Obviously SoMI had its own charm. It was a fairly small feeling game for me, but given it was the 'pilot' so to speak, it was pretty good.
SoMI:LCR was epic. Great ending, great zombieness. Largo was a great character, the islands were some of the best in the series, etc. etc.
CoMI was a beautiful interactive comic. The art was fantastic and the story was solid until the amusement-park aberration.
EfMI had a few nice aspects to it, but gormless-Guybrush and the unfinished feel to the writing, implementation, etc. left it feeling dead for me.
ToMI has taken the EfMI 3D graphics but made them better. Guybrush is likeable, he looks good, the writings been pretty solid. I felt like the first episode was limited. There was a brilliant anticipation for it, and then we were stuck on Flotsam with very limited avenues of exploration. This is a drawback of the episodic nature of TTG's portfolio for me, but is no longer a problem given we can go straight into the next chapter. The characters were forgettable. Nipperkin was alright for me, and van Winslow was good, but there was the glass-guy whose name I still can't remember.
Chapter Two felt a bit odd. The whole mermaid city thing didn't feel like it fitted into MI, but the ep was written reasonably for all that.
Chapter Three had a few gorgeous locations and the amount of good quality characters really took away from the empty feel I got in eps 1 & 2. De Cava, Santino/Murray, Moose, Noogie and Bugeye along with Le Flay and brief cameos for Frenchy McFrench and the Voodoo lady all pulled off the random-boat-in-the-middle-of-nowhere/random-belly scenarios well.
Chapter Four's "darkness" at times saw TTG overreach itself for me. Still, overall it was a solid enough ep, highly amusing and with some sort of gravitas to the characters in it.
Chapter Five was great. Simply put.
When all these are added together I think ToMI was inconsistent: hit & miss. For all that, i'd say it was on the right track and the bravery and versatility of ToMI should be commended; they didn't just use the old stale formulae.
1. SoMI:LCR (no.2)
2. CoMI (no.3)
3. ToMI (no."6")
4. SoMI (no.1)
5. EfMI (no.4)
For me, it's a close-run thing between CoMI and ToMI, but the focused, uniform feel to the game beats ToMI.
We'll drink beyond the boundaries of sense
We'll drink 'til we start to see lovely pink elephants
Inside our heads, inside our beds, inside the threads of our pyjama legs
So don't shoot 'til you see the reds of our eyes
And an army of elephants marching behind
From the day I was born 'til the night I will die
All my lovers will be pink and elephantine!