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ToMI Ch. 4 - The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood: TRIAL BEGINS FRIDAY!

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Tales of Monkey Island
The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood

Who knows what happens in the next chapter of Tales of Monkey Island? Until we put out a little more information, feel free to discuss and speculate in this thread. For now, how about the most important question you guys seem to have...

Do you have an official release date?
YES. Look for the Trial and Execution of Guybrush to commence sometime this Friday, October 30th Pacific Standard Time. It might take a while, so hold onto yer breeches!

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  • @Bob Page said: I don't think the telltaleteam are in office on saturdays...

    And things like automated scripts haven't been invented yet. :p

    :rolleyes:

    I'm thinking it will be the 31st.


    (Or maybe still on the 34th like I said before :D)

    @Bob Page said: Honestly? I think they know exactly when it is going to be released, I think they are trying something new and seeing how the MI market reacts to a surprise! it's ready! release tactic.

    You're not the only one who's thinking this...

    @Bob Page said: if you've secretly got the thing already all worked out and are just debugging it a bit more and hiding the release date from us to build suspense and then come All Hallow's Eve jump out from behind the bushes and go, "BOO!"...well then...:p

  • @monkey_05_06 said: And things like automated scripts haven't been invented yet. :p

    :rolleyes:

    I'm thinking it will be the 31st.


    (Or maybe still on the 34th like I said before :D)


    I realy hope they don't do that, 'cause the crappy people at steam probably won't update steam until monday...

  • @Bob Page said: I realy hope they don't do that, 'cause the crappy people at steam probably won't update steam until monday...

    I'm sorry, I know what Steam is but I've never used it myself...would Steam affect your ability to directly download the game from the TTG Homepage?

  • It's going to be the 32nd of Octovember -I promise

  • It's coming out right...

    now!

    right...

    ...

    now!

    now!

    damn...

    ...

    now!

  • My desktop computer died today :( it had alot of my artwork and other important stuff on it....... on top of that its what I play TOMI on.

  • @Rather Dashing said: Not to go TOO far off topic, but Stoney's restoration mod has come out recently, and as far as I know it restores the HK droid factory. I haven't actually played it myself yet. I've been waiting, perhaps foolishly, for the somewhat more ambitious Team Gizka Restoration Project to finish.

    Thanks for the link! I saw videos of the factory, but I didn't know how to do it.

  • @monkey_05_06 said: Nice to see we're all mature and capable of intelligent debate without degrading ourselves to the point of simply flinging around childish insults and calling each other "stupid".


    I actually called what you said was stupid, and then substantiated it. Never made it personal, and never lacked any sort of reasoning. And besides:

    @monkey_05_06 said: And yet TMI specifically makes references to an MI5 which was never made and TTG have officially stated that TMI is NOT MI5. :P


    That sarcasm and emphasis say more or less the same thing,

    Or, in the parlance of the youth that I apparently make use of constantly: "YOU started it!"

    When someone decides to communicate like that, it comes off as snarky. Now, I do this as well, but if you're WRONG...well, you can't really be too offended when someone decides to call you out on being extremely confident in something that is flat-out wrong.

    Even given Jake's post (which for the record, in all the long hours I've obviously spent here given my ridiculously bloated post count, I have never seen previously), it's still supposable that TTG intentionally left a large enough gap for there to be an entire game (with a reasonable amount of conflict resolution to bring the game to a close) made between EFMI and ToMI:LotSN. So maybe it was largely a joke, that doesn't mean it's completely implausible for there to be enough in-between story to full an entire game.


    This is very much changing the argument from "Of COURSE it's not Monkey Island 5, because it WAS built to be a sequel to Monkey Island 5, ergo, IT IS NOT MONKEY ISLAND 5", to "Well, you COULD fit a game in there...". You can also fit a film between Star Wars Episode 3 and 4. There's a good 20 years in there, a longer gap than between any other two films in the saga, after all. But there's nothing interesting there but for those who pleasure themselves to canonocity summaries.

