Mojo reviews Cow Race 11 Apr, 2006, 20:29 / 12 comments

I don't know which is more surprising; that we actually published another review, or that it appeared before the game was released. Regardless!

The second Bone game is completely reviewed, and quite enjoyable it is. (The game that is.) Read it and post your own thoughts in the comments.

Update: Just to clarify; the game is released tomorrow, Wednesday 12th.


  • The Tingler on 11 Apr, 2006, 21:56…
    "it's hard to be too critical about it when the game costs $12.99. Which it is worth, by the way."

    Which would you prefer: Spending $39.99 and getting a quality Adventure that lasts you ages, or spending $12.99 7 or 8 times and getting 7 or 8 okayish Adventures that last you a couple of hours each?
  • Remi O on 11 Apr, 2006, 22:17…
    How long did it take you to complete, say, Indigo Prophecy? It took me about 8 hours and it was more than twice the price of Bone. Most games I play these days take about 10-12 hours to complete and they usually cost $49.99 when they're released. Thus $12.99 for a six hour game is a good deal.
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 11 Apr, 2006, 22:14…
    Well since you're never going to get "$39.99 and getting a quality Adventure that lasts you ages" I'll happily take the excellent BONE games for $12.99 a pop.

    Also: When did adventure games "last you ages" exactly?! I think the average gameplay time must be about 10-12 hours for a "classic" adventure game, tops. That's three or four of these BONE games which lasts you about 9 to 12 hours for $33 to $46.

    Seems worth it to me.

    Since they're quality games, I'm more than happy to pay for them, too. If they weren't quality (and were just like the average "fan" adventure game), then I wouldn't.
  • Remi O on 11 Apr, 2006, 22:19…
    It's impressive that we posted that at pretty much the same time. ?
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 11 Apr, 2006, 22:26…
    We double-teamed him! :)
  • The Tingler on 14 Apr, 2006, 19:20…
    Feel my retort:

    What if you got, say, half of the Bone series all at once in one game? For $39.99?

    And instead of feeling pressured to make a game every few months, Telltale worked hard and took time to make the finest adventure they could?

    Personally I'd be happy with waiting longer and getting the whole thing at once (or twice) and superb, rather than wait six months a time and get 7-8 okay-good games.

    And the alternative being, wait longer for each episode.

    I am enjoying it, you know!
  • Haggis on 11 Apr, 2006, 21:12…
    Good review. And this was good to hear:

    "Yes, there is a race in The Great Cow Race. No, it's not as annoying as the chase scenes in Out from Boneville."
  • Gabez on 11 Apr, 2006, 20:54…
    Heh, nice review, and more importantly... nice feature image! It'll be on the main page for a long time (until the summer of Gabez starts up again that is!)
  • pheeph on 11 Apr, 2006, 20:33…
    do certain folks at gaming web pages get this game early? Is this how they reviewed the game?
  • Jake on 11 Apr, 2006, 20:34…
    Since the game's electronically distributed normally, Telltale was able to send out a lot of review copies a couple days early without much effort, as it uses the same system as when the game will be sold after release.
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 11 Apr, 2006, 22:15…
    When is it released? When? When? When?
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 11 Apr, 2006, 22:27…
    (Just checked)