Originally Posted by Katsuro
"Use 5 billion grog mugs to get the grog to the prison"
Don't you mean, two
Originally Posted by Rather Dashing
Originally Posted by bai_ganyo
...like in the end of MI2 and 3.
Do you mean 3 and 4?
Actually I'm pretty sure he's referring to the Dinky Island tunnels lead to Monkey Island retcon as well as the fact that CMI actually ends on Monkey Island. EFMI ended on Mêlée Island.
Originally Posted by gordy
There is nowhere on Flotsam you can't go...
Wait so you mean you went inside the Keelhauler Gazette? And Well, Blow Me Down Glassworks? Would you mind enlightening us as to how you got inside these locations?
Alright that's enough commentary on other people's comments, now for my thoughts on the topic at hand. I hate to disappoint so many of you, but this is how my list goes:
That's right. I actually just quite literally ranked LCR lower
than EFMI. This is pretty close to the order I first played them in (TOMI excluded of course) except that I played EFMI before CMI. This wasn't by choice mind you.
I first played SOMI when we got our very first 2x CD-ROM drive for our Tandy PC for Christmas. To start us off we got SOMI and LOOM on CD. I still count both of those as two of my favorite games of all time. SOMI actually took me an embarrassing amount of time to complete based on the fact that somehow I never realized you can interact with the dam
on Monkey Island. It actually took me probably about 6 years to complete (having started playing at approx. age 6). I don't know why I never gave up on the game. My brother used to get annoyed to no end with me because even when I wasn't actually playing I was constantly throughout those years asking him, "What if..."
I wanted so badly to get LCR so it would hopefully shed some light on what I was supposed to have done. As I said though, the fates would have it that LCR was the last of the "original" 4 that I ever played. I begged my mom and was THRILLED when I got EFMI for Christmas the same year that it came out.
Later my mom picked up CMI off Walmart's $10 bargain rack (they get good stuff sometimes, I picked up S&M - S1:E1-E3 myself the same way a few months back).
I didn't get LCR until probably around 2005 or 2006 when my mom finally managed to find a copy of MI:Madness.
All that said, I still feel that EFMI is SEVERELY
underrated. It wasn't that
bad. I understand it had its flaws. It introduced huge plot holes (ironically whilst trying to fill in existing ones). The 3D models had so few polygons it's amazing they held each other up.
But I liked it in spite of its flaws. I even didn't think Monkey Kombat was nearly as infuriating as everyone insists that it is. I rank EFMI lower than CMI simply because I like CMI better, but it still beats out LCR in my book.
I'm sure that will upset quite a few of you who have ranked it as #1. Perhaps it's just the fact that I've played it the fewest times, I've had the least amount of time to bond with the game, or maybe I just became disenchanted with it in particular after having played the games so wretchedly out of order.
As far as Tales goes, I honestly felt like "THIS is Monkey Island." I feel it far excelled over CMI in numerous ways, despite the flaws it may have.
, "I found
the map sir!"