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IF MI6 is being announced (TMI2), WHAT DO YOU WANT?

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1. A NEW Title (Not Tales of Monkey Island Season 2). I personally like Return to Monkey Island.

2. At least one location from SMI-CMI

3. At least one returning character from SMI-CMI

4. Winslow

5. LeChuck (I feel like this one might be a long shot, his death seemed pretty final, especially with the Morgan ghost pirate hunter crap that I wasn't too happy with).

6. A DIFFERENT Morgan (Nicki Rapp can still do the voice, but I'd like her fangirl to be completely gone and have a new, tough, resolved to KILL pirates Morgan).

7. British Navy would be cool

8. New graphics. New look for GB, keep his facial proportions the same but make it smoother. In a year or two the Telltale tool is gunna need a major revamp. Esp in 2011 it's hard to release games without fabric physics and still be considered competitive. I know this is an expense, but its an investment that would definitely pay off.

What do YOU want to see?

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  • @Ribs said: The one character that I feel doesn't need to show up is Murray, mainly because he was sort of stuck where he was at the end of Lair of the Leviathan.



    Except that a big part of Murray's schtick is his uncanny ability to turn up wherever Guybrush is, no matter where the last place we saw him was. And Leviathan isn't exactly the first time he's been tossed into the ocean. Remember his first appearance?

  • @GuruGuru214 said: Except that a big part of Murray's schtick is his uncanny ability to turn up wherever Guybrush is, no matter where the last place we saw him was. And Leviathan isn't exactly the first time he's been tossed into the ocean. Remember his first appearance?



    Actually no as I've never played COMI :/

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  • @Ribs said: To the one guy who said no Winslow or Morgan: ARE YOU INSANE? Monkey Island Games live off the characters we've already met reappearing and interacting with new characters. In addition, Morgan is a necessity as she is very much a big part of the plot at this point. Winslow is comic relief with a huge fan following, so it's incredibly unlikely he won't show up. The one character that I feel doesn't need to show up is Murray, mainly because he was sort of stuck where he was at the end of Lair of the Leviathan.



    No. In every Monkey Island game there are secondary characters that we love, and we want to see them again, but you can't carry all of them along all the time. Very few of them have that privilege (classics: Elaine, Voodoo Lady, etc.) The rest move on to give space to NEW stuff. Because we want to see new stories and adventures, right?

    I like returning characters, but i like them more when it has been a long time since i last saw them. Winslow and Morgan would be like Tales 2, not a new game, more rather like an extension of the last one. And i'm against that. Against making with Monkey Island the same that with S&M. That is, making them answer all time to characters and situations that have only happened in the last TellTale Games.
    I belive Monkey Island have a rich backgorund that keeps growing with each new game , to get suddenly stucked in this last game, that's all.

    @Ribs said: Actually no as I've never played COMI :/

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  • @DeLuca said: Idea, let me know what you guys think.

    Everyone says Stan might be getting a little stale. But since TTG is all about character development, what about a Stan who has FINALLY given up on the salesman gig. A drunk, disheveled Stan. Maybe he's missing his hat. Maybe his coats plaid is stationary (Stationary, Guybrush! What am I supposed to do with-- hic-- stationary plaid... *mumbles something about polygonal rendering*) That way we wont break the rhythm of including him but also wont be stale in doing so


    Actually, that's not a bad idea. I like it!
    I mean, after five games it would be sad to not include him in the sixth (If there will be one). He's a part of the classic Monkey Island, even though he doesn't have this important role in the series, he's been there in every single game. It's just a funny part of the gameplay event to always in one or another way bump in to him, and think "Oh, there's Stan again."

    To see him in a bar or something, a bit drunk and without this whole business thing would really be interesting. We all know him as the constantly talking business guy, but besides that, who is he?
    We can not ditch the Stan!

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    Finally. A thread of lists. I just love your thoughts in here. Here are mine (and some repetitions ;) ).

