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My 2 CENTS about it all

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Here is my 2 cents about the series.
Having played ALL monkey island series there are stuff LOVED about TOMI and some stuff I didnt.

First the stuff that bothered me;

1- VIOLENCE!!! I don't remember seeing deaths, stabbing and such before the TOMI...
remember "puddles are not dead, just sleeping...?"
Although I got used to the idea of killing... at first it was a major disappointment and seemed as if it was killing the innocence of the original series

2- Sexual comments. I Believe TOMI 4 had more of those but the only example I could find in 5 was the fishnet quote. Again, it was absent in the previous MI games and kind a made me uncomfortable I dunno why... (Maybe I too have a crush on Elaine ?)

3- Gloomy atmosphere (not talking about the TOMI5). More sunny weather please..

Beside these, are just some limitations that existed because the time constraints and TOMI is 5 parts, 5 different games in reality(you cant totally re visit old places..).

The things I love;

1.TOMI brought back an adventure game phenomenon, I am sure it was a though decision to partner a game with a huge company as lucas which required painful financial planning, negotiations and such.

2. TOMI introduced new lovable characters, some more dimmer than others but again, it was a pleasure to interact with.
I personally believe MORGAN can have her own series...

3.TOMI tried to keep the old MI mojo and seeing old faces , was great!!

4. A little more politics and mystery worked great for the new MI game. TOMI was successful in implementing a complex scenario where all characters are not black or white.


Telltale games believed in us!!!! Ttg believed in MI fans to invest in a project where others may have thought continuing the franchise was a waste of time and money.
TTG took a risk and I hope they succeeded.


For me MI is my adventurist side. MI series had;
A goofy character that I can relate to, wonderful places with scenery that I would love to visit.
Adventures that weren't really hurting any one and which were really fun!

And Elaine...uhm..

I don't know if TTG is planning to continue TMI or planning something else (Like MORGANS own adventure...) I want to point out that next MI could have community project parts which I am sure MI fans would LOVE to contribute in.
This could save TTG some time, money and I believe MI fans would love to see their own code, image, quote or character in the game.

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  • Haha, I feel so bad for TTG. One person screams for more darkness, the other for more sunlight.

    Actually, Telltale did take in fan input. There's at least one line in there from fans, and there's book names, wind names, and even slight character developments (Winslow) from fans. :) Which is lovely.

  • @kivancg said: Here is my 2 cents about the series.
    Having played ALL monkey island series there are stuff LOVED about TOMI and some stuff I didnt.

    First the stuff that bothered me;

    1- VIOLENCE!!! I don't remember seeing deaths, stabbing and such before the TOMI...
    remember "puddles are not dead, just sleeping...?"
    Although I got used to the idea of killing... at first it was a major disappointment and seemed as if it was killing the innocence of the original series

    But Monkey Island 2 is a concentrate of violence!
    Everything is there, death, torture, and I love it!

  • @Albo Abourt said: But Monkey Island 2 is a concentrate of violence!
    Everything is there, death, torture, and I love it!

    Oh yeah, there was some of that now when you mentioned it... hmmm dancing skeletons of mom and dad, wally hanging from the ceiling... But I don't remember any one getting stabbed..

  • There is torture violent LeChuck. If it had worked guybrush would suffer.

    The fact that he was stabbed, is simply the evolution, which I appreciated very much.
    Matured us, mature us Monkey Island.

    I admit however to have misunderstood your point.(before)

  • It's interesting to hear from someone who prefers "sunny" to "darkness".

    I must say, I think Telltale got the balance pretty good, seeing as they have a range of fans who all want something different.

    Also, you mentioned you didn't like the violence, deaths, stabbing, etc. whereas I recall other fans saying they wish there was some blood during the stabbing. We all have our own opinions and different wishes, I guess. I hope the violence wasn't too big a problem, but it sounds like you enjoyed it overall so that's good!

    TOMI did actually have a community contest, where the winner had their own line published in chapter 4. Your wish has already come true there! But yes, it'd be great if they continued to do this. I think they will personally!

    You're not the first to mention about Morgan having her own series. Sounds interesting. I wonder what it'd be like? (especially now that we know a little more about here, after TOMI5)

  • I don't remember the episodes being gloomy. 2 were in broad day light, two were at sunset, and one was at night (which i felt was a nicer atmosphere). Also, there were plenty of sexual refferences in escape (examine the bedroom door in the govenor's mansion) and even in the original ("i feel the sudden urge to complete the trials")

    As for the violence, i think it personified LeChuck much more. I believe this was his best incarnation (i haven't played 2, so the jurys out on that)

  • Personally I didn't care for the final episode much. I felt like there was too much walking back and forth between rips without accomplishing much. Overall, a fun series though.

  • @kivancg said: 2- Sexual comments. I Believe TOMI 4 had more of those but the only example I could find in 5 was the fishnet quote. Again, it was absent in the previous MI games and kind a made me uncomfortable I dunno why... (Maybe I too have a crush on Elaine ?)


    What about "Is that a banana in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us?" in The Secret of Monkey Island?

    Or "It is impolite to stare at a woman's chest." in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge?

    Or...

    I can't think of any more right now, but sexual comments definitely weren't "absent" in the previous MI games.

  • ...What's the problem with sex?

  • @Giant Tope said: ...What's the problem with sex?

    ToMI is supposed to be rated E for everyone - although apparently the official rating is RP-E. Blatant references to sex would only be a problem if they want to maintain that rating, although they don't sell their products in stores, so it's not like there is any pressure.

    Both of the Sam and Max seasons have been rated T, so it's not like they haven't included more 'mature' themes in their games before.

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