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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 use a gamepad for my PC version all the time.

  • @Irishmile said: I use a gamepad for my PC version all the time.

    It is a shame that nobody has figured out how to make the resolution higher without messing up the cutscenes!

  • Just arrived and works great on my PS3! Even looks great widescreen so shall be playing it like that. Only glitch so far is some slight audio stutter on the opening cutscene (does this happen for you Purple Tentacle?)... a very minor problem indeed! The rest of the game seems perfect.

  • @martymcfly said: Just arrived and works great on my PS3! Even looks great widescreen so shall be playing it like that. Only glitch so far is some slight audio stutter on the opening cutscene (does this happen for you Purple Tentacle?)... a very minor problem indeed! The rest of the game seems perfect.


    I just put it back on to check the intro. There was a slight stutter when Guybrush said 'Melee' I believe, but it was so slight I wouldn't have noticed had I not been listening out for it.

    Is it quite bad on your version?

    As you say, it's only a minor problem. I honestly can't think of anything else that disrupted gameplay due to poor emulation. Seemed to work well enough, but i'd be interested in anything else you pick up on. :)

    Edit: Hmm, after having just watched the same cutscene again, the stuttering you're refering to was much more apparent this time, especially towards the end of Guybrush's monologue. It didn't happen the first time.

    Seems pretty hit and miss really. The only other problem with sound is that there's sometimes a slight dip in volume for some sentences when the characters are talking in-game. But this issue existed playing on the PS2 as well.

    I think those are the only noticeable things. lol

  • @Purple Tentacle said: I just put it back on to check the intro. There was a slight stutter when Guybrush said 'Melee' I believe, but it was so slight I wouldn't have noticed had I not been listening out for it.

    Is it quite bad on your version?

    As you say, it's only a minor problem. I honestly can't think of anything else that disrupted gameplay due to poor emulation. Seemed to work well enough, but i'd be interested in anything else you pick up on. :)

    Edit: Hmm, after having just watched the same cutscene again, the stuttering you're refering to was much more apparent this time, especially towards the end of Guybrush's monologue. It didn't happen the first time.

    Seems pretty hit and miss really. The only other problem with sound is that there's sometimes a slight dip in volume for some sentences when the characters are talking in-game. But this issue existed playing on the PS2 as well.

    I think those are the only noticeable things. lol

    Ah cheers glad to know it isn't just me! Apart from that it plays great and it doesn't ALWAYS happpen: seems to only occur occassionaly on the cutscenes (replayed the opening again and hardly happened at all, was far worse this morning). Thanks for working with me on this one mate! :D I shall of course let you know if I notice anything else during my playthrough! (The loading disk in the corner is slightly cut off as well although this may just be my TV... even on 4:3 mode theres a bit missing!)

    UPDATE: It will be good to get a review of the PS2 version out there as there aren't many online anymore. I am also going to be reviewing the whole season of TOMI and comparing it on PC, Wii and PS3!

  • No problem, glad to be of help :D

    Ah, that's a cool idea to compare the different conversions. I like in-depth stuff like that!

    Cool! I look forward to it! :)

  • @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

    What glitches and errors have you got? I never had any problems playing EMI

  • @doodo! said: What glitches and errors have you got? I never had any problems playing EMI


    There weren't many, so it's not surprising you never experienced any problems.

    One example I remember is in The Lua Bar, if you pressed the action button to sit on the stool and the waitress happened to be in the way, Guybrush would continue to try to sit on the stool, getting stuck behind her.

    From what I remember you couldn't cancel either. I think a few people experienced this problem at the time.

  • Oh lol, those kind of glitches are bad but at least we're not talking patch material. I see.

  • I wish they would re relsese it on PSN

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