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Monkey Island on PS3?

posted by Marscaleb on - last edited - Viewed by 2.8K users

I for one would like to see this game on the PS3.
I would like it on the PS3 more than I would for the PC or Wii.

But I am just one voice. What about the others here?

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  • @turingmachine604 said: Yeah, the poll is missing the I'm not interested in a PS3/PSN version at all but would get it for the other systems.

    Uhhh...

    I clearly put in a "I want it for PC" and a "I want it for Wii" options.
    How is that not the "don't want it for PS3" option?
    I just divided it into two options to allow for more information to be given.

    And speaking of more information, currently the poll shows MORE people are interested in buying the game for the PS3 than are interested in the Wii version. (Granted, the poll is a little slighted since the thread is titled about the PS3 and not all formats, but still the degree to which the Wii version is out of favor exceeds any reasonable degree to which that result has been slighted, especially since there is such an outstanding number of people voting for the PC.)

    Oh, and I'm not a PS3 fanboy.
    I just would far rather have the game on my PS3 than on my Wii or my PC.
    I know many of you will disagree with me and I'm not about to explain myself fully here, but games just do not last on the PC. I have far too many PC games that cannot be played on my PC because they are too old, including half of my Monkey Island collection, so I'd much rather have an unhindered copy on my console. And the Wii has crap for storage space, and I'd be getting ripped off to have to store the game on an easily lost SD card.
    So I'd much rather have the game on the PS3.

  • @Marscaleb said: Oh, and I'm not a PS3 fanboy.

    Makes me laugh hard

  • @Marscaleb said: I clearly put in a "I want it for PC" and a "I want it for Wii" options. How is that not the "don't want it for PS3" option?
    I just divided it into two options to allow for more information to be given.

    See like the whole first page of replies to this thread... Such as the comment "I would definitely buy for either Wii or PC, but I don't like PS3" one. You made a poll to judge interest in the PS3 version, so its strangely missing the 'I don't care about a PS3 version at all' option. Dividing that option into the two parts gives more info on the Wii and PC versions than it does on people not caring about the PS3 version.

    @Marscaleb said: games just do not last on the PC. I have far too many PC games that cannot be played on my PC because they are too old, including half of my Monkey Island collection, so I'd much rather have an unhindered copy on my console.

    That's no different than a game coming out on the PS2 and then you can no longer play it on the PS3 (especially since Sony stopped making backwards compatible PS3's). You're arguing that games don't last on the PC and citing MI games which at earliest are 9 years old; oldest 19 years, while there isn't a PS3 game more than 3 years old? That's a skewed comparison if I ever saw one.

    Plus, I have not encountered a single PC game too old that you couldn't download some program to play it on a current PC (including every single MI), but even if that weren't true, the play-life of a game on a PC is way longer than the shift between console generations.

  • I would get re-buy the game in a PS3 version if it came on DVD/BluRay...I am not a big fan of download-only copies of software/games. I like to have something physical in case I lose the data. That's precisely why I pre-ordered to make sure I get a copy of the PC version's DVD.

  • @Marscaleb said: Uhhh...
    I have far too many PC games that cannot be played on my PC because they are too old, including half of my Monkey Island collection,

    ScummVM or DosBox is your friend in this case, the original monkey islands even play better with ScummVM because they deactivated the Codewheel (well not really deactivated you just can use anything and will geht into the game)!

    I have yet to find a game which I cannot run on the PC some are harder to run, but most of the times in those cases an emulator does the trick. Ultima7 for instance for many years was the hardest game ever to run due to its own memory manager on top of dos, but even this one nowadays is not a problem thanks to the excellent Exult!

    And for Lucasarts, all Lucasarts games except the 2d ones can be run in ScummVM, and Grim Fandango should run fine in DosBox (I have heard running it straight from a PC is a bigger problem because it relies in processor timing and crashes here and then if it does not get the right timing) and EMI is D3D so it should run in Windows!

    Heck I even run from time to time the old Infocom adventure games on my PC (I bought a collection in 1990 the last time when Activision rereleased them). I wont even talk about all the other emulation stuff, which is not really in a legal area unless you own the original roms (you can get some legal collections for the amiga and C64 nowadays), but nevertheless great.

  • @turingmachine604 said:
    That's no different than a game coming out on the PS2 and then you can no longer play it on the PS3 (especially since Sony stopped making backwards compatible PS3's). You're arguing that games don't last on the PC and citing MI games which at earliest are 9 years old; oldest 19 years, while there isn't a PS3 game more than 3 years old? That's a skewed comparison if I ever saw one.

