I will gladly and freely admit to my bias here, ever since the original Sam & Max Hit the Road made way back when for PC I’ve been a fan of this silly animal duo. Steeped with humor thoroughly reminiscent of the glory days of point and click LucasArts adventures this Telltale continuation of their legacy is well-scripted and a wonderful love letter in general to the classic feel of the genre, though in a 3D rendered world rather than the traditional 2D pixel art style. With Sam playing the relatively straight (but undoubtedly quirky) man to the somewhat unpredictable and unrepentantly nutty Max this duo moves through the game with jokes aplenty about anything and everything they’re given the opportunity to comment on. Granted, not all of the jokes connect, some of the humor now feels a bit dated, and there’ll be people who simply don’t like them as characters but for me there’s a consistent reason to keep a smile on your face throughout the game, even if as always some of the unusual methods you’ll need to employ to get through the game’s puzzles may require some quick reading of a walkthrough for hints to keep you moving.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.1]