|Source: PC GAMES number in June 2009|
|Source: PC GAMES number in June 2009|
Bee storiesWhen a little-known team of Telltale Games has undertaken to revive the adventure game Sam & Max, many reacted to zatee skeptical. Not everyone loved the idea to pack the game in 3D-fashioned gloss and let her episodes. The subsequent two seasons of Sam & Max, including 11 full-fledged series, convinced: "continental" quest format is ideal, and three-dimensional graphics did not hinder enjoy witty remarks characters. Well, Telltale staff proved that hands them grow as they should, from the shoulders. And gained the moral right to impart interactivity another infamous couple - Wallace and Gromit, this Jeeves and Wooster today.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE DOGS ...Of course, you are familiar with the scattered and ingenuous inventor Wallace. It is difficult to say what he is famous for more: its gastronomic passion (the guy loves cheese of all varieties) or unusual inventions. The latest Wallace often gets into dangerous stories (remember even the episode The Wrong Trousers / «The Wrong Trousers"), and if not for his loyal friend, silent, but extremely clever dog Gromit, the poor fellow would long ago have already registered either in prison or in nuthouse.
Love for cheese was the cause of the next adventure of our hero. Bald nerd designed a special robomysh-syroiskatel Sniffer 3000, which is vandalized in the shop of his friend Paneer (Paneer), and friendly relations immediately give the crack. In bedolagi have a chance to make amends and return to duty: it is enough to put 50 gallons of honey in the evening for tea celebrations panirovskogo (Tea & Crumpet Festival); yes, and a new bee business From Bee To You («From Bees - for you!") Just needs in the promotion. Only bad luck here: produce that amount of honey per day is unrealistic. After all, it needs to "feed" the special unit and not less hundredweight of flowers and where to get them in such a short period of time? Pretty neighbor named Felicity (Felicity) refuses to kill his paradise garden for the sake of the whim of eccentric inventor. Fortunately, in the mailbox it finds advertising means to quickly build muscles, - an idea born in a flash in the brain."Perhaps with this matter I can just as quickly grow and the flowers?" - Wallace tosses aside the four-legged friend a questioning glance. Insightful dog shakes his head reproachfully: "No, definitely a bad idea. But, as usually happens, the naive folly Wallace leads to dramatic events. As a result, honey adventures West Wallaby Street plunge into the abyss of chaos and terror Hitchcock, arranged by giant bees, mutants, and the resulting weight problems once again fall on Gromit.
2006 November 1 out Sam & Max Episode 101: Culture Shock.
2009 March 24 appears Wallace & Gromit Episode 1: Fright of the Bumblebees.
IGROMULTFILMDo the creators of the game got to do more than just an adventure. The famous "Plasticine" character animation, familiar landscapes and scenery are transplanted to the pixel-polygonal ground so carefully, that is sometimes difficult to get rid of the feeling that watching a new episode of your favorite series. Interface to its constant presence on the screen only reinforces this impression, not without reason in the credits appear studio Aardman Animations, responsible for the production of original series.
True, for the sake of the effect of film had to make some gameplay easier. With every subject you can make only one plot of the action envisaged: either "take" or "watch", etc. The dialogues take place without our participation - no need to wonder how to choose a replica. Just enjoy the excellent English humor. However, no one expects from such projects something hardcore. On the contrary, even thought the puzzle in such a way as not to hinder the development of history. Many of them can be solved in any order, unlike most other quests here the player has some freedom. A simple example: in order to build the vehicle for accelerated growth (Quick-Grow Formula), Wallace is required to produce three ingredients. Energide need to remove the battery from the mouse Sniffer 3000, which sits in jail. Teabag Strongium Sperl protein-slicker named Nutter, who has lived in the hollow of the neighborhood. A tile groteina (grotein) is located in a suitcase unbalanced Major Crum (Major Crum) - do not just beg. In what order to solve the problem - your cause.And if you still stuck on the menu is always possible to include hints. Convenient system allows you to adjust the frequency of "hints" that will slip unobtrusively into replicas of the characters. In short, long live the nonlinearity!
The authors diluted the traditional arcade game play elements. You do remember the famous kashemet of the Close Shape / «Haircuts by zero"? Remember how clever dog Gromit shot terminator oatmeal? So, it was just a warm up! At this time, with a formidable weapon you have to deal as much with three winged intruders! The most interesting thing that struggle with each of the bees is a separate puzzle, in fact, the creators have brought elements of action and puzzle in one scene. Bravo, Telltale! Virtual Wallace & Gromit, a famous English omelette with ham sunny Sunday morning, as a pleasant walk along manicured lawns in Hyde Park, leaving only pleasant impressions. We are waiting for the continuation!