I was extremely disappointed in the fact that Monkey Island wasnt involved in the game at all. I think Monkey Island should definitely be a part of every installment to the series!
Originally Posted by Ash735
There is nothing left on the Island that made it interesting in the first game, all the identity it had is now gone, faded memories of the past leaving just a huge Island of nothing. The Underworld of Hell and the Catacombs have vanished and were written out in Escape, no, there is no point in going there.
Why do you think Monkey Island is empty nowadays? All kinds of stuff could have appeared in there. For example, did SMI have lava rollercoasters or Church of LeChuck? Answer is no, they did not.
And since people say a lot of time has passed since EFMI and as the beginning of the Screaming Narwhal shows there have been some great adventures in between, it would be very, very unlikely that Monkey Island would be "empty".
Who knows what LeChuck could have done or created in Monkey Island (maybe its full of Killer Walruses). And it would be easy to come up with a reason for Guybrush to go to Monkey Island, even if it turned out to be empty (which I seriously doubt).