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Telltale Games – A retrospective: Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space (a.k.a. Sam & Max Season 2)

Sun, Dec 1st, 2019

I finally played and beaten the second season of Sam & Max, and this time, I have screenshot to accompany my words! I ran the game under Steam.

This game was released on PC in late 2008, and got ports to all of the 7th gen systems afterwards, so there are quite a few ways to play this.

I’ll try to be as spoiler-free as possible, but I can’t make any guarantees.

So I had trouble even running this game. The game uses SecuROM, so that would explain why nothing happened.

I tried to download “cracked” exes of the game, and all it resulted in was this.

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I was about to give up hope, and tried to download a pirated version of the game (I own a legit copy, so don’t say I robbed anyone of their money), and… it worked.

I noticed the splash screen was different in this version.

As it turns out, there are 2 different versions of this game, one named “Sam & Max – Season 2” and the one I have “Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space”. The former from what I gather was only sold through Telltale’s site and the latter was the full retail version.

Both use SecuROM, but there are only cracked exes of the former. So I had to go with that. I burned a copy of this version for future use because it seems to be really difficult to find online. I’ll probably keep looking, though.

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So anyway, I got it working in the end. Like the first season, I found this a lot easier to figure out second time playing, but struggled near the end. I enjoyed this season a lot more than the first one, too! The stories were way more supernatural, but not edgy, and covered topics I love in a story, such as portals and time travel!

The game is also natively widescreen, (though as far as I know is letterboxed in 4:3 resolutions) and include hints during the game to help you out. Sadly the latter didn’t work very well. More on that later.

So I can adress the game one episode at a time.

So let’s begin. Read the rest of this entry »

Telltale Games – A retrospective: Sam & Max: Save The World

Sun, Nov 10th, 2019

So I decided, after watching a documentary video on the Rise & Fall of Telltale games, I decided to play all of the Telltale games I possess.

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Of which I have quite a few

Starting with the series that introduced me to the company: Sam & Max Save The World. Read the rest of this entry »

Retro diary #90 – Final Yin… for a while…

Sun, Dec 30th, 2018

A think for 2019, A’m gaun’ae lea the Retro Diary for juist special events A dae whan it comes tae gemmin. Hit juist seems pyntless tae me itherwise. Juist a desperate attempt tae keep acteeve a blog A shoud post mair creative stuff on! A think A shoud lea ma personal gemmin life private onywey.

A’m shuir this daesna interest onybody ootside o my faimly or freends, anywey. Ma diskiverin Twitter maks this hale thing obsolete regairdless.

Assumin Brexit nor Airticle 13 dinna happen (A mean Scotland coud lea the UK an juist jyne the EEA insteid… here’s howpin!), 2019 will be whaur A will stairt tae dae mair uisefu stuff on this blog. Stuff like reviews, thochts on current gemmin an media events.

Mibbie A’ll stairt daein let’s plays an video reviews an aw! A’m howpin tae! A juist need tae win a warslin match wi ma anxiety…

A’ll be shuir tae milk the hell oot o the blog for Januar an Februar anywey! A’v got’ae make the maist o whit freedoms whit hiv left, eh no?


Last Sunday, A went tae R-cade for thair Christmas pairty, an A haed s smashin time! A played Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch, Virtual Cop 2 on the Saturn, an 18 wheeler on the Gamecube. Ah watched someb’dy play Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on the Gamecube an aw. Read the rest of this entry »

Retro Diary #88

Sun, Sep 2nd, 2018

On the Monanday an Tuesday, A played Batman Forever: The Arcade Game an Burnin Rangers for the Sega Saturn.


On the Wadnesday, A tried tae playn the Sega Saturn again, but the laser wis malafoustered.. A’m leukin intae sortin that oot.

Sae A decided tae play ma Atari Jaguar an CD… the Jag CD didna wirk aither… A played some Club Drive… that wis hit.


On the Thursday, A played Crash Bandicoot 3 on the PS1, an haed a richt braw time! A felt like a wee wean again!


On the Friday, A met wi a mate an we played Batman Forever: The Arcade Game on the Sega Saturn on Co-Op, an A actual beat hit!


On the Sunday, A played a guid few gemms wi fowk A hung oot wi. We played Mario kart: Double Dash on the Gamecube, Mario Kart 64 on the N64, Daytona USA on the Sega Saturn, an Mario Tennis for the Wii. A injoyed hit.

Later on, at hame, A played Theme Hospital for the PC.


 

Retro Diary #84 – “I’m great at this game!” *Crashes and loses wheels*

Sun, Feb 4th, 2018

On Tuesday, I played some WWE 2K18 with my brother, and lost all matches… it’s getting really frustrating now!


On Thursday, I went to meet up with a friend at Geek Retreat, and we playes some SNES and N64 games.

If I recall correctly, we played some Super Mario All Stars, Street Fighter 2, Killer Instinct, Donkey Kong Country and Starwing on the SNES.

