Sam And Max Save The World Remaster Review (Steam)

Sam And Max Save The World Remaster Review (Steam)

Return to the adventure game that was once called “gaming’s first sitcom” and is today known as “the remaster you didn’t know you were waiting for.” With enhanced graphics, new widescreen and gamepad support, five new musical tracks, and the same brain-tickling puzzles and offbeat humor that won it IGN’s Best Adventure GOTY award back in the day, Sam & Max Save the World Remastered is a modern classic that you’ll love to play—or play again.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 908MB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Can play with a mouse and keyboard.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, anti-aliasing, texture quality, and graphics quality.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Puzzle gameplay.
  • Six episodes and all are unlocked at the start.
  • Play any episode and in any order.
  • TV show style presentation.
  • Can fast forward speech.
  • Excellent voice work.
  • Controls-you are free to move around how you want and can use the right stick independently to highlight items.
  • Save when you want.
  • A combo of an adventure game mixed with a point and click game.
  • Constant humor.
  • You can stumble across little Easter eggs and funny dialogue and encounters.
  • Multiple choice interactions.
  • Integrations can have you choose what to say but also swap between Sam and Max at will for a different take on the conversation.
  • Really well-paced story.

Sam And Max Save The World Remaster Review (Steam)

Cons:

  • Minimal graphic settings.
  • Only one control layout.
  • No invert axis or sensitivity sliders.
  • Can’t skip cutscenes or intros.
  • Cold open with no tutorial or help on how to play the game or what it expects of you.
  • No extras for the remaster like behind the scenes, concept art, and the like.
  • Little replay value.
  • Can’t rebind the mouse and keyboard.

Sam And Max Save The World Remaster Review (Steam)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Sam and Max is a game I remember playing some time ago originally and from what I can piece together I enjoyed it but never finished it, I just lost interest (aka the brainpower needed fading) and it is much the same here. OK so the graphics are really nice, the lighting, in particular, elevates the game a lot with clever use of shadows and the like, but as with all remasters like this all they have done is made the game look like it does in my memory (ah sweet Rose-tinted spectacles of lies) I’m not saying the old one was ugly but this version is clean and crisp and runs well. If you have played all six episodes of Sam and Max then you have seen everything on offer here. It’s Sam and Max with shiny graphics and that’s about it. You don’t get any bonus material or additional content. Not really a lot more I can say apart from its Sam and Max Save the world with a facelift, it plays well and is a great game but nothing has changed so you either like that or hate that. I’m cool I’m in the middle ground where every now and then I will dip back in.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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