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Monkey Island To Return

Soulskill posted more than 5 years ago | from the chuckle-with-lechuck dept.

Classic Games (Games) 153

Briareos was one of several readers to write with news that TellTale Games, along with LucasArts, will be bringing new Monkey Island games later this year. Tales of Monkey Island will be a series of episodic games released for PC and WiiWare in the coming months, and The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition will be a remake of the original 1990 game, available on the PC and Xbox Live. A trailer is available for the former, and this is what the press release says about the latter: "The development team at LucasArts is bringing the game into the modern era with all-new HD graphics, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system has been added to help players through the game's side-splitting puzzles. Purists will also delight in the ability to seamlessly switch between the updated HD graphics and the original's classic look." Grumpy Gamer has a nostalgic look back at the franchise.

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Please (5, Insightful)

Azias (998326) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179755)

Please don't ruin it.

Re:Please (1)

wjh31 (1372867) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179779)

Then dont play it. Dont watch the trailors, dont read the reviews. And definatly dont re-play the originals. It's the only way to prevent the nostalgia from being tainted.

Re:Please (4, Insightful)

Per Wigren (5315) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179965)

Last time I replayed the originals was only about a year ago and they still ARE as good as I remembered them.

Re:Please (2, Insightful)

Jurily (900488) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180041)

Then dont play it. Dont watch the trailors, dont read the reviews. And definatly dont re-play the originals. It's the only way to prevent the nostalgia from being tainted.

The problem is, what we remember as a game will return as a product of the entertainment industry.

LucasArts. *shudder*

Re:Please (5, Informative)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181427)

Lucasarts isn't making it. It's being made by Telltale Games, which is mainly composed of the same people who originally did all the good games from Lucasarts way back when.

They are the same people who recently did two seasons of new beautiful episodic Sam & Max games and are gearing up for a third.

Re:Please (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28180307)

And definatly dont re-play the originals. It's the only way to prevent the nostalgia from being tainted.

Could be true, if the games weren't as good as nostalgia tells you they were.

But have you actually played Monkey Island recently? Still funny as hell, comic book graphics stand the test of time (imo) better
than anything high-res 3D accelerated brought out in the 1998-2008 timeframe. The games are the peak of a genre.

Btw. tainting nostalgia (for some) is not a boolean function. Say you'd revisit something like Dune 2. Today, the deficiencies are
obvious. Yet, you can still have a bit of fun playing it. It's a trade-off. Fun for (slightly) tainted memories.

Now take a (supposed) underperforming modern sequel of some game. A bit of anticipation when you heard it announced, followed
by a complete lack of hours of fun. That tradeoff doesn't work.

Re:Please (2, Informative)

VGPowerlord (621254) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181101)

Btw. tainting nostalgia (for some) is not a boolean function. Say you'd revisit something like Dune 2. Today, the deficiencies are
obvious. Yet, you can still have a bit of fun playing it. It's a trade-off. Fun for (slightly) tainted memories.

er... Dune 2 was already remade once with the Red Alert engine. See: Dune 2000 [wikipedia.org] . Then again, even the remake is over 10 years old...

Re:Please (1)

Sobrique (543255) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181665)

But oddly, Dune 2000 sucked, where Dune 2 still doesn't.
I liked Dune Emperor mind...

Bullshit (1)

LKM (227954) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180861)

I replayed Secret and Curse about a year ago, and they're still as fun and awesome as they were the first time I played them. A lot of games don't age well (especially PlayStation 1 titles, most of which have become virtually unplayable), but that definitely does not apply to the first two Monkey Island games.

Re:Bullshit (1)

LKM (227954) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180961)

Drat, I meant Revenge, not Curse. I've never actually finished Curse.

Re:Bullshit (2, Insightful)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181465)

I highly recommend finishing it. It completely shatters the "third in the series is crap" myth.

Change? Geitner's begging for it from China. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28180101)

"Please, please *mmpphh* keep feeding our *slurp* deficit spending addiction!" *splat* *gulp*

-Tim "TurboTax" Geitner

Re:Change? Geitner's begging for it from China. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28180927)

46% (or more... Obama's budget intentionally underestimated military expenses) of money being spent by the federal government is borrowed. Think about that.

Has it helped our economy? Nope. In fact, it's made it worse. The economy will recover when housing prices deflate to sane levels (something TARP, mortgage rewriting, etc is preventing) and people start buying houses again.

