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Monkey Island 5 SUCKS!

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Everyone is talking about Monkey Island 1-4, but few remember to mention fan-favorite "Monkey Island 5". This epic, 40-hour super experience is heralded for having all the features anyone who hates episodes could ever want.

But really, was it all that great?

First of all, it's just a re-tread of everything that has come before. Oh, have to get near-useless crew. How original. Banishing LeChuck's latest form, though admittedly this has become more of a series staple, I thought that they could have come up with better than a "glowy" Zombie LeChuck. I mean, really, what was up with that?

The ending was non-existent! We spend a HUGE chunk of this 40-hour game crafting the Cursed Cutlass of Kaflu. We found AGAIN all of these items that were in the other games, from a voodoo doll to the Ultimate Insult(ugh) to defeat LeChuck. And when we find all but the fizzy root beer...the game just ends. Abruptly. I mean, we didn't even get a conclusion until recently in Tales of that story. And while it was an epic ending, to be sure, wouldn't it have been more fitting to leave it in its own game? Surely Monkey Island 5 wouldn't have suffered so much if it didn't completely lack an ending.

Why did we have to go to so much trouble to get a monkey coffin, anyway? It wasn't used in the course of Monkey Island 5, so what is the point of that anyway?

And LeChuck stealing monkies? It's a bit hard to swallow, and this is for a series that can get pretty thick in shtick.

Speaking of LeChuck, even *I* can't believe how he ended up surviving the ending of Escape from Monkey Island.

Monkey Island 5 is a HUGE game, that's to be sure. But if one is to go by quality rather than quantity, it's obvious that it is a severe failure compared to Tales of Monkey Island already.

Yes, this is a play on the whole "After Monkey Island 5" business. Sue me.

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  • @Spadge said: The two-headed one. The fat one with the lipstick. I think its name was Otto, Boris or maybe Faust. To be sure, don't feed anything while in the sewers.

    That was one thing that seemed a little odd - did LucasArts really think they needed so many multi-headed monkeys? I guess they thought that a 4-headed monkey would funnier than a 3-headed one, and they really took it to an extreme! The 300-headed monkey was completely absurd.

    I'm having problems getting past this part. I've followed the trail of monkeys from 1 to 300 heads, and the 300-headed monkey just gave me a message to deliver to the 3-headed monkey. I went back to where the 299-headed monkey used to be, but it seems like all the monkeys moved and are hiding around PigGut Island. It took me 20 hours just to trace from 1 to 300! (since each monkey just gave me a convoluted puzzle for where to find the next in the sequence) Is there a faster way to go backwards, 'cause I don't know if I can do that again...:confused:

  • What? Just use the voodoo monkey head on any monkey nearby, then write the desired number on its forehead. BTW, I was talking about the alligators back there.

  • @Spadge said: What? Just use the voodoo monkey head on any monkey nearby, then write the desired number on its forehead. BTW, I was talking about the alligators back there.

    Yeah - the alligators just reminded me of the monkeys.

    I don't have the voodoo monkey head...:( Guess I missed that earlier in the game. Good thing I saved it before I got stranded here...

  • @Sira Raven said: Yeah - the alligators just reminded me of the monkeys.

    I don't have the voodoo monkey head...:( Guess I missed that earlier in the game. Good thing I saved it before I got stranded here...

    You don't FIND the voodoo monkey head, you make it.

    Go to the zoo. In the back of the EMPLOYEES ONLY room is a door that leads to the Zoo Cemetery. Pickup the shovel and use it to dig up the skull of Sir Walter Jojo. Then, go to the Voodoo Cafe, order the Voodoo yogurt (it's the only thing you can afford), and combine it with the skull to make the Voodoo monkey head.

    Also, before you combine them together, try to use the yogurt on Guybrush for hilarious results.

  • Do you find anything by digging up the other graves? It's really tedious, and if there's an easter egg it might be worth it.

  • Was the whole steampunk robot LeChuck backstory subplot chapter after the credits supposed to be a joke? Because I wasn't laughing.

  • Do you guys recall this game having like a million different working titles during it's pre-production? What was that really stupid one...?

    (You know what I'm talking about)

  • @Shwoo said: It's a joke thread. There's no real Monkey Island 5.

    Actually there is... it was a fan made game that Lucasarts disposed of after about 3 months. I never played it.... but I heard it was pretty decent

  • @Qwazin said: Do you guys recall this game having like a million different working titles during it's pre-production? What was that really stupid one...?

    (You know what I'm talking about)

    Monkey Island 5: Monkey Islander

    Is that the one?

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