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Bee's, Cheese, and Wit = W&G

Telltales Games are a bunch of developers formally a part of old school LucasArts studios and went off the restarted the Sam & Max series and have had great success with it bringing a sense of old school adventure games with witty writing. So when I heard that they were making episodic Wallace & Gromit games I jumped on immediately they were available and the first episode did not let me down.

Anyone that has seen a W&G short film will be familiar with the story's outline. Players assume either the klutzy inventor Wallace or his faithful and smarter dog Gromit in a misadventure where Wallace wants to bring fresh honey to everyone in the neighborhood. By misfortune with his cheese finding bot has to fill a very large order and creates a growth formula for the bee's. Well it goes wrong and hilarity ensues like the short films.

Gameplay is simple and easy for pretty much anyone that picks the game up with WASD controling where the character goes and mouse clicks to activates objects.
Graphic are simple but still make the game look close to being animated with clay and feeling like the W&G shorts.
What really shines are the writing and sound as the dialogue is witty and genuinely funny and the sound design is filled with funny filled FX and the voice acting is spot on by being just over the top like the shorts.
The only thing I found bad was the length of the game was a little too short for my tastes but others might find it perfect for when a couple hour are in need of wasting.

I've been fond of the Wallace & Gromit films since I was young and was thrilled to see Telltale Games pick up the license and make some good original stories and now I can't wait for the next episode.

7/10
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Added by Uber
13 years ago on 12 April 2009 02:59