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On The Nintendo 64 We played WWF No Mercy, Where we made The Coach, of all wresting personalities, Twisted Edge Snowboarding, which didn’t haave much to it and was mediocre, but was very 90s!

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Finally, we played F1 Grand Prix, which was frustrating at first, but we got used to it, and had a blast. I found out that this friend of mind has a fascination with F1 and it’s video games, and seemed very knowledgeable on the subject!

He tried (Well, he didn’t try, he was just bad!) to bash the car as much as he could, and actually lost 2 wheels and front wing!

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When I got home, I played some games of WWE 2k18 with my brother, and I finally got the hang of the game and how to work around it’s issues, and finally managed to beat him! …once.


On Friday, my physical copy of Undertale finally arrrived!!!


 

Retro Arrivals: Undertale!!!

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2018

Finally, after 2 months of waiting, my physical copy of Undertale has arrived!

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That is all!

2017 Year Review

Sun, Dec 31st, 2017

Whew! Whit a year! Loads o things happened this year, no aw o thaim guid, misfortunately.

Stairtin wi ma personal life, A lost a load o freends, an scart awa the ainly lass A’v iver fancied. Been backstabbed bi loads o fowk, got nae freends left forby ane A niver see in real life onymair, haed tae muive tae a smawer hoose, gie awa wir dugs, A failt ma university course, an ma dreams are gittin haurder an haurder tae achieve, time is rinnin oot…

Thae are the negatives oot o the wey, ontae the positives: Forby ane, A’v actual mak oot ma 2017 new year’s resolutions! Maist fowk brak thaim bi 24 oor, but no iz!

A’ll gae ower thaim, acause naebody actual reads these posts… dae thay? Read the rest of this entry »

Retro Pick-Ups – Christmas 2017 edition

Mon, Dec 25th, 2017

Today, for Christmas, I got 3 games, and a Polaroid camera to take photos with!

2 games I expected, because I asked for them, but the 3rd, Sonic Forces, was a pleasant surprise!

I absolutely loved Sonic Generations, so seeing as this is a sequel, this troo should be a treat!

The middle game, AER, is surprisingly DRM-free, no Steam or anything required! Yas!

Dishonored 2, I only got because it was on sale at GAME. I don’t expect much from this, the disc itself supposedly only contains 5GB of data, and you need to download like 30GB to play it! Gaming is so screwed up these days…

My brother got Destiny 2 a download code for a Pac-Man game on PS4, and my other brother got WWE 2k18, also on the PS4. So not the worst Christmas ever! =)

I also got the special edition Titanfall 2 strategy guide… yay.

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UPDATE: I got back from a visit to my gran’s to meet with my cousins to do our yearly Secret Santa, and my cousin got me as a Secret Santa and got me some games!

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Retro Diary #81

Sun, Dec 17th, 2017

Last Sunday, I finished FIFA 17’s Journey mode, now onto FIFA 18’s!


On Wednesday, I went to a meetup at the Geek Retreat, and there was a setup for a new card game called “Lightseekers”, and it was really fun! It was really simple to understand!

I was talking to this couple at the meetup, while watching someone play Prototype on PS3… I have no idea why I remember that…

We were talking about Anime, Manga and Video Games. It was good!


On Saturday, I went to a meetup with the same group as last week, but this time, it was to a bar called “Super Barios” and it was like a wet dream for me! They had authentic 90s arcades! They had some Neo Geo games, House of the Dead, Sega Rally and Ridge Racer! I played those a heck of a load of times!

I tried out a Simpons Pinball cabinet, and I was blown away! It was a lot of fun, and trippy with all the lights! I’ll definitely be playing more pinball games!

 

Retro Diary #77

Sun, Aug 13th, 2017

So on Thursday, it was my birthday, and I planned to go with some friends to the cinema to see Cars 3. Only one friend turned up, I’m not going to jump to conclusions as to why the others showed up.

Anyway, we met up,We watched someone play Super Mario 3D world at MEGABytes, and then we went and saw the film. I enjoyed it, you can see my thoughts on the film in this article.


On Friday, I went to the MEGABytes café, and played some PS1 games. The first was No Onbe can stop Mr. Domino, it was a fairly fun game, although it got really frustrating a couple of levels in.

I then played some Dead or Alive 1. I’ve never played the first game before, and it’s a typical 90s fighter from the time. There’s really not much to say here other than outside the main area are full of explosives, seemingly, if a player falls in this area, the ground blows up, propelling them into the air.

This was also before they started using the gimmick of bouncing tits, so the game was just bland in general. Fun, yeah, but bland, in my opinion.

Afterwards, I visited GAME at St. Enochs, and found that they have eliminated their PC stock, even their digital code cards are gone minus some Sims 4 ones… it’s happening… =(


On Saturday, I finally got around to playing Watch Dogs 2… and I’m addicted! I’ve already lost several hours because the game!

Gameplay-wise, it feels like Watch Dogs 1, but with better car physics, but seeing as I loved the first game, that’s a good thing!

 

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