*** HERE BE MONKEY ISLAND 2 SPOILERS ***
Would you... you continue? :D
@Dave Grossman said: Always controversial, isn't it? Some hate it, others love it, not too many opinions in the middle. Having a cliffhanger like that would have been a much better idea had Ron or any of us actually worked on the next game. Which, of course, we didn't, and poor Jonathan and Larry had to figure out what to do with it on their own. I thought their game was rather good.
I'm not going to say anything about what was or was not originally intended to follow that cliffhanger. I would caution you not to put too much faith into any particular rumor you might hear about it. Those who know don't tell, and those who tell don't know. Make up your own mind about what it means - that's what poetry is for (and, um, also the bizarre endings of funny computer games).
The plot thickens! :) That leaves me with two questions:
1. Why won't "those in the know" tell? (Will they ever change their minds?)
2. Surely the ending was quite clearly explained in the final moments of the game? We see "Chuckie" for his true self (Guybrush doesn't) and then we cut to Elaine, apparently alive and well and not a figment of anyone's imagination... So what we HAVE been told is actually quite clear, right?
Have you read the Scumm Bar's breakdown of the whole affair? Here it is, if you haven't:
@Dave Grossman said: Many theories have floated over the web about what really was going on in Monkey Island. Some say there are portals in the pirate world around the Caribbean; or that the secret is the location of Monkey Island itself; or, finally, because of MI2's ending, that Guybrush is just a young boy who is visiting a theme park.
On these suggestions Ron Gilbert once commented, "One is closer than the others -- but not much".
Thanks for replying,
PS - I'm LOVING Tales!