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WindowsDefunct Games (Jun 07, 2010)
Sam & Max definitely know how to make an entrance. While I would have been happy with nothing more than a new batch of cases to solve, The Penal Zone offers a crazy new narrative, improved graphics, a gripping storyline, an improved control scheme and brand new psychic abilities. Plus you get to play with Silly Putty. And seriously, who can resist Silly Putty?
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Windows1UP (Apr 16, 2010)
If The Penal Zone is any indication of the quality of the episodes to come, then consider me totally on board for The Devil's Playhouse. It's a bigger, better-looking adventure that moves the series forward in some surprising and substantial ways, and it remains one of the few legitimately funny games out there. Either Telltale's really starting to hit their stride, or I've finally played enough of these games to fully embrace the Bugs Bunny mindset that's necessary to properly enjoy Sam & Max.
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WindowsGaming Nexus (May 13, 2010)
Sam & Max definitely know how to make an entrance. While I would have been happy with nothing more than a new batch of cases to solve, The Penal Zone offers a crazy new narrative, improved graphics, a gripping storyline, an improved control scheme and brand new psychic abilities. Plus you get to play with Silly Putty. And seriously, who can resist Silly Putty?
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution (Apr 28, 2010)
Given Telltale's record for producing excellent games, returning fans shouldn't even think twice about picking up this first chapter for Chapter 3. But if you are a first-time adopter, a demo of the game might be worth checking out, if not just to see if its type of humor is up your alley. Phew, I made it through the review without making a wisecrack about The Penal Zone! Oh wait... *sigh*
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WindowsGame Revolution (Apr 28, 2010)
Given Telltale's record for producing excellent games, returning fans shouldn't even think twice about picking up this first chapter for Chapter 3. But if you are a first-time adopter, a demo of the game might be worth checking out, if not just to see if its type of humor is up your alley. Phew, I made it through the review without making a wisecrack about The Penal Zone! Oh wait... *sigh*
90
WindowsTotal PC Gaming (Apr 26, 2010)
We have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by The Penal Zone. An advanced graphical engine and a move toward direct control were a given, but what we didn’t expect was for Telltale to up its game so considerably, reinventing the Sam & Max template in ways that nobody knew they needed until faced with them. And if this first episode is any indication of the benchmark set for the series as a whole, then we’re in for a very funny, very clever five months of madcap animal sleuthing.
90
PlayStation 3Console Obsession (May 28, 2010)
The first episode of The Devil’s Playhouse is a triumphant one, a truly delightful mixture of humour and puzzle solving. Max’s new powers certainly add something to the game, and whilst many of the puzzles aren’t too difficult, for those exhausted with the use of walkthroughs in similar games, The Penal Zone’s easier solutions will likely be most welcome. I’m certainly yearning for more from the detective duo, and thus the first episode of Sam & Max Season 3 is one that has its many successes.
90
PlayStation 3TotalPlayStation (May 12, 2010)
Whether or not you played the classic LucasArts adventure Sam & Max Hit the Road that propelled the duo to stardom, and regardless of your previous experience or lack thereof with their newer episodic capers, "The Penal Zone" is absolutely worth playing. When Telltale first hit the scene with their initial Sam & Max season, part of their success could have been attributed to nostalgia, but now that they've been at it for this long, it's clear that their games stand alone on the merits of their design and writing skills. These people know what they're doing, and hopefully they'll keep doing it on the PlayStation 3.
90
PlayStation 3PlayStation Lifestyle (Apr 19, 2010)
Overall, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse brings an amusing story, with great writing, and mixes that together with some terrific gameplay. This debut of Sam & Max on the PlayStation Store is a definite success and a great addition to the library.In conclusion, buy this game, because you will not be disappointed. The second episode comes in May, and the wait will certainly be agonizing.
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WindowsEurogamer.net (UK) (Apr 16, 2010)
Anyone fearing that the latest Sam & Max might tread water need worry no longer. With the trademark sharp witticisms layered onto challenging and inventive puzzles, this is the best possible start to the new season.
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WindowsGame Vortex (2010)
As the start of a new season, The Penal Zone definitely gets things going right out of the gate. While people just entering the series now might think they have missed something pivotal, they really haven't and even little bits of knowledge you might need from the previous games are quickly recapped when appropriate. So while I would definitely recommend going back and playing the previous two seasons of Sam & Max, it isn't necessary for starting off The Devil's Playhouse. This promises to be a fun and interesting season. I can't wait to see what The Tomb of Sammun-Muk will bring.
