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  • Summary: Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse is based on the indie comics by Steve Purcell. Sam is a six-foot dog in a baggy suit sporting a trombone-sized .44 hand-cannon. Max is three feet of pure unleashed id with a saw blade grin and the impulsive nature of the average piranha. Together they patrol the sticky streets of a fantastical New York City, righting wrongs, pummeling perps, and ridding the urban landscape of the shifty legions of "self-propelled gutter trash" that litter their streets. Sam & Max is Telltale's longest running episodic game series to date. Expand
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  1. 100
    Comedy's a tricky thing to nail in any format, and episodic gaming remains just as elusive for most developers. Against all odds, Telltale gets both right with Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse.
  2. The City That Dares Not Sleep even makes fun of the ridiculous difficulty of old-school adventure games at one point. Sure, some of the newer crop of the genre have been labeled as a little too easy, but Telltale's efforts is perfectly suitable for veterans and newcomers alike.
  3. The worst part about completing The City That Dares Not Sleep is knowing that it will probably be a long time before we see Sam and Max again, and that's a shame.
  4. Though the game's length might be a bit short for some, I found it to be the perfect slice for my tastes.
  5. 70
    As a whole, I enjoyed this season, but the final episode fell a little flat.
  6. With the gameplay mechanics reduced to a largely predictable run of conversations and (in)appropriate use of objects, The City That Dare Not Sleep feels stuck in a rut much of the time.
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  1. Sep 6, 2010
    10
    Sam and Max has been my favourite adventure game since it came out bud this last episode is something special. But what makes this last episode more special then the others. The Ending. When I was watching the ending it almost made me cry. I won´t spoil anything and I´ll leave you to judge it. Also there is return of some characters (Sybil, Abe Lincon, Skunkape, etc) which only makes the story better. Gameplay is also great. I recommend it to anyone because this is one of the best games of the year. Expand