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After TOMI, Would you like to see a darker Tone Monkey Island?

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Interesting Question i thought that,ive seen Monkey Island progress from the first one towards the lastest one, and it has progressed Monkey Island as a more cartoony look and the revamping the first Monkey Island theyve made it also into a cartoon look (the characters ),do you think Monkey Island would be always portrayed as a Cartoon styled game?, Monkey Island 2 is slighty darker (remember the part where you see guybrushs parents skeletons in the lost and found) now people who have grown up with Monkey Island from the first one are slighty abit older now.

after seeing this sketch, i thought it could have a darker look and still maintain its humour (things dont have to be cartoony to be funny)

http://www.worldofmi.com/images/categories/19/Cap.jpg

what are your opinions guys?

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  • I think ToMI will be sufficiently dark.

  • Well, why couldn't one of the episodes be set in a dark environment, a bit like Blood Island in CMI? That wouldn't really surprise me, and I think it's achievable, even in a "cartoony" style.

  • To reinterate what I and others have said on other threads, I beleive it to have always been cartoony.

    I think if they could have made the original look a bit more like the special edition at the time they would have done.

  • I talked about this in another thread a bit but it bears mentioning again:

    In a podcast I listened to I think it was Mike Stemmle who mentioned there is a thematic change from day to night as the series goes on, and Jake mentioned somewhere that it's surprising how much the mood changes over the course of the series, too.

    So, I suspect that you'll get what you are looking for from Tales of Monkey Island, and it looks like a lot of the darker stuff in the game occurs in the latter half of the series.

    On a different note, if you really look at the MI1/2 graphics, it has always been a rather cartoony game, rather than a realistic-looking game. It's just that the art styles were a little different and perhaps more subtle in the first two games.

  • Hmm... Tim Burton-esque styles spring to mind. :D

    But still, like PK mentioned TOMI could indeed turn out to be quite dark. Things don't have to be cartoony to be funny, quite right there. But also, things don't have to be constantly light-hearted just because they look cartoony. Guess we'll have to wait and see!

  • Ack! Keep Tim Burton far far away from Monkey Island! I can't stand the guy. He ruins everything he touches. Except Batman '89.

  • @MusicallyInspired said: Ack! Keep Tim Burton far far away from Monkey Island! I can't stand the guy. He ruins everything he touches. Except Batman '89.



    Oh he's good really... he just shouldn't be allowed to make remakes (Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

  • @MusicallyInspired said: Ack! Keep Tim Burton far far away from Monkey Island! I can't stand the guy. He ruins everything he touches. Except Batman '89.



    If he got his hands on it He'll make his chum Johnny Depp Guybrush and his own wife Helena Botham Carter Elaine. Now we don't want that do we NO NO NO.

  • @Scapetti said: Oh he's good really... he just shouldn't be allowed to make remakes (Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)



    As much as i love Burton i can't help but agree with this. It seems like Burton is taking the easy route and just remaking movies. I miss the way he made movies in the 80's and 90's.

    Oh yeah, i'm all for a return to the darkness of mi2. Considering how telltale are taking influence from mi2 and mi3 (and most likely 1) then i think we are definetly in a few surprises.

  • Go back and play Curse of Monkey Island and you will be surprised at how much death there is in such a vibrant game! Heck, even Guybrush dies! I do hope TMI has a reasonable amount of death and darkness but I have seen nothing to make me think it won't, so this will probably be the dark toned Monkey Island you desire. Maybe you should wait for the game before you start assuming it will be all cuddly and cheery XD

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