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Gaming Tales of Monkey Island: Episode One Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 7 Jul 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    I loved the original Monkey Island, though the second installment was my favourite. Now I just need to decide which platform to get it for. I could go for the PC version as I think it should feel 'right' but I may get it for the Wii too as I'm sure my kids will love it. Having said that, I don't think they would care if they played it on the PC or Wii as they are pretty adept when it comes to the ol' mouse and keyboard.

    Glad you liked it Joe.
     
  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I see a pretty happy Joe... :)

    Hmmm... it would be nice to just buy the 1st Episode and give it a try. Is that possible?
    I had too many bad experiences with good ol' Simon's remakes though I'm quite sure this one is better.
     
  4. interzen

    interzen Real men use chainsaws.

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    Aaah ... Monkey Island. So many memories ... might have to bite the bullet and install Windows on a spare machine now.

    Can we have a 'reimagining' of 'Day Of The Tentacle' next. Pretty please?
     
  5. TWeaK

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    I've been a fan of the Monkey Island series for ages, Curse was probably my favourite although LeChuck's Revenge was definately the most challenging. I'm gald they're bringing these out, though I almost wish it was all in one go straight away - I've always enjoyed the series most when I play it for hours on end. Either way, I've bought the season already with the offer they had going, just wish they would sort out the site so I can download Ep 1 already!
     
  6. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Surprised it's not coming to the 360 arcade seeing as the Sam and Max Episodes are all on there now, as are the Wallace and Grommet games
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    It will, but just like Sam and Max it'll make the move when the series is finished.
     
  8. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Bah, I'll have to wait to get my whore points then. Luckily Telltale do seem good at bringing out episodes quite frequently.
     
  9. m0o0oeh

    m0o0oeh Tech noob. I know.

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    Good review all round tbh,

    It has made me seriously consider getting my server box into a M. I. machine.. any idea of specs needed to run this thing?

    Joe
     
  10. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    System Requirements:

    Operating system: Windows XP / Vista
    Processor: 2.0 GHz + (3 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent rec.)
    Memory: 512MB (1GB rec.) Sound: DirectX 8.1 sound device
    Video: 64MB DirectX 8.1-compliant video card (128MB rec.)
    DirectX®: Version 9.0c or better
     
  11. ufk

    ufk Licenced Fool

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    Monkey Island, classic, I'll be looking out for this & +1 vote for another day of the tentacle, that was awesome
     
  12. onimkron

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    i'm glad Dom came back to do the voice for guybrush, thatwas really unexpected since his last voice over role was a long time ago.
     
  13. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    I think this might be rather popular - I can't get on to the Telltale website to download my copy, it keeps timing out :(
     
  14. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    Same here.

    Have been watching the forums this afternoon, they started getting iffy from 4PM onwards (database timeouts) and finally dying completely at 5PM (the time it was rumoured to be released, so i'm guessing they just got accidentally DDoS'd by all the rabid MI fans :D )

    edit: website is this now :lol:
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  15. Gizmo1990

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    Can't stand the visual style. And it's not by Ron Gilbert.

    Therefore, pointless. :(
     
  16. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    It won't let me download it :'(
     
  17. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Ron Gilbert was actually very involved in the project, redesigning Guybrush and guiding the team involved.
     
  18. Fizzl

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    All I can find is a button to order a DVD, where is the download?
     
  19. TWeaK

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    No telling. AFAIK it should be at http://www.telltalegames.com/mytelltale/purchases when you've bought it, it should have a download button to the right of the game. The forums are still down, too, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
     
  20. Gizmo1990

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    Erm, I don't think so. AFAIK he just spent a couple of days with the team. Probably filling them in on a few background bits and gameplay fluff. Oh and a couple of lunches presumably... That doesn't constitute being 'very involved' in a game, not by a very long shot indeed. And if you think it does, you don't have much idea of a game development cycle.
     
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