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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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  • You have to remember while Monkey Island games are comical, the core storyline is not. It's about a guy who wants to be seen as a man in the form of piracy and falls in love. A horrible villain that is undead due to him entering the bowels of hell murders people and even goes as far as creating an amusement park, an image of family fun, and uses it to mass murder people, turn them into the undead, and forces them to serve him.

    If someone just read that they would say these games are dark and sick. But they are funny. The best thing about Monkey Island is that it's a game that can be serious, but not too serious. The stories are dark and spooky but are told through humorous dialogue and interactions. That will never go away and shouldn't.

  • go play left 4 dead. monkey island should NEVER change to anything darker than it already is. and the darkest thing is the humor.

  • @darknessofheart said: You have to remember while Monkey Island games are comical, the core storyline is not. It's about a guy who wants to be seen as a man in the form of piracy and falls in love. A horrible villain that is undead due to him entering the bowels of hell murders people and even goes as far as creating an amusement park, an image of family fun, and uses it to mass murder people, turn them into the undead, and forces them to serve him.

    If someone just read that they would say these games are dark and sick. But they are funny. The best thing about Monkey Island is that it's a game that can be serious, but not too serious. The stories are dark and spooky but are told through humorous dialogue and interactions. That will never go away and shouldn't.



    To sum up: it's a dark comedy :cool:

  • I think it'll end up transitioning from CMI-like to MI2 like - sort of like a transition from MI1 to MI2 in fast forward.

  • @Scapetti said: To sum up: it's a dark comedy :cool:



    That's the term I was looking for. lol

  • @Scapetti said: To sum up: it's a dark comedy :cool:


    Hmmm... I had actually hoped for it to be a romantic comedy - with zombies... :)

  • You know what, I always thought as a kid, that I wanted as many Monkey Islands as there were possible. But now, you know... As great as the series is, I think ToMI should be the last one.

  • @Leak said: Hmmm... I had actually hoped for it to be a romantic comedy - with zombies... :)



    Don't you be linking a Brit to Shaun of the Dead! I knew full well what you were hinting about XD Keep your references subtle, if people don't get it then they are the one's missing out ;)

  • I don't think TMI should necessarily be the last one - what they shouldn't do is exploit it and overexpose it. A two or three year gap between a second season would be beneficial in helping to not turn the series stale. Between the wait in the gap you could remake MI2.

    LucasArts really ought to re-release the other games they're not probably planning on updating like 3 and 4 or even patch them so they can run on modern systems.

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