Bunny vs Robot

Hurrah for American Presidents! They're the besterererest!
If you somehow managed to wade through all ninety thousand words of my fevered ranting about Telltale’s Sam & Max episodes recently, you might have noticed that, despite my other criticisms of the series, I do have a lot of time for Episode 4: Abe Lincoln must die. Apparently it was the best reviewed of the series too, so it’s not just me being mad.

Well, turns out the whole three-to-five hour fandango’s just been released for free, to help promote Season 2 of the game – the first episode of which is released this Thursday. It’s well worth a play, whether you’re yet to try any of the series or if you’d given up on it ealier, as it’s a bit of a change in direction and, I’m told, has informed some of Season 2’s approach.

Go geddim from here. Happily, it’s now a direct download from Telltale, rather than through IGNPlanetSpot’s nosey sign-up process, incidentally.


  1. Richard says:

    Yep – easily the best of the first series. If only for the… well. I won’t say. Wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise.

  2. drunkymonkey says:

    Well hurray for that. I’ll check this out tomorrow.

  3. Pod says:

    I hope I can still download this tomorrow. Games (ie FarCry) have a habbit of “expiring” just as I finish my download.. hmph

  4. KindredPhantom says:

    That is very nice of them.

  5. Joe says:

    So when they say free, they actually mean free if you register with IGN and pay their monthly subscription fee?
    Yes, fuck off, thanks.

  6. Alec Meer says:

    No, they mean free as in free. You need a Fileplanet login, but that doesn’t cost anything other than the terror of giving a huge multinational corporation your email address.

  7. Andrew says:

    I’m actually really enjoying this. It’s good, although as you say it is apparently the best in the series.

  8. The_B says:

    And if you’re really adverse to Fileplanet etc, they’re putting it on the Telltale website itself tomorrow.

  9. Joe says:

    Right, well, when you are presented with the register screen, it really shouldn’t have a huge PAY THIS AMOUNT all over it.
    I’ll register whilst wearing my tinfoil hat, forthwith.

  10. drunkymonkey says:

    If I have to wait for half an hour only to *start* my download, then I am flat-out not interested until Telltale have it up on their site.

  11. malkav11 says:

    It’s also on Gamespot.

  12. GibletHead2000 says:

    If I play this, will it spoil episodes 1-3? I haven’t played them yet, buy may well do when I’ve cleared my unplayed-games backlog.

  13. Richard says:

    No, it just means there’s a couple of references you might not get.

  14. drunkymonkey says:

    Well hurray for that! Downloading.