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Will Monkey Island be a location?

posted by Captain Viku on - last edited - Viewed by 152 users

I remember reading in a interview that they would maybe put just one old location in TMI (emphasis on MAYBE) so i was wondering if Monkey island will be that location.

I would be very sad if they don't incluye the island. After all,it gives the franchise it name and has appeared in every MI game so far.

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  • Though I'm not all for using too many locations and characters from older games, I must agree. Not using the island that the whole series circles around would make it feel more like a spin-off.

    My guts tell me that the lair of the Leviathan is Monkey Island, but that could very well be wrong... Let's just hope they're creative.

  • @Sir Pantalones said: Though I'm not all for using too many locations and characters from older games, I must agree. Not using the island that the whole series circles around would make it feel more like a spin-off.



    Monkey Island 2 is a spin-off?

  • MI 2 used tunnels between Monkey and Dinky, so in some way, Monkey Island was featured.

  • @feverfew said: MI 2 used tunnels between Monkey and Dinky, so in some way, Monkey Island was featured.




    That was a CMI retcon. When the game was released, nothing indicated that Dinky was connected to Monkey Island through tunnels.

  • I think putting in the island would seem a little forced. I could very easily enjoy the game without the island being featured, especially since all the new locations have proven to be far better. The story tends to get a little wacky when on Monkey Island what with the giant monkey robot, talking monkeys, and carnival.

    I would only want it to be there if it has a very heavy story connection. Otherwise it would be forced and be nothing but fan service. It being included for the sake of being included because it's a monkey island game would be very lame. I would rather there be mentions of it and it can be a part of the story, but it doesn't have to be explored. Maby just have some more back story or something to suit the title, "Tales of Monkey Island".

  • God no, I'm sick to death of that place. It was great in the first game: mysterious, atmospheric, begging to be explored. But ever since then the games tend to go to hell whenever they reach Monkey Island. Curse, for instance, was almost perfect up to that point (Chapter 1-4 are bloody fantastic) but as soon as it shows up we're faced with annoying retcons, stupid explanations for the previous game's ending, and bad Disneyland parodies. And as for Escape, I rather liked Jambalaya, but damn if Monkey Island wasn't the most boring, soulless place in that game.

  • I think it'd be too obvious, "wink-wink"y and cheesy to include Monkey Island in the games.

    Which is why I sort of expect it, lol

  • @petethepanda said: I think it'd be too obvious, "wink-wink"y and cheesy to include Monkey Island in the games.

    Which is why I sort of expect it, lol



    Yeah, but this is defiantly a much more epic feeling game. There may not be a lot of room for obvious and cheesy cliches. Then again, who knows. I think not having the island at all would be great and prove that the actual island doesn't have to be included to make a great game. It's done incredible so far and not even a mention has been made about that god forsaken spit of land.

  • Meh. Monkey Island was probably my least favorite location in SOMI (least stuff to interact with, too much running back and forth, etc). I'm not really attached to it. Wouldn't mind if it was done interestingly, though. For the record, while I consider EMI to be inferior (though still fun in it's own respect), I found Monkey Island to be more fun in that game than in SOMI (except for Monkey Kombat, and the giant monkey robot).

  • For the record, I don't think any islands should be revisited. Escape managed to make Melee pretty dull as well, when the original Melee is one of the best islands in the series.

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