Wallace and Gromit have decided that a trip to the beach is in order. Unfortunately, the weather does not agree and so they have to stay at home. Many of their neighbours have also had their beach plans ruined and Wallace sets out to turn his cellar into a beach resort.
Unlike the first episode, this one is divided into four chapters. One thing I forgot to mention in the review of the previous episode is the bookmark feature. Unlike Telltale's previous series, this one gives you a short summary of where you are. This is a plus for me as I tend to forget what I was up to the last time I played the game.
The first chapter starts out with some quite simple puzzles as Wallace has to get everything he needs to make the resort. Fortunately, the rest of the episode is a bit harder, though I sometimes happened upon the solutions to puzzles by random. Compared to the first episode, I didn't find myself stuck as much, and I found this one to be easier than its predecessor: because of this, I completed this episode faster than the first one.
The lack of difficulty in the puzzles can perhaps be explained by the limited number of locations available in the game. Except for Wallace and Gromit's living room, there are no new areas, though the old ones have gone through enough of a change, so as to still make them interesting.
I did, however, find some of the changes to be peculiar. For example, the shed containing the robot pants from the first episode has now disappeared and been replaced with a fence. I do hope for more locations and more difficult puzzles in the future, making longer episodes. I like to be stuck.
My problem with the episode's length also stems from the fact that this time we're getting four episodes for the same price as five Sam & Max episodes. I think the lack of a fifth episode should have been made up for in the length of the other episodes
This is probably the most cinematic of Telltale's episodes so far, which isn't neccesarily a good thing. It feels at times more like a typical Wallace & Gromit short, with a few puzzles thrown in to make it interactive. This will likely appeal to fans of the shorts who are not that familiar with adventure games, though more experienced gamers may be left wanting. The entertaining story only makes up for this to a certain extent.
Pros: Entertaining story, and just like a Wallace & Gromit short.
Cons: Too short