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Why this fascination with Winslow?

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I really don't get what the hype is with this guy. Every other post on here is about how awesome he is. What has he done to warrant this type of appeal? I find him rather forgettable and not entertaining in the least.

This guy doesn't hold a candle to the Marquis - yet De Singe doesn't seem to get the love that he rightfully deserves. The Marquis is one of the best characters in any monkey island game. He is very entertaining and funny as hell. Yet when I come to these boards all I hear about is Winslow.

De Singe makes this game and without him it would be inferior. You could substitute anyone for Winslow and it would be just as fun. Hell you could make Dinghy Dog the captain of the ship and he would probably be more memorable than Winslow.

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  • @XuGator said: I really don't get what the hype is with this guy. Every other post on here is about how awesome he is. What has he done to warrant this type of appeal? I find him rather forgettable and not entertaining in the least.

    This guy doesn't hold a candle to the Marquis - yet De Singe doesn't seem to get the love that he rightfully deserves. The Marquis is one of the best characters in any monkey island game. He is very entertaining and funny as hell. Yet when I come to these boards all I hear about is Winslow.

    De Singe makes this game and without him it would be inferior. You could substitute anyone for Winslow and it would be just as fun. Hell you could make Dinky Dog the captain of the ship and he would probably be more memorable than Winslow.

    Why so bitter? People have different tastes. Some think that Morgan is best new character, others like Winslow more and some, like you, find DeSinge most amusing of them all.

    Personally I prefer Santino, but hey, everyone has right for their own opinion. If we all liked about same things, then world would become a dull place.

  • @Olaus Petrus said:
    Personally I prefer Santino, but hey, everyone has right for their own opinion. If we all liked about same things, then world would become a dull place.

    Urgh, not that SANTINO hype again. Just kidding. :D
    But the presence of Winslow threads in this forum is sometimes overwhelming, I think this cannot be denied.

  • Winslow is like a poor man's Wally.
    De Singe is about two or three stages below Largo LaGrande.

    I've really enjoyed TOMI so far and I reckon it'll go up there as a top MI game (already better than EMFI for me) but Winslow, DeSinge and Morgan are all pretty poor characters.

    Davey Nipperkin is a good one.

  • Okay, when did :winslow:, the dancing gif, show up anyway?

  • Look, I love De Singe; he's so wonderfully disturbing. But Winslow is so friendly, an approachable guy with a good sense of humor who's ready for anything, and I do mean anything ;) Maybe you don't bring him home to Mother, but he's fun while it lasts, know what I mean?

  • @Sir Pantalones: I've said it before and I'll say it again coz I like to make sure credit is given where due, especially if that means partially that I get to stake some minuscule amount of claim to it! :cool:

    The new forum smiley of Winslow dancing :winslow: brought about by typing :winslow: was based on an idea I came up with (yes, all by myself even! :rolleyes:) as part of the IWWHIIWWHITOMIROTPG: The Game! game. The animation itself was done by Ben304. And it was turned forum smiley by Jake.

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  • :winslow: I didn't know I could select winslow! I'll never be lonely again!

    :winslow:
    :winslow:

  • I love Winslow for its accent. Hes awesome

  • I'm another DeSinge fan, myself, but I have to admit to finding Winslow funny as well. The "Winslow hype", though, I see as another version of the Chuck Norris meme - the ridiculous hype about the character IS the joke.

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