90
WindowsHonestGamers (Apr 24, 2010)
What remains the same is the sharp, witty writing that continues to supply belly laughs and giggles. From random Flash Gordon quotes to the continual kicking at the remaining cast while they’re down, Telltale have lost no pace while they’ve been working on their other projects in Sam & Max‘s off-season hiatus. Quite the contrary -- in their eagerness to advance the genre and add on to their already winning formula they do enough to surprise those returning back after the first two seasons with their willingness to evolve and take risks with new directions. Season Three has truly started with a bang, and I’m excited to see if that momentum can continue in the following months.
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WindowsMygamer.com (May 07, 2010)
The Penal Zone is a really good adventure game, and has the chances of being the best Season of Sam & Max that has come along, but it still has some minor bugs to work out with the interface. Aside from making everything feel like it should be played with the controller instead of mouse and keyboard, the first ten or so minutes of the story unfold in a rather odd way that hangs over the rest of the episode. Although some of this can just be explained away with the broadening appeal of the series as well as the introduction of a new hint system. Fans should have already bought this entire season before it came out, everyone else may want to start back at season one to catch up. If for no other reason than to understand why it looks like Sam & Max live on a recently bombed street.
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WindowsArmchair Empire, The (Jun 24, 2009)
Surely, any gamers that have played previous seasons of Sam & Max would expect that same level of entertaining characters, solid-though-zany storyline and laugh-out-loud hilarity and gameplay the episodic games are known for. But with a great new graphical presentation and the immensely upgraded gameplay interface that really improves the gameplay, the first episode of the third Sam & Max season is an entirely unexpected gaming treat.
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WindowsOnlinewelten.de (Apr 15, 2010)
Der Auftakt der neuen Staffel rückt den fragwürdigen Geisteszustand des Kamikazehasen Max in den Mittelpunkt und verleiht ihm psychokinetische Kräfte, die dem Adventure-Genre so gut zu Gesicht stehen, dass ich völlig aus dem Häuschen war. Als Fan der Serie ist diese Episode absolute Pflicht. Für alle Neueinsteiger würde ich trotz meiner großen Begeisterung aber die ersten beiden Staffeln zum Einstieg empfehlen, weil die Geschichte mit den Geschehnissen der vorangegangenen Folgen spielt und deren Charaktere einbindet, aus denen man nicht unbedingt schlau wird. Was aber wie ein boshafter Marketing-Trick klingt, ist letzten Endes ein Segen, weil wirklich alle „Sam & Max“-Teile für Spieler mit diesem besonderen Humor eine Bereicherung sind.
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WindowsGamers' Temple, The (2010)
Storywise, it certainly helps if you've played the Sam & Max games in the past as there are plenty of returning characters and references to prior games abound. You can certainly start your Sam & Max career with this game, but you'll miss out on the full experience. If you're a returning veteran you'll be happy to hear that all of that great trademark Sam & Max humor is here in (sam) spades. Overall, The Penal Zone's story does have the feel of an opening chapter, delivering more setup than self-contained story. But that's OK because I like where things are going, and look forward to seeing how this season plays out. Hey Max, what's your Futurevision showing you...?
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PlayStation 3Gamervision (May 03, 2010)
Not that the other games in the series were slouches when it came to their style, but the new season blows them all out of the water, with enhanced graphics and gameplay improvements that move the series in a wonderful direction. The game shines on the PlayStation 3, and despite some issues with strange loading times, it transferred perfectly to the console. It's apparent that they've pulled out all of the stops this time around, putting together an introductory episode that should prove as a great opening for newcomers, and a fantastic follow-up for those who have been following the series for some time now. After a handful of entertaining hours, it comes to a close with a bang, paying off in a big way and guaranteeing some interesting follow-up episodes.
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WindowsGamervision (Apr 15, 2010)
Not that the other games in the series were slouches when it came to their style, but the new season blows them all out of the water, with enhanced graphics and gameplay improvements that move the series in a wonderful direction. It's apparent that they've pulled out all of the stops this time around, putting together an introductory episode that should prove as a great opening for newcomers, and a fantastic follow-up for those who have been following the series for some time now. After a handful of entertaining hours, it comes to a close with a bang, paying off in a big way and guaranteeing some interesting follow-up episodes.
