Sam & Max: Save the World
Sam & Max Save the World was released back in 2006 by Telltale Games (now better known for titles such as ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘The Wolf among us’). This was one of the first instances of episodic game distribution from Telltale and is a method they still use till this day.
You play as Sam & Max – freelance police, who are hired to investigate a number of incidents involving mind control occurring in their local area. The episodes contain many of the same characters and locations such as Bosco’s convenience store and Sybil’s office.
The gameplay is your standard point and click adventure game – you will be presented with an obstacle to overcome and will need to find a solution to it using the items in your inventory. The solutions will not always be obvious in this game, often seeming ludicrous at times but it is all part of this series charm.
The first few episodes can feel rather empty or basic at times but it does improve as you progress further through the episodes. I’ve currently finished the first season of Sam & Max but have another two ready to go, hopefully these will be good too.
Overall this game is a decent point and click adventure game and I’m sure it was good for the time but it can’t hold a candle to some of Telltale’s more recent achievements in my opinion.