Sam and Max: Culture Shock is the long-awaited release from Telltale Games, in which the LucasArts classic is resurrected and it’s titular characters are given another case to solve. Like Bone: The Great Cow Race, this adventure is in 3D with full voice acting and a monthly episodic schedule to keep the fans happy.
Puzzles are made much simpler this time around. The need to combine items no longer exists, and most of the challenges can be figured out with a moment’s thought. There are quite a few chuckles to be had from interacting with different people or objects. The developers chose to include an arcade sequence that can not be skipped, though it’s relatively easy and shouldn’t pose much of a problem to most players.
The entire game doesn’t take more than a couple of hours to complete, but the current monthly format ensures that it won’t be a long wait for the next one to arrive.
Name: Sam and Max – Culture Shock
Developer: Telltale Games