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WindowsGamona (Apr 21, 2010)
Die erste Folge der neuen „Sam & Max“-Staffel beginnt mit einem furiosen Gag und Rätselfeuerwerk, das für rund vier bis fünf Stunden hervorragend unterhält. Besonders Max’ neue Fähigkeiten sorgen dabei für völlig neue Perspektiven und neue Ansätze im Rätseldesign. Dadurch und einige neue Orte im „Sam & Max“-Universum wird im Vergleich zu den Vorgängern mehr Abwechslung geboten. Geschmackssache hingegen ist die neue Steuerung, die auch den PC zur Konsole umfunktioniert. Vorbei sind die Zeiten des klassischen Point&Click-Systems. Ansonsten gibt es technisch nicht viel zu bemängeln. Die Grafik ist zwar nicht ganz zeitgemäß, schick ist sie nichtsdestotrotz und die Vertonung ist auf gewohnt hohem Niveau. Wer auf den anarchischen Humor der Freelance Police steht, sollte auch in der Pilotepisode der neuen Staffel zugreifen.
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WindowsGameBoomers (Mar, 2010)
The Penal Zone is a masterly setup for the rest of the new Sam & Max series, with intriguing innovations and improvements, but enough references to the past to sustain fans of the first two seasons. Max is a fellow of infinite variety and jest, confounding concerns that, after eleven episodes, Sam & Max may be getting a trifle stale. My only overall criticism is that The Penal Zone leaves so much for upcoming episodes to build upon that it doesn't feel quite as substantial as previous opening episodes.
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WindowsJust Adventure (May 12, 2010)
You know, really, what else is there to say? This is a bit like reviewing a new box of Dutch chocolates. They're great! Still chocolatey. As far as I could tell the required specs and other game incidentals are fairly similar to the previous two seasons. I think Sam’s notebook, where he keeps tabs on evidence and suspects, etcetera, may be new, but I’m not sure. I always try to ignore a game’s help system, regardless of how well it’s disguised, or even, as in this case, amusingly written. Really, the only thing left to say is, Welcome back, boys. Now, go get 'em.
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WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Apr 30, 2010)
The Penal Zone is het veelbelovende begin van wat een hilarisch paranormaal Sam & Max-seizoen belooft te worden.
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WindowsGamers.at (Apr 27, 2010)
Sam & Max sind wieder da, und genauso abgedreht, wie wir das Duo zu lieben gelernt haben. Trotzdem sind wir von der ersten Episode der dritten Staffel nicht ganz überzeugt. Das liegt vor allem am fehlenden Schwierigkeitsgrad, der kaum für Denkfalten auf der Stirn sorgt. Doch egal: Sam & Max-Fans sollten auf jeden Fall zugreifen, Einsteiger freuen sich auf ein nettes kleines Adventure-Erlebnis. Eine Warnung wollen wir allerdings noch aussprechen: Das Spiel ist komplett in Englisch gehalten – ohne ausreichende Sprach-Kenntnisse wird euch ein ganzes Stück Humor entgehen.
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PlayStation 3Giant Bomb (Apr 17, 2010)
Telltale sets up its third season with some slick presentation, a few new gameplay tricks, and enough lightly absurdist, self-aware gags to keep the adventure brisk.
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WindowsGirl Gamers UK (Apr 20, 2010)
The Penal Zone is full of humour, great characters and some clever writing. There’s some time-twisting stuff which take me back to those Tentacle days; and Max’s psychic powers are also an original and often hilarious device. This first episode of the new 5-part season bodes well for the future adventures of the Freelance Police, and we’ll be following the surreal plot developments with anticipation.
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PlayStation 3GamePro (US) (Apr 19, 2010)
What hasn't changed are the constant moments of sharp wit, stellar voice acting across the board, and purposefully illogical puzzles that must be solved along the hilarious way. Episode One opens in its own closing moments (well, kind of) before rewinding time and forcing players to find the proper path to the final scenes. To complete this task, players can also take control of Max -- who, since Season One, has been President of the United States, by the way -- and utilize his new psychic abilities, such as peering into the future and instant teleportation. If The Penal Zone is any indication, Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse promises to be another fantastic installment in the world of the Freelance Police that no adventure fan should miss.
