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  • Summary: The president's lost it. Federally mandated group hugs, a pudding embargo...what's next, gun control? Sam & Max are off to Washington to take care of this bozo, but the political climate will only get stormier...and a new power will rise. [TellTale Games]
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  1. This is simply amazing writing with some of the best satirical political commentary without even mentioning specifics about either Democrats or Republicans along with longer and tougher gameplay.
  2. Here is the Sam & Max episode you've been waiting for. Absolute, complete fun, and an effort that Telltale should be very proud of.
  3. If you’ve played the first three episodes, then by all means play Episode 4. It’s one of the better episodes in the series and will hopefully build some momentum for the series as it enters its final two episodes.
  4. Episode 4's brand of observational satire is new territory for the series, and the game's anthropomorphic stars are very much at home with it.
  5. 80
    Sam & Max follows a formula, sure, but sitcom predictability is proving to be this series' secret strength -- it's rare to see a game conjure up such strong narrative continuity and familiarity in such short a time span. In Telltale's hands, recycled assets take on the aspect of recurring joys.
  6. It feels like someone at Telltale noticed the baloon was deflating, and brought out a comically oversized pump. [May 2007, p.71]
  7. Abe Lincoln Must Die is by no means a 'bad' episode, but it feels like the series is stuck in something of a rut already. I just hope it's not too late for the talented people at the studio to get it firmly back on track for the last two episodes and end this bold episodic experiment in style.

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  1. Sep 3, 2010
    "Best point and click ever... and the funniest too" Thats what i say. This game is very good, so much fun although sometimes is a little difficult to find out what you need to do. This game isn't the type of point and click game that you go around and click everything to see if you find a way out to continue (in some games you are penalized for doing this [that's very ridiculous, huh...]), instead, you need to think a little. YES really need. Expand

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