But deficit spending is raising interest rates and using borrowed money to prop up inflated housing prices and dying industries (GM, Chrysler, Citibank, etc).

Re:Please (2, Informative)

arevos (659374) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180319)

TellTale have done very well with the Sam & Max games. If they're involved, I'm a lot more confident that this'll turn out well.

Re:Please (5, Informative)

slim (1652) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180495)

Please don't ruin it.

The "re-imagining" special edition looks like a slam-dunk. Same locations, same script, same puzzles - you can even toggle between the original presentation and the new one on the fly. They've re-recorded the dialogue, arranged the chip music for real instruments and recorded that, painted HD scenery and animated HD sprites.

The video at http://www.lucasarts.com/games/monkeyisland/ [lucasarts.com] convinced me: this is something I want to pay money for.

Conversely, Telltale's Sam & Max games were OK, but a pale reflection of the original LucasArts game, so I'm less excited about their new episodes of Monkey Island.

Re:Please (3, Interesting)

Vintermann (400722) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180811)

I've never liked the animated look of "Curse" or these sequels. Guybrush should look like he could fit on the cover of an eighties pirate move cover, like this one:

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2702481152/tt0099816 [imdb.com]

and indeed he does, on the original cover:

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/dos-games/1703-1.jpg [coverbrowser.com]

Look at that haircut! It's cool, It's part of what makes him dorky. But as a cartoon character, it doesn't work. It's just another exaggregated feature.

Re:Please (1)

karstux (681641) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181573)

I also think the cartoon graphics were a step backwards. Might be because the first two game's graphics were so coarse, imagination had to fill in, so to speak. And imagination usually does a very good job of it.

Re:Please (1)

Kokuyo (549451) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181269)

The new episodes didn't look fun either. But I agree, the remake will get my money. This is one thing I am certainly not going to 'pirate' ;).

Re:Please (5, Funny)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180745)

Just you wait. In this new version, Guybrush insults first.

Re:Please (5, Funny)

kalirion (728907) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181475)

They're also going to animate the epic Gopher Battle in LotR style.

Re:Please (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28180751)

They're already ruining it by making it episodic. All of these greedy piece of shit companies want to sell a tiny fraction of a game for 1/3 the cost of a full game. Not only does this mean ripping people off for like 10 minutes of gameplay but it also severely disrupts the flow of the game and destroys any enjoyment it might have offered.

Re:Please (1)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181505)

Each of the five episodes takes about two hours to finish (if they are doing it the same as Sam & Max) and you can get the entire season for $35

Re:Please (1)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180885)

The series was already nearly ruined with Escape from Monkey Island. Man, that game just pales in comparison to the others. I forced myself to beat it just so I had beaten them all.

Re:Please (1)

slim (1652) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180917)

The series was already nearly ruined with Escape from Monkey Island. Man, that game just pales in comparison to the others.

True, dat.

Re:Please (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28181249)

Word, son.

Re:Please (1)

david@ecsd.com (45841) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181051)

There's a masturbation joke in there somewhere ... something about beating it to a video game, but I don't want anything to do with that.

That would only be possible if ... (2, Informative)

DeadDecoy (877617) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181107)

they recruited Tim Shafer to help manage the project. He was there for MI 1 + 2. This guy had a talent for helping producing some of Lucas Art's more creative adventure games: Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango, and Full Throttle ... skip the last one, they force him to do that. Since Lucas Arts killed their adventure games department and focused on rehashing Star Wars themes, its been hard for me to get excited about anything they announce lately, as it's probably motivated by money more than anything else. Oh well, at least Brutal Legends is coming out soon.

Second best (5, Funny)

D-Cypell (446534) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179773)

Wow! This is the second best slashdot article I have ever seen!

Re:Second best (0, Offtopic)

FinchWorld (845331) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180463)

I fear this may be a trap, but what was first?

I hope Tales doesn't inherit the controls from W&a (1)

headLITE (171240) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179799)

'Nuf said. The controls from W&G were a huge step backward from Sam&Max, I hope they don't do that to a game in a traditionally mouse-driven series...

