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Old 06-06-2009, 10:56 AM   #21
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I'm *really* looking forward to this new Monkey Island, I find it kinda exciting! As a long time Monkey Island fan, I bought 'em all, and even though Escape from Monkey Island didn't live up to the expectations that Curse of Monkey Island had spawned, it was still good (I agree with El Quia, they *totally* killed Murray, he had so much potential, he was just plain *awesome*!).
I'm still hoping that we'll get a MI5 some day (hey, the voodoo lady said she had an unbreakable 5-game contract! ), but in the meantime, this revamp of MI1 should be fun!
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:28 AM   #22
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I agree that the haircut is... strange... And what's up with the goatee? I mean, in the first game, guybrush is supposed to be a baby-face, which made funny he wanted to be a pirate! He always looked younger than he is!


But yeah, I would totally play it, anyway...
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Yeah, the art dissapoints me too.
Can't they find him a good face? They have pretty much made changed his face throughout the series for every release.
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I have also enjoyed Curse of Monkey Island, even though I am a long time lover of the first two MI. It has simply a lot of humor. An Murray. Oh, my god, Murray is between the most funny MI characters. The only MI that I didn't like (although it had a thing or two) was Escape From Monkey Island. It just simply wasn't good. And I can't believe what they did to Murray! I mean, so much potential an only have him as a promoter? C'mon!
There isn't, since the very beginning, a single consensual line of artistic design for MI. I remember being appalled when the 3rd and 4th instalments came out. I understand the reluctance to accept yet another artistic flair, but the series evolved with and for the times they were released in. The uneasy felling will pass, eventually, as it did in the past - for me, Guybrush Threepwood will always be both the pixelated hero in the first two games and the Holliwoodesque Steve Purcell cover art and in-game closeups. Oh, and he has Dominic Armato's voice.


Even Ron Gilbert wonders if:

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P.S. I was always bothered by these close-ups. While they were great art, I never felt they matched the style of the rest of the game. Not sure how I feel about them 20 years later.
...which in turn received a torrent of comments by anonymous readers - which I more or less agree with:

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I loved this close-up actually! It felt like a jump back to a higher reality back then.. like "the dream is over" or something.. and recall getting my first boner (I think) by Elaine. That's right, Mr. Gilbert! - You have made me a man!
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Agree about the closeups. Guybrush looks like a real hero, not a doofus.
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Like some said before me, the closeups were nice. They gave a warm, fuzzy feeling of seriousness that endeared me to the game even further.
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I've always though that meanwhile Monkey I and II were two master pieces that share the same spirit, all the nex games without you lost an internal coherence. Monkey III is unauthentic. Like jews with new testament, I've always considered subsequent games fake and not part of the Monkey Island Canon Only on exemple: In Monkey I/II Elaine is a charismatic and intelligent lady with strong character, in Monkey 3 is a helpless housewife. Plus the new art style without Steve Purcell was too childish.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:24 AM   #23
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Lucas. Remake. Lucas. Remake. Why is everyone surprised? Next he'll be making sad, sad prequels. Someone should have shot him after Return of the Jedi. No offense, George.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:23 PM   #24
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Lucas. Remake. Lucas. Remake. Why is everyone surprised? Next he'll be making sad, sad prequels. Someone should have shot him after Return of the Jedi. No offense, George.
After RotJ?

Coming back onto topic... the artwork has never been consistent, and I think I was always most fond of Lechucks Revenge. It was really a mix of the jacket and of course his newly grown "beard".

I thought the third was well done also, from a visual perspective, with some good voice acting. I'm glad they're keeping with the same people for that, otherwise it would be a bit jarring.

The telltale stuff however appears to be using the same type of design as their Sam & Max series, which feels very odd to me. It sort of worked with S&M, but looks very odd with MI. In fact, I'd say it looks as bad as Escape.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:28 PM   #25
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I have also enjoyed Curse of Monkey Island, even though I am a long time lover of the first two MI. It has simply a lot of humor. An Murray. Oh, my god, Murray is between the most funny MI characters. The only MI that I didn't like (although it had a thing or two) was Escape From Monkey Island. It just simply wasn't good. And I can't believe what they did to Murray! I mean, so much potential an only have him as a promoter? C'mon!
I don't actually think even EMI was that bad, I did not really like the control system or the monkey combat junk but other than that it was okay
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:39 PM   #26
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Remake: ok
Series: we'll see
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:00 PM   #27
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I'd be happier if LucasArts made the Full Throttle sequel.
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I'm disappointed by the screenshots of the remeke...

...but I cannot stop loving Guybrush!!

I'll play it anyway!
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:02 PM   #29
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Sorry for double posting... but is it possible that this topic has only 28 posts in 11 days!

Come on, it's a great news!

... maybe I've to write something in the 3xblah area...
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:11 PM   #30
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I hope you all knows the great news about Monkey Island remake and sequel (if not, go read what Ron Gilbert say about that here: http://grumpygamer.com/)

Contrary to what I was thinking, I realized that I'm most excited about the remake, than about the sequel... maybe it's just because of the episodic form or it's all about nostalgic...

What do you think about the whole thing?
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