I just finished playing Chapter 3, which was totally awesome........
hoooooooowever, I liked Chapter 2 way more.
Chapter 2, in my opinion, had way more funny gags in it, and still stands out as the best Chapter so far, and perhaps even the best part of all MI games so far.
Ofcourse it was so much fun to see Murray back, and it made me laugh a bit, but not enough.
I missed the sarcastic, snapping, reference to older games, remarks from Chapter 2.
The biggest problem with this Chapter, for me personally, was that Guybrush was way to smart all of a sudden. I like him more when he is goofy, doing dumb stuff, and making funny remarks when other people are talking.
He shouldn't have to explain himself to Morgan that much, he seemed like a mentor at some point, which just didn't feel right.
The jokes this time around were "fun", but more like Disneyfun, then really fun.
The best joke for all 3 chapters is still the "cookie" one for me.
The new characters were "ok", but not very memorable. The problem is that each episode introduces us to 3 or 4 new characters who don't appear in later ones. That's a bit sad since I would have loved to see some of the previous ones pop up.
Instead I get the feeling we will not see them again.
I understand Telltale has to do this, since it's episodic and all, but still.
Another problem with this Chapter for me, were the locations and some of the items you so randomly got.
If you count them up, there were only 5 locations:
- 2 inside the manatee
- The ship
- The bottom of the ocean
- Voodoo Lady shack
Chapter 2 had twice as many which came with a lot more variety.
Then, where the hell did that seahorse head came from?? "Someone" left it on your bed? Well that's nice and random.
The totally awesome and funny parrot "dissapeared".
I also would have liked to see more of LeChuck and Elaine.
And the so called "cliffhanger" really wasn't one since there is no indication where the next chapter is going to progress too. But this is not a bad thing I guess.
But all of this doesn't really matter, since we are halfway through now, and it's normal that the middle part doesn't really stand out from the start and the climax.
Overal I have to admit I think this was still a totally great chapter; and way better then all the other adventure games out there these days, but it just didn't have the same feeling as Chapter 1 and certainly the awesome Chapter 2 had.
Now we can only pray chapter 4 comes a bit sooner then the 31st of October.
Still: Good job Telltale!