Sam & Max Episode 6: Bright Side Of The Moon Review (PC)

by May 3rd, 2007

THIS IS THE END!!!!!

The final instalment in Season 1 of the new Sam & Max games produced by telltale is finally upon us. In this episode, you finally get to find out who is responsible for the mysterious hypnosis phenomenon happening all over the world in the previous 5 episodes. As the name and screenshots suggest, most of the action in this episode takes place on the moon, with small segments taking place back on earth. All of the regular characters make an appearance again, as do many of the other characters from previous episodes.

I loved the way telltale made this game, and at one or two points I couldn’t help but burst out laughing. Even the first thing I clicked on in the game, the gently waving American flag, was responded to by the age old conspiracy theory ?How does it wave like that when there is no air up here?? There are other funny references throughout the game, such as after Max completes a mini-game, he exclaims ?It’s too short and easy?, referencing the reviews the previous 5 episodes have got.

Gameplay

Very easy, point and click action. Some slightly more funny and challenging puzzles are present in this episode, although still not particularly difficult. One such puzzle involves forcing a ‘slightly altered’ max to eat Jimmy two teeth the rat, and then pulling the rat, and the stomach out of a magic hat.

Graphics

What we have come to expect from the Sam & Max games, telltale released the whole series of 6 games within 6 months, so the graphics are not brilliant, but when taking the time restrictions into account, they have made a damn good job of it.

Sound

Well scripted and voiced, all of the characters sound exactly as you would expect them to, although many of them are heavily underused in this episode.

Overall

This game is a fitting end to the series, and although not the best instalment, it is well worth playing. As I have mentioned, some of the best characters are heavily underused, and this episode ends all too soon after it has begun. I cannot say I got nearly as much enjoyment out of this episode, as I did from the previous episode (Reality 2.0), but it does a good job of bringing the series together, and ending it just as well as it began.

The Good: good conclusion to the series
slightly more challenging puzzles
Includes more characters
The Bad: Most of the characters are heavily underused
over too quickly


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Sam P

Sam, 21, recently graduated music & theology student. I live in Coventry, and currently work as a waiter in a hotel, which isn't the most glamorous job, but it's paying off my debts. My first experience of gaming was bubble bobble on the commodore 64, and I've been pretty much hooked since. I really enjoy the old point & click adventure games, and adventure platforming games in general.

About Sam P

Sam, 21, recently graduated music & theology student. I live in Coventry, and currently work as a waiter in a hotel, which isn't the most glamorous job, but it's paying off my debts. My first experience of gaming was bubble bobble on the commodore 64, and I've been pretty much hooked since. I really enjoy the old point & click adventure games, and adventure platforming games in general.

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