80
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Apr 12, 2010)
The game looks better than any Telltale game I’ve played thus far, the story is typical for the genre but it’s told in a welcome new way, and the game’s filled with off-beat, colorful characters. The developer only has a few bugs to exterminate to make this a good beginning to what could be a very entertaining new season of episodes.
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WindowsFactornews (Apr 15, 2010)
Avec The Penal Zone, TellTale relance une nouvelle saison de Sam & Max du tonnerre. Le scénario complètement déjanté, les pouvoirs spéciaux de Max et un doublage excellent en font un must-have pour les amateurs de la série. Si vous n'avez encore jamais touché à un jeu d'aventures, et que le fait de diriger un chien anthropomorphique et un lagomorphe hyperkinétique ne vous dérange pas, foncez : vous ne le regretterez pas !
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WindowsInsightBits (Apr 07, 2010)
If you don´t enjoy adventure games (in the classic sense), this is unlikely to sway you round, as it doesn´t really change a lot to the standard formula. But what it does, it once again does well, and anyone who has enjoyed a Telltale game before could do a lot worse.
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WindowsGame Captain (Apr 18, 2010)
Die Stars des Spiels sind weniger die Rätsel, als vielmehr die tierischen Hauptdarsteller. Sam & Max begeistern mit viel Wortwitz und irren Dialogen. Insbesondere der durchgeknallte Hase hat dabei immer wieder die Sympathien und Lacher auf seiner Seite. Zudem sind die übernatürlichen Kräfte, die Max entwickelt, eine schöne Idee und motivierend ins Gameplay eingebunden. Dennoch fallen die Denksportaufgaben aufgrund geringer Rätseldichte und leichtem Schwierigkeitsgrad gegenüber dem Rest des Spiels qualitativ etwas ab. Auch tritt die unvorteilhafte Steuerung manchmal auf die Motivationsbremse. Aufgrund der genannten Kritikpunkte ist The Penal Zone keine uneingeschränkte Empfehlung für alle Fans von Fun-Adventures. Treue Sam & Max-Fans hingegen freuen sich auf ein rund vierstündiges Abenteuer.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Apr 15, 2010)
So stelle ich mir den Start einer neuen Staffel vor! Klasse Humor und Running-Gags, die Rückkehr liebgewonnener Figuren und jede Menge neuer Ideen. Vor allem Max’ Blick in die Zukunft bereichert die Adventure-Reihe und lässt auf coole Rätsel in den kommenden Episoden hoffen. Das nächste Mal darf’s aber bitte etwas anspruchsvoller sein. Schließlich habe ich als Serienfan bereits elf Fälle gelöst und will entsprechend gefordert werden.
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WindowsAdventure Gamers (Apr 15, 2010)
Such complaints sound like the nitpicking it really is, however, as overall there’s nothing that should keep even the most marginal Sam & Max fans away. It's been a whole two years without a new adventure for the Freelance Police, but the wait has been worth it, at least for one episode. Whether this high quality continues throughout the rest of The Devil’s Playhouse remains to be seen, but The Penal Zone is a very strong start of what looks to be another season of whimsical comic destruction.
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WindowsAdventure Classic Gaming (Apr 15, 2010)
Sam & Max The Devil's Playhouse Episode 301: The Penal Zone is not only a great leadoff for the new season, it is probably the most impressive episode for the entire series. Notwithstanding the somewhat overwhelming new interface, the game is nearly flawless. It is funny to play and to experience. Keep up the good work, Telltale Games! Max demands more psychic powers!
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MacintoshGiant Bomb (Apr 17, 2010)
Telltale brings its A-game with The Penal Zone [EDITOR'S NOTE: bwah!] and it's a strong start for the season. It clearly establishes a repeating theme of Max gaining and then exploiting ridiculous new psychic powers with each episode, something that, if the quality of the execution stays where it is, should make for a fun season. Of course, the catch here is that, other than the iPad version, which has some tragic frame rate issues, both the PSN and PC versions of The Devil's Playhouse require you to invest in the full season up-front. It's a bit of a gamble for first-timers, but fans of the series and the genre should have little to worry about.