Re:I hope Tales doesn't inherit the controls from (1)

MemoryDragon (544441) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179969)

Actually they were more than ok if you played them with a Gamepad, as for mouse driven, they were not ideal, but far from the broken controls Grim Fandang, Dreamfall, or MI4 had.
I personally even liked it more with a gamepad because it allowed me to play W&G in the livingroom sitting on a sofar with the laptop being in front of me and the gamepad being plugged in.

Re:I hope Tales doesn't inherit the controls from (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28180375)

And Grim Fandango worked great with a gamepad too. Or did you not try that?

Re:I hope Tales doesn't inherit the controls from (1)

slim (1652) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180735)

I hated the Grim Fandango gamepad controls. I much prefer point+click, even if the cursor is controlled by a pad.

Bring it on! (5, Funny)

ardor (673957) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179801)

You fight like a dairy farmer!

Re:Bring it on! (5, Funny)

Pseudopositive (1567673) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179871)

How appropriate. You fight like a cow.

Re:Bring it on! (5, Funny)

Per Wigren (5315) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179937)

I once owned a dog that was smarter than you.

Re:Bring it on! (5, Funny)

Pseudopositive (1567673) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179953)

He must have taught you everything you know!

Re:Bring it on! (5, Funny)

imashination (840740) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180083)

I am rubber, you are glue!

Re:Bring it on! (1)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180981)

Eek! Ack! Oop!

Re:Bring it on! (1)

RonnyJ (651856) | more than 5 years ago | (#28182029)

What's the matter? Just get out of sword fighting class?

Re:Bring it on! (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28180081)

First you'd better stop waving it around like a feather duster.

Through the gates of hell... (3, Funny)

Daemonax (1204296) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179833)

If they mess this up there will be many people who will want to roll through the gates of hell carrying the developers heads on a spike... While they use their arm to pat kittens of course.

Re:Through the gates of hell... (5, Informative)

Bashae (1250564) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179933)

One of the original designers, the original composer and a few other members of the original team, plus the voice cast from games 3 and 4, are in this game's development team.

I'm hopeful.

Re:Through the gates of hell... (2, Insightful)

MrNiCeGUi (302919) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180163)

I'm not. The S&M episodes have been getting worse since Season 2. The studio is just pumping "product" on a very tight schedule and damn the torpedoes. This is not a medium that would induce quality.

Also the fact that Lucas Arts chose another studio to produce the games, instead of making them themselves, show that this is not a "return to roots" for them, only another management initiative to get more money from old IP.

Re:Through the gates of hell... (1)

Bashae (1250564) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180269)

All the people who used to work on these great games left LucasArts. I very much prefer to have a game developed by people with experience and emotional attachment to the previous ones. Also, it looks like this has been in the works for a while.

I'm not that crazy about Sam and Max in first place, and it's a different game, with different expectations and scheduled differently. Wasn't the new episodic game made for GameTap? I know from my experience with Uru Live that GameTap demands speed above everything and that can result in rushed work...

Re:Through the gates of hell... (1)

Bashae (1250564) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180293)

Also, sorry for double posting, but remember that the previous Monkey Island games are divided in self-contained "chapters", usually each being an island or ship. I think this makes conversion to episode format easy, although admittedly I'd also prefer to have just one full game...

Re:Through the gates of hell... (4, Insightful)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180399)

All the people who used to work on these great games left LucasArts. I very much prefer to have a game developed by people with experience and emotional attachment to the previous ones.

Very true. And didn't most of those people go on to form TellTale Games? So with TellTale developing this, aren't you getting exactly what you want?

Re:Through the gates of hell... (1)

Bashae (1250564) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181477)

*I* am. Maybe you meant to reply to Mr. Nice Gui?

Re:Through the gates of hell... (4, Interesting)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180303)

I enjoyed the Monkey Island series, but I think Grim Fandango is the best game in this genre that I've played. I'm very glad they never made a sequel to it - it was a great stand-alone game but didn't leave any loose ends that needed tying up. Much as I enjoyed the Monkey Island games, I'm not sure that they need more sequels. I'd rather see more original games in the same style but with new settings or characters.

Re:Through the gates of hell... (2, Insightful)

LKM (227954) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180999)

When playing a game like Monkey Island, you really kind of fall in love with the characters and want to see what they're up to. The ending of Monkey Island 2 especially made me want to see what Ron Gilbert would come up with next, where he would send my pirate pals in their next adventure.

And some games are so good that you simply want to keep playing them even when they're over.

