This review is for all seasons of the Sam & Max video game series:
Being a avid cartoon fan, I would've expected something as breakneck fast and energetic as the show. What we got from one of Taletale's earlier games is a bunch of moments that feel like Sam & Max after a long day of freelance crime-solving, and it's in 3D instead of Steve Purcell's lovely hand-drawn art style.
The writing is fairly funny, but most of the experience just feels flat or shallow - probably better off buying the complete series on DVD rather than playing a game based off of it. Plus, Sam's new voice is annoying to listen to compared to the original voice actor Harvey Atkin - shame they couldn't get him for these games.
Still, even if the game, the acting, the puzzles, and the story doesn't always seem appealing, it's an enjoyable, quirky Point & Click adventure to blaze through.
The good news is that the writing improves slightly each season as well as the graphics. It's also amusing to see the same location altered due to the events of past game episodes as well as deviate to some new ones connected to the game's Main st.
7/10: worth one playthrough, not much else.