Originally Posted by elTee
I liked the demo, but it didn't give me the incredible feverish dreams that Samorost did. I fully intend to buy it soon, though.
I've only played a very tiny bit of Samorost, but from what I can gather, this game is totally different. You should try not to compare them. While the overall concept of machinarium is quite abstract, the intricacies contained within it aren't all that abstract at all - they're all very consistent with and relative to the universe it creates. Samorost, on the other hand (from what I could tell; I might be wrong) was full of abstract ideas and designs.