Not quite what I expected.

User Rating: 6.5 | Sam and Max PC
Maybe it was because I never played the original Sam & Max games... maybe it was because I had played Telltale's later games and expected more refinement... but Sam & Max Episode 1 did not go down as well as I thought it would.

The story is cute, quick, and full of good random humor. The characters and locales are memorable. But what sticks out like a sore thumb is all of the back and forth. It seemed that Telltale limited the locations you can visit to a small handful of places in order to speed development along on these episodic games. Fine. But you're not really dragging out the story by having me go from place A to B, then to C, back to A, then to C, then B again, etc. Hopefully the later installments iron out those issues.

Still, I bought the entire first season during a STEAM sale, so I'm definitely going to give them a try.