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Question for Monkey Island veterans

posted by jgbrunn on - last edited - Viewed by 442 users

I have only played Secret of MI and Le Chucks revenge, should I try to play the other 2 before playing Tales? I know it isn't a requirement, i'm just wondering for those of you that had if you feel you got more out of it than you would of if you had skipped.

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  • I'd definatly recommend curse, it was my first MI game, and what made me want to play MI... escape is a good game, however i'd recommend playing the ps2 version if you have a ps2

  • You can skip escape because telltale did their best to avoid that game in terms of story and references. It wasnt Lucasarts best work:o

  • I highly recommend Curse. It's a masterpiece.
    I also recommend Escape. While it's by far the worst Monkey Island game ever, it's not as bad as many people say. The first acts are quite good indeed.

  • @hamza721 said: or its worst

    To be honest, I have a difficulty calling any of the LucasArts adventures "its worst", since they all hold such a high quality. Even the earliest ones are great. Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders or Maniac Mansion are certainly not going to top the list of favourite LucasArts (or even Lucasfilm) adventure games anywhere anytime soon, but calling it "the worst" brings a certain negative vibe to it that I wouldn't want to associate it with.

  • @StarEye said: To be honest, I have a difficulty calling any of the LucasArts adventures "its worst", since they all hold such a high quality. Even the earliest ones are great. Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders or Maniac Mansion are certainly not going to top the list of favourite LucasArts (or even Lucasfilm) adventure games anywhere anytime soon, but calling it "the worst" brings a certain negative vibe to it that I wouldn't want to associate it with.



    Yh but the comment above that was saying its not its best so hes saying its not its worst either.

  • They are all worth playing. In fact imo, Curse and Tales are every bit as good as MI2, which is of course saying a lot.

    Tbh, Escape is good and I say it's worth a play, but at the same time the story does make sense if you skip Escape as the only references to it in tales are 1 mention of LeChucks forms and 1 ingredient in something (trying not to spoil anything lol).

  • Play them all, and in order, I say. That way you can guarantee that you'll get all of the references and inside jokes. Also, you don't want to miss any vital story element, which 'Curse...' and 'Escape...' both contain.

    And anyway, they're both really great games which you should experience for the enjoyment too. 'Curse...' is, I believe, one of the greatest adventure games ever created, and 'Escape...' is pretty great too, and provides some of the best laughs of the series. Also, I encourage you to go into 'Escape...' with a positive attitude. A lot of people will try and convince you that it's by far the worst game of the series, or that it's a complete mess. Many of them only say these things mostly because it's become sort of 'cool' to rip on 'Escape...'. So I encourage you to ignore all of that and just form your own opinion of the game.

  • Escape is pretty cool, but certainly not my favorite. The things I don't like with it are the controls, the redesign of LeChuck's zombie form,

    (spoilers)

    the monkey head statue/robot and the identity of our beloved yet deranged castaway

    EDIT: Oh, and Monkey Combat, of course.

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