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    I'm Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate™

    Now, I know there are a few old gamers out there. And I guess there are a few fans of the Monkey Island series.
    What you may not know (I only came across it a few days ago) is that there is a brand new Monkey Island game out now!
    Telltale Games - Tales of Monkey Island

    This new game is being released in 5 parts. Two have been released already, and the third is due any time now.

    I must say I have enjoyed the new games so far and, once you get used to the slightly awkward interface, it is some good old grog fuelled fun!

    And for those who want to relive the old days, they have release the original game in a new special edition "HD" version.
    LucasArts.com | The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

    Get practising your insult sword fighting!

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    I can't believe that I didn't know about this!
    I am in heaven!

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    I remember two things about Monkey Island from my younger days - they were really funny yet really difficult in places. I used to wish they'd made it a bit easier as not to break up the flow of the story.

    Classic games though, and one of the few I'd make time for to play these days.

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    Bought the secret of monkey island special edition for my iPhone a few weeks ago. Was playing it earlier while waiting for some people and it brought the memories flooding back

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    Downloaded episode 1 for the Wii last night! Can't wait to play it tonight!

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    I remember Monkey Island well, but was more than a little put off by how the new one sounded when it got the ZP treatment!

    The Escapist : Video Galleries : Zero Punctuation : Tales of Monkey Island

    What I'd really like to see is a shiny up to date Zak McKracken and Day of the Tentacle

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    Next episode, Lair of the Leviathan, released 29th September

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    Quote Originally Posted by docboggle View Post
    Next episode, Lair of the Leviathan, released 29th September
    Cool! Finished the first episode the other night. Most enjoyable

    However I can't get ep2 for the Wii yet, wonder when this will be released?

    edit: Ep2 released for WiiWare in Europe 25th Sep. Grr gotta wait a whole 5 days!
    Last edited by sparkeh; 20th September 2009 at 05:24 PM.

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    Is it just me that thinks this new lot are a blight on the good name of threepwood?
    I turned it off after about 10 minutes - awful dialogue, and full of obvious set peices. Please tell me it gets a *LOT* better.

    Also.. are the really awful 3d visuals just my laptop, or did they let the yt kid loose?

    Back to ScumVM and the original for me, ta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Is it just me that thinks this new lot are a blight on the good name of threepwood?
    I turned it off after about 10 minutes - awful dialogue, and full of obvious set peices. Please tell me it gets a *LOT* better.

    Also.. are the really awful 3d visuals just my laptop, or did they let the yt kid loose?

    Back to ScumVM and the original for me, ta.
    Nope ZP thinks so too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Is it just me that thinks this new lot are a blight on the good name of threepwood?
    I turned it off after about 10 minutes - awful dialogue, and full of obvious set peices. Please tell me it gets a *LOT* better.
    I have only played the first episode but I enjoyed it a lot. I don't think that it was as hard a MI game as I am used to but thats not such a bad thing. Everything has a logical solution, all the past games had a least one puzzle that I had to look up the answer as it had a ridiculous solution.

    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Also.. are the really awful 3d visuals just my laptop, or did they let the yt kid loose?
    Looked good on my Wii, but there were some annoying pauses that got on my nerves.

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    monkey island is a fantastic game that will for ever live in infamy!

    im rubber your glue!



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