    [LIST]
    [*]Other Season name would be fine; they could even drop the "Monkey Island"!!
    [*]Guybrush, Elaine, Winslow, Morgan.
    [*]May LeCuck rest for at least one Season. And Stan also.
    [*]In Morgan's present state, it would be interesting to still have her develop further as a character.
    [*]Follow the concept of ToMI: Focus on new characters instead of bringing in lots of old ones at all costs. Don't force anyone in just because fans like him/her that much.
    [*]Guest characters: just like Stan, make them appear in one episode only. The shorter their appearance, the better the scene.
    [*]If you really HAVE to bring back old characters from MI 1 to 3, I'd prefer the Barbery coast people, besides Kate Capsize and Carla.
    [*]For the NEW characters to return, Anemone would be OK; furthermore, I'd like to see how Coronado de Cava finally meets the Voodoo lady again. After all, he was some kind of Guybrush mirror, and his story did not quite end in ToMI.
    [*]Puzzles: Implement your normal help system, but not_more. Make the puzzles numerous, interesting, creative, varied, very interactive, but not necessarily "hard".
    [*]Don't obstruct the screen with ugly icons as in BTTF. No one needs those.
    [*]Keep the cutscenes short. This is not a movie, for crying out loud.
    [*]I came to like the graphics in ToMI all right, but could you kick in just a little more realism this time? Redesigning Morgan, for example, would be a great relief to many here. ;)
    [*]Map-based travelling again on sea and land (lest Winslow be disappointed!), and more places to visit. Give us back the freedom that BTTF sais NAY to!!
    [*]No new ship. I want the Screaming Narwhal back and add stuff to it.
    [/LIST]

  • @DeLuca said: Idea, let me know what you guys think.

    Everyone says Stan might be getting a little stale. But since TTG is all about character development, what about a Stan who has FINALLY given up on the salesman gig. A drunk, disheveled Stan. Maybe he's missing his hat. Maybe his coats plaid is stationary (Stationary, Guybrush! What am I supposed to do with-- hic-- stationary plaid... *mumbles something about polygonal rendering*) That way we wont break the rhythm of including him but also wont be stale in doing so



    a) I like this concept.
    Make him slow-speaking, dulled, negligible energy.
    It would nice to make him an integral part of the plot in a small way, like convincing him to take up his old profession because Guybrush needs him to barter with another character not so easily persuaded or bribed, a character like the harbor mistress from EMI - she was a tough cookie!

    b) orchestral soundtrack

    c) new villain(s) that will eventually make way for LeChuck.
    Perhaps a new Governor (I'm not suggesting the Charles L. Charles arc). Somebody who will seek the essence of LeChuck to secure his dictatorship in the Caribbean.
    Or, have a different type of villain for each episode, each vying to discover the legendary essence of LeChuck. (This is perhaps the only way I can see you introducing Largo - he will never supplement as a major villain, but as an interim episodic villain he'd fit perfectly).

    d) Old location/character from Mi series to return
    Personally I think some characters are developed only for that one game, and therefore woukd be incongruous in any other context. I believe Largo is one of those characters. But maybe a short appearance by lemonhead, a tourist guide around a new island with a volcano.

    e) Monkey Island must return! Return to Monkey Island doesn't bother me as a second season title. I think it Would be more flexible if you changed the sequence of the words in the title, such as: Tales: Return to Monkey Island.
    That way if there are to be successive seasons we can always identify that as the Tales Seasons.

    Edit: thinking about a season where pirates, potential villains are seeking out the legendary essence of LeChuck makes me think of parallels to Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In saying this you could have a title like, TOMI: Sanctum of LeChuck or TOMI: Legends of LeChuck. Just thinking out loud.

  • @Trenchfoot said: - Let the series take itself more seriously instead of being a parody of itself. While the tone of the first two games returned from episode 3 onwards, I would like it that tone stayed through all the new season... If we even get one.



    In what way do Monkey Island 1 and 2 take themselves seriously?

  • Teeth, I think he is referring to taking the pirate part seriously. The whole draw of the first two games was that they were pirate games that happened to have ironic or comedic aspects to them. They were still pirate games though.

    NOW we have comedy cartoon games that happen to be piratey. For example, mermaids... okay, but I would have preferred human mermaids to Zelda mermaids. You can bet your bottom dollar Ron Gilbert wouldn't have included Zelda mermaids as serious characters.

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