The 1st episode has been great so far. Almost done with it and I am really loving it. However, the game lacks exactly what the last 2 did. Not enough pirates! I loved the atmosphere of the 1st 2 games. Entering the scumm bar with the heavy pirate music playing was great stuff. I think there was 20 pirates in the room. Part 2 was the same. Nowwadays, island's and town's are too quiet. The piratey feel is nearly gone. I wish they would go back to the more upbeat pirate infested islands.
Think about it. Plunder Island was a retired pirate island and was fairly quiet. Blood Island was very lonely. Melee island in 4 was a ghost town and the Scumm bar was sort of lame. Lucre Island was OK. Had a few pirates. Jambalaya was a disgrace. Felt nothing like a Monkey Island game. Flotsam is sort of the same thing. Pretty quiet of an island. I just want Monkey Island to be more of a lively series again. Have lot's of people walking around. We don't have to talk to all of them just make it feel more like a large pirate world. I do understand that 4 was maybe meant to feel less piratey because of Ozzie but it still makes me annoyed.
This is the only complaint I have with the series. All that aside, I still love Monkey Island.