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Suggestions for the Collector's DVD

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tmicover.jpgMock-up cover. Sexy isn't it?

So we're already in 2010 and just can't wait for that promised Tales of Monkey Island Collector's DVD.

I've been thinking about what would it have and probably some people are still holding their fingers back on that checkout button, so I compiled a little list of things I'd like to see on the upcoming DVD (having in mind low production costs and package size).

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[*]Steve Purcell's art as the cover
Just making sure it's going to be the official cover. That or a classic cover art like the previous MI games. Sorry Telltale but that first render of Guybrush still looks awful, the shading makes him look horribly weird.
[*]Higher quality speech
Some lines of dialog would benefit from less compression.
[*]Higher quality textures
Same here, there were times that the textures seemed way to pixelated and blurry.
[*]Official Soundtrack (either digital or on a CD)
Please yes! I won't lie, I've used a tool to extract some music out of Tales of MI and I can't stop listening to them. So obviously, I'd love actual, official, longer versions of tunes like swordfight.ogg. ;)
[*]Official Artwork (digital format)
Since asking for a artbook would be too much, I'd love to have high resolution artwork in the DVD. Please? Pretty please? Please pretty please with sugar on top?
[*]And finally (and wishfully)... Steve Purcell's Poster
Because I'm a bit baffled that the unsigned posters costs nearly as much as two episodes together... No offense to Steve Purcell's work, it's a piece of art, but some people have to pay extra to have for such a small poster shipped. :( (my room's walls are filled with movie size posters)
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Newly added:
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[*]The official deck of tarot cards (added by Indrid Cold)


[*]Commentaries, making of and behind the scenes videos (added by Irishmile)


[*]Outtake reel (added by Scrawffler)


[*]Every episode of I Wonder What Happens (added by pluizig)
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So... could the Telltale team please stand up and give us a small peek at what people will get for buying or upgrading to the full season?

And what do you, Monkey Islanders, would like to see in your Collector's DVD? Have in mind that Telltale's probably not going to ship anything more than a DVD within a plastic case, but you can be extravagant if you wish. :P

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  • Sure it's not "efficient" but to redo probably quite a lot just so that people save a bit of HDD space? That's not efficient either. I don't see it happening.

  • I know it's a long shot, but it would be great if Telltale added something to understand the plot better.
    I suppose that making the ending longer is not an viable option, but something in the extras could be a feasible solution... I don't know how exactly, an Elaine journal perhaps? ... or a pdf copy of the Keelhauler Gazzette? (Davey is dead, unfortunately).

    I'm just dreaming, I guess, but think about it. An extra which filled the plot-holes would do the trick: everyone complaining about these problems (I know I'm not alone :p) would be happy. On the other hand, everyone who liked the ending as it is, would still have the original unmodified game. ;)
    Everyone's happy. :D

  • The whole series is full of plot holes. There isn't even any explanation as to where Guybrush comes from, it's just as it is, accept it. There's not much that "joins" the games together.

    What about the ending of Monkey Island 2, it's totally inexplicable and comes out of nowhere, and really doesn't give the impression of a sequel down the line. I recently re played MI2 and was actually left feeling kind of disapointed at its inexplicable nature, but I wouldn't change anything.

    Filling everything in with explanations would ruin it imo, if you must, just use your imagination (but please don't write any fanfic :p).

  • @Rembrandt Q. Einstein said: The whole series is full of plot holes. There isn't even any explanation as to where Guybrush comes from, it's just as it is, accept it. [...]
    Filling everything in with explanations would ruin it

    There are multiple threads on this topic, so I won't repeat my motivations here. :o
    My suggestion wouldn't ruin anything to anyone who enjoyed the mysteries as they are. You say: "Just accept it", I say: "Just skip the explanation if you don't want it". ;)

  • @Rembrandt Q. Einstein said: (but please don't write any fanfic :p).

    and as Guybrush was hanging off the cliff timmy the monkey knocked him off after his victory over Ozzie and LeChuck..

  • @Rembrandt Q. Einstein said: There isn't even any explanation as to where Guybrush comes from, it's just as it is, accept it.


    Ehm, I fail to see how that can, in any way, be described as a "plot hole".
    How many movies or games do really go back to the birth of a character?

  • @Diduz said: (Davey is dead, unfortunately)

    When has that stopped anyone in ToMI?

  • @nikasaur said: When has that stopped anyone in ToMI?

    My fault.
    :D

  • @Hassat Hunter said: Ehm, I fail to see how that can, in any way, be described as a "plot hole".
    How many movies or games do really go back to the birth of a character?

    Well it's more like total lack of plot then. I'm not saying it's a bad thing I actually like the absence of a background story, it gives things quite a different feel than if there is this whole long explanation/background story.

    I didn't think of it before but the fact that there is not really much that leads on from one story to the next probably makes it more accesible to people that have not played the previous games. MI3 has some back story in the intro though, can't remember if 4 does off hand. Tales has a bit of an explanation as to what Guybrush has been doing for the past while at the beginning but it doesn't really touch on the rest of the series, other than some references throughout iirc.

  • You could also add in an alternate ending to Chapter 5. Where if you don't choose to use the ring on the Crossroads but instead take the boat away from them it automatically goes to the Voodoo Lady cutscene with everyone assuming Guybrush is stranded there. Basically mentioning this suggestion due to that topic where some of the forumites were talking about how cool it would have been if Guybrush had been stranded at the end.

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