Bad Brains and Sam & Max?

The Wolfgang Kierdorf Q&A on Adventure Gamers talks with the CEO of Bad Brains about their plans to revive the Adventure genre with projects like A Vampyre Story, I-Jet, and (no kidding) The Orgastic Four ("a mix of The A-Team, a 70's porn movie and The Godfather"). The conversation also probes for confirmation of rumors that they are working on acquiring the rights to Sam & Max: Freelance Police, receiving a somewhat encouraging response:
No comment (I signed an NDA). All I can say is: yes, we are talking to LucasArts about a game that might involve animals, but that's all folks! I guess we will see what´s happening in March 2005 at the latest.
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So, adventure games are too linear but HL2 is not? That's a twisted logic you have there.

Think of linearity in overall terms. Yes, HL2 has linear game progression. You go from one level to the next. But in approaching each situation, you have choices. You can barge into a room with guns blazing or you can pick off targets from afar. You can lure enemies into traps, use the physics engine to your advantage, etc. Adventure games offer no such freedom. You walk around, clicking on everything to ensure that you don't miss any items or interactive objects. You then use these objects to solve puzzles (which are often a trial-and-error affair). The only impetus for completing an adventure game is the storyline, as the actual gameplay is mundane.

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