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Tuesday, December 13th, 2005
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't type enough bangs, so let's get right to it. There is a new Sam & Max webcomic as of last Friday. Javascript required. I can hardly contain myself!

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From: zhaytee
2005-12-13 07:46 am (UTC)
Holy fucking hellbags

Maybe Steve Purcell will have some other company work on a new Sam & Max.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2005-12-13 07:54 am (UTC)
Ohhh yes. Check this page out on the same site. Not much detail yet. I haven't had a chance to play Bone yet, though I've heard some good and some bad.
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[User Picture]From: casey
2005-12-13 02:57 pm (UTC)
I played the demo of Bone and while I was surprised how good the 2D-to-3D art translation worked, I was otherwise disappointed. The engine seemed really broken-- it was like I was being given the option of saying the correct answers from every branch of that level of the conversation tree and all I had to do was recognize which one had to do with the actual things I was currently discussing with the other characters. Other things like that, including repeating the same dialogue twice and receiving different results, got me pretty upset. They also adapted the first couple issues of the comic book DIRECTLY so it was more an exercise in "can you remember what Fone Bone said here?" than anything else-- I mean, I know that when you play something like this (the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure comes to mind) you're going to have some insight on how to solve the problems, but you have to change things a bit. Video games need to be paced differently than comic books, and anyone who's read Bone before needs to be entertained by the product, not bored.

So there's my rant on Bone. I couldn't bring myself to buy any episodes of the game. Maybe they'll do better with Sam & Max. :P
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[User Picture]From: wikle
2005-12-13 01:33 pm (UTC)
heh and I was getting ready to tell you about it ;-).
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