Originally Posted by Astro Gnocci
I don't really get it. I never associated inventory combination with Monkey Island any more than with any other of the old lucasart games. Seems to me it's just part of adventure gaming as a whole, not of any specific game or franchise.
That's exactly how I feel. Items combinations seems as much part of adventure games as using items in the first place. I never felt it was specific to Monkey Island any more than "you have to solve puzzles" is specific to Monkey Island.
This being said I didn't like the way combining items worked in Tales so I'm not going to miss that.