While I wouldn't say I hate Escape, it's certainly my least favourite of the series. These would be my particular pros and cons:
Dominic Armato as Guybrush
Carla is in it
Convinced me that having Guybrush and Elaine being married would actually work
MURRAY. (even with a criminally small role)
Also, at the time I actually preferred Elaine's voice actress in this game, I hadn't been taken by her inexplicable Englishness in Curse. However, Tales has now sold me on Alexandra Boyd so that's no longer a pro.
I hate the PC controls. Hate, hate HATE.
Escape's version of the secret of Monkey Island. JUST NO.
What they did with Herman Toothrot. ALSO NO. Furthermore, since Escape goes with the 'accidentally maroon your crew on Monkey Island' path from Secret, that would mean that Guybrush had gotten back to Melee on Herman Toothrot's boat... so how the hell did Herman end up marooned again? (I forget if that plot hole is addressed in the game)
I would actually like to play through Escape again, but my PC seems to be allergic to it and keeps crashing when I run it. I might try it on my laptop, has anyone had any luck running it on Windows 7?
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