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Tales of Monkey Island Season 2 Speculation and Suggestion Thread

posted by Important-Looking Pirate on - last edited by Jennifer - Viewed by 22.7K users

When's that scheduled for then? :D

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  • OK you all. Since you are all non believers see this and tell me if you still believe that Tales is Monkey Island 5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzwiFALr5HU&feature=related

  • C'mon people, Tales is still the fifth game released in the Monkey Island series no matter how you look at it. As others have said it's not like all the other games have numbers on them anyway.
    If there is another game released it will actually be Monkey Island 6 because it's the sixth game released.

    I've never liked the ideas of prequels anyway, it's so pointless to go back in time, I want to follow the characters onwards not backwards. It would be a step back to make a prequel I think.

  • So if executives from Telltales even scream out that its not MI5 you will still call it MI5. Good luck!

  • @monkey_05_06 said:
    And I hadn't heard that LA was going to reveal the "secret". As far as I know Gilbert never even revealed it to them, so how could they reveal it to us? Do you have a source? (Not saying you're wrong, just haven't heard of it...;))

    This was talked about it on adventureclassicgaming.com from an interview with Craig Derrick here is the quote;

    "I feel part of the reason we're still talking about Monkey Island 20 years after its initial release is due to the "secret" not being revealed. Leaving it mysterious and ambiguous I feel is part of the charm. However, I also think we owe the fans a bit of closure around the "secret" and hope that we have the opportunity to reveal it in a perhaps unexpected way soon."

  • @dthoupis said: So if executives from Telltales even scream out that its not MI5 you will still call it MI5. Good luck!

    And if they scream that it was a joke, you'll continue to ignore them. Have fun with that.

  • @dthoupis said: OK you all. Since you are all non believers see this and tell me if you still believe that Tales is Monkey Island 5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzwiFALr5HU&feature=related

    @dthoupis said: So if executives from Telltales even scream out that its not MI5 you will still call it MI5. Good luck!

    What I like even more is the way that you apparently only read the posts which don't contradict your belief. Yes TTG did at more than one point indicate that ToMI is to be considered after MI5. This is not deniable. However, as GuruGuru was kind enough to look up the post by Jake (who is a TTG staff member mind you), let's take another look at GuruGuru's post earlier in this thread:

    @dthoupis said: [QUOTE=Jake;195881]We called it Monkey Island 6 for a while as a joke, but saying "there was a fifth game in between" doesn't mean you should actually see that game, or that it actually exists. The whole point was to say "time has passed between Escape from Monkey Island and Tales of Monkey Island -- the characters have gone on some more adventures, grown a little, learned some things, and probably healed some continuity wounds in the process." The point wasn't "there will be another game between Escape and Tales" -- that would be silly! You'd spend the whole game assembling a cursed cutlass, chasing LeChuck down to make him stop harvesting monkeys, and then right before you could go to take out LeChuck and save Elaine, the game would end and say "To be continued in Tales of Monkey Island!" Actually, that would be pretty amazing, but it would definitely be unfulfilling, I think!

    I completely agree with him. Honestly, I'm happier using my imagination and at most I would want to see a comic or machinima or something.[/QUOTE]

    So yeah, TTG did say that ToMI was after MI5. But they have also later said that it was largely a joke and we should not ever expect to see this supposed MI5. You can call ToMI MI6 if you really want to. But if you're going to do that you might want to indicate that you understand that there is no MI5. Kind of like how some superstitious architects will omit the 13th floor. Despite the fact that there is no "13th" floor, the patrons still refer to floor "14" as the "14th" floor despite it actually being the 13th level. I think as long as you can make this distinction then people will have no problem allowing you to call Tales "MI6".

    Conversely, given the post by Jake it is blatantly apparent that there is in fact no "MI5" ever planned to be created (by TTG or LA) as an official part of the canonical universe of Monkey Island. By this logic ToMI is and forever will be the "official" fifth installment in the Monkey Island series, and is thereby in fact, "Monkey Island 5".

    To continue referring to Tales as "MI6" exclusively because of the past statements by TTG, blatantly ignoring Jake's post is comparable to insisting the world is still flat. I'll admit I still held the "MI6" theory quite firmly until I read Jake's post. But once it was pointed out to me, I was able to accept what I had read. Hopefully you can do the same. :rolleyes:

  • ...People are putting waaaay too much weight on numbers, right? What DIFFERENCE does it make if it's called "Tales of Monkey Island" or "Monkey Island 5"? They're just titles. That's all there is to it.

  • I shudder to think what some people would make of the numbering of the Leisure Suit Larry series.

  • @Jake said: We called it Monkey Island 6 for a while as a joke, but saying "there was a fifth game in between" doesn't mean you should actually see that game, or that it actually exists. The whole point was to say "time has passed between Escape from Monkey Island and Tales of Monkey Island

    I hope that Telltale notices that this "joke" was totally a wrong and stupid way to point out that time has passed. Look at all the trouble these statements have caused! Some people dig out some older statements where its said that it really isnt MI5. And now people get to know from a reliable source that it actually is MI5! That is highly confusing and NOT the right way to deal with the franchise. You just shouldnt claim something at first and then take it all away and claim the exact opposite! As you can see, people really are fond of Monkey Island series and it is not fair to play around with their minds.

    You should at least put a sticky in the forums that ToMI is MI5 (as i also think is for the best) or even make an official announcement about it. At least I truly hope that whenever or whoever releases the next MI game, a part of its title would be " Monkey Island 6" with screaming red letters to end this subject for good.

  • -facepalm-

    What you're missing, Otis, is that the reason they haven't done that is that it's not that important. Tales is currently the next game in the storyline after Escape, and as of right now there is no game in between. Beyond that, none of this arguing over numbers matters in the slightest.

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