    Actually the PS2 backward compatibility problem is one of the main reasons why I am holding back to buy a PS3. I never owned a PS3 and so I should be Sonys ideal audience for a PS3 given that I have a Full HD enabled monitor as well (Samsung T260HD, highly recommendable if you can live with TN panels)
    but I do not want a PS3 at the current state of affairs. There are about 10 games on the PS2 which interest me, and about 2-3 on the PS3, I am not interested into hooking another 2 consoles on my monitor (a wii already has its place there) and I am not interested into going the PS2 route, although the console nowadays is cheap, it would mean going over a VGA box (the component entry already is used by the wii)
    So PS3 would be neat but not as long as it does not do PS2 games. In the end I know at least a handful of PS2 owners who simply refuse to upgrade for similar reasons.

    I would say the drop of backward compatibility (in Europe we never really had it fully, only in the half working software/hardware combination in the beginning) did hurt the PS3 more than the price!
    You simply cannot abandon 100 mio existing customers with a snap of the finger than then thinking everyone is going to upgrade. Nintendo has that understood, they try to stay one generation backwards compatible until the gamestock has increased to decent levels (like it happened with the DSI recently)

  • For the price of a PS3, you can buy a PC that will run EVERY SINGLE GAME better than the PS3 ever could.

    A PC has the option for a controller as well, so as far as I see it - there is no reason for me to ever buy a PS3/360/Wii game when it's also available on the PC. Unless the game sucks, but that's an entirely different cookie.

  • *sigh*
    Well, I guess I did see it coming.

    @turingmachine604 said:
    That's no different than a game coming out on the PS2 and then you can no longer play it on the PS3 (especially since Sony stopped making backwards compatible PS3's).

    Yes but I have no problems playing a PS2 game on my PS2.
    (And BTW, I have a PS3 that plays PS2 games just as well.)
    And speaking of, I happen to have Escape from Monkey Island on my PS2, and it runs just fine on my PS2, just as it did the day I bought it.

    Now I have Curse of Monkey Island on my PC, and playing it is a MUCH different issue.
    It will not run on my PC, and it's already considered old for a gaming PC. So I have to play it on an old PC.
    This means I have to the basement, dig out out this giant metal box, dig out a Keyboard with the giant-sized old plug, find a serial mouse, and then disconnect my monitor from my *modern* PC.
    Now to be fair, if my PS2 were not hooked up and shelved downstairs, I would have a bit of effort to put it together, but no console I've ever seen is as big and heavy as a standard-sized computer, and plugging a console into my TV is wicked-easier than stealing my computer monitor.

    And furthermore, the consoles are all set in stone, but PC's vary widely between each other. Were my equipment to fry, I can shop around and easily replace my consoles with the exact same hardware, because it is all the exact same hardware. The old computer I have downstairs I made by buying three separate machines from a thrift store and combining the working components into a single (and later a second) machine. It took me several days to do it. (being able to play Duke3D again was worth it, though.) And it may indeed play a lot of old DOS/early Windows games, but how well? Especially all of those early 3D games, there is little telling exactly how well the game will run, and what the quality will look like. I have a number of such games that are not capable of utilizing my 3D accelerators, and thus I am forced to run them without one.

    And yes, DOS-box and ScummVM are splendid answers to these specific titles we have brought in for example. But they do not work perfectly for all old games. When I bought the Space Quest Collection, I discovered that it was designed to run by implementing Dos-box, but I could only play the latest of the games because all the others ran at too-low of a resolution for my fancy-schmancy LCD monitor to display. (I now use a very heavy CRT instead. Image is better anyway.) An even when using these external applications to emulate old hardware, they require some setup and installation of their own, which increases the hassle.

    And moreover, my point is not about playing these old games, but the point is playing modern PC games in ten, fifteen, or however many years down the road. We cannot say for certain what will be available at that time. Oh sure, it is easy to speculate that the most popular games will have some ace programmer tighten the code so that a modern system can run it, but as an overall statement of PC games the only way to be certain it will run is to hold onto all the required old hardware and software.

    And between keeping old PC equipment and keeping an old console, the console will store easier.

    So THAT's where I'm coming from. I do not say that it is impossible to play old PC games, and I apologize for insinuating that it was, but my point is that in my experience it is much much much easier to play an old console game than it is to play an old PC game. And many of you may enjoy that extra bit of hassle, and since we are clearly talking about the subject of nostalgic gaming I cannot hold that against you. (Hell, I had fun putting together those old computers.) But this is my preference. I want this game on a console. (Assuming it to be ported correctly, and that's a whole different can of worms.)

  • I already bought this game for the PC; however, I don't see any reason why Telltale shouldn't port it to the PS3.

  • @thin029 said:

    I am not a PS3 fanboy.

    Makes me laugh hard

    I may be a PS3 fan, but not a PS3 fanboy. I hope you can understand the difference.
    I enjoy having a PS3 and I like to play it, but I'm not going to go around pouting it to be the greatest thing out there. It has flaws. It makes me sad sometimes.

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