    Just because LotSN starts with Guybrush catching up after escaping LeChuck's piranha poodles and just because it starts in the middle of a conflict doesn't mean that there is no possibility that there could have been other conflicts involved between EFMI and LotSN that could reasonably be resolved in a manner which would give conclusion to a hypothetical in-between game.


    So then the start of Launch of the Screaming Narwhal is not built-in to refer to a 5th game. Again, it's "you can cram a game in there". And there's no reason to do that, because like I said in my last post, that means dealing with Escape. And escaping from Escape is simply the more logical reason to avoid a Tales prequel, and the more logical reason to create a gap between Escape and Tales in the first place. Plus, why would LucasArts WANT to go ahead and make a game that HAS reference a 10 year-old title that is either not remembered or, if you do remember it, probably hated? If they don't reference it, then what's the point of putting it in the gap? It's an issue of making a game that few people want and that the series doesn't need.

    The end of LCR (given account of the revelation as to what actually happened given in the later games) isn't the end of the conflict. It was a stopping point. It was enough that people were left wondering what was going on, while being able to take the obvious conclusion that "it was all just a dream..." CMI provides that this wasn't true and it was the carnival itself that was more of a dream than the two entire prior games. Just because every single loose end isn't tied tight shut doesn't mean the game couldn't reasonably have a conclusion.


    CMI was a very similar situation to TMI, actually. New guys came in, developed a game, and had to introduce new people while dealing with the bombshell that was the LeChuck's Revenge ending.

    As far as I'm concerned, they did a horrible job.

    Between SMI and LCR nothing major really happened. Guybrush went around bragging how he'd killed LeChuck and grew a beard.


    Then how did he get all that money? Why are Guybrush and Elaine broken up?

    Between LCR and CMI Guybrush found a way to break LeChuck's spell which created the carnival seen at the end of LCR.


    Which could be an adventure, by the way. I don't want anything to do with CMI's ending, I hate it about as much as I can hate something in fiction, but you can fit an entire adventure into that. Feasibly. It'd be my nightmare game, but you CAN.

    ...I hate the CMI ending.
    Between CMI and EFMI Guybrush and Elaine got married and went on a three month honeymoon.

    There's no real major opportunity for storyline altering conflict in any of these.
    I'm kind of confused here. Are you arguing against your point here? That there is an opportunity for story between EMI and TMI, and as such there should be a game in-between?

    Between EFMI and LotSN there is massive opportunity for an entire game's worth of events connecting the two, and several references are made to such events.


    Note that all these events are series mainstays. Getting a ship. Getting a crew. Collecting ingredients for a voodoo weapon. They're all exaggerations of series tropes, to both educate newcomers and to create a joke for those "in-the-know". How such an obvious routine got so vastly misinterpreted confuses me. How can people who don't understand the most basic fundamentals of humor enjoy Monkey Island? What is it to you people, an epic?

    This is the reason I said the logic wasn't the same. Because there's a significantly larger gap in the storyline between EFMI and LotSN than between any of the prior sequels.

    Given Jake's post I'd be more willing to accept people calling TMI "MI5", but there is still reasonable potential for a post-EFMI, pre-LotSN game. Which was realistically the point of my prior posts.


    Realistically, your point was "Ha, of COURSE the 5th game isn't made yet". At least, that's what you communicated, even if that isn't what you meant.

    You have a longer period of time, but it's a period of time that you can't touch. Because if you do, you're opening up a can of worms that isn't marketable, useful, able to advance the story in any meaningful sense, or intelligible to those that don't know how Tales and Escape are connected. It would be a marketing disaster, a design disaster, and overall a moronic decision to make.

  • @monkey_05_06 said: I'm sorry, I know what Steam is but I've never used it myself...would Steam affect your ability to directly download the game from the TTG Homepage?

    I've bought the game via Steam, so I download it through Steam and not the TTG. So unless I get it from Piratebay (witch would in fact be legal due to the fact I've bought the game) I'm screwd until monday if not by some miracle Steam is also on autorelease...

  • No, that doesn't make it legal, you pirate.

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