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Sam & Max Episode 2: Situation: Comedy review

The animal-detective duo is back again and picking up steam

Bottom line, Situation: Comedy is where the Sam & Max series starts to really pick up steam - partly because it reveals the first hints at an overarching plot for the "season's" remaining four episodes. Even if you ignore the remaining installments, though, Situation: Comedy's self-contained adventure and smart humor will keep you entertained for an afternoon, and the price - $8.95 fromtelltalegames.com, or free with a GameTap subscription - automatically offsets any flaws, of which there are few. If you're any kind of adventure-game fan, then this belongs on your hard drive.

Bottom line, Situation: Comedy is where the Sam & Max series starts to really pick up steam - partly because it reveals the first hints at an overarching plot for the "season's" remaining four episodes. Even if you ignore the remaining installments, though, Situation: Comedy's self-contained adventure and smart humor will keep you entertained for an afternoon, and the price - $8.95 fromtelltalegames.com, or free with a GameTap subscription - automatically offsets any flaws, of which there are few. If you're any kind of adventure-game fan, then this belongs on your hard drive.

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GenreAdventure
DescriptionThe animal sleuths hit the streets again, this time to rescue hostages from an over-generous talk-show host.
PlatformPC
US censor ratingTeen
Release date20 December 2006 (US), 5 January 2007 (UK)

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After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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