HOLY THREE HEADED MONKEY I LOVED THIS EPISODE!!!!! :)
Thank you Telltale, you not only met my expectations, you even exceeded them! I really played a lot of adventure games i the last 15 years but this one is really TOP!
EXCELLENT STORY, LeChuck turning human, never thought of that! Big surprise! Definately something for the Monkey Island universe! I liked how the story developed throughout the Chapter 1, the new characters were interesting and funny and they fit very good into the Monkey Island saga. Can't wait how the story progresses! And I am VERY curious who the lady at the end was hehehehe :)
Graphics are FANTASTIC in my opinion. The overall look and feel was stunning, VERY Monkey Island like. I loved all the attention to details, the backgrounds (environments) looked absolutely beautiful and were a pleasure to watch! Also the characters were very lovely and acted funny :) Other companies, even the big guys in the industry could learn something from you guys, you did an superb job at cathing the immersion! Sound and music were top notch and helped even more to suck you into the game! Same for the voices. BIG TALENT in the sound and music department of Telltale if you ask me, same for the voices!
Only thing that could use some improvement are the fire effects, explosions and stuff like that if you ask me! They could be more spectacular.
Overall I think the interface is excellent. Love the mouse only controlling. What I absolutely loved was the folding inventory thingy on the right hand. Well designed, works VERY efficient and well, lovely graphics! BIG praise in that area.
One thing that could need some work is walking with Guybrush by holding the mouse button and dragging it into one direction. Sometimes can couse collisions, sometimes it suddenly moves into the other direction as aimed. I guess it could be improved with some fine tuning. No big problem but could use some work.
Organisation, Distribution and General Support:
Despite the small delay on release day because of the huge onslaught of people to the website everything worked well and efficient.
What I do like, although I did not use it, is the built in hint system and the walkthrough on the website. This will definately help to avoid frustration for people who don't have that much experience with adventure gaming.
Overall I give it a 9/10 because of the minor things I mentioned above.
Definately can't wait to get the other episodes into my fingers. Please dear Telltale, please promise you will continue to release adventures and even more Monkey Island episodes for a very very long time!