Sam & Max Episode 102: Situation: Comedy Image
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  • Summary: Talk show host Myra Stump has gone berzerk! Sam & Max head down to the WARP TV studio to find out why she's holding her audience hostage. But getting onto Myra's state isn't going to be easy. First the Freelance Police will have to prove they're worthy of fifteen minutes of fame. [Telltale Games]
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  1. Situation: Comedy is a very good second episode in the new episodic adventure gaming genre. While the two hour play time is very pricey, the quality is good.
  2. While some of the complaints I had with Culture Shock – puzzle difficulty, for instance – have been addressed, the novelty has worn off ever-so-slightly.
  3. Hilarious continuation, and it looks like it'll only get better from here.
  4. Situation Comedy again proves that Sam and Max is back and Telltale really is doing a fantastic job showing Lucasarts what they should have done a long long time ago, not in a galaxy far away. It's a bit short, but we still highly recommend this game to adventure game fans.
  5. Situation: Comedy is where the Sam & Max series starts to really pick up steam - partly because it reveals the first hints at an overarching plot for the "season's" remaining four episodes.
  6. 78
    Situation: Comedy advances the story but it doesn't exactly move the series forward in terms of gameplay or humor. The puzzles are all much too easy and don't really tax the gray matter too much.
  7. Even though Situation: Comedy zealously aims for the easiest of targets – cheap television – its satire can feel obvious at times and its parodies fall flat a little more frequently than they should. [Feb 2007, p.85]

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  1. Dec 27, 2014
    9
    Somewhat shorter and easier than the first episode, but story-wise much better (more wacky stuff). Also in 103 some elements are getting a bitSomewhat shorter and easier than the first episode, but story-wise much better (more wacky stuff). Also in 103 some elements are getting a bit repetitive, but in this one everything still feels fresh. My personal favorite of the first three episodes. Expand