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WindowsGiant Bomb (Apr 17, 2010)
Telltale brings its A-game with The Penal Zone [EDITOR'S NOTE: bwah!] and it's a strong start for the season. It clearly establishes a repeating theme of Max gaining and then exploiting ridiculous new psychic powers with each episode, something that, if the quality of the execution stays where it is, should make for a fun season. Of course, the catch here is that, other than the iPad version, which has some tragic frame rate issues, both the PSN and PC versions of The Devil's Playhouse require you to invest in the full season up-front. It's a bit of a gamble for first-timers, but fans of the series and the genre should have little to worry about.
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WindowsHooked Gamers (Apr 21, 2010)
As a fan of the Sam & Max series, and adventure games in general, I thoroughly enjoyed The Penal Zone despite its few flaws. It is a funny, solid start to the new season, with a climatic ending that leaves you eager to get your hands on episode two. But you probably don't need me to tell you that. If you are a fan of the Freelance Police also, this is already on your must-play list. If you are a newcomer, this is a good time to jump into one of the funniest titles currently on the market.
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WindowsGameswelt (May 03, 2010)
Während ich Sam & Max: The Penal Zone! gespielt habe, war ich hin- und hergerissen. Einerseits finde ich die Idee mit den paranormalen Fähigkeiten von Max klasse – das hat Potenzial für die folgenden Episoden. Auch der Humor ist wieder toll und die Charaktere sind herrlich abgedreht. Andererseits hätte ich mir etwas mehr Rätselsubstanz und eine überarbeitete Steuerung gewünscht. Ich bin gespannt, wie sich diese Staffel noch entwickeln wird – der Auftakt ist jedenfalls trotz einiger Macken durchaus gelungen.
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Windows4Players.de (Apr 22, 2010)
Weder die im Detail verbesserte Grafik noch der neue Erzähler oder gar Max Psychofunktionen können darüber hinweg täuschen, dass es in dem kurzen Abenteuer kaum was zu tun gibt. Die Rätselchen kann man an einer Hand abzählen und sie sind tatsächlich noch leichter geworden. Gut, die Bedienung wurde verbessert, aber was ist das schon verglichen damit, dass es nun keine Dialogrätsel mehr gibt? Vermutlich hat man sich die gespart, um noch besser beim Konsolenpublikum anzukommen, da die Staffel auch für PS3 erscheinen soll. Alles, was irgendwie kantig war, wie etwa die Fahrsequenzen, hat man abgeschliffen. Aber das waren halt auch die Sachen, die Sam & Max unverwechselbar machten. Wenn es so weiter geht, versinkt die einstmals geniale Comicreihe bald im Mainstream-Mittelmaß. Derzeit hält sie einzig der amerikanische Anarchohumor noch auf gutem Niveau.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany) (May 12, 2010)
Während andere Reihen beim vierten Ableger meist Abnutzungserscheinungen zeigen, gehen die Sam & Max-Macher hier erst so richtig in die Vollen. Den Humor, die mittlerweile ansehnliche Comic-Grafik und die gewohnt abgedrehten Charaktere schloss ich trotz gewöhnungsbedürftiger Steuerung in Windeseile in mein Adventure-Herz. Und Max’ neue Fähigkeiten ließen selbiges sogar noch höher schlagen. Als Spiel befriedigt mich The Penal Zone dennoch nicht, denn es erweckt konstant den Eindruck, statt eines echten Abenteuers nur einen Vorgeschmack zu liefern. Dieser fällt aber positiv aus und weckt Lust auf den Rest der Staffel.
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WindowsAdventure Corner (Apr 23, 2010)
In der dritten Runde scheint dem tierischen Duo ein wenig die Puste ausgegangen zu sein. Sam und Max liefern zwar schon noch bissige Kommentare, aber verglichen mit der guten, alten Zeit, in der sie zum ersten Mal die Straßen unsicher machten, wirkt das Spiel zahmer. Dennoch hat man mit 'The Penal Zone' ein Stück kurzweilige Unterhaltung vor sich. Die Spielzeit liegt je nach Erfahrung des Spielers bei 3 – 4 Stunden. Somit ist das Spiel ideal für alle, denen die Figuren entweder ans Herz gewachsen sind oder die nicht die Zeit für ein umfangreiches, episches Spiel haben – oder die ihren Büroalltag auflockern wollen.
