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I sold my PSVR, which was my only-ever VR device. But Rhombus of Ruin was fantastic. Adventure games can be done very well in VR!

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OK, now having watched the extended trailer a few times... 

Some general thoughts:

 

It seems you'll be playing as a 3rd party joining the Freelance Police as a cadet recruit. So, not controlling them, but interacting with them.  I think this lends itself well to S+M with their regular breaking of the 4th wall and the (sometimes?) unpredictable nature of how they might interpret your action requests (I'm thinking back to HtR with the dialogue being symbols rather than word-for-word line reads). Plus, why would anyone want to only play as either Sam or Max when you can get to see their buddy-cop interactions.

 

I'm curious about whether it's going to be a full-length game or rather more of a  mini? Many of the VR games I'm familiar with are more like shorter experiences.

 

Curious - and maybe it's just my memory - but it sounds like they did get the same voice actor for Sam but Max sounds...different? Thoughts? 

 

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It sounds like David Nowlin and Dave Boat to me, but time away from the roles and a different voice director perhaps cause a slight difference.

 

I am naturally pleased by the existence of a new Sam & Max title of any sort, and it is especially cool that this one has some Hit the Road folks involved, but I can only work up so much enthusiasm for something I am destined to be unable to play. Looking forward to following along with its developments though.

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According to Twitter Mike Stemmle is writing for this, and the voice actors are indeed Nowlin and Boat (it completely slipped my mind that Dave Boat did Max in Poker Night 2). 

 

I won't be able to play this either, but it's fun that Sam & Max are still doing their thing. There's a bit in the longer trailer where the player throws Max at a dart board, which I liked.

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I agree with whats been said, a new Sam and Max game is great but I wonder how many people will actually play it. The market for VR games cant be that big surely?

Like Psychonauts and the Rhombus of Ruin its going to be one of those games that I would love but cant play.

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Yay!  I can get my VR out of storage for this.  I loved Rhobus of Ruin, so this could be really fun.

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Posted (edited)

 

4 hours ago, Bennyboy said:

I agree with whats been said, a new Sam and Max game is great but I wonder how many people will actually play it. The market for VR games cant be that big surely?

Like Psychonauts and the Rhombus of Ruin its going to be one of those games that I would love but cant play.

 

I think the VR market is ever expanding, especially as more systems are released and prices decrease for the hardware.

A friend who has an HTC Vive had over 200 games for it last time I saw him (sometime last summer).  And I know the PSVR received a lot of praise at one point.  

 

But I find it really interesting that within this thread there's already 4 of us that won't be playing this release because it's VR. I don't know about you lot but for me it's more of a medical reason rather than access to a system. While this may alienate some die-hard fans (like us), it might open up the series to a new audience. With fewer VR options maybe more people will try the S+M release just to get another game for their system? 

Edited by FaNaTiC

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I don't have access to VR at the moment, but I suppose it'll only be a matter of time (years), before it really becomes a must-have and very affordable thing. Considering this is a forum for games largely made in the 1990s, I'm sure that time will come around before we know it :) 

 

And maybe they'll find a way to make these games playable for those with conditions that prevent them from playing VR, too.

Edited by ThunderPeel2001

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Just chiming in that I have an original Oculus headset and I very much look forward to getting this.

 

Also Max becoming a weapon to the dart board was among the good number of bits that I laughed at and that excites me.

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