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  • #3700
    Ben Paddon
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    Holy shit! LucasArts are re-releasing a Special Edition of the original Monkey Island for the PC and Xbox 360!

    Holy shit! TellTale Games are releasing a new series of five Monkey Island games!

    This is the greatest news of all time.

    #99432
    Ridley
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    And I’m selling these fine leather jackets.

    #99433
    Stabbim the Skutter
    Participant

    SDDSGNKNGIRJGSR{HRESGMDSPKGDKGFUCKIEDJGDIGNJDGJDGDO

    …I think I’ll wake up now.

    I’ve been a massive fan of Telltale since they started, and they just keep shocking me with all these announcements, getting awesomer and awesomer with each one. Sam and Max, Strong Bad, Wallace and Gromit and now this. If they do Day of the Tentacle and Red Dwarf I think I’d just melt.

    #99434
    p2p_productions
    Participant

    Wow, thanks so much for posting this. Unbelieveably, I’m currently in the process of writing a Monkey Island article for the p2p blog. Just installed CMI again last week – the first instance of me actually wearing a CD out – had to buy a new one(!)

    #99436
    Andrew
    Participant

    Grog all round! (And LeChuck’s Revenge next, please!)

    #99438
    Phil
    Participant

    I’m reigning back my excitement for the new “episodes” as I have no experience with TellTale Games, but I’ll be interested to see how the redone SMI turns out.

    A straight remake to take advantage of newer technology isn’t always a bad thing. Look at all those classic Sierra adventures that were later updated to crisp VGA graphics. Or…SMI actually. Hmm.

    #99439
    Stabbim the Skutter
    Participant

    > Grog all round! (And LeChuck?s Revenge next, please!)

    This.

    > I?m reigning back my excitement for the new ?episodes? as I have no experience with TellTale Games, but I?ll be interested to see how the redone SMI turns out.

    They’re absolutely brilliant. You can download an entire episode of Sam and Max for free on their website, trust me, you won’t be disappointed. ;)

    > A straight remake to take advantage of newer technology isn?t always a bad thing. Look at all those classic Sierra adventures that were later updated to crisp VGA graphics. Or?SMI actually. Hmm.

    This also. The Lost Vikings II remake was just a graphical upgrade, which looked gorgeous and had stellar voice acting. Compare that to Tomb Raider: Anniversary, which is a full “re-imagining”… *shudder*

    #99444
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Lucas Arts: Because making good new games is just too much effort!

    In all seriousness I’ll be interested to see the MI remake (not least because the voice actor for Guybrush is ace) but some of those clips just sound wrong to me. I have all the voices I need for them in my beautiful head.

    And Telltale have done nothing but underwhelm me, mainly because they’re taking on projects that have been done to near perfection in the past and there’s no way in hell their versions can ever feel worthwhile enough. Telltale’s 3D point and clicky engine is *lovely* and they can clearly make a game look wonderful, but… Monkey Island 4 totally stunk the place up so I’d already hopes the series would be left well alone, and I really can’t see Telltale bringing it back to even near its best.

    #99459

    I fucking LOVE Monkey Island. That is all I have to contribute to this conversation.

    #99495

    Will they be re-making The Dig?

    P.S.
    Which Monkey Island game was it where you had to mix certain drinks to win a spitting competition? … If, of course, this is in a MI game?

    #99502
    p2p_productions
    Participant

    >Which Monkey Island game was it where you had to mix certain drinks to win a spitting competition?

    That’ll be the second game, LeChuck’s Revenge. You mix a Yellow Beard’s Baby with a Blue Whale to make a Green… Spit-Thickener.

    …And always use a crazy straw to drink it, too. :-))

    #99510
    SkyAndSun
    Participant

    I didn’t laugh during the new trailer, but during the retrospective one I did; the screenshot above raised a smile as well.

    Similarly I lost interest in the new Sam and Max episodes at the beginning of Season 2.

    I imagine it’s not just me?

    #99514
    Stabbim the Skutter
    Participant

    Try the rest of Season Two – Moai Better Blues is admittedly rather dull, but Night of the Raving Dead is hilarious, Chariots of the Dogs is one of the best time-travel plots I’ve ever experienced and What’s New Beezlebub is chock-full of great continuity porn.

    Can I say I love MI4? Okay, I’ll admit the controls are an abomination, but it makes me laugh. Now I know how John feels about Series VIII: It’s far from perfect, but it’s still funny. Note that I don’t feel that way about Series VIII. :O

    #99553
    Rad
    Participant

    Looking forward to this. Only ever got to play Grim Fandango and Full Throttle.

    #99683
    Dave
    Participant

    Ron Gilbert’s Monkey Island Retrospective:
    http://grumpygamer.com/8280380

    #99685
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Holy fucking crap!

    I’m actually excited about a game release for the first time in years.

    Sam and Max didn’t make the radar – dling now to check it out.

    Thanks for the heads up Ben.

    Awesome news.

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