Monkey Island Remake & New Episodes Confirmed!

PandaEskimo wrote:

As far as Bone goes, if you haven't read the books, they're very good for adults and I'm assuming children. The 1300 page black and white (original art) version is on sale for about $25, while there is a hard cover colored version broken up into $10-$20 chapters which is published by Scholastic. I think I prefer the original B&W art, but both are great. Both have samples on Amazon.com and I think even http://www.boneville.com/.

Oh yeah, I know Bone. I just haven't done the games. I have issue #1, from the early 90's, signed by Jeff, from when we were all swapping our own comics to each other.

So, have you ever wondered how Monkey Island 2 would look like in CryEngine? Don't lie, of course you have! Well, wonder no more!

I downloaded the free first chapter Saturday, but didn't get to play much of it until Sunday and thus missed on the slashed Talk Like a Pirate Day price. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Rat Boy wrote:

I downloaded the free first chapter Saturday, but didn't get to play much of it until Sunday and thus missed on the slashed Talk Like a Pirate Day price. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Weird-- I downloaded it Saturday night for the Talk Like A Pirate day, installed it, but didn't play until Monday night, and it was still free. I think as long as you registered and downloaded it on Talk Like a Pirate Day, it should have been free. I was afraid I missed out as well, but I was lucky, I guess.

After re-reading I realize you meant there was a sale price on TLaP Day, which I also missed.

Either way, it's pretty fun, I just wish I could click-command Guybrush's directions, because I don't like using the keyboard for movement. Inventory keyboard commands are fine, just not movement. Oh well, it's still fun

The free part for Episode 1 wasn't the problem, it was the special price on the whole first season I missed out on.

Chapter 3 is out. Here's hoping for better sound ;).

Chapter 3 was pretty good. As good if not better than the second chapter.

Spoiler:

Murray is in this one! He provides the only truly laugh out loud moments during the credits. His lines are otherwise decent but not too funny.

I liked the idea of the pirate face contest to replace the insult fighting and there is also a bit of "insult fighting" between the two manatees near the very end. Morgan is pretty good in this chapter and she plays quite a large role, however the more I see of her character, the less I like it. The other characters are quite good and the puzzles are pretty creative. I think this one probably has the best puzzles of the series so far.

I think my favorite joke was that De Cava's ship is made completely out of rubber trees and is thus unstoppable.

Mwahaha! ;)

I was also a pretty big fan of the 3rd chapter, definitely best of the series by far. Following Telltale's previous examples, they'll probably only get better from here on out.

Spoiler:

I actually really like Morgan. I think she's alot more interesting a character than she first appeared, and her love/hate relationship with Guybrush is well played. The "pirate face" contest was a great puzzle. Really all the puzzles in this chapter are top notch. I had plenty of laugh out loud moments though. The scene where you take over the Voodoo Lady's body and talk to the Marquis was hilarious.

Really if you gave up on the Tales of Monkey Island, give Episode 3 a shot. It's the best of the series by far. In usual Telltale form, it takes them a while to build up to it, then they knock it out of the park.

Yeah...the taking over of Voodoo Lady was priceless. I loved the look of joy when she bounced.

PyromanFO wrote:

give Episode 3 a shot. It's the best of the series by far. In usual Telltale form, it takes them a while to build up to it, then they knock it out of the park.

Absolutely!

Spoiler:

Morgan is hot! I wonder if Telltale would have the balls (and get Lucas's ok) to change the love interest. Also: Murray is hilarious throughout.

Deleted scenes from The Secret of Monkey Island.

From Telltale's Facebook wall (and twitter feed):

Telltale Games wrote:

Still sorting through Guybrush's estate, just found a gallon jug of hair gel, I guess he needed to stock up. Even weirder, there was a piece of paper inside with a weird code and "$5" written on it: 63T-JP4-QZ2 (It's all covered in hair gel, GROSS.)

@telltalegames wrote:

The responsibility of liquidating Guybrush's estate fell to Telltale, somehow... what's the going rate for a set of autographed sextants?

Each sextant sold for $10 on YeBay! They gave me this slip of paper with a code on it, is that like a YeBay IOU? CEJ-S59-6FM

Someone in an alley offered me $5 for the bag of bilge I found... I didn't ask. He gave me a strange code as payment: HM6-XFQ-4K2

Edit: these are apparently one-off codes. But go ahead and follow the facebook/twitter pages -- you may win something

Can I just say how awesome it is that Telltale Games gives the collector's DVD away free to those who pre-ordered the season? Every publisher that rewards rather than punishes the faithful deserves a shout-out.

Maybe this will motivate me to finish the last episode.

I don't really think its free when they state in the product page that if you purchase the season, you also get the DVD. You also have to spend about $6 for shipping. I hope they process this game faster than Wallace & Gromit. I just got that DVD in the mail and I purchased the DVD when it was available several months ago.

Some new screenshots of the LeChuck's Revenge. Looks good. I wonder if it will be an XBLA game as well as windows like the first one.