I'm all for new IPs and original games, but I'm also very, very happy that we're going to get some new Monkey Island, and I truly hope the games will work out well.

Re:Through the gates of hell... (1)

Kokuyo (549451) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181321)

Grim Fandango was boring as hell, in my opinion... then again, it might have been due to the German translation... still I am and remain a faithful MI fanboy.

A Classic ... (5, Insightful)

TheGreatDonkey (779189) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179835)

Guybrush Threepwood: Well, if there's one thing I've learned, it's this: never pay more than 20 dollars for a computer game.
Elaine: What's that?
Guybrush Threepwood: Never mind. I don't know why I said that.

Re:A Classic ... (4, Funny)

Petrushka (815171) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180593)

Guybrush: Ha! Those guys wouldn't know a good story if they paid fifty bucks for it.

Re:A Classic ... (4, Funny)

Late Adopter (1492849) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181095)

Guybrush: I can't help but feel I've been ripped off.
looks at screen
Guybrush: I'm sure you're feeling something similar.

Re:A Classic ... (1)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181593)

At least I can enjoy my crappy stories without a thousand dollars worth of hardware

Re:A Classic ... (1)

Kokuyo (549451) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181331)

Insightful beyond his years, that Mr. Threepwood...

look over there, a 3-headed monkey! (3, Interesting)

spyrochaete (707033) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179869)

I'm doubly thrilled at this announcement; first because I love the first two Monkey Island games, and second because it's been so long since Telltale's Sam and Max Season 2 ended and I miss playing episodic adventure games with my wife. None of Telltale's series since Sam and Max interested us so Monkey Island is doubly appreciated for finally filling the void!

These Telltale adventures are the perfect activity to enjoy with a loved one. They're clever and funny and have great stories, plus the frustrating bits are that much easier when you put two heads together on a puzzle. My wife and I would always count the days until the next Sam and Max episode, so I did not hesitate to preorder the Monkey Island season the moment I learned heard this announcement last night (plus I got a free game of my choice from their site last night for doing so).

Telltale is a studio I put my full faith into, and in my 24 years of PC gaming that's been a very rare thing for me to say. Their games are well programmed, the art style is creative and attractive, and the writing is consistently outstanding. I also love that you can get a very attractive DVD of the season plus some extras for free (plus about $7 shipping) if you own the digtal download season.

Now please excuse me - I'm off to practise my insult swordfighting.

Something you could once have said about lucasarts (1)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180047)

Ever heard of them? Lucasgames/arts? Were one good too, made quality games, treated their customers rights etc etc. Then management happened. For me the rot set in when a Star Wars game had a third party logo in it.

So Telltale for me is good, for as long as they are good.

Re:Something you could once have said about lucasa (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181233)

Ever heard of them? Lucasgames/arts? Were one good too, made quality games

Just to illustrate; Tie Fighter, one of the best-loved games of all time, followed X-Wing and was actually an improvement; by most accounts XvT is either better or about the same, and came still later. Meanwhile, Star Wars: Battlefront II has less and usually smaller maps than the original. Having sequels superior to first releases is a sign of a healthy game company. When the sequels are inferior it's clear that management is pushing stuff out the door.

I loved this game! (1)

NetNinja (469346) | more than 5 years ago | (#28179873)

I remember this being released on the Amiga computer. The second best game of this era was Zack McCrackin and the teenage mind benders!

Long live the Amiga!

Re:I loved this game! (1)

Faw (33935) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180509)

U mean Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders [wikipedia.org] . I never finished that one or Maniac Mansion.

Re:I loved this game! (1)

nkh (750837) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181363)

I was 8 when I finished Maniac Mansion, 9 for Zak McKracken (I had to draw the maps for the Mars and Peruvian temples). Now I'll say this to you once, not twice, just once: go finish both those games right now!

Re:I loved this game! (1)

Per Wigren (5315) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181607)

I did. And I recorded it. [youtube.com] :-)

I did finish the Amiga version back in the days also, though I had to cheat a few times by reading the "hint" sections of (paper) computer magazines...

