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Escape From Monkey Island PS2 port, is it any good?

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I recently got Broken Sword for the PS-one, it's terrible. Loading screens, bad res, buggy, bad bad port...We decided to hook a PC up to the TV and we are playing it that way instead. On top of all that the Ps version doesn't work well on a PS3 PS two/one emulator.

Has anyone tried the Monkey Island 4 PS2 port? If so is it buggy, if so, does it work on a PS3 well?

Thanks...

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  • Back when it came out I had a PS2 copy of the MI4.... it was a decent port.

    I have no clue how well it works on the PS3 system, because I have no clue where my copy went .... probably lost in a move...

  • I've been looking for the Japanese version. I found the Broken Sword japanese version.

  • I think the PS2 port of EMI is the best version of the game, honestly.

  • PS2 EMI is great actually, I guess loading times are longer and the graphics aren't quite as clean as the PC version for the normal reasons, but otherwise it's just as good as the PC version. Maybe even better, because the PC version requires you to take notes at one point, whereas the PS2 version actually does it for you.

    Can't help you with running it on a PS3 though.

  • I hate the PC version but love the PS2 version the controls are easyer and it has a map of monkey kombat to make it much easyer.

  • @coolsome said: I hate the PC version but love the PS2 version the controls are easyer and it has a map of monkey kombat to make it much easyer.



    The controls are the same, if you use a gamepad on your PC. :)

  • @StarEye said: The controls are the same, if you use a gamepad on your PC. :)



    Isn't the movement camera relative on the PS2 whereas the PC one is character relative? Or was there an option to change that that I'm forgetting about?

  • @StarEye said: The controls are the same, if you use a gamepad on your PC. :)



    the Joy sticks easyer to use. I suppose I could buy one 4 the PC.

  • @SHODANFreeman said: Isn't the movement camera relative on the PS2 whereas the PC one is character relative? Or was there an option to change that that I'm forgetting about?



    Yup, you can change it to whatever you like. Just like in Grim Fandango, which also supported gamepads. The default movement is set to character relative because gamepad isn't the default setting (keyboard obviously is, since it's on PC).

  • @StarEye said: PS2 EMI is great actually, I guess loading times are longer and the graphics aren't quite as clean as the PC version for the normal reasons, but otherwise it's just as good as the PC version. Maybe even better, because the PC version requires you to take notes at one point, whereas the PS2 version actually does it for you.

    Can't help you with running it on a PS3 though.



    Loading Times are slightly longer, BUT, Graphics were slightly better on the PS2 version as long as you count the default settings (both run at 640x480), the PC gets better graphics when you hack it to run in higher resolution, but by default, the PS2 was better as it had some higher poly models for characters, and the Monkey Head was an actual model itself rather than a background art set.

    But really, the only main difference between them is the loading times. There are other smaller things, such as the PS2 version going into Widescreen Mode when you get an in-game cutscene, and the PS2 FMV's having a subtitle option, The PS2 version also had better music quality due to the DVD space compared to the PC's normal CD space. One other small change was the text, the PS2 didn't use the same font as the PC version, instead opting for a basic font.

    PS2 extras include a built in Monkey Kombat chart which you could access during the fights and a Bonus Concept Art gallery, which was like the only place you could hear the full track "Melee Island Docks" music, since in the game it's only heard for like 10 seconds.

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