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204 now out! 18 Mar, 2008, 13:14 / 14 comments

Chariots of the Dogs has been released today on Gametap's client, with its Telltale release of course being tomorrow. There have apparently been some download issues that I'm not sure have been corrected yet, but while waiting you could always check out Adventure Gamers' glowing five star review, and Gamespy's love for the game as well.

Update: I had no problems downloading the game off the client, so it would seem everything's been hammered out.

Update No. 2 by The Tingler: In case you want more proof that reviews always boil down to someone's opinion, and that opinion usually differs from other people's, Eurogamer's review is now up, and it's not quite so glowing.

Update 3 by Kroms: Yesterday's tomorrow is today's today and anyone who bought the game from Telltale should be able to play it.

Update 4: Mojo's own review is now up, again proving update 2 true!

Comments

  • manny_c44 on 18 Mar, 2008, 18:26…
    I have to say these last two episodes have had some really awesome moments.

    The Monster's dialog and puzzles in 203 were truly hilarious. And 204 is packed with amazing "Reality 2.0" type twists and puzzles that are frequently hilarious all by themselves. The Eurogamer review makes some points: It's true there are time-traveling cliches and no real plot...but Sam and Max is based on that kind of absurd ADHD foundation. It's about the jokes and incredible scenarios--

    Really great work on these last few episodes. I am looking forward to the next one.

  • manny_c44 on 18 Mar, 2008, 18:27…
    [SPOILERISH]I forgot to mention:
    That Mr.Featherly acoustics joke was excellent.
    [/SPOILERISH]
  • The Tingler on 18 Mar, 2008, 19:27…
    I made the 'no real plot' point in my review too, although I didn't really notice until afterwards. Glad to see that even after spoiling half the story Eurogamer still agrees with me.
  • The Tingler on 18 Mar, 2008, 15:56…
    Where did that quote come from?
  • Zaarin on 14 Mar, 2008, 04:14…
    Don't read the Eurogamer review unless you've already played the game. The idiots managed to spoil the story in the first bloody paragraph.
  • Kroms on 13 Mar, 2008, 19:21…
    They liked the humour, and not the puzzles. Which are becoming restrictive, to be honest. I wonder if there's a way around that.
  • fov on 13 Mar, 2008, 22:52…
    Kroms, I'll be interested to hear if you still think the puzzles are restrictive *after* playing episode 204.

    A lot of us at Telltale and also press I've heard from think 204 has the most imaginative puzzles yet (and there are a lot of them -- I don't know where Eurogamer came up with two puzzles in the whole game), so that review was kind of confusing to me.
  • Kroms on 14 Mar, 2008, 00:18…
    Hey, sure, I'll play it and tell you what I think, but it won't be for a while.

    I think "restrictive" is too harsh a word, considering I love all the episodes, but I do agree that what I've played of the series so far - and the last I played was Ice Station Santa, so I've yet to play the majority of Season Two - could use a little variation. I'm not complaining, Sam and Max: Season One and the little I've played of S2 rank among some of my favourite games of all time, and I've played many of them, but I guess for the typical gamer it could use a little variation, if at least in environments.
  • Maratanos on 14 Mar, 2008, 01:15…
    Well you should be happy, because variation in environments is EXACTLY what Chariots of the Dogs is superb at.
  • Kroms on 14 Mar, 2008, 03:09…
    I'm smiling all ready :)
  • The Tingler on 13 Mar, 2008, 23:07…
    I haven't read the reviews because I don't want to be spoiled, I only looked at the scores and the opening paragraphs. I thought I'd add it to the news post because it shows how wildly reviews can vary, and so not to take too much stock in them.
  • Udvarnoky on 14 Mar, 2008, 04:59…
    All that said though, Chariots of the Dogs looks like it could be on its way to being the best reviewed episode to date.
  • neon_git on 14 Mar, 2008, 02:53…
    I also didn't want the game to be spoiled, but I read the review anyway because I'm weak minded (I'd be a rubbish jedi). I'm glad to report that the only thing the review really mentions that could spoil the game is...

    SPOILER AHEAD:
    that at some point you go into the office! :-O
    SPOILERS OVER

    The reviewer says that they actually couldn't bare the thought of giving away single thing that happens in the game because it's that good.
  • Maratanos on 13 Mar, 2008, 23:27…
    Honestly, I advocate not taking too much stock in reviews period, simply because what one person considers a good game another might find repulsive.

    I always say that if the game sounds interesting, buy it and see for yourself. That's why it always makes me so mad when people say "Oh, well I was gonna buy it but then it got only a 70 on XYZ review site."