What do you think of my site? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28179899)

http://whatwouldyoupaytosee.com

who wrote the mi5 script? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28179963)

nothing else is relevant

It seems they are staying true to the original (1)

Max Romantschuk (132276) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180005)

The second video shows gameplay, and it looks like it's very true to the original. I'm going to stay positive on this one, given that I need excuses to buy more games for my Wii... ;)

Re:It seems they are staying true to the original (1)

Max Romantschuk (132276) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180151)

Aww crap. This was about two different games... The telltale thing is new stuff for the Wii, but the remastered version is not... Oh well, SCUMMVM it is then...

http://www.lucasarts.com/games/monkeyisland/ [lucasarts.com]

Re:It seems they are staying true to the original (1)

Bashae (1250564) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181719)

Um, slashdot? (-1, Offtopic)

viyh (620825) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180021)

Every other story that has been run lately has been about games. Can we please have some real news?

Re:Um, slashdot? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28180123)

E3 is on, basement dweller.

Re:Um, slashdot? (1)

viyh (620825) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180385)

I'm not a basement dweller, I just have better things to do.

Re:Um, slashdot? (1)

LKM (227954) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181021)

You're on Slashdot, so you're obviously lying.

It's E3 (2, Informative)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180127)

Every other story that has been run lately has been about games.

That happens around video gaming trade shows such as E3 [wikipedia.org] . Expect it to die off by the end of the week.

Re:Um, slashdot? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28181179)

Then change slashdot preferences to not show Game articles.

Re:Um, slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28181213)

Sorry, I meant your slashdot preferences.

Dear Soulskill (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28180203)

You write like a dairy farmer.

Re:Dear Soulskill (1)

jyuter (48936) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180217)

How appropriate, you write like a cow.

What fantastic games these are (1)

Biotech9 (704202) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180219)

No nostalgia here either, i recently installed ScummVM on a nokia 770 tablet, and replayed all the monkey Islands, they were absolutely fantastic. There are a lot of good handheld games these days too, but nothing comes close to the level of comedy or cinematics as did Monkey Island.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONmmlOJzE5E [youtube.com]

So good!

Oh no! (1)

dzfoo (772245) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180367)

Will someone cut George Lucas' hands already so that he cannot mess with our childhood memories any more? Geez!

        -dZ.

Re:Oh no! (3, Funny)

spyrochaete (707033) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181503)

If you strike him down he will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine!!!

Re:Oh no! (1)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181649)

Don't worry. I doubt he gives a damn about it.

If he's concerned with the video games division at all, he's probably too focused on the New Republic MMO.

Hoping for... (1)

MetricT (128876) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180401)

"According to LucasArts, these efforts are "just the start of LucasArts' new mission to revitalize its deep portfolio of beloved gaming franchises.""

Come on guys, give us Grim Fandango 2. Seriously, the original is my favorite game of all time.

Re:Hoping for... (1)

Archon-X (264195) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180537)

This is, without a doubt, the greatest game of all time.
The graphics, the soundtrack, the story. Simply - amazing.

Re:Hoping for... (1)

diskofish (1037768) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180591)

"According to LucasArts, these efforts are "just the start of LucasArts' new mission to revitalize its deep portfolio of beloved gaming franchises.""

Come on guys, give us Grim Fandango 2. Seriously, the original is my favorite game of all time.

As much as I loved Grim Fandango, I wouldn't want to see a sequel per-se. I do think a game set in the same universe would work though.

Re:Hoping for... (1)

LKM (227954) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181041)

I'd also like to see Grim Fandango "remastered".

Re:Hoping for... (2, Insightful)

slim (1652) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180667)

My inner nostalgia freak wants a HD remake of Day of the Tentacle. I'd enjoy replaying it, without the distraction of the creaky old graphics.

Plus I like the idea that a new generation could experience its joys.

Re:Hoping for... (1)

asdf7890 (1518587) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180955)

My inner nostalgia freak wants a HD remake of Day of the Tentacle. I'd enjoy replaying it, without the distraction of the creaky old graphics.

I replayed DOTT a while ago and I can't say the graphics were a problem at all. In fact I'd go as far as saying that they were part of the "charm".

I might have to get SCUMMVM installed on my netbook and shovel a copy over for the train journeys over the coming months (or I might just read a book...).

Plus I like the idea that a new generation could experience its joys.

Aye, the new generation might not put up with low-res cell-animated-cartoon-style graphics. But they are too busy mussin' up my lawn to care anyway...