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PlayStation 3IGN (Apr 27, 2010)
As an introduction to the season, The Penal Zone does a good job of setting the stage for more zaniness to come. Unfortunately, the story elements here are a bit thin but at least the episode focuses on one truly interesting new character in the cast. The send ups of the classic paranormal shows and movies are starting to ramp up and promise to deliver even more as the season progresses.
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WindowsIGN (Apr 05, 2010)
As an introduction to the season, The Penal Zone does a good job of setting the stage for more zaniness to come. Unfortunately, the story elements here are a bit thin but at least the episode focuses on one truly interesting new character in the cast. The send ups of the classic paranormal shows and movies are starting to ramp up and promise to deliver even more as the season progresses.
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central (2010)
Is Sam & Max worth playing? Yes and no. While it's enjoyable to solve puzzles and uncover a story in a genre that doesn't receive a lot of mileage these days, it's a little unfortunate that the themes and humor borrow from this ancient Looney Tunes-meets-90s-attitude rather than create a new world and identity all its own. So on the one hand, Max's psychic powers add a very, very interesting dynamic to gameplay, but on the other hand, Max is a "psychotic bunny" - get it? If you think that's funny, don't worry... Sam & Max have a million of 'em! In fact, the jokes never seem to end...
70
PlayStation 3AceGamez (May 16, 2010)
Telltale Games have created a charming little adventure – a rare low budget gem tucked away amongst the PSN dross. It’s like Broken Sword meets Ratchet and Clank meets the Carry On films, and it’s as playable as it is hilarious. The short lifespan is a bit of a dampener, but if you’re looking for a refreshingly original title to get the grey matter ticking over and your funny bone tingling, then you could do a lot worse than having a good old play with the Penal Zone. Ahem. Roll on Episode 2.
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WindowsGamekult (Apr 15, 2010)
Plus riche d'un point de vue gameplay, plus soigné d'un point de vue graphique, même si les décors et personnages ne sont pas toujours de très bon goût et les animations franchement médiocres, The Penal Zone est un point & click efficace à défaut d'être marquant. Le cynisme s'est un peu noyé dans la grosse production loufoque, mais l'ajout d'un nouveau système de dialogues, même s'il reste finalement très similaire à l'ancien, les décors plus nombreux, les énigmes plus travaillés et les pouvoirs psychiques de Max permettent à la série de se renouveler, tranquillement, sans brusquer personne. Une prise de risque limitée pour un jeu qui n'en avait peut-être pas vraiment besoin, mais on espère que les prochains épisodes seront un peu plus mordants. Un bon début et de belles promesses pour cette troisième saison ambitieuse, mais l'essai reste à transformer sur la durée.
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WindowsCheat Code Central (2010)
Is Sam & Max worth playing? Yes and no. While it's enjoyable to solve puzzles and uncover a story in a genre that doesn't receive a lot of mileage these days, it's a little unfortunate that the themes and humor borrow from this ancient Looney Tunes-meets-90s-attitude rather than create a new world and identity all its own. So on the one hand, Max's psychic powers add a very, very interesting dynamic to gameplay, but on the other hand, Max is a "psychotic bunny" - get it? If you think that's funny, don't worry... Sam & Max have a million of 'em! In fact, the jokes never seem to end...
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iPad148apps (May 24, 2010)
The performance issues in Sam & Max are not normally that bad, but they do wear on your patience. The overall experience is saved by the finer points of the game, namely the established characters and refined adventuring, but the pervasive, technical shortcomings do impede on the fun factor. Sam & Max could definitely have used some more time in the oven, as opposed to being released in time for the launch of the iPad. It seems logical that many of the issues can be addressed via update, which would increase the overall score. The style of gameplay of the Sam & Max series is an otherwise perfect fit for the device. Seeing that the next episode of the Devil’s Playhouse is already out on other systems, hopefully these issues will be patched sooner rather than later.
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PlayStation 3Gaming Age (May 07, 2010)
I'd say as far as a comparison to Telltale's previous handlings of either Sam and Max or their other properties, this one manages to hold its own well enough that I think it's definitely worth checking out. You can easily jump in without having played a Sam and Max title before, and still get the majority of the humor, which is a big plus. However, if you have the option to play it on the PC instead of the PS3, then I absolutely suggest doing so. Unless a patch makes its way over to the system soon, I'd definitely avoid this port and stick with something a little less buggy.