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News New Monkey Island?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 12 Jun 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Yeah, only the first two were done by Ron Gilbert and only he knows the secret of monkey island. Curse of monkey island was a good attempt to pick up from the bizzare ending of 2, but originally it was supposed to be a lot more weird. Rumours are it was kind of fourth wall breaking, with guybrush as child dreaming it all and coming back as an adult to get back into the monkey island world or something.

    As opposed to the (lame) secret revealed in Monkey Island 4, which has the secret unveiled as being a giant monkey robot underneath the island powered by Monkey Kombat. Sounds cool, but is unfortunately ****.
     
  2. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    One thing though joe...i'd have to disagree with you. the original was the best, with the second only being close behind.
     
  3. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    The second had more gameplay, and harder puzzles, but the first was funnier. It's too close to call really.
     
  4. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Its a matter of opinion really, and I agree its very close, but I prefer the second one on the basis that the art style was more varied, the music more exciting and I love guybrushes new coat.
     
  5. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Really, your GF is missing? Maybe she left you. Someone put out an APB :p

    /me, runs & hides

    Seriously though: a new MI game would be great :clap:

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    Look behind you - a three-headed Bindi :lol:
     
  6. David_Fitzy

    David_Fitzy I modded a keyboard once....

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    w00t
    I seriously hope that they don't f-up this one like MI4 I hated the controls and the 3D looked awful. I suspect they'll use the engine as Sam n Max, which is a shame because I loved the MI3 look and design.

    AND NO DUMB MONKEY COMBAT!! one mistake and you couldn't recover :wallbash:
     
  7. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I think the fun part of the game was the click and move, type of interface. Really allows you to discover. I hope that on the new version you won't use the keyboard/mouse to move and discover.
     
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  8. CardJoe

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    It should be a small, digitally released 2D game to test the water IMO, then possibly move to an improved GRIME engine
     
  9. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    Or it could just use the monkey 2 / 3 engine as it is. Hell it could use monkey 1, and i'd still go out and buy it.

    Anyone know where to get hold of 1 & 2? The floppy discs for each one kinda died on me a while back, and i'm needin some monkey loving
     
  10. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Monkey Island 1 and 2 both use the same SCUMM engine, same as Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max etc. Monkey Island 3 uses an updated version of it.

    As for where to get them, you *can* get them abandonware on some sites, though I really couldn't condone such a thing professionally.

    Other than that, they pop up in bargain bins occassionally and are common on ebay for under a fiver. I have both on CD at home, but you can easily put them onto a USB key, so it's probably easiest to ask around your mates and see if they can lend you one.
     
  11. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    "Look behind you a three headed monkey!!!"

    "How about some lemonade? we have a bottom-less mug policy."

    classics all of them. :D

    My brother lent his copy of MI 1 & 2 to a mate a few years ago and hasn't seen it since, grrr (also just started replaying Curse of MI again)
     
  12. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Love the Grog spitting contest. How far can you launch your flem.
     
  13. CardJoe

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    Ten points for whoever can recite the ingredients of Grog...
     
  14. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Was that one of the three challenges for the pirates in the Scumm Bar? I can't remember the ingredients though.. I think it had something to do with the kitchen at the back of the bar.
     
  15. CardJoe

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    It wasn't one of the challenges (Thievery, Bravery and Treasure Huntery) but they do tell you if you ask them.
     
  16. ElThomsono

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    All I can remember off the top of my head is that it contains sulphuric acid, scumm and all sorts of other nastiness. Much like the coctail Eddie Hitler drinks in Hole, ten points from me to anyone who can name its ingredients :D
     
  17. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Active Member

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    Good thing it was installed and running...
    I love grog and how it eats through me mug. Harr !

    The ending of the second one was so cool...
     
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  18. CardJoe

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    TEN POINTS FOR YOU MATEY!
     
  19. ST8

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    Yarrr! Awsome news :D
     
  20. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Active Member

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    yay ! Thanks CardJoe !

    got your advice and won't approach the 4th monkeh.
    Grim Fandango is waiting, so is The curse of MI and Simon the Sorcerer...
     
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