Re:Hoping for... (1)

spyrochaete (707033) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181585)

SCUMMVM's graphics filtering does wonders to smoothe out the blocky graphics when playing at high resolution. If you showed a 10-year-old the original version running on SCUMMVM with 3x scaling I bet they'd never guess how old the game is.

Re:Hoping for... (1)

spyrochaete (707033) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181555)

I agree with this 100%. I'd wager it would take relatively minimal effort to redo the art at higher resolution and upscale the locations to widescreen. DOTT is absolutely timeless.

I replayed it recently using SCUMMVM on my Gameboy DS (full talkie version) and it was a perfect game for the mobile platform. I'd gladly have repurchased it for that platform if only it were on sale!

Re:Hoping for... (1)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 5 years ago | (#28182071)

*slaps MetricT*

You shut your filthy whore mouth!

*Crawls under a sheet and screams and cries into a webcam* Leave Manny alone!

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Seriously. GF is LucasArts' Magnum Opus. You don't screw with it.

Grumpy Gamer - not just another games blog (5, Informative)

slim (1652) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180531)

Many readers of TFA won't realise that 'Grumpy Gamer' is Ron Gilbert, one of the creative geniuses behind Monkey Island. His blog post is fascinating.

Dream come true! (1)

gentleolas (609359) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180623)

One of the few PC games I think about still. Great story and graphics of the era. So funny too, I remember laughing my butt off as a pre-teen.... Looking forward to it!

Now People Can see.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28180899)

Pirates of the Caribbean ripped major thematic elements from Monkey Island!! Hopefully some people will notice this now and cry fowl! This was from the time when games needed to have a storyline not just super graphics. Now all I need is New Kings Quests....New Space Quest...Star Control 2 Remake (that rocked) and some Wing Commander Privateer remakes and the return of my gaming childhood will be complete. http://streetstyles.ch/ [streetstyles.ch] - Swiss Band & Fashion Tshirts

Re:Now People Can see.... (1, Troll)

slim (1652) | more than 5 years ago | (#28180949)

Pirates of the Caribbean ripped major thematic elements from Monkey Island!! Hopefully some people will notice this now and cry fowl!

One of the things I enjoyed most about the Pirates of the Caribbean movie was all those nods to Monkey Island.

But later I learned that both Monkey Island and the POTC film were referring to much earlier source material: the POTC ride at Disneyland.

Correlation doesn't imply causation :)

Re:Now People Can see.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28181117)

I think that is part of the point these days, Most material has inspiration in other material. Very little is from scratch originally created. The problem arises that the members of the MPAA behind such films would never admit that they sourced material without paying the original author. This is what makes open source so effective and efficient, it stops you from having to recreate the wheel every time you want to incrementally make something better. Although I think it will be very difficult to make the original Monkey Island games better than they already were! http://streetstyles.ch/ [streetstyles.ch] - Swiss Band & Fashion Tshirts

DRM? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28180985)

will it come with DRM or lamo-copy protection?

If only the Amiga came back also ... (1)

yossarianuk (1402187) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181263)

Seeing those screen shots make me think of one thing - Amiga ..

Right thats it - i'm going to play rocket ranger tonight and win the game (been trying to win it for 2 decades now)

Of my Favorites (1)

PegamooseG (991448) | more than 5 years ago | (#28181973)

I loved this series. In fact, when I first met my (at the time) wife-to-be, I was playing the entire series. And she still married me (Can you believe it?). My other favorite was Day of the Tentacle ("I feel smarter... stronger... Like I could..." *boink* *boink* "TAKE OVER... THE WORLD!"). My other favorite... Discworld (the first one; never played the sequel). What I especially love about the LucasArts games and the Sierra Online games were the creative energy poured into them. I think these kinds of games help shaped my sense of humor and let me see things, not just from outside the box, but from the crow's nest perched at the top of the Christmas tree. I look forward to these Monkey Island releases. I just hope they don't do to these what was done with Legends of Zork (*shudder*).

Quotes (2, Informative)

skyriser2 (179031) | more than 5 years ago | (#28182187)

"That pig shaped bush frightens and confuses me."
- Guybrush Threepwood, Escape from Monkey Island

"That's the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen."
- Guybrush Threepwood, Escape from Monkey Island

"Somehow I knew that in hell there would be mushrooms."
- Guybrush Threepwood, Monkey Island

http://www.quoteaddict.com/ [quoteaddict.com]

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