Sam & Max: Episode 5: Reality 2.0
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If There's Any Lingering complaint about the first four Sam & Max episodes - apart from the minor let-down of chapter three - it was the repetition in Straight Street Four episodes passed, with the same responses to the same clicks. It wouldn't have been an issue if the adventure wasn't episodic, but coming back a month later to the same jokes felt def latingly anti-climactic.
Not this time. Not only is Reality 2.0 the finest episode yet in terms ofvisual creativity, slick scripting and pure fun, every response to every item has been changed. It's like going to bed with clean sheets, and squirming around because you'd forgotten how great going to bed was.
It's also the funniest episode, with good new characters - even the chitchat feels sharper than before. And that's before you even get into the Reality 2.0 of the title. It's a parallel universe run by the Internet, and it's a mix of Tron, Mario, Final Fantasy and Dungeons & Dragons. Needless to say, you'll be spending time in there.
If I'm forced to complain about something, some of the sound files slip into lower quality, but after the happy four hours I just spent with those boys, even mentioning that feels like a betrayal. If the climax is anywhere near as good as this build-up, then Sam & Max will have honoured their proud heritage. No pressure then, guys.