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Monkey Island or Bust!

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Is anyone else disappointed that in TMI, we never actually WENT to Monkey Island? Other than that, it's one of my favorite games in the series.

(And yes, I know in "LeChuck's Revenge", we didn't technically go to MI, but Dinky Island was connected to MI by the tunnels, so it's pretty close.)

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  • @Hassat Hunter said: Couldn't care less.

    Think up the chest in Chapter 5 is located on Monkey Island if you crave for MI to be in the game. No-one ever told you otherwise... DONE!
    Did it make you like the game so so SO much more now you know where that was? :p



    Heh ... great idea! I'd just assumed that screen was somewhere on Flotsam Island, but hey -- Monkey Island works, too! :p

  • SMI: Monkey Island was amusing place with interesting puzzles and characters.

    LCR: Like others said, Monkey Island was retconned to the game in CMI. Dinky Island and the tunnels had different feel than the Monkey Island of the first game.

    CMI: The Carnival of the Damned was worst part of the game. Other islands were a lot more amusing.

    EMI: Monkey Island was relatively all right (except that Monkey Kombat stuff and giant robot), but less amusing than in the first game.

    I don't miss Monkey Island, although if they can come up with something which fits to plot, then I have nothing against visiting there. But the proble is that Herman and the Cannibals are gone (and so are the monkeys, which is actually a good thing. Because I don't want to see more Monkey Kombat). Rasputin (who was kind of amusing) may still be there. So we have empty village, empty hermit's shed and hole on the ground where giant monkey head used to be. That doesn't sound very amusing.

  • @Olaus Petrus said: So we have empty village, empty hermit's shed and hole on the ground where giant monkey head used to be. That doesn't sound very amusing.



    OMG! stop saying that. I have to double this comment.
    @Olaus Petrus said:
    And saying that the island is empty/overdone/whatever is pointless. It's Monkey Island. ANYTHING is possible.

  • @Otis said: OMG! stop saying that. I have to double this comment.



    You could make Monkey Island playable by heavily retconning the story or by inventing some incredibly cunning plot twist, but IMO the Monkey Island just isn't the same without Monkey Head and Herman. And it would take pretty cunning writing to explain why they are in Monkey Island again. So, I rather see new interesting locations like Crossroads.

  • @Ash735 said: Thanks to Escape, The Monkey head is gone . . .



    I always assumed that some heritage committee or other would have put it back more or less immediately. Stan might even be running the gift shop.

  • There are a number of ways the monkey head could come back, like say, the new inhabitants built a new one!

    Or a Donkey head. That'd be awesome.

  • they could go back to monkey island and then everything looks like back in SoMI...
    Guybrush finds a telescope on top of the Vulcan and looks through it...
    Guybrush: "Oh! I can see another Island!... there seems to be a Rollercoaster and some giant Robot... kind of familiar... weird..."

  • Yeah, I hate it that of all Legend of Zelda games, only one involves the actual legend of Zelda. You know, Adventure of Link. The rest doesn't really have Zelda as the main plot point, or don't even involve Zelda at all.

    I mean, Ocarina of Time only had Zelda as the one who supposedly got kidnapped. Majora's Mask didn't even have Zelda, other than in the intro. Hell, the Oracle games really don't involve any Zelda action at all.

  • i don't care if there's a monkey island or not, as long as there are guybrush, elaine, lechuck, voodoo and (since tales), morgan <3

  • @GaryCXJk said: Yeah, I hate it that of all Legend of Zelda games, only one involves the actual legend of Zelda. You know, Adventure of Link. The rest doesn't really have Zelda as the main plot point, or don't even involve Zelda at all.

    I mean, Ocarina of Time only had Zelda as the one who supposedly got kidnapped. Majora's Mask didn't even have Zelda, other than in the intro. Hell, the Oracle games really don't involve any Zelda action at all.



    Minish Cap had Zelda. It was quite awesome and all.

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