credits experience slowdown and occasional pauses., The analog stick isn't as accurate or responsive as a mouse, and there are no alternate control schemes such as d-pad movement., Voice overs occasionally drop out mid-sentence or never play at all.
Excerpt: Great jumping Mexican beans on a hotdog bun made of goat cheese, Sam and Max: Save the World is awesome! True, it's not as action packed and fast paced as other games out there. In fact, it's rather slow and methodical. This may be why I never played the original on PC (*gasp*!), and why I was tentative to try it out now. The point-and-click adventure has never really appealed to me, as my first one was Myst when I was 10 years old.
Conclusion: Because humor is subjective, Sam & Max Save the World is pretty much a textbook example of that principle, so it’s best that you try out the demo first to see if this game is right up your alley. If you like what you see, the 1600 points, or $20 in real money, price tag will be worth it for the amount of content that you get.
Summary: Sam & Max Save the World is not just the funniest video game of the year, it's the funniest thing I've seen on my television screen in ages. It features clever writing, thought provoking storylines, huge mysteries and enough puzzles to keep you going for close to twenty hours. The only reason you could possibly have for not picking up Sam & Max Save the World is that you are an enemy of comedy! This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Excerpt: An entertaining point and click adventure that captures the spirit of the franchise. If you are not familiar with Sam & Max , you should be. There is no better way to get acquainted with the freelance police duo than warm up to Sam & Max Save the World . Sam & Max is a point and click adventure game for the Xbox 360. Originally made for the PC; the port for the 360 does point and click remarkably well.
Excerpt: In 1993, Sam & Max grew from its comic book roots and made its gaming debut in the Lucasarts title Sam & Max Hit the Road. The â€œgraphic adventureâ€� game featured the genre’s trademark point-and-click exploration and puzzle-solving mechanics, but what made it popular were the titular stars of the show â€“ Sam the wise-cracking [...