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Sam & Max Episode 202: Moai Better Blues review

AT A GLANCE
  • Smarter gags
  • Fun with portals
  • Still only nine bucks
  • Still more of the same
  • "Surfing" isn't much fun
  • Hints almost a necessity

Of all the episodes so far, Moai Better Blues comes closest to hitting the bizarre, pulp-fiction-y tones of the original Sam & Max comics, with a bigger emphasis on random spurts of cartoon silliness and fewer desperate stabs at hit-or-miss wackiness. Sprinkle in a few old faces, a mildly intriguing murder subplot, a little mild drug humor and the eerie appearance of a tribe of gullible Sea Mon… sorry, "Ocean Apes," and Moai Better Blues stays pretty entertaining throughout its two-to-four-hour run time.

Anyway, for $9 (available, as always, with a GameTap subscription or direct from the publisher's website), it's hard to find any real complaints. Fans of the series will love it; as for the rest of you, why aren't you playing this yet?

More Info

Release date: Jan 11 2008 - PC (US)
Jan 11 2008 - PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Adventure
Published by: Telltale Games
Developed by: Telltale Games

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