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Escape From Monkey Island PS2 (UK) PS3 Compatability?

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Hey guys,

Sorry to ask a question about this older game of the series in the TOMI forum, but I was wondering if any UK gamers have tried the PS2 version of Escape From Monkey Island on their backwards compatable 60gb PS3? I just ordered it for a fiver but all I can find online is that it works with some 'minor issues'.

Hoping to review Curse and Escape so that my site will have covered the entire series, and have interviewed Dom Armato about each of course!

Cheers for any replies in advance.

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  • I found Escape incompatible to my interests.

  • @a3HeadedMonkey said: I found Escape incompatible to my interests.

    Ouch. Escape yet again takes some overly harsh abuse! Helpful reply though eh! :D ;)

  • haven't played Escape on a PS3, but tried out plenty of other games that were meant to have "minor issues" and never had any problems, so I'd bet it'll probably be alright :)

    failing that, time to dig the ol' PS2 out of storage ;)

  • @shovell said: haven't played Escape on a PS3, but tried out plenty of other games that were meant to have "minor issues" and never had any problems, so I'd bet it'll probably be alright :)

    failing that, time to dig the ol' PS2 out of storage ;)

    Haha thanks for the answer, I think it should be okay but would be good if anyone knew for sure. Already played the PC version years ago but fancied playing it on my PS3 this time! PS2 out of storage is an option but can't be bothered hooking it up in my tiny bedroom really! And the scart on the HD tv never looks that great (PS3 upscales quite well!)

  • Hey! :)

    I actually played through EFMI last year on my PS3 in preparation for TOMI. I don't recall any errors or glitches while playing through; at least none that weren't already present in every other version of the game.

    In other words, it's still very much playable on the UK backwards compatible PS3 :)

    Hope that helps and I look forward to reading your reviews :D

  • @Purple Tentacle said: Hey! :)

    I actually played through EFMI last year on my PS3 in preparation for TOMI. I don't recall any errors or glitches while playing through; at least none that weren't already present in every other version of the game.

    In other words, it's still very much playable on the UK backwards compatible PS3 :)

    Hope that helps and I look forward to reading your reviews :D

    Ah brilliant! This is exactally what I wanted to hear so thank you very much Purple Tentacle! I heard it has a few load times here and there but apart from that looks like a great port, will be nice to play it on the telly!

    Just wondering now how the aspect ratio will look now on widescreen... I think I'll just mess with the TV setting if it stretches tbh, I'd rather have black bars at the side and retain the original look.

  • Yeah I played it through on my PS3 too (NTSC though). Worked perfectly. Looks OK stretched too, but it's better in correct aspect ratio.

    And TBH, I think the game is good (although not as good as any other MI) up until the 3rd act, and then awful from then onwards.

  • I like that game... it was fun, had some decent puzzles, it was funny, and the backgrounds were great..

  • I wish I had a 60gb ps3 I wana replay EMI and I dont like the PC version much

  • @Sailorcuteness said: I wish I had a 60gb ps3 I wana replay EMI and I dont like the PC version much

    PC version isn't too bad! But would be better when controlled with a gamepad. I just wanted to play PS2 version as I have already completed it on PC upon release and thought it would make a nice change! Gotta love my 60GB PS3.

    I think EFMI is overly criticised to be honest... I loved it upon release even if it isn't as good as the other games in the series. Dom Armato even said in my interview with him that although it is his least favourite, it's only because the other games set such a high standard. Of course, earlyish 3D graphics age far worse than 2D in my opinion!

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