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Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse — They Stole Max's Brain! Review

A Dog and his Brat

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse — They Stole Max's Brain! Screenshot

High: The characters, especially Sam and Pharoah Sammun-Mak.

Low: It was over too soon.

WTF?: That a game about a boy Pharaoh who bends reality to make himself supreme ruler doesn't have any WTFs.

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse — The Tomb of Sammun-Mak Review

Old Movie Serials are Fun

Sam &  Max: The Devil's Playhouse -- The Tomb of Sammun-Mak Screenshot

High: The non-linear storytelling.

Low: That last puzzle is a tricky beast. Either that, or I'm just very unobservant.

WTF?: Baby Amelia Earheart?

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse — The Penal Zone Review

Who Says Games can't have Great Stories?

Sam &  Max: The Devil's Playhouse — The Penal Zone Screenshot

HIGH: A Scanners joke and Lovecraft references! Those never get old, dude.

LOW: Didn't I just fiddle with the boiler controls? Oh, wait: I had to do it exactly right.

WTF: A sociopathic rabbit has been elected President of the United States. Twice.

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter Five: Rise of the Pirate God Review

"Oh, Heck no. I am not Getting Stuck in this Afterlife."

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter Five: Rise of the Pirate God Screenshot

HIGH: Needing to combine puzzle-solving with speed in the final sequence.

LOW: Needing to combine puzzle-solving with speed in the final sequence.

WTF: Noogie is dead!? Nooo!

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter Four: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood Review

Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate-at-Law

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter Four: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood Screenshot

HIGH The Harry Potter-esque way that the plotline connects back to Chapter 1.

LOW The gameplay connects back to Chapter 1 (i.e. the jungle) as well.

WTF Morgan?! Nooooooo!

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter Three: Lair of the Leviathan Review

"This should be interesting. Or fraught with peril."

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3 Lair of the Leviathan Screenshot

HIGH Murray's rendition of the closing credits.

LOW These games are always over too soon.

WTF Much of the game takes place inside a giant manatee.

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter Two: The Siege of Spinner Cay Review

Something's fishy in Spinner Cay

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter Two: The Siege of Spinner Cay Screenshot

HIGH The main characters are as strong as before—perhaps moreso.

LOW The secondary characters? Not so much.

WTF Swashbuckly ending! Wait—WHAT?!

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter One: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal Review

Won't anyone think of the monkeys?

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal Screenshot

HIGH Pink Pajama Pierre...say that three times fast.

LOW Wandering the jungle in circles, trying to figure out the map when you're not good with maps.

WTF Voodoo root-beer.

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